Secrets of the Millionaire Mind pt. 3: Additional Tools & Resources
Keeping in line with yesterday’s post, here’s a couple of things I’ve been doing to step my game up on the financial tip:
1) Checking out The Simple Dollar, a blog about personal finance skills by Trent Hamm. The subtitle for the blog is “Financial Talk for the Rest of Us,” and that’s why I like checking it out…Trent builds on this in a way we can all understand, and he also incorporates a lot of basic, practical knowledge we can easily apply to our daily lives (frugality, wealth mindsets, etc.).
Right now he’s getting ready to release his new book The Simple Dollar: How One Man Wiped Out His Debts and Achieved the Life of His Dreams (which you can pre-order from Amazon), but he also has a FREE book out now called Everything You Really Need to Know About Personal Finance on Just One Page. Check it out.
2) Using a Microsoft Excel spreadsheet I call “Mathematics,” which I used to take account of my expenses. Peep this (you can click all images to enlarge):
It’s cool because since it has calendar layout, you get a very good visual representation of where all you’re money is going (trust me, it’s nowhere near whatever you think it is). It also tallies up totals for the day, the week, AND the entire month.
Download the template by clicking here. For each day, use the left column for the item description and the right column for the dollar amount (use a “-” sign to designate it as an expense…it’ll then show up in red).
You’ll have to enter the actual day count, but everything else (formulas, cell references, etc.) is automated into the file.
Hope this helps…
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