How to Make a Budget That Maximizes Your Money

Want to know how to make a budget that actually works? We'll show you how to create a personal budget that can help you take your finances to the next level.  Continue reading

Disposable Income: What Is it and How Does it Affect your Finances?

The term “disposable income” is something of a misnomer. It sounds like fun money, but it’s quite the opposite. Also known as disposable personal income (DPI) or “take-home pay,” disposable income, is the amount of money available after taxes and other employee deductions have been taken out of your paycheck. It’s not truly “disposable” because it has to cover your family’s most essential needs... Continue reading
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Quicken Resolution Round-up: This New Year, Try Investing in You

As the year comes to a close, we’re starting to think about how to make the most of the new year and live our best lives. Quicken, maker of the best-selling personal finance software in the US, surveyed over 1,000 adults to gather insights into financial New Year’s resolutions — and discovered some surprising secrets to success. The best things in life might be free, but it turns out resolutions... Continue reading

Are Spending Limits the Secret to Happier Holidays?

Quicken survey reveals couples’ holiday spending trends in the U.S. We know holiday spending is projected to increase this year. But how do couples across the US approach spending during the merriest season? Quicken, maker of the best-selling personal finance software in the US, recently surveyed over 1,000 married adults to get a picture of their spending habits over the holidays -- and to find... Continue reading

Year-Round Money Management Breakdown [Infographic]

Year-Round Money Management Breakdown If you’re only checking your budget once or twice a year, you need to up your finance game. Take a year-round approach with these seasonal tips. Continue reading

The Best Way to Cut Down on Excess Spending

You may have the best of intentions, but sometimes when you go into a store to buy just one thing, you come out carrying three bags. Everyone spends a little too much now and again, but cutting back is easier than you think — you just need to be aware of when you’re spending too much. Continue reading
Keep Track of Your Money

Why Quicken Is the Best Way to Keep Track of Your Money

Meticulously counting each dollar you spend gets old in a hurry, but keeping track of them as they leave your pocket is still the best way to monitor your cash flow. Good news is, you no longer have to do all that counting manually. Budgeting software takes all the legwork out of keeping track of your money, and Quicken is your best option. Here’s how you can use it to keep your money in check. Continue reading
The Fastest Way to Rebuild Your Savings

The Fastest Way to Rebuild Your Savings

A savings account is a safeguard against unexpected expenses — after all, emergencies never strike when it’s convenient. If you’ve used up all of your savings, rebuilding your financial safety net as soon as possible is an important priority. Katie Ross, education and development manager for American Consumer Credit Counseling at ConsumerCredit.com, suggests using a five-point plan to get your... Continue reading
The Fastest Way to Save for a Car

The Fastest Way to Save for a Car

The fastest way to save up for a new car is to first reduce the amount you'll have to save. Putting 20 percent down on a new car has been the golden rule for years, but you can scale down the amount necessary for the down payment on a car in just a few ways.  Continue reading

Are You Ready To Buy A House? [Quiz]

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