I enter every single receipt that comes my way into Quicken. That’s how I know where all our money is going. We’ve really cracked down on our diet, trying to eliminate “junk” foods and I’m very curious to see how we’ve done. I’m tempted to just enter “groceries” for every single grocery store receipt but I want to see how the categories are adding up.
I’m sick of keeping track of money! I want to just skate by and barely keep track. I have tried to enter the receipts each evening, but that lasts one or two nights before I lose momentum and forget.
Friday would have been the perfect day to get caught up, but instead I spent exactly 20 minutes entering receipts and then spent the rest of the day in a funk because our Internet connection was down. I did work on two blog posts, but they are incomplete since I needed the Internet to find reference links! Finally around 7pm our Internet was restored. We have broadband and can see the tower from our house so we have a fast connection. I guess due to the storms we’ve been having here in Arizona the service had some problems.
Once our Internet connection was restored, I again attempted to enter the receipts and was having an awful time trying to stay focused with the task. I went to the kitchen to get a drink and and ended up washing dishes and wiping off counters!
There is at least 50 receipts in this pile, and I’d already entered twenty or so. I finally cracked down on Saturday and got them entered. Whew.
If you’re curious as to how many receipts I entered for December, click here to read Those Darned Receipts. Visit My Top 7 Reasons to Save Receipts to see why I save all our receipts and click here to find how I file/store our receipts here.
Do you track all of your receipts in a program like Quicken or Money? Do you keep all your receipts, or do you throw them away?