One per month – month 1

So as you may know, Andrew and I are tackling one new thing each month (or giving up one thing).

This month, we’re keeping a daily financial diary as recommended in Your Money or You Life by Alvin Hall.

At the end we’ll use it to do a proper budget. This month was a BAD month to pick, though — we’ve had to dish out £440 for the car, £245 for car tax, £145 for Chiropractor and probably around £400 for our gas tank to be filled (heating/hot water). Yuck.

We’re supposed to be doing our normal-type spending but I can’t deny that writing it down makes you think twice. Maybe this will last longer than a month… or at least … it should.