January 2007

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Why not just stop? Instead of writing down every expense, or saving every receipt, or always paying cash, why not stop trying so hard to keep up with all our expenses? What happens if we stop watching our expenses constantly?

Unlike only paying in cash, I feel that writing down every expense is somewhat reasonable. However, I feel it is also less than optimal. Let’s face it, writing down every single expense is inconvenient.

January 25th, 2007

The idea behind always pay cash is that it hurts to hand someone else your money, and therefore, you’ll spend less. I agree that it hurts to hand someone money, but it doesn’t matter much whether it’s paper or plastic. The other premise of always paying cash is that if you don’t have the money, you won’t spend it. This is a particularly poor argument. Keeping track of my finances means I already know how much I have, whether it’s in the bank or in my wallet.