Have you ever heard of Mint.com? I just joined it and it’s awesome.
It’s like a free version of quicken. It links to all of your accounts (credit cards, brokerage/investment accounts, savings/checking) and lets you keep a budget there, track all transactions and even make savings goals to meet. If you go over budget in any section, you’ll get an email. That’s so handy! Plus it gives you a pie chart to show how your money is being spent. A real eye opener!
Opening the joint account with John re-lit a financial fire in me.
I’m a saver (hoarder, miser…whatevs) by nature, and was really into personal finance, budgeting, investing a few years back but then got slack about everything that wasn’t automated. whomp whomp!
So, I re-read Smart Couples Finish Rich last night.