I’m not sure about you, but in my personal life I’m a details kinda person and sometimes I miss the big picture. I also have retail issues and I love going out with friends. Take that combination, add it and the maintenance costs for a Mini Cooper to the cost of living in So Cal and you have a recipe for a potentially expensive lifestyle.
Enter Pocketsmith (Affiliate Link)!
Now I’m sure you’ve heard of Mint, and I bet if you’ve used it you’re either wondering “how could something POSSIBLY be more awesome than Mint?” or, if you’re like me, “please tell me there’s something better than Mint.”
I’ll start with question number 2: YES. There is totally something better than Mint.
Now, to go back to question number one, think Mint, but better integrated with the way you actually function and think as a person who isn’t necessarily an accountant.
How do you plan things out? Usually on a calendar, right? You set a goal, you put a date on it, and your timeline is set based on the end goal.
The guys and dolls at PocketSmith got the planning game DOWN. Read that last paragraph. Now apply it to your financial goals. It just makes sense, doesn’t it?
See, PocketSmith has a lot of the classic Mint functions and all, but the forecast calendar is what really helps me keep my spending in check. I can enter my budget and scheduled expenditures, enter my scheduled income and enter any other expenses and income that come along as I go. With that information, I can see how much I spend, how much I will potentially save, and (assuming that I stick to my budget) how long it will take me to meet any major financial goals.
So make sure to give it a try and let me know what you think!
P.S. This is TOTALLY NOT a sponsored post – I just really like this tool and I wanted to share it. Cheers!