If you are experienced with spreadsheets you can also add extra features such as the ability to create graphs from the data you entered. Graphs make it easy to get a quick view of your current financial situation. The graphs will allow you to easily spot trends and areas that are in need of attention in order to keep you on budget.
It is easy to create a budget for your personal finances, but it is not as easy to always stick with it. For that reason, it might take you a few months before the total you are actually spending matches up with the recommended amount from your budget. This is okay if you are not in debt because there is no rush. However, if you have creditors calling your home at all hours of the day, it might be within your best interest to meet with a debt relief counselor or to schedule and appointment with your financial advisor.