Tracking your expenses isn’t a new idea, but it really is a great one. I think the best way to keep myself accountable is to write everything down for all to see. I recommend everyone actually write out your outcomes from each month. It seems to have more impact than just looking at your Mint budget. Let’s call this my “Weight Watchers for Money”.
My goal from now on will be to keep my savings rate at or above 70%. Let’s see how I did this month.
Below I’ve recorded in charts and graphs some data points I thought might be good to keep track of.