by astanhaus

When I need to make a change to my diet, I write down my meals every day for a week. Maple cream cookies… they are so tiny, yet add up so quickly!

Same now goes for my spending habits. It’s shocking how little things like magazines, gum and espresso add up. Now I know where my loose change goes because I track my spending on Mint.

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Once you create an account (do it now), Mint does the dirty work for you. Whenever you use your debit or credit card, it automatically records the $$ in your own confidential cloud based notebook.

Cash lovers can manually add expenses through the Mint App!

Mint presents your expenses in automatic categories. Problem areas will be crystal clear.  Great?!

For me, it was my work week lunches. I have since invested in a lunchbox adorned with my initials. Currently, one of many trends in my office—attributed to me!    

See Mint’s magic for yourself in their 90-second overview video here.


(Originally published on Amanda Stanhaus’s financial literacy blog: XO, Bettie.)