Spending Calculator

One of the first steps in creating a monthly budget is understanding how much you are spending each month. The calculator below will help you get a baseline for your monthly spending so you can start to find opportunities to cut back—or find extra money that can go into your savings account. Enter your monthly spending into our budget calculator for your home and auto spending, school and childcare, and other spending. And then, add your income and taxes to see if you have a deficit or surplus.

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