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Budgeting Spreadsheet

Click here to snag it. The numbers are fictitious, I *wish* I cleared $500 a week. I do get paid on a weekly basis, so you may have to adjust the dates for your own pay periods.

Also, when working out your budgeting, be sure to include any debts that you're working on. I tend to pay mine off in lump sums, as you can see (those numbers are accurate unfortunately), but you might prefer making smaller monthly payments.

There's also a schedule for vehicle loans and other debts such as credit card bills.

This does assume that you have a working knowledge of Excel- I'm afraid that I'm not that good at explaining how to drag cells around.

Anyways... I hope it helps you guys as much as it's helped me plan out my budgeting. :)


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Jun. 14th, 2002 07:32 am (UTC)
I have to admit, Kes, that thing rocks. I learned a few spiffy things about formulas just from pokin' at its guts. *g* It's almost(and this is really meant as a very sincere compliment) like Quicken Lite.
Jun. 14th, 2002 07:34 am (UTC)
Re: Woo.
grin.. glad you like!

I actually use Quicken to track my finances in more detail, and use Excel as more of a prediction. (If I spent $200 now... what will that do to me later?) That sort of thing. :)

Jun. 14th, 2002 07:07 pm (UTC)
Financial Planning Cheetah (You're on the Road to Becoming a *Great* Accountant!) ;)

I suppose being a financial accounting birdy, you have to know spreadsheet programs like Excel to work its magic to produce numbers that look good on a set of financial statements!

I did take a look at the sample budget spreadsheet and it looks wonderful!

I've been running my own cash flow budgeting spreadsheets at home, calculating the cash inflows and outflows surrounding the downpayments on my condominium, and common expenses (car loan, credit card payments, insurance) and surprise expenditures, like auto expenses and Anthrocon hotel fees. I'm glad you're taking a pro-active approach to organizing your finances better!

Of course, if I was living in Chicago, you wouldn't need a spreadsheet.

You'd have a Certified Financial Planner Bald Iggle, at your service! *head bows*

Even though I'm living out of country, I can still help you out and advise you on matters relating to finances (as best as I can). All this at no charge at all! ;)

If only you were making that $500 per pay period. I scrolled through the spreadsheet and into 2004, you'd have $25,000 in the bank account, after paying off all your common expenses.

And that's in USD! That's like $1,000,000 in Canadian funds. ;>


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