Creating a Budget

by astanhaus


How much $$ to budget for music per month?

(click on the bold-faced vocab words:))

Of course, there is no right answer to this question.

But actually, I need to know. Because I am painfully talented at justifying musical purchases.

Last night’s train of thought…I must support the hot, bearded guitarist, who has been playing just for me all night, by buying his cassette tape. Fun fact: I don’t have a tape player…

Mint has cleared up my confusion! It created a budget FOR me, based on my previous months of spending.

PLUS, I could compare myself to the average american’s spending habits.


I was able to create an actually realistic budget with the help of my fellow citizen without awkwardly asking anyone. Rock on, Mint! See for yourself here.


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