How to start a simple budget using Google Sheets

There are so many free budgeting tools out there, you can probably Google for a list of fifty if you wanted to. If you’re an advanced budgeter with amazing software, this article will unlikely help you; but keep reading if you’re curious and want to have a look at the free Google Drive & Google Sheets software, we can direct you there.

How to access Google Sheets Budgeting tools

  1. Log into your Google account (this is the same as Gmail, YouTube & GooglePlus) or create one if you don’t have one yet
  2. Go to http://www.sheets.google.com
  3. Click which budget you are after – there is an Annual Budget and a Monthly Budget. You just need to put your numbers into the chosen spreadsheet.

Budget tips

  • Be honest with your numbers. Completing a budget is an important exercise and can help you plan for the future.
  • Update your budget if you’ve accidentally forgotten an expense or your circumstances change.

    Note: If you are drowning in debt, one of the first steps you should take is having a look at your budget and then speaking to a free debt counselling service. Good luck and I hope that the Google budgeting tool helps you, it is certainly handy for us here at Help Me Bank.

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