How To Track Your Expenses & Plan A Budget

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A custom Excel spreadsheet for tracking building costs.
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After Jim dismissed the old-fashioned “manual” way of creating a budget

by writing figures on forms…

I went on the hunt for something similar, yet different, online.

Based on Jim’s request, I was looking for a way to create and track expenses, estimates, quotes, and bids for new home construction — preferably, in an Excel spreadsheet.

Turns out, had exactly what we were looking for!

Download their FREE Excel spreadsheet called Budget Estimate for Home Building.

To make things easier for our own use, I ended up modifying their form a little bit. It’s

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