After posting about our Budget Project last week, I spent some time digging around the internet for budget spreadsheets that would work for our family. I downloaded the five I thought sounded best and chose from there.
I downloaded from:
The other two were from the template section of Microsoft Office. And the Personal Budget Worksheet I found there is the one we decided to use. An amazing friend helped me to personalize it a bit and I am happy with it (though I wish it was prettier).
The next thing I did was download the last three months of bank statements and input the information line by line broken down into each proper expense category. I can only do a bit a day before going slightly insane, so this is an ongoing project.
What I’ve learned so far is that we spent an enormous amount of money on school supplies/clothing and we probably go out to eat a little too often. It also prompted me to cancel three subscriptions that we really didn’t realize we were paying on, so already – I’m saving us some cash.
The hardest part is that I HAVE TO follow through on inputting the numbers or it won’t work.
Do you like your budget worksheet? If so, why?
xoxo ~ Melissa