Relocation Project Form D Family Budget Worksheet After creating a family scenario, you need to plan your possible family expenses. You can use the house, vehicle, and family forms to gather information, as well as the websites listed below. This information will be used to make a budget using Microsoft Excel. Use the Internet to gather realistic figures. Decide which expenses you will incur. This will vary from one person to another. For example, if you choose not to have a cell phone, then you will not have a cell phone expense. Please ask Ms. Emery if you have any questions concerning any of the expenses listed below. Helpful websites: Bankrate.com Payment calculator State profiles Bls.gov Career Information Cost to raise a child Family Expenses Major City of Residence Number in Family (you, your spouse, children) Your Occupation & Salary $ Your Spouse’s Occupation & Salary $ Home Costs Cost of Home Mortgage Monthly Mortgage Payment Home Repair Expenses Homeowner’s Insurance Property Taxes Personal Taxes Home-Related Utilities and Bills Phone Bills o House Phone Bill o Cell Phone Bill Electric Bill Water/Sewer Bill Fuel/Gas/Oil Utility Bills Garbage Bill Newspaper Bill Cable Bill Internet Bill Car-Related Bills Car Payment Car Insurance Car Expenses (Gas, maintenance, license/reg.) Entertainment Expenses Relocation Project Form D Movies Video Rentals Parks Dining Out Sporting Events Concerts Travel/Vacation Common Living Expenses Clothing Expenses (Clothing and cleaning/repair) Food Expenses (Groceries) Childcare Expenses (Daycare) Household Items (Toiletries) Professional Fees Physician Dentist Eye Care Veterinarian Hair Stylist Miscellaneous Expenses Fundraisers Church Charity Children’s Activities Birthday and Other Misc. Gifts Dues Health Club Postage Savings Account Vacation Account Tax Account After you have gathered all of the above information, create a spreadsheet in Microsoft Excel showing your budget. Your spreadsheet should contain formulas so you can plug in different numbers each month and accurately calculate the current month’s expenses. Graph your spreadsheet using a graph style that you feel best illustrates the breakdown of your monthly expenses. Customize your graph to look visually pleasing.