Interactive Personal Finance Flowchart

Running a small business and writing my own paycheque means I need to not only stay on top of my business finances, but also my personal finances to make sure I don’t run out of money too soon. I often browse the UK Personal Finance Subreddit because it’s got a great community, and hosts some interesting articles and good advice.

A useful flowchart that’s often talked about in the subreddit is the original Personal Finance Flowchart Image. Follow the flow and you should be pointed in the right direction based on your financial circumstances. It really is a good flowchart.

Though there’s a problem with it.

If you’re looking at it on a desktop, it loads the original high-res image which you can enlarge, read, and do what you gotta do. However, on mobile – which is where I had my first encounter with it – the image hosting provider compresses it, making the text almost too difficult to read.

This is when I thought I’d make a mobile version of it for the community.

A mobile version needed to be simpler because of the small screen, and there’s a lot of information that users wouldn’t need to see anyway, so I decided to make it interactive and limit the flow in which information is delivered.

You can check out the interactive personal finance flowchart here. It’s an open source project too, so if you’d like to contribute you can head on over to the GitHub Repo here.

Happy saving.

Modest Fonts

Modest Fonts

The other night I quickly threw together this website showcasing my new fonts with download links for personal use. I posted it on Reddit before I went to sleep thinking nothing of it (as my posts don’t usually fare too well).

The next morning I was shocked! My post was getting popular, so much so that it not only reached the front page of /r/graphic_design, but it was actually the top link for a while.

reddit

This morning, I wasted no time (apart from taking a picture of a leaking radiator valve for my landlord) in checking the stats for yesterday’s visitor count on Google Analytics. Two thousand visitors!

That put a smile on my face.

That, and this:

P.S. Credit goes to @charl0ttejane for the beautiful illustrations on each button’s hover-over state.

Charlotte Jane Saunders Illustration