Monday, December 22, 2008

What's a Geezeo and why do I need one?

So, people keep asking me what is Geezeo? It is sort of like Quicken, but free, is what I tell them. Merely because most people have heard of that. The official lingo: free online personal finance tool with an active community of users, half of which saved $100/month last year. I think that's a ridiculously impressive statistic. Especially in this time, it's crucial for people to manage their money and learn to budget.

Now, to be honest, I didn't load my own accounts initially. Not because of any security fears, but because I didn't want to be faced with the reality of how little there was, and watching it decrease. However, when this statistic become public, I decided I was costing myself $100/month, or $1,200/year just because I was hiding from myself. I don't know about you, but I've not had more success when I'm hiding, than when I'm being brave, courageous and wise.

Lest you think I'm calling myself courageous.... read it like this, I'm saying you have an opportunity to be courageous... I do however acknowledge that I'm making a wise move by listing my accounts and watching where my money goes. Please join me at Geezeo. You can create groups, write confessions (mine is usually revolving around diet coke or some such expense), or ask for expert advice. It's all there for the taking.

Now, I'm going to tell you a little secret... Jan. 1 Geezeo is launching a 3 month promotion, "The Great Geezeo Bail Out" and the grand prize is 3 months mortgage paid. You get more entries each time you log in and/or invite people who join too.

I can't win it, because I recently was given the honor of working with them... so that means your odds just went up! Join today, and help yourself keep your financial new year's resolutions.