Rolling Budget Concerns (In Mint)
Feb04

Rolling Budget Concerns (In Mint)

When I decided to have a rolling budget for the entire year of  2013 I did not anticipate the problems that were potentially associated with such a venture. I previously had my budget set up in Mint and it would reset the categories every month. I also kept a spreadsheet where I could enter my receipts on a daily basis and that also helped me to keep track of what I spent. I mostly kept the spreadsheet to monitor what went on each...

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Why I Decided To Keep My Spreadsheet AND Mint For My Budget
Jan09

Why I Decided To Keep My Spreadsheet AND Mint For My Budget

So I track my spending and income in Mint for the most part but I also have a spreadsheet in Google documents. This spreadsheet is where my actual budget was created before I copied the numbers to Mint and every time I make a change to the budget I use the spreadsheet first so that I can see the effect on the numbers. I enter my receipts into the spreadsheet manually so that I can have very detailed look at where my money goes. It...

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How to Save Money Using Your Smartphone (Guest Post)
Oct03

How to Save Money Using Your Smartphone (Guest Post)

Almost everybody has a smartphone now, and therefore almost everybody has access to an almost infinite number of downloadable applications. While some of these applications are simply funny at best, others can actually be very helpful. If you have a smartphone and you’re looking for some assistance with tracking your spending, balancing your budget, or saving money towards a big purchase like a car or house, check out these cool apps...

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I Just Figured Out What I Was Doing Wrong In Mint

I have been using Mint.com to track my finances and help keep me on track with my zero based budget for a while now. Mint shows your spending as three colors according to how well you are sticking to the budget. Green means you are way below budget Yellow means you are getting near your budget limit Red means you have gone over the budget limit I am also tracking my spending in a spreadsheet and I was surprised to see that even when I...

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