They both use this “ring infographic” that my brain does not like.
The outside looks a bit like a pie chart but the middle is empty.
That bugs me.
Where the hell is my juicy pie chart?
I stopped using Mint because of the “ring”.
It makes no sense to my brain.
I would rather see this with red as the warning colour:
” You’re spending too much on clothes and not enough on cookie dough!”
To modify my behaviour.
The two categories are probably inversely proportional.
I see that in my pie chart.
But not in the “one ring to rule them all!” infographic.
For net worth, I use a spreadsheet once a year
I don’t worry about investments daily or need a pesky daily email to tell me “hey you spent A LOT at Forever 21 today, I think we should alert the authorities!”
Finance is BEHAVIOUR, not infintessimal musings and hand-wringing.
Keep it simple.
Keep the whole pie.