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How do you graph a month by month comparison

1-I want to be able to display individual graphs for each expense category (a total of 11 graphs) on the items below (home, daily living,Transport, etc.).  For each of the individual graphs/categories I want to show a month by month comparison.  Thus, for the graph "Transportation" I want to see 1 graph that shows each month expenditures as side by side columns...

2-I also want to be able to display my budgeted vs actual and remaining expenses for each category.  However, I cant figure out how to integrate my projected amount within this spreadsheet..Any suggestions on how to integrate projected amounts within this spreadsheet..I really like this spreadsheet for tracking my expenses/income, but am struggling on how to integrate my projected vs actual expenses..

Attached is the spreadsheet...
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Hi Teyln...this looks great..When you say "dropdown source"..what tab and column are you referring to ?   thx
Depends on when you downloaded the spreadsheet.

After my initial post, I made some edits and uploaded a new version. If you only see two sheets, download again and you should see three sheet tabs.

Sheet1 has a dropdown in cell B2. This is done with data validation, using the "List" option and the source for the list is ='Personal budget'!$B$3:$N$3

The later version of the file also has a Sheet2, where there is a drop-down in cell A16, again with data validation and a list, the source of which is =$A$3:$A$13 on the same sheet.

cheers, teylyn
Thanks for your assistance on what many may have thought was a somewhat pedestrian question, but it definitely had me challenged..thanks for your assist...