Free Easy Monthly Budget Worksheet Downloadable

The start of a new year is the perfect time to get organized and set up a monthly budget worksheet, especially if you don’t already track your expenses and your spending habits.

I have been using a monthly budget worksheet for the last six months, and doing so had made me realized I had no idea how much money I was actually spending before I started keeping track. You may feel very confident about your own expenses, I used to feel the same way,  but entering everything on a spreadsheet and looking back at the numbers each month really changes the way you spend your money.

Keeping track of your expenses and having a budget doesn’t have to feel like another boring chore added to your list. The exciting part comes when you see the changes you make each month, and you start saving money or having more money allocated to expenses considered more “fun”. 

Free Easy Monthly Budget Worksheet Downloadable

I have created an Excel document template with two basic spreadsheets, the first one, a list of expenses, and the second sheet, a list of your income. By comparing how much you are bringing in, versus how much you are spending each month, you can get a pretty good idea of what you can afford and where your money goes each month. 

Next time you are thinking about a family vacation, home reno or any other larger expense, a simple look at your spreadsheet can help you determine if you can go ahead with the expenses needed. You can also see which areas can be cut back and what can have an effect on your overall financial situation.

To help you get started tracking your own finances, I have made a FREE downloaded Excel document that you can use to start recording your expenses/income. You can edit the actual expense list to personalize it depending on your own situation. The sheet has all the formulas needed so all you have to do is add the amounts and you will get the net balance added automatically. 

To download click the link below.

Free Easy Monthly Budget Worksheet Downloadable

You can keep your budget worksheet saved in your computer, ready to access and edit whenever you need to, or you can print it out and fill it out by hand. Whatever works for you. I recommend keeping it on your computer to take advantage of the formulas, that will save you time, and there is no calculator needed.

Do you keep track of your expenses? If you do, do you find it useful? Share below!

Free Easy Monthly Budget Worksheet Downloadable

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Angela V

Founder and Writer at One Smiley Monkey blog
Hi, my name is Angela van Tijn and I live in Vancouver, Canada with my wonderful husband, our two boys and our puppy. I am the founder and primary contributor behind One Smiley Monkey. Welcome to my blog!

13 responses to “Free Easy Monthly Budget Worksheet Downloadable”

  1. Fabulous job Angela! It’s so vital to be able to take care of your money and know how to budget. I appreciate that you spent time making a doc to help others by giving them this tool.

  2. I’ve just been using Excel, but it’s interesting to hear about an option like this!

  3. I get off track with budgeting sometimes and I love seeing the big picture with a budgeting sheet! This is a good one Angela!

  4. I’m totally guilty of not tracking my expenses 🤦🏽‍♀️

  5. I always start off tracking all the things and then summer hits and I fall apart. Will definitely give this a try!

  6. This is really helpful for us right now.

  7. I was always told that the first step in finances is to know where your money is going… this is a great help for that.

  8. I find it difficult to organize my finances so these will come in handy!

  9. This would be so easy to use and yet effective.

  10. Thank you for offering your budget template. I have one that I use as well.

  11. I think this would be good for my kids to learn about money.

  12. These would definitely come in handy, especially during the holidays. Thanks for sharing.

  13. This would be great to have to start off the new year with and get back on track with our budget.

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