So…we’re 1 month into 2014. How are those financial goals of yours holding up? Still on track? Still keeping track?
Unlike the excitement of drafting new goals, achieving your financial goals isn’t flashy or fun. When you’re do it right, it’s actually kind of boring (unless you like challenging yourself to grow account balances each month, which I do).
And things that are boring and routine get overlooked when life gets going. That’s the whole reason that technology like automated withdrawals and personal finance apps can be so helpful.
Personally, I like using my own spreadsheets (which you can check out here and here). A lot of people that like using pre-made tools and/or their phones because they feel it saves more time. Spreadsheets, pencil, paper, online tools; they all have the same drawback. They require time and attention up front to set them up correctly.
When it comes to online/phone tools, I’ve been a fan of Mint.com for several years. But it can be a bit overwhelming when you first try to get everything set-up. I mean, your goal is to save time, not spend it learning how to use new software.
So when I came across The Mint Manual, I knew it was something you’d find valuable. I prepared an overview of the type of content you can expect on my main site (How To Use Mint’s Free Budget Planner). It’s got everything you need to get the most out of Mint.com…so you can spend more time watching those accounts grow, if that’s your thing!
It’s a PDF, so it’s easily readable on any computer or iOS/Android device.
If you’re not completely satisfied, just email Tim (he’s the author) within 30 days of purchase for a full refund – no questions asked. And since Mint is constantly improving, you get free updates for the life of the product.