This is a video I put together to talk about the basics of getting control of your finances. Once you have that together I will show you how I hack www.Mint.com to manage my finances in an automated way.
The 3 basic steps I talk about are:
1. Take an inventory. Find all the places you are either getting money or spending money.
2. Understand what you are spending money on. Go through each transaction and group it.
3. Implement automation to make your life easier. That is what the next post on Wednesday will be about.
I would really like to understand if this is something that you struggle with or you have under control. So let me know what you think.