Lately I've been getting a lot of e-mails and comments about how I budget and what software I use. First, I'm surprised that so many of you e-mail me about this (this makes me happy because I know that I'm getting everyone to think about their finances more!) but this also surprises me because you guys e-mail me about this! I never honestly thought I'd be the one for people to ask.
I only use Excel and my head. I store a lot in my brain and that's probably not a good idea. I have a horrible memory but I recently signed up for Mint and that's been helpful to see where my money is going. Mint does lag a little for me and I hate getting the constant e-mail reminders for bills that I need to pay (even though I paid them 2 weeks before I get all these annoying reminders UGH). [Read more…]