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Real Budgeter Stories: Why I Quit Using Spreadsheets

If you’ve ever budgeted with a spreadsheet, you know how time-consuming and complicated it can be. You have to create everything from scratch, use complex formulas, and keep a stack of receipts around so you can update the budget whenever you get a moment to yourself.

Like that’s going to happen any time soon!

Thankfully, you can kiss those spreadsheets goodbye. EveryDollar does the heavy lifting for you, leaving you plenty of time to enjoy the money you’re saving.

But don’t take our word for it. Check out what these budgeters said when we asked them why they prefer EveryDollar over those complicated spreadsheets.

Real Budgeters Explain Why They Stopped Using Spreadsheets

1. Stay on top of your goals.

“EveryDollar helps my wife and I stay on track with our goals.”

— Dan C.

2. Budget on the go.

“EveryDollar has the flexibility to let you rebalance the books when something goes out of whack. It’s a godsend!”

— Trish G.

3. Track purchases quickly.

“With only a couple of clicks, my budget updates in real time across all platforms. I can add a transaction faster than it takes to make it.”

— Jon H.

"No more mid-month guessing."

4. Easy to use—and easy on the eyes!

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“I personally like how it copies my budget so I don’t have to recreate one each month. And it’s prettier than a spreadsheet.”

— Carla P.

5. Marital bliss.

“I’m in the Army, and sometimes my wife has to do it all. My wife is not a Nerd. This is a great middle ground to get us on the same page.”

— Scott S.

6. No more guessing games.

“I love that I always know exactly how much money is in each category. No more mid-month guessing.”

— Jessica B.

7. Less clutter.

“The convenience of having it on my phone to input every transaction. Not saving receipts reduces clutter and makes me happy.”

— Eva B.

"EveryDollar does the hard work for you..."

8. Forget the formulas.

“I like that EveryDollar tracks our Baby Steps and keeps a running total of our savings. The math feature makes it better than typing in formulas on spreadsheets.”

— Kristen H.

9. More savings.

“Before EveryDollar, I was using a spreadsheet and extra money was going into one lump sum instead of being grouped into separate funds. With EveryDollar, I can see exactly how much is in each fund and how much I have to spend each month.”

— Peggy R.

10. Track your progress.

“Once you’ve added all your details in for the month, EveryDollar does the hard work for you every month. I love how you can see your Baby Step wins. It keeps you focused and motivated.”

— Wendy C.

Now What?

If you’re already winning with spreadsheets, congratulations! But if you want to make your life easier, and have more free time to do the things you love, give EveryDollar a try. Chances are, you won’t even miss your formulas!

Sign up for EveryDollar today and kiss those spreadsheets goodbye! It's free and takes less than 10 minutes to set up!

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