Every family is different. I get that. But I think in the course of our days, we’ve all found new ways to make like run a little more smoother or efficiently.
In my family, the typical roles are reversed. My husband is EXCELLENT at the cleaning related chores. He does all his own laundry and keeps everything basically neat and tidy. I do my laundry and E’s. My husband manages everything relating to the cars (oil changes, etc). I manage the finances and deal with contractors, etc. Since I’m a project manager by trade, most of my life is spent on the computer using tools like Microsoft word and excel. Not to toot my own horn but I’ve gotten pretty good at it. Almost to the point of dependence. You see, I manage everything on excel spreadsheets, personal and business.
I created a spreadsheet that I used to plan/manage my wedding. I made another one when we bought our house and I wanted to know what our payments might be. When it was time to buy a car, yep, you guessed it spreadsheet.
The other day, my youngest sister (22 years old) who is getting ready to graduate college was struggling to figure out what she needed to make out in her first job in order to live. Guess what..Spreadsheet. I took my budget tracker spreadsheet and modified it for her. She loved it and it gave me an idea. I wonder if anyone else could use something like this? I don’t track it any other way. It’s easy and I can take it with me anywhere.
So here’s my offer. I’ve made my budget into a template complete with instructions and would like to offer it to a few of my readers who love excel like I do. Think of it as a giveaway.
Here’s what you need to do:
1. Message me that you’d be interested in using my budget tracker
2. Agree that you’ll provide feedback and suggestions
I’ll pick two winners next Monday.