Cash Budget


Cash Budget
An estimation of the cash inflows and outflows for a business or individual for a specific period of time. Cash budgets are often used to assess whether the entity has sufficient cash to fulfill regular operations and/or whether too much cash is being left in unproductive capacities.

A cash budget is extremely important, especially for small businesses, because it allows a company to determine how much credit it can extend to customers before it begins to have liquidity problems.

For individuals, creating a cash budget is a good method for determining where their cash is regularly being spent. This awareness can be beneficial because knowing the value of certain expenditures can yield opportunities for additional savings by cutting unnecessary costs.

For example, without setting a cash budget, spending a dollar a day on a cup of coffee seems fairly unimpressive. However, upon setting a cash budget to account for regular annual cash expenditures, this seemingly small daily expenditure comes out to an annual total of $365, which may be better spent on other things. If you frequently visit specialty coffee shops, your annual expenditure will be substantially more.


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  • cash budget — A forecasted summary of a firm s expected cash inflows and cash outflows as well as its expected cash and loan balances. Bloomberg Financial Dictionary * * * cash budget cash budget ➔ budget1 * * * cash budget UK US noun [C] (also cash flow… …   Financial and business terms

  • cash budget — A period by period statement of opening cash on hand, estimated cash receipts, estimated cash disbursements, and estimated cash balance at the end of each period. A projection of the company s cash receipts and disbursements over some future… …   Black's law dictionary

  • cash budget — A period by period statement of opening cash on hand, estimated cash receipts, estimated cash disbursements, and estimated cash balance at the end of each period. A projection of the company s cash receipts and disbursements over some future… …   Black's law dictionary

  • cash budget — See: cash flow budget …   Accounting dictionary

  • cash budget — allocation of cash resources …   English contemporary dictionary

  • cash budget — See cash flow …   Big dictionary of business and management

  • cash budget — / kæʃ ˌbʌdʒɪt/ noun a plan of cash income and expenditure …   Marketing dictionary in english

  • cash budget — / kæʃ ˌbʌdʒɪt/ noun a plan of cash income and expenditure …   Dictionary of banking and finance

  • cash budget — noun : a projection of the future receipts and expenditures of a business …   Useful english dictionary


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