Thursday, June 4, 2009

The joy of spreadsheets

GARETH SAYS...

I love spreadsheets. Amy doesn't quite share my passion for them.

We are now entering a brave new world and it involves spreadsheets.

In the past the $20 a day budget was pretty easy to remember but not much fun to do.

That's gone.

A moment's silence please for the $20 budget...





Now we have a new budget but it's a bit more complicated than the old (and very extreme) 'any spending = bad' model.

We have created various pots for various things - rent, bills etc. We even have one called 'fun' which is the one we are most excited about.

Our fridge has been converted into budget central with various sums and scribbles stuck up on it. It's a bit 'Sleeping with the enemy' but it's just to get us going i promise.

I think amy is a bit overwhelmed by it all but i'm pretty confident that (when we get in the groove) it will be pretty painless.

We'll be able to save (at a sensible rate) and have a life.

Hello brave new world. It is very nice to meet you.

1 comment:

Sarah said...

I am a spreadsheet budget fanatic!! When you get the layout and calculations that work for you...things will be so much simpler!