Tracking Expenses (Printable Worksheet)
One of the best ways to gain control and better manage your money is to track your expenses. Knowing where your money is going can help you understand how much you’re actually spending. Then you can make adjustments, as needed, to help you reach your financial goals.
I recommend breaking down your purchases into different categories and setting a budget for how much to spend for each category. You can make the categories as simple or as detailed as you wish.
Every time you buy something during the month, you’ll want to record your purchases and fit them into one of your expense categories. Some expense categories you may want to use include:
- Beauty & Cosmetics
- Fun Money (I like to include fun money in my monthly budget. This is guilt-free money you can spend any way you wish)
Use this Tracking Expenses worksheet to record all your monthly expenses so you can easily keep track of your spending. At the top of the sheet, write down the expense category and the amount of money you’ve budgeted for it.
(If you’re new to budgeting, you can leave the budgeted amount blank. Just track your expenses for the first month to give you an idea of how much to budget for the second month).
Use this sheet to keep a running balance of how much money you spend during the month to make sure you stay within your budget. This worksheet also lets you note which purchases are “needs” and which purchases are “wants”. This can help you understand how you’re spending your money.
The Tracking Expenses printable worksheets are designed to fit a standard 8.5” x 11” sheet of paper, and there are two different designs included: Bold Blue or Absolute Pink. Choose the design that speaks to your personality.
- Tracking Expenses (in blue or pink color scheme)
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