For many of us, the idea of living “on a budget” conjures up ideas of being strapped in, chained down and forced to give up on things we want. But managing your money can give you a sense of security, set you free from worry and guilt and help you meet important goals. You don’t have to spend a lot of time or get too tedious. Just get started. Your “on the cheap” team has devised a very simple budget plan you can quickly complete to begin better money management today. To read how to get started on your path to fiscal success, read the full story on our sister site, Living on the Cheap.