How To Make A Wall Chart In Excel

How to Make a Wall Chart in Excel

The Wall Chart, as described in the book, Your Money or Your Life, and in the Financial Integrity Program, is a visual representation of your income, expenses, and investment income. When YMOYL was first written the wall chart was made manually with pen, pencil, and graph paper. But technology has changed significantly since then, and using a spreadsheet program such as Microsoft Excel, makes tracking and graphing your finances even easier.   Here's a guide to creating your own Wall Chart using Excel.   Step 1:  Gather at least a few months worth of data: your income and spending, and investment income…

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Best Easy Photo-Annotation Apps

Best Easy Photo-Annotation Apps

If you are taking pictures of your receipts adding extra info is useful. I tested out some free photo-annotation apps to determine which was the easiest to use. For iOS (tested on iPhone and iPad) my preferred app was PhotoPen. PhotoPen was the most intuitive, especially if you’ve used any type of annotation software before. The resizing and moving worked as expected.  It was the easiest to use on iPad as the menus were more visible on the larger screen. This is a good basic app. There weren’t many options, but I don’t see a need for changes of font…

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Take Pictures of Your Receipts

Want to keep track of prices? Not sure what info you’ll need later? Don’t want to deal with all those receipts or their fading ink? Use your smartphone or other mobile device to snap a picture. Try to include the date and store. If you are tracking your spending you now have a hard-to-lose record of that purchase. And comparing prices while shopping is easy. Scroll through your past photos to find out if that price is really a good deal or not. And with annotations you can easily include even more information in your photo. Here's my review of some…

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