People worry that entering receipts in by hand will take a ridiculous amount of time. It really doesn’t — roughly 10 minutes a week for most people.
- Once a week, set aside a little time (perhaps during the commercial breaks of your favorite show?) to enter your receipts and find out how much money is available in your different categories.
- At the end of the month, look over how you did and make any necessary changes for the next month’s budget.