One important habit to adopt in order to become a successful budgeter is tracking your expenses. Luckily, there are a lot of options available to help make your life easier. Here are a few ideas:

  • Spending apps: regardless of whether you have an Android or an Apple phone, you can easily find a free app that will make tracking your expenses super easy.
  • Use a spreadsheet: The good news is that you don’t need to know how to use fancy formulas or keystrokes. Spreadsheet software has become really efficient too because it can be as portable as you want — you can store it on your computer, tablet and smart phone. The idea is to just make it easy for yourself to fill in the blanks and keep a running tally of your spending.
  • A simple notebook: Sometimes low tech is best. Throw it in your purse, bag, glove compartment, someplace that you can get to it easily. The idea is to find the perfect solution for you so that you can have fun managing your money.
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