As of 2015, government, political and news websites, such as,, and, provide federal spending pie charts. Many such websites also sho... More » World View Social Sciences Economics

The National Priorities Project, a national non-profit and non-partisan research organization, provides a pie chart detailing all federal spending for fiscal year 2015 online at The National Prior... More » Government & Politics US Government, a website managed by the U.S. Federal Trade Commission, and are two online sources for free simple budget worksheets. Downloads are available in PDF and Excel format and allow users to complete... More » Business & Finance Household Budgets
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