Now that Christmas season is here expenses is one of the common activity that we need to track down, we need to monitor and control. If its not necessary to buy and of essential do not go for it, lest you be tempted to swipe your card if you do not want to worry of overwhelming bills at the end of the month. Honestly speaking, this is also my struggle whenever Christmas would come, since it is time for the bonus usually you will have the budget to spend on gifts that you are to give your loved ones on the day itself. And after the holiday, I would start wondering where the places and stores I have been and what have I spent there. So hard to track down all of those expenditure. Unlike my sister who had her activity recorded through mint.Which I found out to be very helpful in my daily cost of living, In know its not yet late for me to adopt my sisters strategy, to have a monitoring.