Ok, so if you read the #FinancialFriday post from last week, you are probably wondering where to start in terms of tracking your expenses. “I don’t have time to do all that.” “I don’t want to have to look through all my credit card and bank statements to figure out how much I spend on a given thing each month.” And I understand. In our borderline lazy, have-to-have-it-done-for us-now society, who would want to do something as old-fashioned as manually keeping books?
Anyway, enough of my subliminal criticisms of society. The thing is, I have found an application that will support our laziness (ok, that was my last shot) while simultaneously helping us keep our finances in order. The Mint app is a great way to keep up with what you spend, where you spend it, what percentage of your income is spent on credit, and so on and so forth. It sends you reminders when your bills are due and let’s you know when you are over spending your budget. In my mind, it is an all inclusive app. And if your phone doesn’t support the app, you can do the same thing from mint.com. It’s as simple as signing up and inputting your information. I would definitely check it out when you get a chance. If you don’t like it, delete it. But I have been using it for over a year and find it to be quite helpful.