If you could instantly visualize your financial future…

…what would you want to see? I recently asked this of an Excel workshop I was teaching. There was one stipulation—nothing speculative, like, “Will I get a raise next year?” or “Will the Dow hit 20,000?” They had just seen an example of saving for a child’s college education, showing progress year-by-year for each plan … Continue reading If you could instantly visualize your financial future…

What nine things should everyone know how to do with a spreadsheet?

Macworld recently ran an article, “Nine things everyone should know how to do with a spreadsheet,” by Rob Griffiths. Here’s the list: Format numbers Merge cells Use functions Distinguish between relative and absolute references Name cell references Extract data from ranges Perform logical tests Mix text and formula results Use conditional formatting I thought about my … Continue reading What nine things should everyone know how to do with a spreadsheet?