A Beginner's Guide to Personal Finance

A Beginner's Guide to Personal Finance

Managing your finances isn't only beneficial for your bank account, it also creates a sense of stability that helps you achieve your financial, professional and personal goals. You don't need to be a math whiz to make it work either. Follow these simple steps and you’ll be well on your way to gaining control of your finances. Continue reading

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

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 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
Best Apps to Help You Keep Track of Your Money

Best Apps to Help You Keep Track of Your Money

When managing money went from using pen and paper to digital, keeping track of your finances became almost as simple as booting up your computer. Now, with the move to mobile, it's even easier to manage your financial life. No matter what you’re focused on financially — from saving for college to saving for retirement — mobile apps make it more convenient to manage, send and receive money. Try... Continue reading
5 Ways to Keep Better Track of Your Money

5 Ways to Better Keep Track of Your Money

Forbes magazine made a splash in 2016 when it reported that 63 percent of Americans have less than $500 in savings. If you find you're living paycheck-to-paycheck, you're clearly not the only one. These statistics might reflect a shortage of earnings to some extent, but they also may indicate that we’re just not tracking where our money goes. Good news is, finding out doesn’t have to be difficult... 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
Personal Finance Strategies: Building a Savings Account

Personal Finance Strategies: Building a Savings Account

When it comes to finances, it’s easy to get caught up in the moment. You like your job and you’re being paid well enough that you don’t dread those first-of-the-month bills. Continue reading
Getting Out of Debt Using Quicken Personal Finance Software

Getting Out of Debt Using Personal Finance Software

On the surface, getting out of debt seems like a simple process: Just pay off your loans and credit cards as soon as possible. In reality, it's seldom that easy. If your goal is to eliminate your debt, personal finance software can help you get more money out of your monthly budget by focusing your available resources where they'll do the most good. Continue reading

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