Browse, shop, click and pay—it’s easy to get carried away with online shopping. Unlike traditional shopping, lugging bags around a shopping mall, you can forget how much you’ve actually bought. A good idea is to set up a little system for tracking your online purchases so you’ll know what you’ve got, collect receipts in one place, and monitor delivery.
- Online purchases can be easy to forget. To help keep track and not make double purchases, create a desktop folder for a copy of all online receipts.
- Set up a separate mail folder in your email program. Transfer to a “received file” when the packages arrive.
- Create a little Excel spreadsheet, track all your purchases, noting those that are online.
- Monitor your expenses so there will be no surprises.