Printable Household Expenses Sheets to Download

Free printable expense trackerTracking your expenses day to day is fundamental to knowing exactly what you’re spending your money on and how much you’re spending. Writing down all of your expenses is also the basis of a good budgeting system.

Like any habit, writing down how much you spend and on what takes a little time to remember to do.  To make the task easier, I’ve created some printable household expense worksheets that you can download.

An expense tracking worksheet is great for tracking cash expenses, particularly those that don’t include a receipt.

Instead of forgetting what you’ve spent, you can write down your expenses immediately on the wallet sized expense tracker.

home expense tracker

Free Printable Expense Tracker Full

 

The first expense worksheet is for use at home. Print it out and put in on the fridge or somewhere convenient so that you and others in the household can write down the day’s expenses. These can then be transferred to your budget at a convenient time.

It’s a good idea to keep the expense sheet with an envelope for receipts. These can then be used to balance your bank and card statements.

The problem I have with convention budgeting software is that it is based on bank statements not actual expenditure. So if you withdraw $50 from the ATM, you have no record of what you actually spent that money on. Also, if you use EFTPOS in store and buy items from several budgeting categories, there is no record on your bank statement of the breakup of expenses.

This is where keeping receipts is important. You can then balance your bank statement and still breakup your expenses into something meaningful. But what about cash purchases where there are no receipts? This is where you tracking sheet comes in handy. Your ATM withdrawals can then be also broken down into meaningful expense categories.

The expense sheet comes with a section at the bottom to make tallying up expenses into their relevant categories easier. Then you can input these weekly totals into your budget in a matter of minutes. This worksheet can also be printed on both sides of the paper.

wallet sized expense tracker

Free printable expense tracker

The second printable expense tracker is for the wallet. This one can be cut out and folded for wallet sized convenience.

It is very easy to forget what you spent your money on and how much, especially on expenses that don’t come with a receipt. Writing your expense down on the spot mitigates this problem. You should be able to print this sheet (up the same way) on both sides of the paper.

Both worksheets are in PDF format, so you’ll need a PDF reader like Acrobat to view the files. Download the files by clicking on the links below and saving.


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8 Responses to “Printable Household Expenses Sheets to Download”
  1. Kaye B says:

    Hello Melissa,

    Thank you very much for the excellent expense tracker sheets. I have just printed the wallet size to assist my daughter (19 yo) with her budget. She really has no idea how much she spends but loves forms, so I’m sure this may help her a lot. I will let you know her thoughts on it. I’m sure she will find a surprise or two if she is disciplined enough to use it!

    Kind regards,
    Kaye

  2. Lisa says:

    Hi Melissa,

    This is just what my husband and I need! I am really trying to start being frugal but one of the hurdles is finding out exactly where our money is going. Is all those little bits! As you say especially when you get cash out of the ATM and it just disappears! LOL! Thanks for a great site.

  3. Tracey says:

    Wow, thanks Melissa, I have been “trying” to budget and I was finding it hard to keep a track of each of my allocated expenses a month, especially when I withdraw cash. I just couldn’t think of how I was going to do it besides trying to carry around a notebook, which hasn’t been successful yet. This will be a great way to keep myself and DH on track with our weekly spending.

  4. Melissa says:

    Thanks Tracey, hope you find the expense sheet helpful!

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