As some know, I moved out of my house with the parents a few weeks ago to start a job in Milwaukee. I'm living in single bedroom apartment by myself, and figured out a rough budget before I moved up here to confirm that I would be in the black at the end of each month. Now that I'm starting to settle into my weekly income, and beginning to realize just how many durn expenses I have, I want to develop a sound budget, or a way to keep track of my money and see what I can do to be fiscally responsible. Right now I'm making up a rough spreadsheet in order to track all of my expenses (I'm going to keep track of every last receipt for the next couple of weeks) vs. my income on a monthly basis. I don't know what I can do short of that - I've never been good with those wacky money programs, such as a Quicken, I figured it would be safe to stick with what I know. (Excel) Any tips? Anything I should watch out for? Any financial advice you can offer to a young man trying to make it in the world?