1. Assess new budget/financial trackers (Bye bye, Mint?).
Last week, I saw major changes in Mint's mobile app layout that drastically reduces the effective everything-at-a-glance nature that the tool used to give me. Now, each section (account totals, budget, cash flow) is separated out into swipe left icons. No. No. No. Recent reviews on Google Play emphasize how much the new app sucks, but bad reviews are not as visible on the App Store for whatever reason. 🤷
In my first Money Mastery post, I not so casually threw out there that I've used Mint for over 2,700 days. I've used Mint when I was spending under $300/month as a student living at home to being a kickass adult buying my first home and deploying grad school tuition hacks. With 7 years of Mint usage under my belt, I know that it'll be hard to switch to something new, but it may very well be time to do so. I am going to check out a few other trackers like Personal Capital and YNAB to see which ones make sense. Let me know if you have any suggestions!
2. Network, network, network.
Some people are great at starting up conversations with strangers. Other people have an air of intrigue that lures people to them. I can confidently say I am decent at networking, but I have to actively work at getting better. May is a great time to network since the days are brighter and sunnier. People seem generally in a better disposition (with Tax Day behind them)!
My goals for networking are to:
- Make 2 career connections (colleagues at work or outreach on Linkedin).
- Comment on 10 other personal finance blog posts or YouTube videos to get the word out on my blog. I've only done a little bit of outreach for MMD on social media (mostly Instagram and sparingly on Twitter), but I can be doing so much more!
3. Write 8 MMD posts.
I need to catch up on my posting if I'm going to reach my target of 52 posts this year, which I listed as goal for Money Mic Drop this year! That means 2 posts a week and a rest week (if I have one). I have a few pieces in mind that will hopefully peak some interest.
Last month I accomplished all four of my simple but significant April Money Moves. How did you make out with your money moves? Let me know in the comments!