After many years, I realize that time is money but taking the time to create a spot to gather and record is a great way to stay organized.
A dear friend gave me this pretty ginger jar a few years ago and I have named it my "feng shui money jar" which I keep a few lucky items and some spending money. There is a lucky wishbone, a crystal, some dirt from my garden and some lucky gold chocolate coins given to me.
It's a great way to ensure that there is always a bit of luck or a few dollars for a treat.
Firstly, I make a pot of tea and take time to gather my weekly receipts and then record them. It has certainly helped to show exactly where the money goes and created a savings because when you write it down, you are much more honest.
Do you use pocket files or a budget system for you house hold or business?
I would love to know what system you use for keeping your finances and files organized.