Call me weird, but one of the things that I take pleasure in doing is our finances each month. I don’t know why, but I like to pay the bills and make sure that we are staying on track. One of the hardest things for me over the past few years is that with having a wife and a child as well as having a small business, we have a lot of accounts to manage. Now, even though I love to oversee our finances, I am not the best at keeping track of our spending and could probably do a better job. I have tried a couple of different ways to do this, but have not found something that I can stick with and find useful.
I wanted something where I could just dump all my accounts into and see where and how we are spending our money and where we can cut back. When I read about Personal Capital a few weeks ago, I figured I would try it out to see how well it would work for me. After putting it through its paces, I found that it definitely has some nice features that I like. Let’s take a look at it more and see whether this would be a good program for you.
Keeping up with your finances can be tricky, especially if your pay and bills aren’t consistent every month. But you know what’s even harder to keep track of? Investments. Those tricky things have the bad habit of gaining and losing value all the time, and knowing the actual amount you have in stocks and bonds at any given time is usually a guess at best. Then, if you want to know if your investments are actually working out good for you, you’ll need a ton more research … and luck.
SigFig is a new web app that aims to make it much simpler to keeps tabs on your portfolio and know exactly what you have and what’s happening with your investments in real-time. Let’s take a look and see if it’s the app you’ve been needing to take the guesswork out of investing.