Debit Card - Tracking Use
I am finally using a debit card for the first time. We had done without one quite nicely, but are ready to move into the new century now. I am wondering how other people handle the issue of tracking spending and the account balance. With DH not working, our account could go down to where I might need to be aware of the balance at times. Since you don't carry a register around with you like you do with a checkbook, how have you kept track of spending? Do you enter receipts daily? Check the account balance daily? Where do you keep receipts so that you remember to enter them? Where do you put them when you get home? Is one spouse in charge of keeping the account updated, or do you each enter your own receipts? What system have your tried, and what has failed, and what has worked? Before now, we just used a credit card and paid it off every month. Save us some trial and error and share your experiences, please!