Skip the Finance Fads


It’s the time of year when many people resolve to get their finances in order. As with dieting, this is also the time of year when all the fads compete for your attention. You start to see ads for everything including computer software, apps for your phone, programs/groups that promise to solve all of your financial problems, and whole “systems” that promise you control over your money. Books, software, classes, and support groups all compete for your attention.

The thing is, while some of these things might be useful in the right circumstances, the basics of personal finance are unaffected by these fads. There is nothing that any of these systems, apps, and programs can do


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2 Responses to Skip the Finance Fads

  1. Bryan Cooper says:

    It is very important to establish what is important to you before you start developing your budget. Your goals (vision) need to dictate your budget, not your budget dictating your goals. It can be hard sticking to a budget. Not sticking to your budget equals not reaching yours goals. Tying the two together can help motivate you to stay the course.

  2. Simon says:

    There are plenty of accounting apps that are readily accessible to mobile phones. It allows you to manage your finances on the go. However, they are only useful if you commit to following your budget and not over spend. It requires a lot of discipline to follow your own targets.

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