By . Budget Spreadsheet. At Sunday, April 11th 2021, 05:13:01 AM.
Go to the Income page. Type in all your income sources such as salary, bonuses, and commissions. On the column next to the list of sources of income, place the respective amounts. Get the sum of the income column and then link the total cell to the Budget page. The Utility page contains all the payments you have to make, except for loans and debts. Examples of items to be included in the Utility page are power, water, transportation cost, groceries, and clothing. Create three columns for the company name, deadline of payment, and estimated amount to be paid. When you receive your billing statement, change your projected amount to the actual amount as indicated on the statement. List all your debts in the Debt page of your home budget spreadsheet. Include the deadlines for payment, minimum monthly payment, interest rates, and the sum of all debts. If you plan to pay the smallest debts first, arrange your list of debts from the smallest to the largest. Finally, return to the Budget page that now has the total amounts of every page in your spreadsheet and then deduct your expenses from your income.
Your home budget software or budget spreadsheet should be aiding you in reaching your L.T.G.s. in life. If you are tired of living week by week, month by month, and existing without actually living. And you want the fruits of life and not just the mere act of existence. Then, by all means, I seriously suggest that you start by adding some L.T.G.s to your daily financial diet! Oh... You want to know what L.T.G.s are? Of course! L.T.G. is the short way of saying, "Long Term Goal". I know...Your thinking "Sure, right, my life consists of three Children, one spouse (actually forth child), rent, car loans, and a bank balance that hovers somewhere between going and gone!" Yet, L.T.G.s are not impossible when employing an comprehensive strategy geared from the outset to the achievement of your long term goals in life. As a matter of fact, anyone, at just about any level of income can have and achieve their long term goals in life.
Budget spreadsheets can be done by hand or on any number of websites and they help you by determining first what your overall income is and then what your expenses are. You will have to list every expense, whether it is a once a year expense (like property taxes), or a daily expense (like your morning coffee that costs five dollars). By taking a look at all of these numbers, you might be astounded by what you see. More importantly, you will then be able to make adjustments to where you are putting your money. When you realize that you are paying over $1,500 for that morning coffee each year, you might re-think that! You might also realize that the same amount of money could pay off several of your credit cards, leading you on a path to being debt free.