Hacking my Checkbook Register

I don’t know about anyone else, but absolutely hate balancing my checkbook. And because I don’t spend that much month-to-month, I’ll often wait months at a time before I finally reconcile my expenses. It’s constantly on my To Do List, but it’s the one thing I rarely ever get done. With this in mind, I’m setting out to find a solution. My first idea: a Google Spreadsheet.

When I sat down and thought about it, my register is essentially a glorified spreadsheet. With a bit of labeling and a few formulas, I could easily recreate it using Google’s software. I chose Google because (a) it’s available online so I can edit it everywhere, (b) I’m on the net a ton anyway, and (c) I already have an account. Once I transfer all my data, I’ll let you know how the process went and whether or not I keep up with the practice.