• James AcklinJames Acklin, almost 9 years ago

    Excel. I grab a CSV from my credit card providers and checking / savings bank every so often and crunch all the numbers myself. I find that getting my hands dirty in my financial history curbs bad behavior, since I don't want to be reminded of it later.

    Furthermore, I found mint.com to be way too much interface. The visualizations are pretty and I understand its value in saving me the time of aggregating all that data for me, but I feel like it abstracts me too far from the numbers themselves.

    I like the explicit self-shaming of calculating exactly what percentage of my paycheck that trip to the bar was.

    2 points