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By: Michelle

Fri, 05 Feb 2010 16:04:06 +0000

Great post Mary! This was really interesting -- I think I will try out what she's suggested for you. I am notorious for spending $$ at lunch including buying all sorts of 'goodies'.



By: Kimberly

Thu, 04 Feb 2010 03:45:40 +0000

Wow Mary! I'm very impressed you were able to book Patricia Lovett-Reid for lunch. I own one of her books, Get Real: 26 Canadian Women Share the Secret to Authentic Success and it's a good read. Can't wait to find out who else you have lined up for your next lunch! http://www.chapters.indigo.ca/books/Get-Real-Canadian-Women-Share-Verney-Lovett-Reid/9781552638781-item.html?ref=Search+Books%3a+%2527Patricia+Lovett-reid%2527



By: Mark

Wed, 03 Feb 2010 22:52:19 +0000

Great post Mary!



By: lunchwithmary

Wed, 03 Feb 2010 19:10:45 +0000

Thanks Mike! I will check out that tool. 9% on dining, eh? I can't wait to see (note the sarcasm) what nuggets this experiment will reveal.



By: Toba

Wed, 03 Feb 2010 18:49:53 +0000

Something I've found helpful is using a tool like Quicken Online: http://quicken.intuit.com/personal-finance-software/free-online-money-management.jsp It hooks up with your online banking, and automatically tracks your spending, breaks it up in nice graphs. Eg. Over the last 6 months, I've spent 31% of my income on rent and 9% on dining. My parents always tracked every single thing they spent money on, but I could never do this.. Quicken takes about the right amount of energy for me. Oh yeah, and you need to buy things with debit or credit, otherwise you just have a huge cash section.