My hubby and I have tried and failed (ok, more like not cared) about budgeting over and over again. Well, now we're serious about it (well, going to be once we start. lol). I asked some friends for advice and a lot of people suggested the cash envelope system. Another suggested Dave Ramsey's Total Money Makeover. So, I searched online for some cash envelope ideas and found quite a few:
Here is one with envelopes and a case if you want it in it's own separate case.
Here is a how-to for the actual envelopes and how to bind them together. This one is cute because you can place in it your wallet and keep it nice.
Some separate little pouches.
And a fabric version using oil cloth.
I ended up making the last one, but used cotton instead of oil cloth (thus needing to add seam allowances and stuff). but it was still pretty simple. My friend contacted me the other day and told me that the blog is now private, but wanted to know how I made mine. So, I'm planning on making up another one so I can add the tutorial on my blog. (why is the link still there if it doesn't work? So they can still get credit for their beautiful work, and maybe one day it won't be private). :)
Anyway, here is mine version that I made: :)
I lined it with cardboard to help give it some shape.
I love the pocket in the back for your checkbook or whatever else.
and pockets in the front for cards and DL
It was a little trickier making all the pockets out of different fabric, but it I love having variety. :)
The pockets all have little clear vinyl pockets so you can label all of the pockets. :) (you can kind of see it on the purple pocket, or the blue pocket in the picture above.)
Here's the tutorial post: http://fromblankpages.blogspot.com/2010/10/cash-envelope-tutorial.html
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and stay tuned for the tutorial!! :)