I Ditched Budgeting Apps for this Google Sheet

The simple way to manage my money was the best one

Sam Cook

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A screenshot of my basic expenses spreadsheet, showing categories for income and different expenses.

I’ve tried all kinds of budgeting apps, but none of them ever stuck. No matter how simple the apps tried to be, I always felt like I was fighting them. Using those apps meant following someone else’s concept of how my money was organized, which never fit quite with how I conceptualized it. After…

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Sam Cook

Former writer for Tested.com and Geek.com, currently a technology professional, teacher, and father. I write about whatever is on my mind.