If you are anything like me you also hate keeping a budget for your daily expenses. Noting down every item you spend your money on, every coffee or bottle of water bought while out is such a pain. When I go out I just want to enjoy myself and not have that nagging feeling of remembering and noting every beer I drink. I just want to enjoy quality time with friends.
But the main reason why keeping track of my expenses does not work for me is that each time I created an excel file to keep track of my spending in the past, I quickly lost motivation to maintain it.