Excel has been a mainstay for those in the financial profession for decades now. Since its release in 1985, and the introduction of competing applications such as Google Sheets; spreadsheets have come to serve as essential and powerful analytical tools. They are widely available, inexpensive, and can be quickly customized and made to work across a variety of situations.
Financial advisors often encourage clients to put their bills, including rent, mortgage, and utilities, on autopay. Some advisors even set up auto-payments on clients’ behalf. But despite some of the benefits auto-payments offer, it can also lead to problems, especially for people who take a hands-off approach to their finances.