Think about it! Do you have cash in your pocket right now? Do you go to the ATM on a regular basis to get out a $20? Does your employer give you that paper every other week? Probably not. We’ve lost all contact in the actual mechanism that’s allowed us to barter.
That’s why I love mint.com.
This website will keep you on track with your money as it gives weekly updates on spending. The website links to your bank account to keep account of where your money is going each week. This is my actual spending of the week 11/7-11/13:
Not too bad! With this chart, I feel like I still have a physical attachment to MY money that I put back in the economy.
I also have the site linked with ALL of my accounts: student loans, credit cards, Car payment, etc. I can set a goal for myself (say, pay off my $2,000 credit card debt in 2 months), and the tracking system will help me budget my money so I can reach my goal:
If you are looking for a quick baby step to get you to your FINANCIAL HAPPINESS, open an account with mint.com today!