Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Your Turn

Do you keep track of how much you spend every day?

15 comments:

Former CNN Anchor Candy Crowley said...

When CNN "fir..", err, let me go, I took Wolf Blitzer's company credit card, and have been living off it ever since. He knows I have tapes, so he hasn't said a word about it yet.

sandybrook said...

No but I am on a weekly and monthly budget schedule.

Phyllis Whitweed said...

Not meticulously, my mind is pretty chaotic. But I keep a rough idea throughout the day. Even when I made obscene money the poor kid inside had to know my balances by heart. Now that I'm broke and broken down, it helps a lot to know what I've got before I spend. I run out but don't overdraw.

david said...

Being self-employed: Yes!
I write business related 'things' off so I have to keep track.

Former CNN Anchor Candy Crowley said...

Budget, smudgeit, dear. Spend it while you can, I say.
The only thing I'm leaving my heirs are the knock off Louboutin red f*** me pumps I wore to Anderson Cooper's bridal shower.

meagain said...

Yes. Had to cut back on hours to take care of my elderly Mom full time, so money is scarce.

just sayin\' said...

i only use debit cards so every expense is immediately on the computer and i don't have to think, just check.

8==D KermitGosnellKnobJob said...

Yes, not because I lack dough (I am more of a cheapskate, if I had to define me), but because of fixation with my professional enviroment.

Renshaw said...

Too taxing to do it every day, but every week is doable.

Hortensia said...

Yes, I have a payday to payday budget, and record every expenditure. I round up each expenditure to the nearest dollar, subtract, and at the end of the year have an extra $1,000 hiding in the checking account.

OKay said...

I have a weekly budget, and I know exactly how much I have available to spend. Which I usually do.

Scandi Sanskrit said...

Of course. I never actually end up spending beyond my means, but I like feeling in control and being aware of what's going on—it has a calming effect on me (you know how some people are really into using planners because they say that it helps them think when they can transfĂ©rĂ© the things they need to do onto paper so they can stop thinking about it in the back of their heads, and free some brain cells for other pursuits? It's like that).

I set an unrealistic "budget" monthly (on an app) and I always exceed that amount, so I "feel bad" (it's just a twisted form of financial discipline). But when I input the amounts I spend daily on my yearly grid (to get a big picture look on how I spend) and total it against what I earn, I actually never exceed the amount I made the previous month. I'm not Marie Antoinette.

Scandi Sanskrit said...

I hate paying cash too, that stuff is full of germs. Give me a debit card, prepaid chip card, credit card, anything that only I touch. Uuuugh!

Scandi Sanskrit said...

Hugs. ♥

Scandi Sanskrit said...

Ever heard how some people like to use planners because writing down everything you need to do helps you think about it less without forgetting about it all the time, and in turn it frees up your mind and allows you do more. Maybe your mind would be less "chaotic" if you wrote it down. End of unsolicited advice.

PS: In the Asians country I live in now, the banks don't be let people "overdraw".