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.
I think it is best to keep a monthly budget instead of an annual one. This is because things change monthly. You might need to spend extra money for a holiday party in November and December, and so forth. So we are going to make a monthly budget. However, what you need to do is first consider all of your yearly bills. These are bills that you pay once a year only.