|Sep. 7th, 2008 08:45 am Another $30 saved|
Part of the Your Money Or Your Life program that I'm attempting to follow anew is keeping track of every penny spent and earned. I used to be quite good at this, making sure to get a receipt for all purchases and entering everything into Quicken. Sadly, I've fallen behind, and have well over a year of receipts backlogged. I once considered hiring someone to help me get up to date, but I've now realized it will be far more valuable for me to do this myself.3 notes - Make notes
Anyway, for those times when I don't get a receipt, I need to record the expense until I can get to my home computer to enter it. My Treo came with a program called SplashMoney, but it's in trial mode. I was thinking I'd buy an iPhone before the trial ended, but now I'm putting off that purchase, so I was about to go buy this program.
Then I stopped dead in my tracks. Why on Earth do I need to purchase a program to record those few purchases that don't generate a receipt? Some of which I shouldn't be making anyway, like junk from vending machines. I can write things down on a piece of paper. People did all their accounting on paper not so long ago, after all.
Paper, folded, in wallet, done. Another $30 saved. Small steps.