What Did I learn on Vacation?
I spent way more money this month than I made in October! Vacations and doctors bills in the same month will do that to you. Not good.
I have to admit I have never been good at budgeting. I have always had a sales job so whenever I spent more than I should have, I worked harder to sell more. Not a good strategy for a Dad with a family of four, even though it worked ok in my twenties.
Knowing that I am not proficient at tracking my income and spending, I begrudgingly looked for an app to help. Apps get me to do things that I normally wouldn’t do because they usually have a “gameification” aspect to them. The motivation for a higher score, goal, badge, or some type of visual indicator usually keeps me going. Well, I found a amazingly simple app that already has helped me become more organized. You can set up your entire financial world in less than 5 minutes and it works automatically….. right up my alley! Also, stick around for the end for my bonus app that you will love too!