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Product Details

  • Paperback: 144 pages
  • Publisher: Princeton Architectural Press; Jou edition (December 19, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 161689136X
  • ISBN-13: 978-1616891367
  • Product Dimensions: 5.2 x 0.5 x 7.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 5.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #325,764 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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" Record your own expenses in close proximity to adorable drawings." -- Huffington Post

"What Did I Buy Today?, Kate Bingaman-Burt's artful new mini-ledger, invites readers to answer that question every day, promoting frugality... Bingaman-Burt has famously hand-drawn her daily purchases for years. It behooves us all to monitor our spending. Seriously." -- Very Short List

About the Author

Kate Bingaman-Burt is an illustrator and educator. She has been making work about consumption since 2002, teaching since 2004 and drawing since 2006. Her first book Obsessive Consumption: What Did You Buy Today? was published by Princeton Architectural Press in 2010.

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Kate Bingaman Burt is an illustrator and educator. She has been making work about consumption since 2002, teaching since 2004 and drawing until her hand cramps since 2006. Her first book, Obsessive Consumption: What Did You Buy Today?, was published by Princeton Architectural Press in 2010 and her second book, What Did I Buy Today?, is also coming out from Princeton Architectural Press in Spring of 2013.

She lives in Portland, Oregon, where, along with being an Assistant Professor of Graphic Design at Portland State University, she also makes piles of work about consumerism: zines! pillows! dresses! drawings! paper chains! photos! Starting in 2002, she photographed everything she purchased (finished in 2004). In 2004, she started drawing all of her credit card statements until they were paid off (finished in 2010). In 2006, she started drawing something she purchased everyday (still drawing!). She also wants to draw your passwords, mix tapes, stolen goods and yard sale signs. On going photo projects include documenting sad, discarded thrift store crafts and Portland free boxes. She will also take a picture of the back of your head if you sit in front of her on the bus.

Along with being an educator and illustrator, she frequently travels to speak and to conduct workshops at a variety of universities and organizations. Her work is represented by Jen Bekman in NYC and she has produced several editions with Jen and 20x200. She shares a workspace with Clifton Burt, Will Bryant and Nicole Lavelle at ADX in Portland.


http://katebingamanburt.com
http://theokbb.tumblr.com

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By tania padilla-brainin on September 14, 2013
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I got this thinking it would be training wheels for getting me to be more on top of my finances and balancing my check book. Having a thorough record of all purchases debit, credit and cash is helpful and was a good reality check about the daily choices I make.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Amanda on January 22, 2013
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I've been looking for a journal like this for awhile, so I was really happy to find this. There is plenty of space to write and I love the extra goals and such. My only complaint it that the 'blurb' on the back of the book is a sticker that indicates you can peel it off. This is great in theory since it makes the book look more journal like. In practice though, it peels off in pieces and tears the paper on the back cover. I wish I had known so that I could have just left the sticker on. Other than that, I can't wait to get started on this journal.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Josey G. on March 31, 2014
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It's a fun way to record your daily spending. Great artwork, and well-thought-out headings make it easy and amusing for me to track where my money is going. There are pages to record where you saved and where you splurged, and a beginning and end of year record, where you can set new goals and see if you met your goals one year later. I think everyone should keep a record of what they spend every day, since money tends to disappear on the little things, like coffee and lunch. If you want to get your finances in order, but don't know where to start, this is a great little notebook. Plus it makes you think twice about buying things if you have to log your purchase that same evening. I use it alongside Mint.com to keep track of my finances. I think it would be great to give kids or teens as well, to get them in the habit of keeping track of their finances, and saving for their goals, rather than expecting instant gratification (that goes for adults too).
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By PattyLouise VINE VOICE on March 28, 2013
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I love books like this that track things for me in a unique yet easy way.

I love writing things down!

I love being organized and this little book was a fun way to do it!
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I really love this journal. Creative, useful and very nice to keep all your bills into your manage. Congrats to the author!
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By Kelly on February 6, 2014
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to help writing out what i am buying to stop the habits is a good idea...i just hope it works....
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