Every year I start out with a commitment that this year I am going to get my finances in order. I am going to stick to a budget, save more, start investing, get serious about buying a house, and start a retirement account.
Yes, I realize that’s a lot of stuff to expect. I also realize I don’t actually do any of them.
However, this year is different. (don’t laugh!)
Anyway, for those of you suffering from the same self-delusions I am, Lifehacker has a useful post entitled “How to Create (and Stick to) a Realistic Budget with Mint.” If nothing else, it will help you start a budget.