I wasn’t mentally prepared to use a Fitbit for money

Under capitalism, humans must burn money like calories just in order to stay alive. We’re all dimly aware of this fact, but the ubiquity of the process means that most of us avoid thinking about it (if we’re lucky). Being aware of the continuous flow of money in and out of every aspect of your life would be, I imagine, like noticing the individual atoms in the table top when you sit down for breakfast. Pretty soon you’d go mad.

Which is basically what happened to me when I signed up with a tech-savvy banking startup.

The company in question is Monzo, which says it wants to be the Google or Facebook of banking. Currently, though, it’s just a debit card and a clever app; one that tracks your spending in real-time, breaking down purchases...

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via The Verge
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