I focused most of my day today on setting up a comprehensive Personal Finance Spreadsheet, so I can track all the money coming in and going out of my personal life. I haven’t had a need for one in several years, not since living on so little and putting the majority of my income into savings/investments. But, now that I’m inching closer to my jump off point, I figured it was time to get down to the ones and zeros.
I checked out several personal finance software programs, only to leave them disappointed. There’s always too much of a learning curve for these kinds of programs, they don’t really fit into my thinking and I’m constantly having to adjust my own approach to fit within the functionality of the software. So, instead of fighting with it, I set out to create my own in Open Office Calc.
I will upload a copy of my finished spreadsheet once it is complete.