How to Track Expenses through GMail Quick Links and Google Docs
Lifehacker reader, Nick Espinoza, came up with a clever way to track expenses through GMail and Google Docs using GMail ‘Quick Links’ (a GMail Labs feature). His method is a great way to track non-electronic transactions (cash and check). Here are the instructions:
Please note that I would not recommend this method for credit and debit transactions if you are able to access your transactions and download through your credit or debit card websites. If you have a data enabled cell plan, this is a great way to quickly record your transactions as soon as you make them.
Personal Budget Planner Spreadsheet
I have been a big fan of using Google Docs to track budgeting if you are a fan of manual budget tracking functionality. Here is a personal budget planner spreadsheet that I previously created (and still use):
20somethingfinance.com personal budget planner (Google Docs)
If you want to learn how to use this budget spreadsheet, you can view the personal budget spreadsheet post.
Email Budgeting Discussion:
- What methods are you using to track cash and track transactions? Credit and debit?