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Like The Song Says… Money

I about shit a brick when I opened this year's W2 and found out I'd made $36k in 2013.

That's a hell of a lot more than I'd made the year previously… 2012 had just squeaked by as being the year where I'd made the most I had made (narrowly beating that one year at Target where the overtime was an obscene amount). I must've worked a lot more overtime this year than I thought I had, because I made almost ten grand more.

The disturbing part is that I really don't know where it all went. I really should be keeping better track of my money, or at least my expenses, especially now that I'm not so poor that I expect to always be broke.

It's good to finally feel affluent, but it's definitely going to take some adjustment.



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Feb. 4th, 2014 07:49 am (UTC)
I know you don't expect to live to see old age, but you really ought to be putting something away for that rainy day. You never know when it's coming.
Feb. 4th, 2014 07:53 am (UTC)
I probably should. But I'll be honest, I'm not going to.
Dale Weingartner
Feb. 4th, 2014 01:47 pm (UTC)
I use an app or on line called Mint. You attach your credit cards and bank accounts to it and it keeps track of what you spent. You might have to go in and tell it what the items were for until it learns what they usually are. Quite a handy item.
Feb. 4th, 2014 02:06 pm (UTC)
I could no doubt do it with a simple spreadsheet, too. It's just a matter of expending the effort now that it's actually worth doing.
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