What if you could easily and accurately visualize your financial health? Wouldn’t it be great if you knew where your money was always?
Thankfully, Vertex42 has a range of spreadsheets that make this possible. Here are 15 of the best financial spreadsheets they have to offer.
1. Family Budget Planner
When you’ve got a mortgage, children, a car payment, and other expenses to keep track of, it’s hard to balance the budget. You need a level of financial awareness that perhaps even Paul Krugman doesn’t possess. Or, you could just fire up Excel.
This spreadsheet can give even You Need A Budget a run for its money. It allows you to create a yearly budget to project earnings and expenditures, whilst taking care of variable expenditures and changes in income.
2. Personal Monthly Budget Worksheet
If you don’t have a family and you’re eager to take control of your finances, why don’t you check out this personal monthly budget spreadsheet?
It lets you create a budget just for you, and then compare it against what you spend. There are fields for daily expenditures, as well as entertainment and discretionary spending. It’s easy to use too.
The spreadsheet only spans a single page and can be printed on one sheet of paper in portrait orientation.
3. College Budget Template
Going to university is scary. You’re away from your parents, and everything they did for you—washing, cooking and cleaning—is now something you must deal with. Alone. You’ll also have to take care of your finances and avoid the allure of overdrafts and credit cards.
How do you do that? With this college budget spreadsheet, of course. This allows you to plan for the cost of studying over the course of months, semesters, and years. It will help you to keep your bank account in the black.
4. Christmas Gift / Holiday Spending Budget
It’s the most wonderful time of the year, as the song goes. It’s also the most eye-wateringly expensive time of the year, as families push themselves further and further into debt to buy lavish presents.
It doesn’t have to be this way.
This spreadsheet allows you to set a total budget, allocate it on a person-by-person basis, and use that as a guide to for your gift-buying strategy.
5. Travel Budget Worksheet
If you love to travel, you need to be meticulous in planning your costs.
With this beautiful travel budget worksheet, it is easy. The spreadsheet lets you set a total budget, subtract accommodation and transportation, and then factor in discretionary spending.
6. Money Manager for Kids
Many parents give their children an allowance. It’s a great way for them to learn about the inherent value of money, and to buy the things they want. It’s also a great way to teach them about budgeting and saving.
So, why not also allow them to visualize their progress with this money manager for kids? It’s a budgeting template but packaged to appeal and cater for young minds.
7. Income Statement Template
An income statement is a document that declares how much you earned, and how much you spent. They’re used in businesses and households alike to give a picture of the financial health.
This spreadsheet is designed for the small business owner and allows you to thoroughly and meticulously take control of your business’s finances.
8. Savings Goal Tracker
Saving money is hard. Especially when you don’t have a solid goal, other than to “have savings”. And let’s face it, there are a lot of shiny things on sale, that can easily pry your money from your wallet.
How do you deal with this? By visualizing your goals and charting your progress towards them. And what better way to do that than with this spreadsheet?
9. Credit Repair Spreadsheet
Times are tough. Many people are struggling. And many people find themselves in a hole, missing credit card and car payments, and when they climb out, they find their credit is shot.
But something can be done. Repairing one’s credit is not only possible, but it’s also relatively painless. With this spreadsheet, you can work towards rehabilitating yourself in the eyes of the credit reporting agencies.
10. Extra Payment Mortgage Calculator
Mortgages are a bit like house guests. The sooner you’re rid of them, the better. The best and quickest way to get rid of a mortgage is to make extra payments. So, why not check out this extra payment calculator, which can show you the benefits of reduced interest when you pay off your mortgage in extra chunks. Brilliant!
11. Credit Account Register Template
Lots of people do all their spending on a credit card. If you pay off your balance in full each month, it’s actually a great strategy. You’ll see faster resolution times if someone steals money from your account, and you can rack up thousands of points that you can spend on free goodies like hotel rooms and flights.
To make sure you’ve got a firm grasp on how much money you’re spending on credit, use this credit account register template.
12. Wedding Budget Planner
Weddings are seriously expensive affairs. Of course, they don’t have to be—you should spend the money on a house or invest it in your pension instead. But most people who are in love don’t want to listen to such sound advice.
If you’re planning for your big day and intend to spend a lot of cash to create the perfect event, you need a wedding budget planner.
13. Donation Tracker
Are you planning to organize a fundraising event? One of the most important aspects of a successful campaign is keeping an eye on the amount of money that’s coming in.
This spreadsheet offers columns for the date, type of payment, donor, and notes.
14. Price Comparison Template
The key to getting a good bargain is to shop around. But with so many places vying for your business—both on the high street and online—it can be hard to remember all the prices you’ve seen.
That’s where a price comparison tracker comes in useful. Enter all the prices you see and make an informed decision on the store you’re going to use.
15. Money Tracker
We’ll leave you with an app that’s been specially designed for use on the smartphone version of Excel. Columns are narrow and less cluttered, so it’s much easier to update on a small screen while you’re on-the-go.
Each column also has a drop-down list. You can use it to easily add the date or select one of your most common payees.
Other Useful Excel Spreadsheet Templates
Financial templates aren’t the only way that Excel can help you keep your life in order.
Check out our articles about the best productivity templates for Microsoft Excel and the best tax templates for Microsoft Excel to learn more.
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