Originally posted on Money with Merne’s Facebook Page on December 2, 2016:
It kills me to not be green, but I always get a receipt for my purchases. I have a special place in my wallet to keep them and then whenever I get a chance, I input all my expenses into my spreadsheet. If you use a credit or debit card, you can also look up your transactions online. Tracking expenses may seem annoying but it is key to know that every penny is accounted for. If you have some leftover, you can put it toward savings or treat yourself. If you’re running low, you’ll make sure you don’t outspend your income. Wealthy people know where their money goes and how much they spend on things.