Managing money. What a waste of time, isn’t it? The problem is, if you don’t manage it, you end up without it. Not much fun. So, how about a few useful money management tools to help you get started right inside your Google Drive account?
Google Drive. It’s like that file drawer that you keep stuffing full of new files, and never stop to consider whether what you’re putting in there is even very useful. Your Google Drive should have things that make your life more organized, more efficient and in a word…better.
One of the things that can improve your life is effective money management. Unfortunately, a vast majority of people out there fail miserably in that regard. So, while you’re creating Google Docs, Google Spreadsheets, and Google Drawings, why not save yourself some time when it comes to your finances, and make use of a few pre-made templates to kickstart your financial planning?
People with MS and other ailments would find on-line Google Drive Money Management tools extremely handy and worthwhile.
Google Drive Templates for Money Management
For starters, Google Drive comes with a really cool library of integrated Google Drive apps that you can use to enhance your experience.
The app that you’re looking for in this case is one called “Drive Template Gallery”. It’s an app that gives you access to the Google Drive template gallery straight from the “Create” menu.
Once you access the “Templates” gallery, you can search for each of the following money management templates to make use of them.
1. Family Budget Planner by ExcelTemplateSource.com
Creating a budget is hard enough, but creating a budget for a family is sometimes like trying to come up with the national budget. You’ve got utility bills, car and travel expenses, and the kids have lessons and school expenses. The list goes on and on. It’s no wonder so many families find themselves living from month to month, wondering where all the money went.
It doesn’t have to be that way, and the Family Budget Planner template is a really good first step.
It’s crazy how thorough this template is. It includes just about every bill or utility a typical family would have to deal with. All you have to do is fill in the colored fields in each section for each month. Totals are calculated for you, and your balances at the bottom show you your overall financial health. Stay out of the negative zone…
What’s cool about this template is that there’s a second tab for a rental property. Ideal for people who’ve invested in such a property. This is where you can track all of the expenses, income and profit from the property.
2. The Personal Budget Tracker by Joao Cunha Jeronimo
If you’re more of the visual type, then you’ll definitely want to opt for The Personal Budget Tracker. Just like the Family Budget Planner, this tracker gives you a budget form where you can fill out all of your monthly expenses and everything.
The difference is that this template has a second tab where all of the monthly data goes – so the first tab is your worksheet and the second is your actual monthly tracking data. All totals are automatically calculated.
Best of all though, are the visualizations of your financial data. This is just awesome stuff. You’ll find charts for your actual tracking numbers versus your budgeted numbers across different metrics like income versus expenses or your various bills.
It’s really useful to see how close your tracking numbers are to your budget, because when you see that your “Entertainment” budget is nearly surpassing the budgeted amount, it’s a lot harder to make up an excuse why it’s okay to go to the movies or go out for dinner.
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