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In terms of the app - it lets me select the category (food, /movies etc.) then manually enter the cost and a description. I could select food-> 2$ and leave "coffee" as a note. so I think it is pretty nice tool.

Sounds good to me.
I was never able to carry a notebook around and pencil things in as they occurred. What works for me is always getting a receipt, and then at the end of the day putting the amounts into my spreadsheet before filing the receipts. DD, however, finds paper receipts cumbersome and unnecessary, and has some other method (maybe similar to your app). Whatever works for you is fine.

Btw, congrats on your new job, and excellent salary.

Also, congrats on tackling your debt now, before you move, and before you have an SO. A lot of people have problems because they:
- move to more expensive housing, and then find months later that they're really in over their heads, and/or
- have a hard time cutting back their spending because they get distracted by cut-backs that their spouse could be doing instead; or, worse, do cut back their own spending but have a spouse who sabotages the program.

You're in a very good position to take control of your finances. Good luck!
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