Unless money just effortlessly falls into your hands, I think it’s safe to say that most of us have to work hard for the money just like Donna Summer alluded to in one of her songs. It’s not always easy to make a living, and with the prices of almost everything increasing like they are, it’s easy to see why people are frustrated with their income and what it allows them to purchase. One of the best ways to gain control of your finances and maximize your purchasing power is to maintain a budget and keep track of your expenses. I’ll be honest, I still need to do a lot of work in this area, so hopefully Buxfer will set my on the right path.

This online service specializes in keeping track of personal and shared expenses, which means that if you have a roommate or share bills with other people in any way, then you can stay on top of who owes what to whom with Buxfer, plus the service can also suggest ways to settle debts as a group. While you keep track of your transactions, the integrated graphs will show you where your money is going, and even though it may not always be pretty, you’ll quickly discover areas in which you can improve your spending habits.

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