Every month, multiple times a month, Shelton and I have the same conversation. It goes like this:
“Has AT&T pulled yet?”
“Did we set aside money for next month’s rent?”
“How much did you put to your credit card?”
“How much money have we saved?”
We are so busy, that sometimes keeping track of our monthly expenses feels like a chore. I am a lover of checklists, especially ones that can be used over and over. So, I created a simple monthly checklist so that we can see what has been paid, what is coming up and how much money we have saved. You can make one, too!
All you need is:
* Old frame (Any size will do! I used an 8×10.)
* List of your monthly bills (We break up our expenses in two parts: the first half of the month and then the second.)
* Dry erase marker
Jot down your expenses (or type them up and print them out) and place them in the frame. Display the frame somewhere you can glance at it often — ours is on our kitchen counter — and as things get paid throughout the month, check them off! When the month is over, wipe off and repeat.
Now, wasn’t that easy?
You are welcome.
xo – Sarah