The Magic of a Spending Log

Posted by idawrites on October 15, 2008 in Frugal Tips, Money, Spending Log |

There is something to be said for the almost magical powers of keeping a written record. Grab a small notebook (or start a list on your tablet or smart phone) and write down every single penny that leaves your hands every day. That’s it. It’s not complicated at all. Stop at the gas station for a […]


Experiment #1 Catch Up

Posted by idawrites on February 6, 2008 in PF Experiment 1, Spending Log |

I’ve been sick recently and haven’t felt up to blogging much. I haven’t even read the blogs that I’m addicted to! I have gotten much reading done and have soothed myself quite well with herbal tea. So, now that I’m back out of my fuzzy slippers and back into my desk at work, it’s time […]


PF Experiment #1 – Starting a spending log

Posted by idawrites on January 31, 2008 in PF Experiment 1, Spending Log |

As an experiment, I’m starting a spending log. I’ve seen many folks suggest this on their own PF blogs. Yesterday, I spent: $25.01 – Gas $ 6.00 – Coffee and a cookie (PTA meeting at coffee shop) Mark spent: $101.27 – Home Depot (Repairs) $32.47 – Gas Not TOO bad. I ate breakfast at home, […]

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