I think it is best to keep a monthly budget instead of an annual one. This is because things change monthly. You might need to spend extra money for a holiday party in November and December, and so forth. So we are going to make a monthly budget. However, what you need to do is first consider all of your yearly bills. These are bills that you pay once a year only.
Now, you need to go ahead and total these items. You are on the right track if you spend less than you make. This gives you extra money each month. Now, if you are indebted to the credit card companies, you want to take this extra money and apply it towards paying off your total owed. If you are not in debt, you can go ahead and squeeze a few unnecessary purchases into your personal finances budget, but there are still benefits to saving the money.