I’m no stranger to personal finance software. Hell — I’ve written about most of my experiences with them here on this blog. Moneydance, Mvelopes, Wesabe, and most recently, Mint, all helped keep track of my family’s finances for varying lengths of time and differing degrees of success. Mint turned out to be an interesting case. […]
A few weeks ago, online personal finance site Mint announced that it was being acquired by its main competitor, Intuit (maker of Quicken, QuickBooks, and TurboTax). Since then, the online discussion around the deal has centered on two topics: Whether Mint “sold out” by cashing out early instead of building the business for the long-term […]
The more time passes, and the more that I learn about America’s crumbling financial system, the more I think maybe we should just let it all burn. You know, start over from scratch.
Several months ago, I started a blog post about a wonderful web application called Wesabe that I’ve been using to keep track of our family’s personal finances. Unfortunately, a tight schedule on my part has meant it never made it out of draft form. Luckily for you, it looks like someone else has just written […]
The next time you need to replace a light bulb in your house, consider using one of the compact fluorescent variety. They use less than 2/3 energy than regular incandescent bulbs, last 10 times longer, and will save you over $30 in energy costs over its lifetime. There have been a couple of eye-opening articles […]
Back in February, I talked about a couple of personal finance programs I had tried: Mvelopes Personal (completely web-based) and Moneydance (a cross-platform desktop app that’s built in Java). Because there have been some big changes to Mvelopes and our own family situation since February, I thought a rereview was in order. First up: My […]
Update: I’ve rereviewed the new version of Mvelopes and now give it a big recommendation. In addition to the career change I talked about a few days ago, I’m also working on an exit strategy of a different kind. It isn’t quite as dramatic, but I’ve been planning this one for a number of years: […]