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2012 Expense Tracking « Personal Finance « Downloads

Date postedJanuary 6, 2012
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CategoriesPersonal Finance


This Excel workbook enables you to easily keep meticulous records of what you spend, month by month. Doing so is a tremendous first step in understanding your spending and identifying opportunities for saving. Monthly expenses are totaled on a summary tab, where the data is graphed for you.

In actual practice, I print out a spreadsheet for each week or two week period, and put it in a convenient location so it’s easy for us to complete, then input the data into Excel. It takes just a few moments to do so.

The spreadsheet totals your spending by category (you can define the categories however you like) and automatically graphs the results in a pie chart. Too daunting to do this for a year? No problem – do it for a month, or a quarter – no matter the timeframe, it’s often a huge eye opener and a great tool!

3 Comments on FREE Downloads

  1. Bob says:

    Great site and information! I found the article on “How to hide a key on the outside of your home” very informative and helpful. I would highly recommend this site to everyone.
    Thank you


  2. Embrenchia Snyman says:

    Amazingly helpful site. Thanks so much!


  3. Kathleen says:

    Thank you! This looks exactly like what I need! Simple and effective!


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