# How To Use Excel For A Budget

What are the steps to start Microsoft Excel?

• Step 1 − Click on the Start button.
• Step 2 − Click on All Programs option from the menu.
• Step 3 − Search for Microsoft Office from the sub menu and click it.
• Step 4 − Search for Microsoft Excel 2010 from the submenu and click it.
• What jobs use Excel?

We scrounged up a list of jobs (in no particular order) that make use of Excel to give you a head start.

• Financial Analysts. Financial Analysts are expected to know MS Excel inside out.
• Retail Store Managers.
• Project Managers.
• Data Journalists.
• Accountants.
• What is the formula for on Excel?

Examples

Data
Formula Description Result
=A2+A3 Adds the values in cells A1 and A2 =A2+A3
=A2-A3 Subtracts the value in cell A2 from the value in A1 =A2-A3
=A2/A3 Divides the value in cell A1 by the value in A2 =A2/A3

## Related Question how to use excel for a budget

### What are Excel functions?

A function in Excel is a preset formula, that helps perform mathematical, statistical and logical operations. Once you are familiar with the function you want to use, all you have to do is enter an equal sign (=) in the cell, followed by the name of the function and the cell range it applies to.

### What is the best rule in budgeting?

What is the 50/30/20 rule? The 50/30/20 rule is an easy budgeting method that can help you to manage your money effectively, simply and sustainably. The basic rule of thumb is to divide your monthly after-tax income into three spending categories: 50% for needs, 30% for wants and 20% for savings or paying off debt.

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