This is both a how to book and a motivational book to help people create a household (personal) budget. It explains who should create a household budget, the benefits that can be derived from the process, and dispels the myths that it might be too restrictive or complicated. Personal budgeting is not a complex process. This book will steer you in the right direction, and walk through the steps to get you on your way. It provides solid examples, and demonstrates a simple methodology for setting up such a budget. It presents a clear and easy to understand process of developing a simple budget, and then optionally growing into a more sophisticated model with cash flow forecasting.
<b>A convenient and up-to-date reference tool for today's financial and nonfinancial managers in public practice and private industry</b> <p>If the very thought of budgets pushes your sanity over the limit, then this practical, easy-to-use guide is just what you need. <i>Budgeting Basics and Beyond, Fourth Edition</i> equips you with an all-in-one resource guaranteed to make the budgeting process easier, less stressful, and more effective. The new edition covers rolling budgets (forecasts), activity-based budgeting, life-cycle budgeting. Cloud computing, Balanced Scorecard, budgeting for nonprofit organizations, business simulations for executive and management training, and much more! <ul> <li>Includes several new software packages, computer-based models and spreadsheet applications, including Value Chain Management software, Financial Planning and Performance software, Web 2.0, Cloud computing, and capital budgeting software</li> <li>Features case studies, illustrations, exhibits, forms, checklists, graphs, samples, and worked-out solutions to a wide variety of budgeting, planning, and control problems</li> <li>Offers financial planning and new types of financial modeling, variance analysis, Web-based budgeting, active budgeting illuminating "what-if" analyses throughout, spreadsheet applications, break-even analysis, project analysis, and capital budgeting</li> </ul> <p><i>Budgeting Basics and Beyond, Fourth Edition</i> is a practical, easy-to-use problem-solver and up-to-date reference tool for today's financial and nonfinancial managers in public practice and private industry.
This book explores the international diffusion of Participatory Budgeting (PB), a local policy created in 1989 in Porto Alegre, Brazil, which has now spread worldwide. The book argues that the action of a group of individuals called "Ambassadors of Participation" was crucial to make PB part of the international agenda. This international dimension has been largely overlooked in the vast literature produced on participatory democracy devices. The book combines public policy analysis and the study of international relations, and makes a broad comparative study of PB, including cases from Latin America, Europe, and Sub-Saharan Africa. The book also presents a new methodology developed to examine PB diffusion, the "transnational political ethnography", which combines in-depth interviews, participant observation and document analysis both at the local and transnational level.
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