Blogs and books can be found in abundance on how to simplify and streamline everything — from routines and daily diets to your possessions. The main driving forces behind this movement are mindfulness, appreciation and intentionality.
But what about personal finances?
Enter kakeibo — a refreshingly low-tech approach to budgeting, devised in Japan over a century ago. The method is focused on simplifying how you track spending and saving, and encourages you to reflect on and evolve your money habits. And it’s that emphasis on a simplified view and making reflection a routine that sets kakeibo apart from other techniques.