Archive for the ‘Personal Finance’ Category

For those who haven’t been putting the pieces together regarding recent credit card legislation, Andrew Martin brings up an issue I felt was coming for a while now: Credit cards have long been a very good deal for people who pay their bills on time and in full. Even as card companies imposed punitive fees […]


Wesabe: Wrap Up

30Oct08

In conclusion, I’ve mentioned three things (Proxy Tagging, Data Export, and Community) that keep me coming back to Wesabe, and what ties them together is Wesabe’s winning attitude as a company. That attitude prompts Wesabe to write a Bill of Rights on behalf of their customers that is both publicly accessible and awesome. The attitude behind that Bill is one that seals the win […]


Problem: I don’t really know how to go about X (finance related), how do I start? OR I keep trying to do something I know Wesabe can do but it’s not working! Wesabe Answer: Groups As for the first question, there are pages and pages of discussion, all searchable in Wesabe’s Groups, talking about almost any […]


Problem: You’ve spent a lot of effort setting up your system on Wesabe, and you’d like to be able to see that data many ways and on many devices. Wesabe Answer(s): Firefox, iPhone, Twitter, CSV, OFX, OFX2, QIF, Widget, or plug straight into the source with the API For those that don’t recognize everything in the list above, […]


Problem: 2+ people share a living space, but bills can only go to one person. Common Answer: Have one person pay the bill each month, and have the other pay them back. Wesabe Feature: Proxy Tagging Wesabe’s free form tagging let’s you create a taxonomy for your finances that makes sense to you, without having to adapt my thinking to any quirky, already […]


Taking a brief hiatus from politics, over the next few posts I would like to talk about why, out of the big three web finance apps (Mint, Quicken, and Wesabe), Wesabe has been the app that I can’t give up, no matter how tempting the other two become. First, if you’re considering using a web app to track your finances, […]