I know I should track my expenses. I know it, I know it, I know it! I know that having to look at each expense twice makes me have to think at least twice about every penny I've spent. But I totally fail at doing so. Or, I'll just enter it all at the end of the month. That does NOT help me to consider that money as I'm spending it! I need to do better if I'm truly going to cut our expenses!
Over at Mom's Plans , she has a challenge going to track all of the money you spend in the month of May. I think I'm in on this one... I really need to make myself accountable, and maybe, just maybe, if I'm posting it up every week as a part of this challenge, I'll actually keep track. So here's the first few days of May:
May 1: $0 - I never left the house!
May 2: $6.31 - fast food lunch
May 3: $6.81 - fast food lunch
$60 - automatic transfer into Princess Penelope's College Account
$180 - automatic transfer into savings
May 4: $35.81 - gas for Princess Penelope's car
$18.96 - groceries
$7.14 - yet another fast food lunch - I can FEEL my arteries clogging
May 5: $9 - newspaper subscription - automatic debit
This week has played havoc with my budget simply based on the fact that I have eaten out for lunch 3 of 4 days this week! That is normally not the case for me as I usually go home at lunch, but with all of the meetings we've had this week that have run over.... well, it been quick trips through the drive thru.... sigh....