If you’re like me, you don’t really like using something like Mint or Quicken to track your personal finances. I feel this way because:
- My personal finances aren’t that complicated (in other words, I’m not rich), and therefore:
- I don’t like using a complicated tool for tracking my finances.
Before I switched my personal finances to QuickBooks Online, I setup a macro-enabled Excel spreadsheet to track my finances. I used macros and VBA code to ensure things like all expenditures were subtracted from my bank account balance. (In other words, I used those features to dummy-proof the spreadsheet.)
I took my original Excel spreadsheet, added some instructions, and made it available as a free download on my website. I hope at least some of my website visitors find it useful. (Technical support is not included.)