Don't miss Pepys diary, since he always squares his accounts before New Years.
suppose myself to be worth about 500l. clear in the world, and my goods of my house my own.... But my greatest trouble is, that I have for this last half year been a very great spendthrift in all manner of respects, that I am afeard to cast up my accounts, though I hope I am worth what I say above. But I will cast them up very shortly. I have newly taken a solemn oath about abstaining from plays and wine, which I am resolved to keep according to the letter of the oath which I keep by me.