This is the last part of my google series. Be sure to check out Lesson Planning and Menu Planning with Google Docs. We can’t lesson plan or menu plan without money, right?! So let’s talk about budgeting with Google Sheets.

Gone are the days of a simple checkbook ledger. In a household of ten, budgeting has gotten rather complex. But with Google Sheets I am able to sort my money into categories and quickly see what I have and what I don’t have.

Check out the video …

Hopefully you were able to follow me in the video. Using spreadsheets doesn’t have to be scary or complicated. Knowing where your money is going and being able to divide it into categories reduces wasteful spending and helps build up savings.

I highly recommend Dave Ramsey if you and your husband need finance guidance. You really have to be on the same page with your husband and work together to be smart with money. My method is similar to Dave’s envelope system, but I don’t do well with cash. My spreadsheet pages represent each envelope.

Please let me know if you have more questions or need more help! Sometimes I find making forms so easy, that I forget to teach the little details. If you are looking for something simpler for your older children, then check out my Budget Planner for Young Adults.

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