Introduction to Budget Management using Google Sheets

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In this Free Guided Project, you will:

Access Google spreadsheets learn basic features.

Build budget tables and apply cell formatting.

Apply calculations and formulas as well as populate your budget table. 

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Clock1 Hour
CloudNo download needed
VideoSplit-screen video
Comment DotsEnglish
LaptopDesktop only

By the end of this project, you will create a budget management table using Google sheets. You will be able to track all your money at the beginning and end of the month. Whether you need to track your expenses, save more money, measure your income and create a link between them all to better allocate your money this project will provide you with the basic steps to do so. Since budgeting allows you to create a spending plan for your money, it ensures that you will always have enough money for the things that you need and the things that are important for you. Following a budget or spending plan will also keep you out of debt or help you work your way out of debt. Throughout the project you will be able to acquire the basic Google Sheets skills that are needed to organize your income and expenses and create expense trackers that you can use to limit or prioritize your spending. Along the way, you will be applying and practicing the basic features of spreadsheets such as formatting and calculations, as well as creating budget tables to use in your financial management that is efficient and versatile. This budget management table will help you and your household live a better life. Note: This course works best for learners who are based in the North America region. We’re currently working on providing the same experience in other regions.


No technical prerequisites. This course is for beginners. Learner needs to have a google account.

Skills you will develop

Google SheetsAccountingCalculationsbudget managementFinance

Learn step-by-step

In a video that plays in a split-screen with your work area, your instructor will walk you through these steps:

  1. Access Google spreadsheets and identify some basic features

  2. Create income and expense categories.

  3. Build budget tables and apply cell formatting.

  4. Apply calculations and formulas as well as populate your budget table. 

  5. Set up your comprehensive expense tracker.

How Guided Projects work

Your workspace is a cloud desktop right in your browser, no download required

In a split-screen video, your instructor guides you step-by-step

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