Steve Vandel recently sent me the following:
A week of so back, you had posted a poll on income for RE photographers. It made me realize, that while I have a decent grip on my gross income, I did not have the same for my net income. I have decided that next year I will be more organized and track my expenses on a monthly basis, something I usually wait for tax time to do. I've updated a p&l spreadsheet that tracks income from multiple sources and has several expense categories relevant to RE photography. I am happy to share with anyone that might find it useful. The excel file is here in my dropbox.
Steve is right on. It's super important to understand what your expenses are on a month-to-month basis. As Steve suggests, this would be a great new year's resolution. to track your gross vs net income monthly.
Thanks Steve for sharing your expense tracking spreadsheet!