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The System


The System

ios App, 2017

  • WHAT: The System is an app that creates and keeps a simplified “macro budget” for you so you can stop overspending and get ahead.

  • HOW: The System organizes your checking account into 3 categories--for Spending, for Bills, and for Goals--then tells you what Goals to target in what order.

  • WHY: An astonishing 78% of Americans live paycheck to paycheck. Getting ahead requires financial savvy and considerable discipline, and and few of us have both.

  • WHO: This app is targeting single, salaried Millennials who feel overwhelmed and stressed out about getting their finances in order.

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The System starts with a white stack of money representing your income.

Then it divides that stack into red, blue, and green for Bills, Goals, and Spending.

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Your checking account is organized into stacks for Spending, Bills, and Goals




The System tells you exactly how much you can afford to spend until payday. It even gives you a daily average so you can pace yourself.




Money is earmarked for upcoming bills so you always have enough to pay in full and on time.




Any remaining money is earmarked for financial goals in this order: First Pay off debt, then Build an Emergency Fund, and finally Invest.


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Read about the methodology for The System in my article How to automate your finances and feel good about money on Medium