After getting multiple requests for weekly and bi-weekly versions of my budget templates, I decided to create a couple new weekly budget spreadsheets. My personal preference is still to budget monthly and update weekly, but that might be because my income is monthly. Most of the people asking for weekly budget solutions are wanting to match their budget to the frequency of their paycheck. So, below are 3 solutions for the weekly budgeter.
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.
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.
Update 10/5/2017: I've added a Help worksheet that provides examples transactions for things like transfers between accounts, credit card payments, split transactions, allocations to savings, and budgeting for future expenses like quarterly insurance or tax payments.