If you have Microsoft Excel, you can create budgeting spreadsheets to help you manage your money. Instead of buying expensive software that will only be used for your budget, spreadsheets can be used for a variety of tasks. If you don't have Excel, you can find free spreadsheet applications online in which to manage your budget.
When your spreadsheet start to hit its limits, what options are open to you? Perhaps the best option is to consider the conversion of your spreadsheet to a database solution. Relational databases became viable not too long after the spreadsheet was well-entrenched as the affordable and quick means of gathering data and performing calculations.
Using Excelville.com, there are no costs associated with selling spreadsheets and you don't need to build and manage a separate site, which works out pretty well. Whatever path you take, I wish you the best of luck. Leave a comment and let me know how things are going for you.
You may want to create a workbook with multiple sheets for various aspects of your budget. You can have one sheet that keeps track of savings and investments and another sheet that lists your monthly bills.
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