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How do you track your expenses?

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  1. Sep77.

    Sep77. Junior Member

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    Hello guys,

    I am just trying to put together all my (monthly) expenses. Currently, I am doing it on a paper, but thinking about alternatives.

    - Excel
    - GoDaddy bookkeeping

    How do you track your expenses as personal, as (I am interested mostly) the business ones (like payments to copywriters, designers, programmers, etc)?
     
  2. BassTrackerBoats

    BassTrackerBoats Super Moderator Staff Member Moderator Jr. VIP

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    There are a few options that work really well - one is Quickbooks as it caters to the small businessman and most bookkeepers can interface with it for you for taxes.

    Waveapps is free and considered one of the best free accounting processes available.
     
  3. Conor

    Conor Elite Member

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    I'll keep with the whole "IM Forum" theme, and suggest a WP plugin :)
    https://wordpress.org/plugins/wp-accounting/

    I haven't tried it personally but it looks pretty cool.
     
  4. Aatrox

    Aatrox Supreme Member

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    Application for android - Money Lover (green icon with piggy bank).

    LOVE IT! I track all of my expenses with that application and it's amazing. Check it out. :)
     
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    Aty Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    Guerreromd Newbie

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    Well, if you're mostly interested in keeping track of your payments to copywriters, designers, programmers, etc., then Excel would be ideal. You could search on Google for a template and set it up as a budget to make sure you're not spending all your money.:)
     
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    jacobpov Junior Member Premium Member

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    I simply don't.
     
  8. BUYSMM

    BUYSMM Regular Member

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    I use Excel for this kind of stuff.
     
  9. Sep77.

    Sep77. Junior Member

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    I am just checking the app (for iOS, there's "Money Lover Money Manager" for free and "Money Lover Plus" for $4.99) and it looks good! Playing with that, thanks for the tip.
     
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    In my opinion. nothing can beat ol' Excel and a sheet of paper.
     
  11. Zwielicht

    Zwielicht Moderator Staff Member Moderator Jr. VIP

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    I use Excel to track my income and expenses.
     
  12. patrickthomas

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    i use my calculator. lol
    obviously i make an excel sheet for month and write down all my expenses but that's only the way of recording it. i know many ways should be there to track your expenses.
    i am billed monthly on my credit card. that's better for tracking. hhhhhh
     
  13. yoyo33

    yoyo33 Regular Member

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    Treepad Lite free version + folders for documents pdf png whatever

    also good old paper notebooks