I’ve been getting requests for weekly and bi-weekly versions of my budget templates. One approach is to just modify a monthly version to make it work for a weekly budget (Solution 1). But, I’ve also added two new weekly budget spreadsheets (Solutions 2 & 3).
Solution 1: Converting a Monthly Budget to a Weekly Budget
For some budget templates, the only thing that makes them “monthly” vs. “weekly” is the label at the top of the worksheet. You can convert the following budget templates to weekly versions by simply changing the title of the template:
You can make copies of the worksheets, as new tabs in your workbook, to create budgets for more than one week.
Solution 2: NEW Weekly Budget Planner
Most people have both fixed and variable expenses. Spreadsheets like my personal budget and family budget planners can be helpful for listing expenses in the month that they will occur. That’s where the new weekly budget planner comes in.
It’s possible to just change the labels in the family budget planner to week numbers instead of months. But, for a weekly budget you’d likely want more than just 12 columns. That type of change is a bit more difficult, so I created a new Weekly version of the Family Budget Planner that includes 26 columns. That allows you to plan either a year ahead for a bi-weekly budget or 6 months ahead for a weekly budget.
Solution 3: NEW Weekly Money Manager
I created this template as a cross between my monthly budget template and the more powerful money management template. The goal for this weekly money manager was to simplify the customization of categories while maintaining the power of listing Transactions for multiple accounts.
There is no Help worksheet included with this template, but the Help worksheet in the money management template can explain the principles needed to enter Transactions.
To track your budget for the next week, you would make a copy of the worksheet tab. Then update the time period, clear out the transactions, and update the carry over balances.