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The System

The System

ios App, 2017

 
  • WHAT: The System is an opinionated personal finance app that shows you how to use your money to climb the financial ladder.

  • HOW: The System automatically partitions your checking account into 3 categories--For Bills, For Spending, 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 significant discipline and financial savvy and and few 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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Setup

Once a user links their accounts, The System automatically determines their income and bills, then suggests an amount they can put towards Goals. What's left over is their guilt-free spending money.

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Home

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

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Spending

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.

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Bills

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

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Goals

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