Budgeting seems overwhelming which is why it’s essential to have an easy format. With this free personal budget in Google Spreadsheets you can be a budgeting pro. Check out this easy way for you to create a personal budget in Google spreadsheets for free!
When it comes to budgeting, it can be extremely overwhelming to find a budget that works for you. There is no one budget out there that is perfect for everyone. For example, I’m not a fan of free printable budgets because it’s tedious for me to print it out and write in it each month. I’ve always been a fan of doing my budget myself in Excel or Google spreadsheets. For years I’ve wanted to share my method with you, but I’ve never had the time to make a video or create a budget that would make sense to someone not family with Excel or Google docs.
I finally decided to man up and make one for my readers. However, while I was researching the best way to make one, I found a free one that already has everything I ever wanted to add to a budget.
If you aren’t tech savvy or know how to use Google docs, head here to learn more. Google docs is a free service that allows you to create word docs, spreadsheets, and slideshows similar to those found in Microsoft Office. This is a fabulous way to avoid buying Office. You can’t beat free!
How to Easily Create a Personal Budget in Google Spreadsheets
Go to Smartsheet.com to pick the budget you want to open in Google docs.
All of the budgets are greet, but I like the personal budget template the best.
BTW- this isn’t sponsored by Smartsheet, I stumbled upon this site and realized it is a great resource for anyone wanting to manage their money better.
Once you have your budget open, click File and make a copy.
This allows you to have a copy where you can edit and add your own information
Add it to your own files in Google Docs
Click File and Move To in order to move it to a new folder in your own Google docs.
Personalize your budget
Go through and edit the budget to your needs. Feel free to rename, add or delete categories according to what you need.
The budget will auto populate so you can see if you are over or under budget
This is why I love Excel and Google Spreadsheets. The program does the math for you! You don’t have to add in any special formulas because the creator of these free budgets did all of that legwork for you.
Keep up with your budget
The best advice I have for you is to keep up with it! Go into your spreadsheet each month and update it. Online banking makes this so much easier than ever before because you can do it all on your computer.
What is your favorite way to set up a budget?
Want more great money saving ideas? Sign up for my newsletter to get ideas sent straight to your inbox!