It's a myth that budgeting has to take multiple hours every month. Find a template that allows you the flexibility to adjust to fit your budget and lifestyle needs. You're probably better off tracking only 9 or 10 budget categories rather than 30 or 40.
There are currently two different budget templates, one for a monthly budget and one for an annual budget. Both track your income and expenses and give you some pretty charts and graphs of your cash inflow and outflow using pre-set formulas.
Microsoft Excel Budget TemplatesThere are dozens of budget spreadsheet templates available to choose from. Microsoft has something for everyone, whether you're looking for a simple monthly budget tracker or a fancy budget workbook with multiple tabs and graphs.