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Thoroughly Tracking

January 22nd, 2015 at 07:59 pm

Expense tracking is off to a good start for 2015 and I am glad I used December as a practice run. I am noticing that consciously asking for receipts or recording cash purchases in my cell phone to later add to my spreadsheet often makes me ponder whether I actually need the item or if there might be a more affordable option. I even surprised myself by actually taking some coupons to the grocery store when normally I keep forgetting them and then they expire unused.

Spending this month has been a little crazy due to a business trip I had to take, but I submitted my receipts for reimbursement immediately after my return. I did quite a bit of research to keep my costs low regardless and that worked out very well. In addition to this my car needed new tires, front brakes, and an oil change. All necessary maintenance, but still costly despite the deals I was given. I am also hoping to take a class for professional development purposes and will be paying out of pocket for that at the end of the month if my add request is approved.

3 Responses to “Thoroughly Tracking”

  1. Joan.of.the.Arch Says:

    At one time I kept a little handmade folder of coupons in the car's glove compartment. But I would still forget them.

  2. LittleMissSplendid Says:

    Hmmm I usually keep mine in the desk drawer in my home office, but maybe if I moved them to the kitchen counter where I keep all my keys it will be more natural to grab them on my way out.

  3. snafu Says:

    I keep a small, vinyl envelop in my handbag for receipts & paperwork so it's easy to add coupons or on-line print-outs and ads for items I particularly want. I find stores like BB&B often accept their out-of-date coupons.

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