BUDGET: AN INTRODUCTION OF THE WORD AND ITS EXISTENCE IN THE ECONOMY
WHAT IS IT?
A budget is a financial plan for a defined period of time, usually a year. It may also include planned sales volumes and revenues, resource quantities, costs and expenses, assets, liabilities and cash flows. Companies, governments, families and other organizations use it to express strategic plans of activities or events in measurable terms.
A budget is the sum of money allocated for a particular purpose and the summary of intended expenditures along with proposals for how to meet them. It may include a budget surplus, providing money for use at a future time, or a deficit in which expenses exceed income.
MEANING OF THE WORD
A budget (derived from old French word bougette, purse) is a quantified financial plan for a forthcoming accounting period.
A budget is an important concept in microeconomics, which uses a budget line to illustrate the trade-offs between two or more goods. In other terms, a budget is an organizational plan stated in monetary terms.