..or Robert Frost!
Nobody was ever meant
To remember or invent
What he did with every cent.
I know that writing down everything you spend is often recommended but I'm just not going there right now! I might do it sometime, but not this week/month/year.
What I have done is filed every last paper - Yay! This meant making the decision to keep no more than two years worth of bank statements, utiltiy bills etc. In all the years I have filed and stored them not once have I needed them. (I know this might be tempting fate....) At the same time I am browsing web sites and books on personal finance. My favourite at the moment is Jean Chatzsky's Make Money Not Excuses (Good title?) Wake Up, Take Charge and Overcome Your Financial Fears Forever. The page that sold it to me had the heading A woman embarassed that she hasn't paid attention before.
Hmm. That's me.
You can read a fair bit of it on Amazon to see if you think it would be right for you. Thank you for the interesting and useful comments on the last Simply Money post!
I've signed up for Jean Chatsky's free weekly newsletter (and unsubscribed from something else - don't want extra clutter!)
If you should be lucky enough to find yourself in Crail (see yesterday's post) you might like Crail Pottery. Cheerful ware, not too expensive, prettily displayed..
If I had a holiday house I'd have bought lots of it.
But I haven't, so I didn't.