A good starting point in your quest to make a home budget, is to take stock of your current and recent situation, and list out all your monthly outgoings. If you only do this from memory, there is a chance you will miss one or more important items. You probably have several sources of information on what those regular outgoings are, and whether they are easy to find depends on how well organised you are with your paperwork. It is worth checking back over at least three months bank and credit card statements, and jot down what your regular payments are out of those. At the same time, you can also make a note of items of expenditure that may recur later on.
If you are relatively new to using Excel, you will notice that learning to use all Excel formulas is no easy task. There are many different functions that can be accomplished by the use of these formulas such as mathematical calculations. This is not something you can accomplish by listing your data on a Word document. The simplest of all Excel formulas are those used to perform basic mathematical calculations such as addition, subtraction, division and multiplication. If you have never worked inside of an Excel spreadsheet, you are going to need to find a course that can teach you how to get started. These functions are among the most basic and are quickly learned by even the most inexperienced users.