If you are on a budget or looking to get on one, tracking your finances plays a major role in how successful your budget will be. A personal finance spreadsheet is a great way to keep track of your income and expenses. By using a Microsoft Excel spreadsheet or a Google docs spreadsheet you can easily see exactly how much you are spending and how much you are saving each month.
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.