Today’s Inspiration – 10.12.17

On the way to work this morning I thought about our current financial journey and I am thankful for the financial tools we have found along the way.

We used Mint for a while and it is one of the most popular financial apps according to a recent Rockstar Finance Poll amongst 137 financial bloggers. Personal Capital is the most popular, Mint comes in second, and YNAB is third for budgeting apps. I voted mainly for YNAB because that is what we use daily. Mint just seems more like a budget tracker than a living breathing spending plan.

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Happy #NationalCheeseburgerDay!

Happy National Cheeseburger Day friends!

This made me think of an old cartoon character J. Wellington Wimpy,  aka Wimpy the Moocher, from the old Popeye cartoons. Here is a clip to freshen your memory:

“I would gladly pay you Tuesday for a hamburger today.” – J. Wellington Wimpy

If you think about it those of us that carry the heavy burden of debt are a Wimpy the Moocher. We want the hamburger, new car, or new shiny Apple gadget now but we want to pay for it Tuesday. In other words we accumulate debt with credit cards, financing, and loans for things we cannot afford.

Don’t pay for that cheeseburger today on credit like Wimpy!

***Get your budget on track. Take a look at my recent post on budgeting software YNAB!***