A collection of totally free Goodnotes 5 digital PDF budgeting planners for iPad to help you budget better in 2023 – including bonus A4 printables.Download the complete 6 page planner – sign up for free* or Download a free Weekly Budgeting Planner for Goodnotes
If your new year’s resolution is to save money in 2023 then start organising your funds with our digital Monthly Budget Planner. This handy planner includes all the tools you need to keep track of your spending and budget your money properly.
There are loads of budgeting planners available online however, most come with a sizable price tag over on Etsy. Here at NetVoucherCodes, we believe that everyone should be afforded the chance to budget their cash and save money which is why our Monthly Budget Planner is completely free to download for NetVoucherCodes members!
We’ve even included helpful little extras like savings and debt trackers, weekly budgeting planners, personal spending breakdowns and subscription breakdowns! In fact, our budgeting pack includes six different pages that you can duplicate as many times as you want to keep an eye on your spending throughout the entire year.
Simply, download yours onto the Goodnotes 5 app on your iPad and fill it in digitally or print them out if you’d prefer a physical A4 copy.
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Monthly Budget Planner: How to use guide
Need help navigating your new budget planner? Here’s a simple five-step guide on how to use it.
Step 1: Fill in the current month at the top of the page. When the next month rolls around, you can simply duplicate the page on your Goodnotes app and start fresh. This way, you can keep a record of your monthly spending habits throughout the entire year. You’ll also have the option to look back at previous months to see how much progress you’re making!
Step 2: Under the ‘Monthly Income’ section, enter your monthly wage plus any other sources of income you need to take into account. We know some of you may have side hustles or might make a bit of extra cash selling bits online- so we’ve left space for you to include this in your budget too. After all, every penny counts!
Step 3: Under each section, you’ll see boxes labelled ‘Expected Amount’ and ‘Actual Amount’. These are pretty self-explanatory- simply enter the amount you expect to earn or spend in the ‘Expected Amount’ box and the amount you end up earning or spending into the ‘Actual Amount’ box. This is where your budgeting skills will come into play, especially in the ‘Spends’ section.
It may be worth filling in the ‘Expected Amount’ before the month starts to work out how much you want to spend on things like food, online shopping, nights out etc. Then at the end of the month, you can fill in the ‘Actual Amount’ to see if you’ve managed to stay within budget or if you’ve overspent.
We know things like monthly bills, direct debits and subscription fees rarely change but we’ve included ‘Expected’ and ‘Actual’ amount boxes for these sections in case you end up incurring unexpected extra costs.
For instance, you may go over your data limit and add a couple of quid onto your phone bill or you might end up renting a movie on Sky and increasing your TV subscription for the month. If you end up taking some unexpected unpaid sick days your monthly income may also differ from month to month.
By comparing what you expect to spend versus what you actually spend, you can keep tabs on all those little extra costs that add up along the way. You can also see which areas you could do with cutting down on.
Step 4: Once you’ve filled in each section, you can work out the total amount you’ve saved by minusing the ‘Actual Amount’ spent from the ‘Expected Amount’. You can then enter the final figure in the ‘Amount Saved’ box at the bottom of each section. If you haven’t managed to save anything or you’ve gone over budget make sure the number you enter is a negative figure, e.g. -£57.
Step 5: Once you have your final figures you can work out how much you’ve saved or overspent overall and enter these numbers into the summary section. If you’ve not saved anything it’s time to rethink your spending habits and budgeting strategy. However, if you have saved, you can assign your final amount to your savings pots!
You can do this whatever way you want, either create individual savings pots for upcoming events you need to budget for such as a wedding or Christmas. Or transfer your money over to your savings account to make sure you’ve always got a pot of money to fall back on.Download Digital Planners Here – just sign up
Weekly Budgeting Planner
The Weekly Budget Planner is perfect for those of you that want to keep a closer eye on your weekly spending habits.
Assign yourself a budget for personal spending during the week and keep track of what areas are costing you the most. Allocate money to categories like personal care, eating out, shopping, entertainment, groceries and travel and enter the ‘Amount Spent’ at the end of the week to see if you went over budget.
This is great for people who get paid weekly or those of you that want to breakdown the ‘Spends’ section of the monthly planner to see what areas are costing the most.
Simply duplicate the page four times to track each week of the month for a more comprehensive breakdown of your personal spending.
Personal Spending Breakdown
The Personal Spending Breakdown is a great companion to your weekly trackers. With this, you can keep track of patterns in your spending habits.
For instance, if you’re repeatedly overspending on a certain area such as ‘shopping’ you can uncover the issue and either work out a new budget strategy or think of ways to cut down to avoid going over budget the following month.
Once you’ve created your saving pots, keep a closer eye on the progress you’re making with them using the Savings Tracker.
See how much you’re depositing and withdrawing each month and colour in the savings jar to the correct percentage as you get closer to your goal amount. You can duplicate this document multiple times for each savings pot you have to keep track of the money going in and out of each account.
If you’re assigning part of your monthly budget to outstanding debts, keep track of your remaining balance with the Debt Tracker.
This is a great way to break down and organise your payments each month to ensure you’re paying off outstanding debts without leaving yourself skint.
For those of you who have multiple subscriptions, it may be worth taking note of them using the Subscription Breakdown. All those little £4.99 monthly payments add up, so write down each subscription and its monthly price and see if you’re happy with the overall monthly cost.
We’ve also included an area where you can make a note of how much you’re using each subscription every month. You can check these figures by viewing your screen time for the apps that you’re subscribed to such as Amazon Prime and Disney +. Some services like Netflix also allow you to see your viewing activity on your account page.
By taking into consideration the hours spent using each subscription you can see if you’re getting enough use from it or if it’s simply draining your funds. Once you have a comprehensive breakdown you can decide whether each subscription is worth keeping or if some can be cancelled.
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