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Mastering Cash Flow: Tracking Spending to Boost Savings and 10+ Hacks to Spend Less

Mastering Cash Flow: Tracking Spending to Boost Savings and 10+ Hacks to Spend Less

Update: 2023-09-13
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#133: Chris does a deep dive on tracking your spending, covering why to do it in the first place, as well as top apps/services, setting up budgets, managing recurring expenses, picking categories and more. He also shares practical tips and hacks to save money across 20+ different categories of spend (without having to make big sacrifices).

Link to Full Show Notes: https://allthehacks.com/spending-tracking


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Tools to Track Your Spending:

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Cashback Monitor: Rebates & Mileage/Points Reward Comparison for Online Shopping

CamelCamelCamel: Free Amazon Price Tracker

Keepa: Amazon Price Charts (not sure why I called this Wistia)

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Expenses Category Breakdown

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Full Show Notes

(02:13 ) Budgeting & Tracking Cash Flow

(06:24 ) Tools to Monitor Your Spending

(09:00 ) Free Tools to Track Your Spending

(17:00 ) Paid Tools on Android to Track Your Spending

(18:00 ) Review of Simplifi

(20:07 ) Review of YNAB

(23:36 ) Review of Copilot

(24:12 ) Categorizing Your Spending

(29:58 ) Hidden Expenses Categories

(31:55 ) Carryover Budgets

(33:19 ) Setting Up Recurring Expenses

(34:55 ) Copilot Intelligence

(35:50 ) Solving Cash Flow

(39:08 ) Refunds

(43:45 ) Benefits of Budgeting

(48:03 ) Ways to Save Money on Household Items

(53:50 ) Saving on Utilities

(56:10 ) Savings Related to Children

(57:27 ) Saving on Health & Fitness

(58:39 ) Saving Money on Personal Care

(1:00:29 ) Hacks to Save Money on Entertainment

(1:02:19 ) Saving on Food & Drink

(1:05:14 ) Coupons, Price Trackers & Other Hacks to Save

(1:06:57 ) Gifting & Donating


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Mastering Cash Flow: Tracking Spending to Boost Savings and 10+ Hacks to Spend Less

Mastering Cash Flow: Tracking Spending to Boost Savings and 10+ Hacks to Spend Less

Chris Hutchins