I keep an eye on my finances day to day but I have to admit I don't always count the change in my purse and record all my purchases, reconciling the two every day. However, every so often I do just that. Every penny leaving my purse has to be accounted for and recorded, usually over a period of about a month.
I've been doing that since the beginning of the year. Sometimes I find I have a little more money than I should have, sometimes a little less but I keep a money box and use that as a float so I can balance things if necessary. I emptied my float on 1st January but had been aware that I was putting the odd penny in since.
Today I decided to check the box and this is what I found.
To save you the trouble of counting I will tell you there is £7.77. How did that happen?
I am a financial genius!