If you are experienced with spreadsheets you can also add extra features such as the ability to create graphs from the data you entered. Graphs make it easy to get a quick view of your current financial situation. The graphs will allow you to easily spot trends and areas that are in need of attention in order to keep you on budget.
To get started, type the month in question in large print at the top. Next, you need to type (also in large font) how much money you make each month. So, if this is a four week month, you want to take your weekly paycheck and add it four times. Next, you need to go through and create a column with your expenses. You need to start with the necessary items first.