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The Budget: Make It, Don’t Break It!
Wendy LaPine Kenny, Finance Manager

Vermont
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Is a Budget like a Diet?
For many, the idea of budgeting money is about
as appealing as dieting. But unlike diets,
budgets...
Benefits of a Budget

• Provides a written plan for managing money
during a given period of time
• Forces evaluation and m...
Building a Budget
• Budget Template Draft
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Align to existing Chart of Accounts

•

Gather historical information to subs...
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Budget 101 Make it Don't Break it

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Budget 101 Make it Don't Break it

  1. 1. The Budget: Make It, Don’t Break It! Wendy LaPine Kenny, Finance Manager Vermont 1
  2. 2. Is a Budget like a Diet? For many, the idea of budgeting money is about as appealing as dieting. But unlike diets, budgets, for the most part, do not require extreme hunger or weigh-ins! So grab your pencil, paper and chocolate as we embark on the thrill of numbers! 2 / Special Olympics Vermont
  3. 3. Benefits of a Budget • Provides a written plan for managing money during a given period of time • Forces evaluation and modification of spending patterns • Is the road map to meeting financial goals Vermont 3
  4. 4. Building a Budget • Budget Template Draft • Align to existing Chart of Accounts • Gather historical information to substantiate Income and Expense numbers • Determine short and long-term goals • Research any “new” events or competitions to gather estimated income and expenses associated with such • Don’t hesitate to use notes to document numbers 4 / Special Olympics Vermont
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