Want to have less stress and a happier life? Good bookkeeping can go a long way toward reducing your anxiety over financial matters. You may not always be pleased with the results, but you will be able to make decisions based on the information, and dresser drawers are difficult to carry in your pocket.
Here are five bookkeeping tips to help you get started.
- Do it!
Neville Symington puts forward the idea that a shift from the old routine to a new way of being requires what he calls an act of freedom. This kind of freedom means having a mind of one’s own, acting in faith in oneself and one’s good objects, and taking a chance. We must cut the ties to the old way in order to try something new. Whether we succeed or fail in that one moment, we have succeeded in the big picture because we have invested in real change. (A Headshrinker’s Guide to the Galaxy, 2012)
- Be organized
- Use a budget
- Know your cash balance
- Get help