Quicken Stories: Nancy Colt

Quicken user Nancy Colt has a head for numbers. When she first married Mike, her spontaneous and creative husband, he had multiple checkbooks scattered across their home and office and a sporadic trail of receipts. Nancy first bought Quicken to make their joint taxes easier. As the couple prospered and their asset portfolio became more complex, Quicken helped her watch over their financial... Continue reading
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Need to Move Some Cash? Here’s How to Transfer Money From One Bank to Another

We live in an age of mobile-only bank accounts and online budgeting apps. And yet, figuring out how to transfer money from one bank to another without paying a fee can be surprisingly difficult.  The best option can depend on whether you want to transfer money between two accounts you own, or transfer money to someone else. The bank you have can also be important, as you may get slapped with a... Continue reading
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Quicken Stories: Paul Gipson

Paul Gipson came up through the aerospace industry, watching far too many airlines go under—sometimes right beneath his feet. After 9/11, the company he worked for cut salaries across the board and significantly reduced their 401(k) contributions. He spoke with us to share his personal journey as well as how he used Quicken to keep his retirement plan on track. Paul’s background */ /*-->*/ “I... Continue reading
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Should You Redeem Your Savings Bond? Use This Calculator to Find Its Value

Purchasing U.S. savings bonds can be one of the safest ways to earn money on your savings, as a savings bond’s value is backed by the full faith and credit of the U.S. government. They can also offer tax advantages over similar products, such as a savings account or certificate of deposit (CD).  Although you might not earn a lot of interest, the guaranteed return can make them an important part... Continue reading
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Quicken Stories: Robert Hill, COO

Robert Hill started his career as an entry-level software engineer. Today, he’s the COO of a med-tech firm and a father of five. According to Robert, Quicken has been an integral part of helping him provide for his family. Read his Quicken story to learn how planning, tracking, and actively managing your finances can help you grow your net worth and support your life goals. Humble beginnings... Continue reading
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Preparing for a Recession: Embracing Your Personal Finances

COVID-19 has brought on a global recession, according to S&P Global. With much of the world sheltering-in-place to stop the spread, economies have slowed to a crawl. Americans alone have filed more than 30 million unemployment claims. While COVID-19 might be unlike anything we’ve faced in our lifetime, recessions aren’t. Preparing for a recession requires a few key steps now so you can help... Continue reading
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How to Improve Your Financial Literacy

April is financial literacy month. Officially kicked off by the federal government in 2004, financial literacy month is designed to raise public awareness around financial literacy and how we manage our money. And there’s at least one good reason to set aside an entire month for talking (and learning) finance: Money can really stress us out. A 2018 study by FINRA Investor Education Foundation... Continue reading
Spring Clean Finance

How to Spring Clean Your Finances

While the end of the year and subsequent new year’s resolutions may be one of the most popular times to review your personal finances and set new goals, it’s important to check in throughout the year. The start of spring aligns with the end of the first quarter of the year, a good point to spend a few hours and spring clean your finances. After you’re done with the household chores, that is. ... Continue reading
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The Best Personal Finance Software to Reach Your Goals

Personal finance software can help you better understand and manage your finances. But finding the right program can depend on your goals and preferences.  Whether you want help managing your investments, tracking your income, or building a budget that sets you up for retirement, personal finance software can take on much of the heavy lifting.  Many options let you connect and sync your financial... Continue reading
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How to Make a Budget and Support Your New Year’s Goals

New year, new you—new budget? As a time of reflection, renewal, and goal setting, the new year is a perfect opportunity to start a budget for the first time—or to take a look at your budget with fresh eyes.  Consider what’s worked, what’s changed, and how to make a budget with your annual plan and goals in mind.  How to Make a Budget That Works: Start With Your Goals Some people are spurred to... Continue reading

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