Not everyone can easily track their expenses, even with the help of technology. I keep a receipts organizer in my purse and separate my cash receipts from my debit card receipts
This has allowed me to really go through my expenses and track where the money is going. Not only that, but it keeps my purse nice and neat, instead of constantly looking through the purse, and wondering what the receipt is for. At the end of the day or the week, I gather these and track.
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We use a software program called Paperless to scan receipts to keep track of spending, entering amounts into categories like groceries, utilities, repairs, etc. By clicking on a category, one can see the total spent on, say, medical expenses, for that year. One can enter online canceled checks as PDF files. We also scan important documents, like insurance policies & credit card agreements. With a few clicks we can find account numbers & provisions if needed.... (click title for more info)
...We also use it to scan in product instructions & warranties. We scan covers of books & DVDs we've borrowed so we can recall what we've already watched or read when requesting items to be held for us at the library. There seems to be no limit to the possibilities for paperless organizing.
We buy our medications from the same store we buy food. We are on a lot of medications and Dr recommended supplements. We save the receipts and the gas mileage counts towards our medical mileage deductible. Every little bit helps but it sure mounts up for us. Keep all of the receipts and circle the supplements on the grocery receipt.243
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