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I thought it was amusing that you bought a budgeting app.
April 4, 2014 1:54 PM   Subscribe

If you're going to read one piece on fictional, passive aggressive banking services make it Kelly Stout's short "Alert!"

Reminiscent of Mallory Ortberg's Texts Messages from a Ghost and The Return of Ghost.
posted by sacrifix (10 comments total) 9 users marked this as a favorite

 
Man why do I even bank at Aperture Financial?
posted by The Whelk at 1:56 PM on April 4 [4 favorites]


This is funny, but it makes me want to mention that You Need A Budget actually does prescriptive money management pretty well. It's sort of like Quicken except it forces you to keep track of your money by making a budget each month. Unfortunately, it has no opinions about my snack food purchases.
posted by straight at 2:05 PM on April 4 [4 favorites]


I could actually use a budget app that told me I probably didn't need to get a milkshake. Might be more effective than Weight Watchers...
posted by ThatSomething at 2:07 PM on April 4 [1 favorite]


That was fun. Thanks.
posted by medusa at 2:20 PM on April 4 [1 favorite]


If I'm going to read two, which should I read next?
posted by Frayed Knot at 2:21 PM on April 4 [4 favorites]


But...I like rice and sriracha.
posted by Thorzdad at 2:21 PM on April 4


Amusingly, my phone chimed with a mobile banking alert as I was reading this.
posted by jferg at 2:57 PM on April 4


Both my bank's budgeting tools and Mint insist on shaming me instead of, you know, showing me my current status and recent transactions. I can budget with a spreadsheet much better than some bizarre user interfaces that try to read my mind, tyvm.
posted by Yowser at 4:19 PM on April 4


That was great, thanks for posting!
posted by skycrashesdown at 4:45 PM on April 4


That was really funny, thanks for sharing it.
posted by arcticwoman at 6:34 AM on April 5


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