Unless you're in the habit of keeping a spending diary it can be easy to mindlessly spend money. Even if you religiously check your bank account for errors you may not be focusing on where your money is actually going. A good exercise that you can do once in a while and doesn't require much effort is to think of the last five things you spent money on, no matter how small. Whenever I do this I usually find that the last five things are indicative of where I typically spend the most.
Without further ado, here are the last five things I spent money on — share your last five in the comments!
- Monday's lunch
- Saturday's dinner
- Utility bills
- Friday's birthday dinner for my fiancé
- Cab ride to dinner