We have survived another tax season! Phew! Every year, I’m filled with anxiety, sadness, anger, and lots of other emotions evolving taxes. Reason for it is that I do our taxes on my own. I tried paying for the service before but the professionally done “return” (yes, it drives me crazy when it’s called a return and I have to pay) was the same as the one I did on my own. So, saving a lot of money, I continue to do it by myself.
One reason for me hating the tax season is the fact that I’m rarely very organized throughout the year. It’s not that I have piles of paper all over the house, but God forbid they ask for some specific numbers, personal information, etc. I have to scramble to find proper info.
Hence, the decision was made to get organized with my paperwork. There are lots and lots of beautiful printables available for free. Pinterest is a great spot to find them. But I figured that if I build some on my own, they will be just what I needed. And why not share them? Maybe they’ll help you stay organized, too!
I decided to start with budgeting. I’m really not good at tracking the various expenses we have at our house. If you ever asked me about how much money we spend monthly on, say, groceries I wouldn’t know. So, here they are.
You’ll have a choice of two designs: one more on the modern side – with mid-century modern inspired colors and graphics. The other – more contemporary, with beachy, dreamy, and light theme.
I will use both those templates together. One will carry me through the year, the other will be printed monthly. You can carry the totals from the monthly expenses page onto the yearly tracker to see one “year at a glance” total expenses in a two-way table. One, by the month, the other, by the category. I left plenty of room for your own personal expenses, so that you can customize the templates.
I hope you’ll enjoy them and find them useful. If you’d like, leave a comment. Did you like them? What would you change? What other printables would you want to request? I’m looking forward to hearing your feedback!