Very recently, I made great progress in meeting one of my overall PF goals. I pledged to become more organized, and that is one reason I started this blog. I use it to keep track of what I’ve done and to plan what I’m going to do. I haven’t been posting publicly lately, but the private entries have kept me from forgetting my specific goals.
The progress I made was indeed an organizational feat tackled. One of the first things I wanted to learn to do when I started watching my finances was balance my checkbook. I bet that even people who don’t do much else in the way of PF do balance their checkbook. For some reason, I could never understand exactly how to do it, probably because I tracked my checking accounts online. When I tracked them online, I never got a matchup in my PF software.
Well this is a problem no more! Each penny is accounted for, and to celebrate my clean slate, I made myself a tracking booklet to keep in my purse. Now I have no excuse for not tracking my debit card purchases!