So today I created a copy of the budget spreadsheet but this time attached all of the monetary values to formulas based on percentages. This essentially allows me to put in a budget figure like “$50,000” and the whole budget changes to make it so that it all adds up to $50,000. It’s not a perfect system (it’ll allow wages to go below minimum wage for one) but at least it’s a start in being able to easily change the budget rather than having to manually change every single value to get a desired number. It also allows me to see what’s being prioritized by the budget and I can change that.
I’m sure this will be helpful going forward!