Do you or have you ever tracked your spending habits
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    Question Do you or have you ever tracked your spending habits

    We did this for 3 months back about 6 years ago and were amazed at what we bought and didn't really need, especially when it came to groceries.

    How about you?

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    Yes, a couple years ago. I agree with Carolyn, it was scary. And what an eye opener

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    I have really taken a look at what we spend $$ on....scary IS a good word for it!

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    I've never done this but I might just try it. we are pretty careful about what we spend now, but I'm sure a few less unnecessary items could be cut from our spending.. I just might have to try this.

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    Since my DD moved on her own & I moved I have had a cut in my income but I have found other ways to make it stretch plus I have cut out a lot of things and I actually have extra $$ at the end of the month

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    It's what we mostly use Microsoft Money for. We see where every cent goes. We started when I was pregnant with dd because we knew I'd be out on maternity leave for 6 months and we needed to know where we could cut back. Awareness is a beautiful thing!

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    I have an i should again. i pretty much know where all my money goes, gas, rent, car payments, cigarettes. ect.

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    I never have and honestly I would be scared to.I know we spend to much and seeing it on paper will make it worse.

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    We do- we keep track in Quicken. When we first started it, it was shocking! I was amazed at how much we spent at the gas station on soda and snacks, magazines we'd pick up at the grocery check out lane, and so on.

    Now we track it, and know when we're going overboard in any area.

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