That article is simply perfect. I read it and immediately reached out to Andy to ask him if I could link it in this article. Which he graciously agreed to.
So, please make time in your day to check out his article on creating a budget in Mint.
If you have read my blog, you will know I certainly am no financial expert. I am just starting on this journey and have a whole helluva lot to learn.
But, what I do know is people. Especially, my people. By my people, I mean people from the Midwest.
People who grow up in those flyover states surrounded by corn, beans, and cows. People that did not grow up with sound financial advice. People that are slaving away to debt. People that have not heard of the term “Financial Independence,” let alone think it is achievable. We aren’t exactly perceived positively for our financial savviness.
However, one of the goals of this blog is to hopefully educate and change that perception.
One of the ways that I hope to do that is by educating readers of this site into taking control of their personal finances. To do that, one has to look at their finances, both good and bad, and become aware of the financial situation they are in. There are many personal finance apps out there to utilize. Personally, I believe all of them are good and if someone is looking to take the steps to fully viewing their finances, then I will not discourage them by saying one app is better than the other. Hell, I don’t care if they write it down on pen and paper, as long as they are taking those proper steps.
But, in this post, I am discussing Mint: Personal Finance. It is what I have historically used and what I know best. If you are reading this blog, then you probably already know what Mint is. If not, here is the handy and easy-to-read intro that they graciously placed upon their home page.
However, as useful as that intro is, it not really what I will be discussing. I actually am not even going to be discussing “how” to use Mint at all, but the more so the “why.”
Am I certified or endorsed by Mint?
No, I am not.
But, I do believe that Mint is one of the easiest personal finance tools out there for people just starting on their path to financial control.