Widows Well - Create a Budget

Why Use a Budget?

Since most widows lose nearly seventy-five percent of their income, it is critical to look at your income sources and living expenses to make financial decisions for the present and future.

  • A budget helps you figure out your long-term goals and work towards them. It also enables you to map out your goals, save your money, and keep track of your finances.

  • Staying within your budget keeps you from spending money that you don’t have on things you might not need.

  • A budget helps you save for the future. If you cut back a little now, it will make your future or retirement years much more manageable.

  • Budgeting for an emergency fund helps meet unexpected financial needs without going into debt to pay for them.

  • A budget can reduce financial stress because it reveals your spending habits, refocuses your financial goals and takes the worry out of how you’re going to make enough.

  • Many people think a budget is restrictive. Actually, it frees us up to spend time on those things we have budgeted fort, without any guilt.


We have created a simple budget to help you get finances organized at the beginning of this journey and a detailed budget to use when you are farther along the path.

Simple Budget

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Detailed Budget

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