1. Check your bank statement weekly or at least monthly
Every Sunday, or any day you desire, go over your bank statement quickly and see where your money has been going. You can easily spot any mistakes or unauthorized charges like that as well. Just get your phone, tablet or computer and skim through to review charges.
2. Use mint.com, personalcapital.com to easily track your expenses
You can easily link your bank accounts to those sites and really see where your money is going and where you tend to spend the most money.
3. Write down your financial goals
Use good ol’ pen and paper a personal financial management service like Mint to keep track of your goals. It’s important to have financial goals and have a deadline to hold you accountable. With a deadline, you are most likely to feel motivated and to achieve your goals.
Disclaimer: The post is for informational and educational purposes only. Please consult your financial adviser for appropriate financial advice.