Whether you are presenting total spend, or simply analyzing spend over time, using the right chart is always key. If you are a regular visitor to my blog, you will have seen the dollar chart & total spend chart I created a while back:
Both of these charts show the breakdown of expenditure over a set period. However one thing I haven’t shown you (yet) is a chart showing spend over time like the one below. This chart uses a simple coin edge graphic to show the amount spent each month.
I’m not going to post the how to, as I think it’s pretty simple, but it just shows you what using the right graphic can do to help present your data. Without saying a single word you can tell immediately that this chart is about money…
Hope you like it, you can download the example worksheet here.