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A Slow-Tech Approach to Tracking Spending

Ten years ago, I tracked every penny of our family’s spending. That’s good, right? Over time, however, I lost sight of why I was doing it and eventually stopped. Recently, I decided to try it again, and I find myself having the same mental conversation every time I sit down with my receipts.

“I don’t have time for this. Is there any way to make this easier? Can I pay someone to do this for me or use something that does it for me, like Mint?” Then I grab a receipt, and my thought switches to, “I didn’t realize I’d spent so much eating out this month.”

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