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Old 04-01-2011, 06:40 PM   #41
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I know the number exactly as I have been tracking for about 3.5 years. Including credit card, debit and cash transactions it has averaged 48 per month

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Old 04-02-2011, 06:37 AM   #42
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We keep it very simple. Take the higher earners paycheck and deposit it in savings or VG every payday. Live on the smaller paycheck -pay off cc completely each month. The number of transactions automatically drops to level near what it was when we first got married over 33 years ago.

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Old 04-02-2011, 07:19 PM   #43
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I would have no idea of tracking cash transactions.
Me neither. I do almost everything with credit card. Hit the ATM maybe once every 6-8 weeks for some mugger money.
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Old 04-02-2011, 09:47 PM   #44
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56 per month. That includes all cash transactions, automatic or manual ACH transaction, and each CC purchase. That is for a family of 4, with 2 still working and 2 in school. All expense tracking is done in a spreadsheet. Most of the tracking happens after month end when I copy/paste 2 CC statements and my electronic checkbook spreadsheet into a consolidation spreadsheet, categorize those expenses, and drag/drop to their resting place in the predetermined categories I have set up. I try to focus on the purpose of the expense. Ie, one category is "fun" which includes toys, entertainment, and liquor.
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I try to focus on the purpose of the expense. Ie, one category is "fun" which includes toys, entertainment, and liquor.
That is the way I do it too. If I buy a dumbbell, it is "health". If I eat oysters cause I am hungry, it is food. If I take someone for an outing, it is "fun". If I should buy athletic shoes to wear around, they would be "clothes", if I bought them for the gym they would be health.


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