So, my newest project, like most of my other projects, is born out of frustration.
As most of you know I have three copies of my Paycheque budgeter. One is the current payperiod that I am in, and the other two are for the next two paydays.
I copy and rearrange them each payday so that I am working on the budget for the current payperiod.
I can look ahead but the one frustrating thing is that the account balances don’t automatically carry forward. I have to manually enter them, as I shift things around.
I have started to make one large budgeter with a sheet (or tab) for each payday in one calendar year.
This way the end result of my accounts or the finishing bank account balances are carried forward to the beginning of the next spreadsheet (or tab).
This way I can see what things could be like a few paydays ahead but more specifically, those balances are automatically carried forward.
As well there will be no more copying and rearing of payperiod budgeting spreadsheets, other than once a year, and I can handle that.
I still won’t look too far ahead, as the further you go into the future, the more uncertain it becomes.
I will post a copy of a blank one up on this blog for those who are interested and think it may be useful.
As always: Keep your head up, your attitude positive and keep moving forward!