Thursday, December 30, 2010

Mint-y fresh new year's resolution

I’m usually not very good with making New Year’s resolutions that I follow through with. In fact, I don’t even bother making one most years. After purchasing a house though, it’s a little easier to come up with goals, and they usually have to do with money.

Last year, we decided to start a savings account (I know, something that should have been done years ago). And this year, we’re going to try to do a better job of budgeting our money and analyzing where it’s going. This will really be beneficial to us, especially with a basement we’re planning on finishing in the near future.

And how exactly do we plan on making this happen? Mint.com.


We’ve heard about this site from several people who use it, and the reviews I've read are all very positive. It seems like a pretty comprehensive yet user-friendly budgeting site, and I think it will help keep us on track better than creating Excel spreadsheets or something, which we’d surely get behind on updating.

Does anyone else use Mint.com? If so, what do you think of it?

And, since this is my last post of 2010, I thought it would be fun to take a little trip down memory lane and recap my top 5 favorite projects of the past year (in no particular order):









Hole in the Wall (technically, we did this one a couple of years ago,
but I only wrote about it this year!)


TEASER: Get ready for another bathroom update coming soon!

Happy new year everyone!


5 comments:

Cindy @The Flipping Couple said...

I use Mint.com and love it. Especially the "trend" feature, so I can see how our grocery bills compared to groceries last month or even last year. It's a great tool!

Caroline @ The Feminist Housewife said...

It's been such a great year! Can't wait to see the bathroom update! Happy New Year!

Sara @ Russet Street Reno said...

I use Mint.com, but I get so annoyed that they always send me 'balance low' emails long after I've already gotten paid. I have no idea why it does that but it gives me heart attacks for no reason.

marleah said...

I like Mint as well - the budgeting feature is really nice, where it graphs how far into the month you are and how much you've paid in each budget area. Really handy!

Oonafey said...

I was completely gung-ho about Mint when I first signed up, but unfortunately I use a credit union and Mint cannot access my accounts... Makes it pretty useless when all my positives (checking and savings) are invisible and all my negatives (credit cards) are all "Hey, look at me you're totally in debt"... Besides that I think it is really great.

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