Shopping receipts suck. They’re nasty little pieces of paper that fall between the consul and seat of your car, or get stuck to the bottom of your sweaty water bottle. They get washed in your jeans, turning into pocket paper mache. Or they bulge your wallet to the thickness of a Stephen King novel. They overtake your purse, becoming paper cut hazards when you search for your keys. Receipts pile up everywhere: on counters and desks . . . wadded up reminders of your spending habits. While they overtake your space, it seems like once you actually need a specific receipt, it’s nowhere to be found. Misplaced receipts probably end up in the same hidden vortex as lost socks and long-gone remote controls.
I’ve misplaced my fair share of receipts, or kept them stuffed in a drawer. But thanks to FitFin (www.fitfin.com), I can now find them in just a few seconds.
FitFin allows me to take a picture of my receipt with my smartphone and save it for later retrieval. A couple days ago I took a pair of shoes back to Famous Footwear using my receipt that was saved in FitFin. The shoes were purchased a couple months ago and before FitFin, I never would have kept the receipt. Or if I had kept it, I would have had to comb through a shoebox of receipts, probably losing interest and deciding to forget it before it was ever found. But because of FitFin, I was able to find the receipt in a few seconds. I handed my phone to the salesperson and she replaced the shoes with no questions asked. I have also accessed receipts to take items back to other places.
Emailed receipts are also becoming more common. Now when I get a receipt emailed to me, I take a screenshot of it and add it into FitFin. This is done in just a matter of seconds when adding an expense. By doing this, I get the receipt out of my email inbox and it doesn’t get lost in the shuffle of the dozens of emails I get each day. And since receipt capture is part of the expense process, not only can I keep the receipt, but I can track my spending at the same time. Win-win!
It’s really easy to track/expense and save a receipt. I usually do it right when I get into my car so I don’t have to worry about it later. And since I have my budget set up in FitFin, the expense tracks against my budget automatically and I now have a permanent place for the receipt. All in just seconds!
If you don’t currently have a good way to keep and access receipts, give FitFin a try. It’s free and only takes a few seconds to sign up at www.fitfin.com.
Now the only thing you have to worry about is what to do with all that extra counter space.