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Write Down Everything You Spend

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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.

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  • Wonderful suggestion! Just generally "being aware" of all things you wish to control is helpful. emoticon - by MAGICKCAT
  • 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! - by DREAMTREE
  • LORTHOM2001
    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. - by LORTHOM2001

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