This is the third post in a series on the new budget worksheets I have created that will soon be available in my Etsy Shop.
I have a confession to make; despite my actual job where I track money for a living, I am notoriously shitty tracking our family money. Or I was. I designed all these budget worksheets as a way to get my family's shit together and get out of debt.
One of the biggest ways I found to lose track of money was to buy a bunch of little shit everyday. By keeping the totals within a cup of coffee range, it was easy to forget just what you spent. But that money adds up quicker than a hookers and blow habit. If you don't keep track of it, soon all your money could be gone.
So I designed this as a way to help keep track of all those little expenses. While I know the big bills monthly bills by due date, it was easy to gloss over the gas station trips or the beer runs.
You might not have enough daily expenses to fill out an entire sheet. If so, feel free to combine several days on to one sheet. The best way to keep on top of every penny is to sit down at the end of the night and fill this out. If you keep your receipts, it should be easy. Even if you don't keep your receipts, you should be able to log on to your bank's website and track your expenses there as well.
Once you get in the habit of reviewing your expenses (and income, hopefully!!) daily, you can see where your money goes daily.
Coming up tomorrow, I will go over tracking donations.