software for tracking spending
October 11, 2013 5:53 AM Subscribe
I have approximately 75 line items in a budget that I need to track spending of. My excel sheet is growing too big for its britches.
posted by slagerst to work & money (7 answers total) 5 users marked this as a favorite
Formerly, I would keep an excel sheet with each line, and then add individual expenses to this line, and it would calculate the remainder. the down side was that this didn't record details about each transaction. I could make a monster of an excel workbook that would have a sheet for each line, record all the details i wish about each transaction, and then link the sum and remainder back to the summary sheet. it seems like there must be a better way.
i'm familiar with mint, but these aren't real accounts I would link to at a bank. I'm familiar with quickbooks, but it seems like overkill since our accountants do the real work and this record is just for my own workflow, no invoicing, no income, no check cutting, no P&L reports. an access DB seems plausible, but I'm rusty on the creation and I'm not sure there isn't a package already out there that can do what i need.
is there some software that would let me say I have $1250 for #1 widgets, and $2500 for #2 widgets, let me enter transaction info about every time i purchase widgets, and show me a summary of how much is left in each line item, and overall?