How to Create a Bi Weekly Budget Planner

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A bi weekly budget planner template can be a useful way to track finances and manage expenses. This planner spreadsheet can be converted to weekly, bi weekly, or monthly budget schedules.

Things You'll Need

  • Computer
  • Paper
  • Printer
  • Budget template
  • Excel Program
  • Income / Expenses


  1. Start by downloading a budget spreadsheet and modifying it into a weekly or bi weekly schedule planner depending on your financial preference.

  2. You may want to create your own bi weekly budget using an excel spreadsheet program or from a blank planner template.

  3. Next list all your income and bill due dates on a spreadsheet planner template or a word document program. If you are a dual income household you can divide your incomes into bi weekly amounts or record the amounts on the exact pay dates.

  4. Use the rows down the left side of your spreadsheet template to enter your income and expenses and the top to enter your bi weekly budget amounts.

  5. Divide your income and expense planner into categories starting with a bi weekly income schedule at the top of your spreadsheet and then budget your expenses according to priority.

  6. Divide your spreadsheet into two sets of column headings according to your bi weekly schedule. Label the two columns, "Proposed Budget Amount" and "Actual Budget Amount", for both planner periods on the top of your template.

  7. Record your total income amount for each bi weekly planner period including salary, bonuses, commissions, or other business or investment income.

  8. Next divide your expenses on your template starting with fixed payments by entering them under the appropriate bi weekly column. Since these expenses are fixed these amounts can be entered in under both the Proposed and Actual Budget columns of your planner.

  9. Now fill in the remaining halves of you bi weekly planner template with all other expense estimates under each Proposed spreadsheet column most appropriate to meet your budget schedule.

  10. Fill in all your spreadsheet columns and then total your expenses for the two week period and subtract from your income earned to get a balance for each budget column on your planner template.



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