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Three Ways to Keep Track of Your Credit Card Purchases

For those of us who do choose to use credit cards, keeping track of your purchases is important.  I'm not good at it at all, so I've been researching and brainstorming ways to keep track of my purchases.  Here's the best of what I've found:

  1. Keep all the receipts, and log them (paper, computer, whatever) at home.
  2. Keep a folded index card wrapped around your credit card, and write down each transaction before you sign the credit card slip.
  3. Keep your credit card(s) in a checkbook cover with a checkbook register in it.  Use the checkbook register to keep a running tally of your purchases each billing cycle.
I'm sure there are more good ways to keep up with your charges, other than just waiting to pay the bill at the end of the month.  What do you do?
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