Are you spending more money than you need to? It’s a nagging worry, especially these days. Fortunately, you don’t need an advanced degree in finance and accounting to analyze your spending.
Try this: Keep track of your spending for one week. Just one week – longer, and you’ll probably get too busy. But you can hold onto your receipts and add them up for seven days. At the end of the week, separate and categorize your expenses (use a spreadsheet if that helps you visualize better). You’ll see what you’re spending your money on, and chances are you’ll find at least a few areas where you can cut back.