Better Budgeting: Checkbook Register in Excel

Checkbook Register in Excel

Money Saving Tip of the Month (featured column)
submitted by Melissa Wilde of Ohio

The following tips work together to help save money in a VERY EASY way!

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I keep track of my checking account in a check register on my computer, in an Excel document that automatically adds and subtracts for me.

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I log into my bank online every single day and make sure everything is the way it should be; I balance my checkbook every single day. If you do this every day, it takes about 2 minutes, at the most, instead of it being a monthly chore that takes an hour or two that you hate doing.

When I enter credits and debits into my Excel check register, I round. If my deposit is $450.56 I round DOWN and only add $450.00.  If my grocery bill is $52.32, I round UP and subtract $53.00. I have been doing this for about 4 years now.

I have been able to have a cash only Christmas for 4 years since I started doing this. Last year alone, I had over $600 “extra” that I used to help pay for Christmas gifts!

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