Sunday, April 23, 2006
#15 - Analyze my spending and create a budget
I've always been a number cruncher. My first job ever was in retail and I've always been great with money. Other people's money that is. When dealing with my own it just seems to dissapear which is very confusing to me considering the 'being good with numbers' thing.
Reading the book "The 9 Steps to Financial Freedom" by Suze Orman has been extremely helpful in this. Its actually deals with you as a person and how and why and what you spend money on, not just like 'invest in things to make more money' which I found there was a lot of in personal finance books. I'm only 3 chapters/steps in but was thrilled with the last one as it directly related to this 101 task, woohoo! I have done this one, and will be keeping an eye on how it goes over time, with moving and all things will change so I'm gonna have to check in with it in a while to see how things are as time goes on.