We’re almost mid-way through the financial summer makeover/challenge so how are you doing? Are you on track to meet the financial goals you set?
Here’s my update. I’ve been keeping track of money I spend and what I spend it on. It’s taught me a couple of things. One, there’s always room for improvement because even the most budget conscious of us will splurge once in a while. It’s human nature I guess, and yes, like a diet it’s sometimes a good thing because it stops you from going off the diet completely.
Second thing is that being accountable if only to myself, is improving my ability to be totally honest with myself about asking is this really a necessary buy? I’ve stopped myself from buying a few things that didn’t fit into that category. Most of the things I’ve purchased in the last few weeks have been necessities and items I think will help the bottom line in my writing/coaching business.
If you’ve not given this exercise a try, do it and see what happens and leave a comment with your results.
Here’s the expense tracking sheet I’ve been using so feel free to print it out and use it for your own use-