Hitting 25 years of age, last year, really put things into perspective for me. I’m at a point where I want to step up my finance management game. I’m not a reckless spender BUT I can do better; there is always room for improvement. I consider myself a visual person. In order for me to achieve a goal, I have to see it in front of me. That could be drawing up an actual “map” to get where I need to go. A couple of the people I follow on Twitter were talking about a money management service called Mint.com. I was curious about what they were tweeting so I went to the site.
When I got to the site, I took a little tour and even watched the video about how it works. Seems simple enough. Then, I decided to sign up. Anything that helps one to manage his or her money sounds like a good idea to me; I have plenty of short-term goals (a couple of trips and paying off a credit card) and some long-term (improving my credit score, having an emergency fund, saving for a home) that I would like to actually accomplish. I’m going to give this service a spin. I truly hope to change my budgeting habits. I may actually start a new blog just to make it easier to document my progress. Buckle. Up. Kids. We’re about to pull out of the station!