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Figured out how to keep track of expenses!

December 30th, 2009 at 10:41 am

Our expenses for December ended up being very close to what we had on the planning sheets we prepared at the end of November and that's a good thing, indeed. But I've been agonizing over finding a better way to keep track of expenses. It dawned on me, finally, that I already knew the way to do it.

Some years ago the man person created a Filemaker database for me to keep track of blood sugar readings, meals, exercise, medication, physician's visits, etc. and I still use it. It's great and it's so easy to sort and find things. Why not do the same for expenses? Duh! I could even use it for income.

So, I sat down and made a list of the things I need it to have and he's pondering it for a day or two before he gets started on it. Apparently its better to get it right the first time than to revise the thing once its done.

I can't wait until it's ready and I can start entering things into it. I'm turning into quite a numbers geek. Wink

2 Responses to “Figured out how to keep track of expenses!”

  1. ceejay74 Says:

    Yay for number-geekery! Smile

  2. Petunia Says:

    You're joining the good company of those of us who are thrilled by our spreadsheets. Smile

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