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
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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

How Financial Software Can Help Fuel Your Next Vacation

You work hard for your money and you deserve to play hard, too. But it can be tough to find the funds for your dream vacation if travel costs only cross your mind when you’re daydreaming of a getaway. The solution: build travel into your budget so you can accumulate a travel nest egg that’ll get you where you want to go. Here’s how. Continue reading
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Budgeting Tools to Help You Get Out of Debt

Keeping personal debt under control is an important part of achieving financial goals, like having a comfortable retirement. More debt means more of your money goes toward paying interest instead of going into your savings account. Continue reading
Easy Tips for Creating a Weekly Budget Planner

Easy Tips for Creating a Weekly Budget Planner

Budgeting can help simplify and organize your financial life. The process is straightforward if you receive a paycheck on the first of every month and all your bills are due at the same time. But even if you’re paid weekly or biweekly, creating a weekly budget planner only requires a few easy steps, especially when you turn to Quicken Starter Edition for help.    Continue reading
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Best Online Budget Planners for Your Household

A solid budget is integral to so much that’s important in life: your credit score, retirement security and settling down in a home of your own. Luckily, creating a budget is simple and easy if you have the right tools. Grab your tablet, laptop or smartphone and let an online budget planner help you. Here’s what to look for in the best budgeting software. Continue reading
Tips for Creating a Typical Monthly Household Budget

Tips for Creating a Monthly Budget Template

/*-->*/ /*-->*/ You can use a simple monthly budget template to categorize expenses, examine cash flows and payment schedules, set goals, and map out a reality-based budget. Continue reading
What's in a Typical Household Budget?

What's in a Typical Household Budget?

Between income and expenses, there’s constantly money moving in and out of your accounts — but if you're not following a budget, you might be surprised to learn where that money actually goes. "Budgeting is important for making sure your spending aligns with your values," says Amber Berry, a Sacramento-based Certified Financial Education Instructor. But what are the components that make up the... Continue reading
Using a Weekly Budget for Long Term Savings

How to Use a Weekly Budget Planner for Long-Term Savings

Using a weekly budget is a great way to organize your personal finances, particularly if you get paid on a weekly or biweekly schedule. However, monthly bills and extra expenses can inhibit your long-term savings goal if you don't plan ahead. Continue reading
Establish a realistic budget

How to Establish a Realistic Budget

Include All Expenses Your budget should account for all the money that you spend, not just the big categories or the ones that you have on a consistent basis. Danny Payne, a certified financial planner practicing in Southern California says that, "miscellaneous expenses, such as gifts or entertainment, can often be underestimated due to their somewhat unforeseen nature." For example, you might... Continue reading

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