Determining your income sources is an important way to find out exactly how much money you have coming in. You may not realize how much money actually comes in and leaves your house in a month. To make an effective budget, you must know exactly what you are dealing with.
To determine your income sources, make a table, like the one below, and record all of the money coming into your home. If you have quarterly income, multiply the amount by 4 and then divide by 12 to find the monthly income. For semi-annual income, multiply by 2 and then divide by 12.
Income Sources Bi-Weekly Weekly Monthly
Your Spouses Wages
Income Tax Refund