Sunday, March 18, 2012

March into Money - Day 18

Research update.... just starting on my list of things to do...

Need to do:
1. Call credit cards and ask for better rate
2. Cancel Economist recurring subscription. Read online instead.
3. Reinstate automatic savings transfer
4. Define financial goals - 3 months, 6 months, 12 months, 24 months
5. Read the book The Total Money Makeover (ordered used copy)
6. Research more ways to avoid food waste

Ideas for reducing spending:
1. Find a less expensive hair stylist
2. Review all expenses for last several months - find potential reductions
3. Evaluate insurance plans
4. Evaluate cable bill - consider going Hulu
5. Limit restaurants/eating out

"Have nothing in your house that you do not know to be useful, or believe to be beautiful.” 
 - William Morris

March into Money - Day 18

CNN recommends this, so I'm giving it a whirl.

Oh my goodness. I just whirled it - in less than 10 minutes, I linked most my account and I have an instant overview of my entire budget, upcoming bills, and ridiculous amounts of data. I'm a little weary of how easy this was (is it really secure???) but I am equally impressed.