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Keep track of your cash spending by writing down everything you spend. Get receipts for all purchases, and tally them at the end of each day. You'll surprise yourself by how much you can save when you're paying attention.

- Submitted by TRINITYROYAL 4/30/2010 in Saving Money | 3 Comments
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MAGICKCAT 8/29/2011 8:56:00 PM

    Wonderful suggestion! Just generally "being aware" of all things you wish to control is helpful. emoticon
DREAMTREE 5/1/2010 10:20:00 AM

    Spark People makes a tool for this too! It's called SparkSavings & you can find it here:
http://sparksavings
.com/sparksavings/saving
s_login.asp?whereFrom=%2
Fsparksavings%2Fsavings_
home.asp

You
can set up a whole budget and then track money as you spend it - VERY COOL! I'm already noticing a few ways I can cut my spending and save my waistline at the same time...dining out! :)

Hope that helps too!
LORTHOM2001 5/1/2010 2:55:00 AM

    great idea ...and i do it too... in trying to be the book-keeper of the home, but with the other party always battling against those efforts it starts to seem hard. I still try though.

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