Moleskin Expense Log

A couple of years ago, my friend showed me her blank moleskin that she converted into a calendar.  Ever since then, I’ve been in love with moleskin notebooks (Barnes and Noble).  They’re simple, clean, lightweight, and can be used for a variety of things.

I made one to keep track of daily expenses.  After each purchase, the receipt is kept with the moleskin.

Every couple of days, I go through the receipts and mark the amount under the corresponding day.

I check online and when the transaction clears, I highlight the purchase.  I once went to a restaurant and later found out they overcharged me by $10.  If it’s only a couple of dollars, you might not notice it when you skim through your monthly statements.  By highlighting each purchase, I can make sure every transaction is correct.

Yes, I could use my calendar app on my phone, the calendar program on my computer, buy a premade calendar, or use an excel spreadsheet.  Why don’t I do any of these things instead??  It’s the old-fashion part of me that still loves using pen and paper.  I would much rather keep a handwritten journal or a planner than to use my computer or phone.  Also, I can make it look any way I want with my pens and markers.  I know some of you artsy people out there can relate. =)

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3 thoughts on “Moleskin Expense Log

  1. Vy says:

    Haha, my moleskin just stores ideas & sketches now.
    & I’ve begun to use gouache (water-based paint) instead of pens.

    I’ve been on the computer for so long that I don’t know how to write anymore.

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