In need of *easy* method for tracking multiple sources of income.
January 2, 2008 5:43 PM Subscribe
I want to simply my recording-keeping. Seeking an *easy* method for tracking multiple sources of income.
posted by mintchip to Work & Money (8 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
I am a student who does odd jobs, participates in market research, sells on Ebay, and does freelance gigs.
I track my income, which varies significantly week by week, but haven't really come up with a good system of doing this. Basically, I'd like to keep accurate records of how much I'm making from each type of work every month. Also, a system for recording whether freelance invoices have been paid.
So far I've been using Excel, but I am not an Excel wizard and wonder if there's a better program that would allow me to run reports (average income by month, pie charts, etc). However, I have very limited time and patience for learning new software. Since I want to simply my recording-keeping, I am looking for a simple system. Something dummy proof!
If it turns out that Excel is the simplest solution, are there pre-formatted Excel templates that I can download that would help me with this sort of record-keeping?