Your budget might not look like anyone else's, and that's OK. The key isn't finding the best budget, but the best one for you. Your income, expenses and goals help determine what's right. Then it's a matter of sticking to it and making headway.
Most financial advisors can give guidance about how to create a budget and stay on track, but at the end of the day, creating a budget is up to you.
Here are three examples of individuals and couples who have created workable budgets and found some financial freedom.