When I started Lazy Man and Money, I didn't think I'd ever have more than 15 people a day come to the site. Surprising I'm 30 times more successful than I thought I would be. However, there's a hidden benefit that I never dreamed of. It has opened doors for me professionally. This is especially amazing to me because with the exception of a few people out there I'm anonymous.
Yesterday, I got to meet with Noah Kagan from MyMint.com. You may know him from OkDork.com. I don't know why, but I was expecting 2-3 people in a small room coding away. Instead they actually had office space - and good office space at that. They even had the requisite Red Bull there.
While there I got a tour of the Mint application and while I'd like to go into it in detail, I've promised to keep the details under wraps until they are ready let the word out. The only thing that I can say is pretty much what you'd figure out from reading their website and blog. (The blog is well worth the read... there are a some solid interviews with personal finance bloggers and other folks in there.) Back on the topic, Mint can be thought of a simple budgeting tool. In my tour of the application, I played with it for over 15 minutes and missed the biggest feature behind Mint. Once I figured it out, a light went off in my head, and I thought, "I will have to recommend this to my readers." I wish I could say what it was, but that would give away too much.
The day would have perfect if I hadn't gotten hit by car while stopped at red light less than 10 minutes after leaving the office. There was only minor cosmetic damage to my car and no injuries. It just means that I deal with auto insurance adjusters now.
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