I'm sharing with you the financial Big Picture Overview from my Big Finance Pack FREE!
You can find the rest of the pack HERE.
Big Picture Overview
I love seeing all my progress on a single page.
This Big Picture Overview page has spaces for tracking 12 months worth of progress in six different areas of your finances. Such a great page to keep at the front of your budget binder.
How to Use the Big Picture Overview
Write in the current Year in the box at the top. You can start this at any point in the year, it just takes looking back at the past months to fill in the data.
Starting Debt: Your TOTAL debt on January 1. You can include the mortgage in this if you want to, or it could be all debt except the mortgage, it's up to you
Debt Payoff Goal: The amount you plan to pay off over the year.
Ending Debt: Fill this number in at the end of the year with your NEW TOTAL. Just below this line you can write in the difference between the Starting Debt and the Ending Debt.
Giving Goal: The amount you plan to tithe or give to your favorite charities or causes.
Giving Total: Fill this in at the end of the year with the total amount you actually gave.
Starting Savings: The TOTAL amount you have in savings on January 1. This can be just your savings accounts, or can include retirement if you like.
Savings Goal: The amount you plan to increase your total savings by over the year.
Ending Savings: Fill this number in at the end of the year with your NEW TOTAL. Just below this line you can write in the difference between the Starting Savings and the Ending Savings.
Starting Net Worth: Your Net Worth is what you OWN (current value of assets, savings) minus what you OWE (all debt).
Ending Net Worth: Calculate and update at the end of the year.
Starting Monthly Income: Your monthly income at the start of the year.
Monthly Income Goal: The monthly income you'd like to reach by the end of the year.
Ending Monthly Income: Your monthly income at the end of the year.
Each month fill in the columns.
Income: How much money came into your life for the month? This is probably more than just your paychecks. Use the Income Sources page from the Big Finance Pack to get an accurate number.
Expenses: How much money did you spend?
Debt Paid: The amount of money you sent to pay off debt (including interest)
Savings: The amount you put into savings for a future need.
Savings Rate: Savings amount divided by Income amount.
Giving: The amount of money you tithed or gave to charity or causes.
At the end of the year add up each column (for the Savings Rate column calculate the yearly rate from the other totals), and copy the appropriate totals to the top section.
Adding this page to your monthly budgeting binder is a great way to increase your awareness regarding where you are and where you want to go.