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See Some Other Financial Network Maps

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When I first drew up our financial network map, then subsequently wrote about and did a video about financial network maps, I had no idea it would become a popular idea.

These maps are valuable for two reasons. First, they give you a good snapshot of your finances. Second, it forces you to understand and, if you’re married, discuss your finances. Communication is the key to success in any relationship, be it a marriage or a friendship, and financial communication is often very touchy because it deals with money. However, the best things in life are hard right? :)

If you haven’t made a financial network map yet and aren’t really sure how, watch the video and read the post. Aftwards, check out some of these maps for ideas. Each one does it a little differently and you can pick and choose which aspects of each you want to use for yourself:

If you drew up a financial network map and I missed it, let me know!

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6 Responses to “See Some Other Financial Network Maps”

  1. I drew my financial map over a year ago, so that I could rethink how I was doing it. The rethought version is still fairly accurate to my current situation, so I haven’t updated it at all. But here are my maps: http://poorerthanyou.com/2008/02/13/rethinking-my-bank-accounts/

  2. My Journey says:

    Thanks for the mention. I actually just talked to my brother and his wife tonight about setting up their own map

  3. Jim, What a really great idea. You’ve inspired me to create my own financial network map: http://www.livemoneysmart.com/personal-finance/my-financial-network-diagram

  4. Macy Gray says:

    Jim!

    Long time reader, first time commenter! I think you’re doing the Lord’s work, clearing the economic cataracts from the eyes of the masses. Should’ve warned them more about the lousiness of callable bonds though!

    I read all your posts from my reader; keep up the good work!

    Macy Gray

  5. Sacha Chua says:

    Just posted my map, together with a description of my virtual envelope system. Thanks for the nudge!

  6. Cathy says:

    Thanks for linking my article, Jim!

    Had a couple people ask how I made my maps. I used software called XMind. There is a free version available at http://xmind.net. It is a java application that is cross platform for Windows, Mac and Linux.

    Happy financial mapping!


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