Monday, May 25, 2009

Life changing.


THIS site is so cool.

And while we are on the topic of managing your money, THIS
book is now available in an updated edition. If you're young-ish and/or don't have you money shit together, this is the best starter book on personal finance.

17 comments:

SparkerShop said...

Agreed. My husband and I started using Mint a few months ago after reading about it on Apartment Therapy. Scary at first to see everything laid out in one place, but liberating once we felt like our finances were under control!

robby said...

I love it. It's inspired me to really budget myself for the first time ever.

Anonymous said...

Darling, you linked to the old version of the book. Not the new, expanded version.

Decorno said...

Really? The product page says that book was released in March 09. I am corn-fused. If you have a more up to date link, will you paste it here so people can click through? Thanks.

Bethany said...

Love the Mint idea. I am going to look into it further in the AM. I wanted to recommend Rich Dad Poor Dad as a finance book. It changed my life when I was about 25 (I am 35 now)because it taught me to look at my money in a completely new way.

red ticking said...

love the options... i hve a few of them and highly rec. come check out the beta plus books... complete series at red ticking... they are some of my most favorite in my collection... miss you

Anonymous said...

Okay, looks like an Amazon problem that they have just cleared up. Earlier today your link went to an older version of the book, then poking around I found the newer version on Amazon. Now I see your link goes to the new version. Problem solved!

Rachel said...

My husband and I have used Mint, but I'll admit we don't even have our crap together enough for it to really work like it should. I think it can be useful in tracking your spending, but it's not failsafe.
For instance, I pulled out a $20 at the grocery store with a debit purchase, but Mint lumped it all into groceries. Same with the gas station - which is affiliated with the grocery store (we get $.10 off!) - the gas purchases go under the grocery store.
Then there are just some purchases/transactions it seems to miss.

I am really working hard on finding and working with budget that puts down/lists the expenditures we have each month, and how much leftover we will have to spend on things like groceries and such. It sounds simple, but this has been one of the hardest things I've tried to do since getting married.

Megan said...

Mint is such an awesome tool! My husband and I signed up right after we got married and combined our finances - it has helped us save so much money - because you can see how all the little things add up so quickly!

Style Noir said...

Mint is brilliant.

As for personal finance books, Ramit Sethi's I Will Teach You to be Rich-- in spite of the lame name, which happens to also be the name of his kick-ass blog-- is PERFECTION. Straight up.

mamacita said...

Mint amuses me. They send me a warning every month when I go below $500 in checking. BAHAHAHAHA. Oh, Mint, if I have $500 in checking at the end of the month, it is party time.

mamacita said...

Oh, yeah -- let's give a shout-out to Ramit and his book, I Will Teach You To Be Rich.

leni said...

awesome site. thanks for sharing it!

lotusmoss said...

I use wesabe.com, and it changed my life too (they are in the middle of a redesign, and hence a painful renewal of some old features). Anyone have experience with the two that can tell me the differences or why they prefer mint??

Anonymous said...

No one needs a website, or a pie chart, to organize their finances.

Spend less than you think you should, try not to spend money on things like Starbucks and fun shoes, and open a savings account.

Pay off your credit cards.

Don't 'splurge'. Just don't!

Spend enough to enjoy your life, without feeling any amount of worry.

I rarely post inflammatory comments but people are fucking stupid when it comes to managing money.

People flock to Suzie Orman and anyone who gives 'reassuring advice'. Fuck that. Try not spending and soon it will become a habit.

I go on nice vacations, live in a nice house, and enjoy my life, yet there are people who will say 'why are you living in that town? Why don't you have this car? Why are you wearing that?'

You have to tune out the Jones's and make your own plan.

Anonymous said...

I just can't see why they have to have direct access to my checking account...to much for me...the concept is nice though.

Abbey said...

i'm catching up on all my decorno reading since I had the bebe -- so that's why I'm leaving tons of comments. I adore Mint.com, as you say, life changing!