There aren’t many Australian brands doing budget planners (yet) but one that has, is OTTO from Officeworks.
- Size: 8″ wide x 10″ high
- Glue binding
- 12 Month duration
- Undated – start using anytime
- Weekly budget
- 4 budget goals per quarter
- Annual bill checklist
- Annual financial goals
- Colorful inside pages
Price: $19.50 AUD
Let’s take a closer look!
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Otto Planner reviews
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The cover of this planner is very thin cardstock – so thin it’s basically paper. It’s not going to hold up well over time.
Approx 1cm thick
At the front of the planner are some annual overview pages including:
- Financial goals
- Bill tracker
This planner does not include any monthly planning or budgeting pages.
Unlike the other Otto planners, this one has decent line spacing (approx 0.25′) which is about double the line spacing of their coil bound planners (I reviewed one here).
Behind each tab (organised by quarter) are weekly budgeting pages and a goals page.
After all of the weekly spending pages (at the very back of each quarter’s tab) is the major savings goals page where you can track your progress for up to 4 bduget goals.
At the back of the planner is a notes tab. But it doesn’t have notes pages. Instead it has these somewhat random budget diary pages:
Pros of the Planner
- Doesn’t weigh much (especially for it’s size)
- Line spacing is better than the other Otto Planners
Cons of the Planner
- No monthly budgeting (you have to budget by week)
- The cover is flimsy and will easily damage
Would I use this planner?
I like the planner, but my preference is to use Excel for budgeting instead of pen and paper.
If you want to keep budgeting completely separate from your weekly planning, this would be a good option.
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