Money Management

I've been trying to take control of my spending lately, partly because I realize I've developed some bad habits as a result of earning a good amount from the internship but not yet having to pay bills. The other part is I need to start saving so that this stuff can happen. Also... saving money in general is good.

I've started using Wesabe, one of a few up-and-coming money management tools on the web. It allows you to import data from your bank and credit cards, then tag items with keywords like "clothing, food, travel" and so on. Wesabe generates a bunch of pretty graphs and charts and stats from this data, which is why I'm able to say that I'm spending WAY too much money on American Eagle clothing.

Point is, money tracking = good. Look for a new thriftier me -- after I do all this holiday shopping, of course.