Kakeibo: The Japanese Art of Saving Money by Fumiko Chiba DISCOVER THE JAPANESE SECRET TO FINANCIAL WELL-BEING: The Kakeibo is a wonderful tool for anyone who wants to make keeping track of their spending more streamlined People in Japan are masters of minimal living, able to make do with less in all aspects of life, whether it's de-cluttering personal belongings or savvy seasonal cooking. At the heart of all this is the kakeibo: the budgeting journal used to set savings goals and track spending. The premise is simple: at the beginning of each month, the prompts in this book help you to plan how much you would like to save and what you need to do in order to reach your goal. The kakeibo then gives you space to jot down your weekly spending and reflect on the month just gone. The act of completing your journal ensures that saving is a part of your everyday life, while also giving you the opportunity to reflect and improve every month.