How Eric Dunn, Quicken CEO, Uses Quicken for Investing

Eric Dunn, CEO of Quicken, uses Quicken for Windows on a daily basis. In this blog post, Eric shares how he personally uses Quicken to track investments. Continue reading

Socially Responsible Investing: 3 Things to Know

In today’s investing world, socially responsible investing (SRI) seems to be everywhere. While the modern practice of values-based investing dates back to the 60s—when the civil rights movement led to the establishment of community development banks in low-income and minority communities— it’s been gaining steam in recent years as investor demand climbs.  Case in point - according to the US SIF (... Continue reading

What Do You Really Know About Investing? [Quiz]

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Who Does the President's Personal Finances?

Despite being the leader of the free world, the president still has to pay personal bills, and many of them have opted not to pass off that responsibility to a financial professional. However, great diplomacy doesn’t necessarily mean great financial aptitude. In fact, not all presidents have been good at managing their money. Continue reading
How Could a Changing Economy Affect Your Savings?

How Could a Changing Economy Affect Your Savings?

Changes in the American economy not only affect jobs and wages, they often have a direct impact on your savings. And there’s no more likely time for economic change than at the beginning of a new presidential administration. While no one can predict the effects the Trump administration will have on the American economy, it's vital that you understand how changes in interest rates and inflation... Continue reading

New Year, New Presidency: How Might The Trump Administration Affect Your Finances?

Date: January 1, 2017 It’s not uncommon to want to tighten your purse a little when a new president takes office. With new policies, many economic and financial changes could be ahead. There’s been a lot of speculation about how the economy will fare under President-elect Donald Trump, but he’s been pretty vocal up front about the things he wants to achieve. Continue reading

Financial Management: Credit Card Smarts

Credit cards often get a bad rap. But by themselves, they are not necessarily evil. They can actually be useful tools in building a good credit history—and that will save you money for the rest of your life. It’s how people use their credit cards that can get them into trouble. Some bad credit card habits are easy to spot. Others are not so obvious. Some seemingly innocent moves could actually... Continue reading

Save Money on Investing

Enroll in a 401 (k) Looking for a partner in wealth? Your company 401(k) is a smart choice because you defer paying taxes on your contributions, giving you a bigger paycheck now and allowing you to save more. For example, if you contribute $200 per month, your paycheck will drop by just $150 if you’re in the 25 percent tax bracket. (This assumes you’re investing in a traditional 401(k); if your... Continue reading

Conquer Your Fear of Investing

Many of the most worthwhile things in life are scary at first. Consider, for example, going to school for the first time, falling in love, learning to drive, starting a family, figuring out your new Tivo… Investing is no exception. The thought of possibly losing money is a terrifying prospect. And the fact that today’s economy has seen better days probably isn’t helping those fears. Investing in... Continue reading

Financial Planning: How to Boost Your Savings

Unless you're expecting a big inheritance sometime in your future, the only way to accumulate a net worth worthy of the label is to make a habit of spending less money than you're taking in. Budgeting is a good way to practice this particular fiscal religion. On a modest income, the difference between halfhearted money management and smart money management can be hundreds of dollars a year,... Continue reading

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