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Track Your Cash Flow


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It's so easy to spend a little bit here and there, and end up frittering away hundreds. For a month, get a receipt for everything you buy and put it in a jar. At the end of the month, you'll have a clear picture of your spending habits and you can identify where you can cut back.

You also think twice about spending if you know you're going to have to track it.
- Submitted by TRINITYROYAL 11/18/2010 in Saving Money | 8 Comments
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STORMY724 11/24/2010 7:21:00 AM

    We keep all of our receipts to scan into Paperless, a software program that tracks spending.
MOTTAMAMALOU 12/8/2010 7:07:00 AM

    love the idea, i also put my receipts under a paper weight and i can see where i used cash or c.c. all the little expenditures add up, especially when you have lunch with friends.
WILWOMAN 11/27/2010 11:50:00 AM

    I have been thinking about buying the Quicken program to help with the tracking. My brother in law has been doing this for years and now that I am strapped I understand the reasoning. wish I did it a long time ago! emoticon
MUN_SILVER 11/23/2010 9:51:00 PM

    Great idea. Thanks
SWEETMOMMY41 11/23/2010 7:43:00 PM

    that is a wonderful idea. a great way to keep track of where the money goes.
ALLEY2300 11/23/2010 2:57:00 AM

    This is an excellent idea to track where the cash/money does go!
KIMINFLAG 11/22/2010 10:56:00 PM

    Love this idea... I've been wanting an easy way to do this for awhile... Now I have a great idea with the jar thing....
SPECIALGURL7 11/18/2010 10:10:00 PM

    This is a very good idea. I lose sight of all things.

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