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Catha Mullen: Tracking My Financial Health

April 23, 2015

Catha Mullen has a long history with tracking, primarily from her experience as an elite-level distance runner. In this talk, presented at the Bay Area QS Meetup, she describes how tracking and data analysis helped her understand and improve her financial health.

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Counting Money

January 29, 2015

Yesterday was the first day in a month that I handled cash. For weeks everything I’ve purchased and paid for has been handled by digital means. Debit cards, direct debits and deposits, internet purchases – it’s all 1’s and 0’s flowing through the tubes, and it’s makes my life very easy. However, now that the…

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Amaan Penang: Making Data-Driven Financial Decisions

August 13, 2014

Amaan Penang was faced with a life change when he moved from Texas to California to start a new job. While preparing for the move he started to examine his financial health and was surprised by what he didn’t understand about his spending and income. Using the popular financial tracking software, Mint, he started to…

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Natty Hoffman: The Enlightened Consumer

August 4, 2014

Natty Hoffman was interested in learning more about how she spent her money. Not satisfied with just categorizing expenses, she dove deeper into two years of transaction data to understand where here money was going and how well her spending habits reflected her ideals. In this talk, presented at the Boston QS Meetup group, Natty…

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Numbers from Around the Web: Round 4

March 1, 2012

Karsten W. is on an amazing journey towards understanding his personal finances. Thankfully for us he’s been writing about his methods and what he’s learned along the way over at his blog: FactBased. Let’s dive in! Step 1. Track  Karsten decided to use twitter to track his expenses and supplement that data with his normal bank…

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Ewart de Visser on Tracking Trading Performance of A Friend

February 6, 2012

Ewart de Visser had a friend who “didn’t like the whole work thing” and started speculating on foreign currencies. When Ewart asked him how much he was losing in his first few months, his friend wasn’t sure, so they set up a spreadsheet to start tracking his trading performance. In the video below, Ewart describes…

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Corey Maass on The Birdy

January 6, 2012

Corey Maass is a freelance web developer who has spent the last six years getting his personal finances under control. He read every book and blog he could find on how to keep his bank account above zero, and built The Birdy to help himself and others in the same situation. In the video below,…

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Chris Woebken on Digital Money

January 2, 2011

From the New York QS Show&Tell meetup group: Chris Woebken talks about his experiments in designing interactions to enhance our relationship with digital money. He asks the question, how can money be measured – in minutes, in sound, or in touch through electromagnetic gloves? Watch the video below to see Chris’ ideas for new form factors,…