How-do-I... Look after my finances?

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Keeping a track of your finances is not easy, but there are programs and online systems that can help you. You might like to learn about online banking or keep your budget in order on a spreadsheet. 



westpac logoInternet Banking - Westpac

Brought to you with the cooperation of Westpac Banking Corporation to help you feel more comfortable and confident when it comes to using Online Banking. You do not have to bank with Westpac to take this workshop.


internet bankingInternet Banking - Beginners

Internet Banking is a fast and convenient way to keep up-to-date with, and manage your accounts – all from the comfort of your own home. This workshop aims to give you the chance to look at methods used by various banks and see the common features they present.


LibreOffice CalcSpreadsheets: LibreOffice Calc

LibreOffice Calc (similar to Microsoft Excel) is a free program that can be used in the home to record and analyse simple household lists and finances, such as you may already record on paper.


excel logoSpreadsheets: Microsoft Excel

Microsoft Excel is a software program produced by Microsoft that allows users to organise, format and calculate data with formulas using a spreadsheet system. It is part of the Microsoft Office suite and is compatible with other applications in the Office suite.


spreadsheetsSpreadsheets: Workshop Series

This series of workshops is presented using Microsoft Excel. However, a number of other free programs are compatible with documents produced in Excel and have similar features. These include: OpenOffice Calc, Google Docs - Sheets, LibreOffice and Polaris Office.


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