I've seen lots of questions lately about personal finance and spending so I figured I'd put this up for those of you interested. I'm not trying to endorse any products, just saving a monkey from dumping 100/hr a week cash down the drain.
Some of you recent hires may feel like you hit the lottery compared to your poor college days. You may not be sure how to track your spending or whether or not you are able to save any money. That's where Mint.com comes in. It aggregates all of your financial information into one easy place to view. Checking account with your employing bank? Savings account back home? New Roth IRA? Students loans? No problem.
You can't actually move any money around on Mint, it simply lets you view your "flow of funds". Perhaps you spent $4,000 on Lending Club investment account through Mint. Mint also has a feature that helps you save money, whether it's through CD rates, trade commissions, or credit cards, you put in your data, and it finds stuff tailored to your needs.this month and historically you spend $2,000, Mint is going to let you know about it. You can even track your
Every one of us strives for the proverbial "F you money" as BSD's; but until we get there, why not save some bucks along the way?