You can’t manage what you don’t measure. This is true for any metric you have control over: in business, the weight on the scale, and of course in your personal finances. If you don’t know how much those $6 lattes or $9 pints add up to on a monthly basis you have no idea, and no sense of control, over how much of your income is being spent on these small expenditures. Tracking is easy with a budgeting app, and you may find yourself enjoying one of these beverages even more once you know it’s not throwing off your financial plan.