It’s time to buckle down. For reals…
Our spending for April and May was a little cray-cray, and it’s time to put our seat belts on, and steer the ship back on course. We didn’t purchase things out of the ordinary or anything. We didn’t suddenly go on shopping sprees or decide that we are 21 and want to start clubbing again, or anything. But there is a money leak somewhere, and we haven’t been paying attention to the dinero, like we should have been.
Also, as fun as working on commission is, there are months where the times aren’t as good. My husband works on commission so sometimes, the plus and minus columns aren’t as concise as they should be.
So that being said, for the month of June I’m tracking every blessed penny to the T. Groceries? Check. Rent? Check. Every dollar spent is being tracked like a mo-fo. The only way to see where the extra coins are going to, is to put it down in black and white. On paper. I’m writin’ it down.
30 days of “where the *#@! is my money going?”
Then come July 1st, time to analyze the
damage results, and see what’s what. Then we’ll go from there. Right now, I just need to focus on this month and get my bearings, financially.
Do you guys keep track of your finances old-school style using a pen and paper? Or do you use financial programs like Mint? Let me know!