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    • Ally
    • By Ally 3rd Sep 05, 7:01 PM
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    Ally
    • #2
    • 3rd Sep 05, 7:01 PM
    • #2
    • 3rd Sep 05, 7:01 PM
    I was reading another thread on this topic, and like many others, a lot of the headings are not relevany to me, and a few are missing!

    Anyway, as suggested, i copied the sections i needed on to Excel, but the formulas have vanished!?!?

    Anyone know what formulas were used?

    Thanks!
    I can say whatever I like here ... 'cos no one can see me .. ner ner ner ner ner !!!....


    How do you know I ain't sitting here butt naked?!?!


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  • MisterMonty
    • #3
    • 16th Sep 05, 12:27 AM
    • #3
    • 16th Sep 05, 12:27 AM
    Hello to everyone.

    I'd like to know a little more about 'piggybanking' as mentioned in the budgeting article. I've performed several searches but can't seem to find what I'm looking for.

    How do I go about setting up several bank accounts accounts?

    Do I do this with my current bank (Barclays) or do I go to other banks?

    I feel confident that this approach would work for me.

    If this has already been covered, then please forgive me - but I would be grateful if you could point me in the right direction.

    Thank you in advance.

    Monty
  • MisterMonty
    • #4
    • 16th Sep 05, 1:59 PM
    Piggybanking
    • #4
    • 16th Sep 05, 1:59 PM
    Forget my last.

    I think I found the answer.

    I discovered today that I can add e-savings accounts through online banking. I now need to discover whether I can pay people from these accounts. They have account numbers and sort codes, so I can't see why not.

    Then I need to see if I can work out how to give them a meaningful name, like 'Mortgage' or 'Electricity'.

    I also need to read up on exactly how many of these e-saving accounts I can have. So far, It looks like I could easily use around TWENTY! Realistically I think I may have to lump a few categories into the same account.

    Regards

    Monty
  • madfrenchgirl
    • #5
    • 16th Sep 05, 2:16 PM
    • #5
    • 16th Sep 05, 2:16 PM
    Andrea,

    would anyone at the MSE tower be interested in my monthly food planner?
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    It's only teenage wasteland"
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  • Joto
    • #6
    • 20th Sep 05, 9:40 AM
    • #6
    • 20th Sep 05, 9:40 AM
    Hi Is there anyway, I can add extra lines to the Budget Planner. Or change some of the items I don't need, to ones I do. I'm not very up on excel Thanks
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  • solaj
    • #7
    • 3rd Oct 05, 5:39 PM
    • #7
    • 3rd Oct 05, 5:39 PM
    Yes, I will be interested in the monthly food planner...
    • $17mma
    • By $17mma 30th Oct 05, 10:51 PM
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    $17mma
    • #8
    • 30th Oct 05, 10:51 PM
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    • 30th Oct 05, 10:51 PM
    I will also be interested in the monthly food planner. Please send it to me
    All it takes for evil to succeed is for a good man to do nothing!
    • alinort
    • By alinort 18th Nov 05, 3:03 PM
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    alinort
    • #9
    • 18th Nov 05, 3:03 PM
    • #9
    • 18th Nov 05, 3:03 PM
    Monthly Food Planner
    That sounds interesting, could I please have a copy too? Thanks
  • madfrenchgirl
    you can ask Squeaky, it is on his website!
    "Don't cry, Don't Raise your Eye
    It's only teenage wasteland"
    The Who - Baba O'Riley
    Who's Next (1971)

    RIP Keith Moon
    RIP John Entwistle
  • wigginsmum
    Yes please to the Monthly Food planner - was just going to ask on the topic.

    Thanks,
    Jules
  • cj2005
    the budget planner on imac
    Hi, I have an imac and cannot get the budget planner to work any one know how ? cheers :confused:
    • Tony H
    • By Tony H 8th Dec 05, 11:31 PM
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    Tony H
    Hi Is there anyway, I can add extra lines to the Budget Planner. Or change some of the items I don't need, to ones I do. I'm not very up on excel Thanks
    by Joto
    The spreadsheet is "as is", it has undergone several revamps since it's creation and it would be worth checking that you have the most recent version from the download page Click Here

    Please feel free to add your suggestions to this thread & they might be implemented in future versions.
    • Tony H
    • By Tony H 8th Dec 05, 11:34 PM
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    Tony H
    Hi, I have an imac and cannot get the budget planner to work any one know how ? cheers :confused:
    by cj2005
    The spreadsheet version was designed using Microsoft Excel, I am not aware of how you could make it work within a "Mac" environment. Click Here to use the online version.
    • Tony H
    • By Tony H 9th Dec 05, 10:38 AM
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    Tony H
    Pro Rata Calculator
    If you have completed the MSE Budget and have debts you might like to use this calculator to work out how much to pay off each debt. Click Here and see post 12 for more information.

    Hope you find this useful.
  • 1645j
    I have just downloaded the budget planner,however when I try to open the budget planner in Microsoft Works 8 it tells me that the file is password protected and needs to be opened first in Excel and then saved in Excel, since I don't have Excel I can't open the file :confused: any suggestions please.
  • jate
    hi all, were can l find out about the food planner ?

    Cheers
  • annaviola
    In theory it all seems well but how can I budget when as a freelancer I don't know how much I will earn from one month to the next? eg November 4000, Aug 120, Jan ??
    It's very confusing.
    Thanks for any tips
    • david78
    • By david78 27th Dec 05, 8:15 PM
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    david78
    Tony H,

    Inspired by my first viewing of "Make Me Rich" I downloaded the spreadsheet today and gave it a spin. It looks good, but I have a suggestion for any future version.

    The formula in the monthy total column could be changed to (for row 6):

    = D6*4.33 + E6 + F6/12

    where D6 = per week amount
    E6 = per month amount
    F6 = per year amount

    This would allow one to populate the per week, per month and per year columns either separately (as now) or in combination (which you can't do despite what it says in the comment box).

    If you want a blank "" displayed when no entries are made in either column you can use the above formular with a combination of the IF and OR formulae:

    =IF (OR(D6<>0,E6<>0,F6<>0),D6*4.33 + E6 + F6/12,"")

    These changes will also allow weekly, monthly or yearly ammounts to be smaller than 1 (which at present are not allowed.)

    Regards
    David.
  • ddclutch
    Question: On the income spreadsheet it refers to a "calorie Counter" for self-employed tax and NI, but I cannot find any further detail about this. What is it and where can it be found?

    Suggestion: Why not just post the spreadsheet password, then those who are familiar with Excel can use Unprotect to adapt the spreadsheet to their own requirements.

    Guy
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