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Weekly spread with expenses tracking

So I've never used a weekly spread before but have kept an eye out for ideas. With the way I've used the dailies and monthly spread it just wasn't needed. But with combining a few things to make bullet journaling easier it's now time to try an experiment. So how to do this in a minimalist fashion while getting maximum use for my time? Multi-tasking.

bullet journal weekly expenses tracker

In this set up I'm combining a weekly overview, short term (weekly) future log, and expenses tracking. I'll keep the calendar related stuff in the bottom half of the page and financial stuff in the top half.

The weekly overview will use only keywords for events or tasks. The details will be either in my monthly or daily logs. This is only an overview. The short term future log is what makes this worth the effort for me. This way I don't have to take up space in my handy two column dailies for stuff later in the week. In my routine the daily log is created the night before. I was using Rolling Weeks for short term future logs, which is still a good idea even if I'm trying something else right now.

Within the same month, the monthly spread serves as a future log as well. Anything beyond the current month gets put in the official future log.

Keeping track of expenses is an irritating responsibility but it must be done. I'm currently working on a new printable tracker which has some stuff organized by weeks. It was surprising to find how useful it was to see the data laid out comparing a week at a time or week to week. Dataviz works! (affiliate link) In this set up the financial info won't be vizualized as yet, though I may eventually need a way to do that. For now the info will be plainly written out so I can at least see the numbers on a weekly basis.

So there you have it: a 3 function, minimalist weekly spread. What method do you use for tracking expenses? Comment here and be sure to subscribe to the UJ Newsletter!

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