Kakebo

The Japanese Art of Saving Money

by Hani Motoko

  • Published: 23 Nov 2017
  • Price: £9.99
  • Format: Crown Quarto Paperback
  • Extent: 192p
  • ISBN: 978-1-78072-3433
  • Short Books territories:
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Are you really aware of what you spend?

Do you know how to value things beyond their price?

For the answer to these questions and more, look no further than Kakebo– the budgeting journal pioneered by Hani Motoko and used by millions every day in Japan to manage their household spending.

The Japanese believe that tidiness in one’s finances is as important as tidiness in one’s house – indeed for them, the act of thinking mindfully about where one’s money goes is in itself a recipe for calm and wellbeing.

Keeping a Kakebo is easy. At the start of each month simply decide how much you want to save and what you need to do to achieve your goal. Then note down your weekly spending and at the end of the month see how it all tallies up. There are slots for you to personalise your Kakebo according to your own spending routine, and space to reflect and make changes as you go along.

Start today – and discover the life-changing magic of Kakebo…