How to Get Your Kids off of the Bank of Mom and Dad

Many adults today are still financially dependent on their parents. We've got tips to help you cut the purse strings and prioritize your own financial future. Continue reading

Raising Financially Independent Children

Study reveals link between early financial education and future adult income

All parents want to give their kids the things they missed out on growing up. We surveyed over 2,000 adults in the U.S.—half of which we sourced from the general population and half from our community of Quicken users—to get a closer look at how parents are talking to their kids about money and the impact of their own early financial education (or lack thereof).    Continue reading

How to Pay For College: 11 Strategies for Savvy Parents

If you’ve got a child headed to college this fall, chances are they received their acceptance letters in March or April and are making plans as we speak. That means it’s go-time for you, too. If you don’t have a clear plan of action for funding your child’s education—or you do, but need some additional advice—we’ve got you covered. Paying for college is no easy feat, but there are a number of... Continue reading

Parent PLUS Loan: 7 Key Things Every Parent Should Know

Got a kid heading off to college this fall? With that first tuition payment staring you down, it’s time to make sure the finances are in place. Over the last two decades, the average cost of tuition at a four-year private institution in the U.S. has more than doubled. With the price of admittance for both private and public institutions rising every year, it’s no wonder more and more parents are... Continue reading

What is a 529 College Savings Plan - and is it for You?

Let’s face facts. The costs of higher education represent a huge financial burden for many US families, even affluent ones in high-income brackets who have significant savings. And that’s true whether you consider public or private colleges and universities. The average tuition and fees at an in-state public college for the academic year 2018-2019 was $9,716, public out-of-state averaged $21,629... Continue reading
Tax Anxiety 2018

Americans Report Higher Anxiety About Taxes This Year — and Almost Half Paid Higher Federal Taxes Than Last Year

Quicken Survey Reveals Tax Habits And Anxieties As Deadline Approaches. Americans Report Higher Anxiety About Taxes This Year, and Almost Half Paid Higher Federal Taxes Than Last Year. Continue reading
Ultimate Valentine’s Day Gift?

The Ultimate Valentine’s Day Gift?

That Financial Conversation You’ve Been Putting Off

Studies show that finances are one of the top stressors in a relationship. With the quintessential relationship-centric holiday—Valentine’s Day—on the horizon, Quicken, maker of the best-selling personal finance software in the US, surveyed over 1,000 adults to gather insights into the ever-elusive personal finance conversation. Whether you embrace the spirit of Valentine’s Day or staunchly... Continue reading

Quicken Mobile Companion App User Guide

Quicken on your mobile device (iPhone®, iPad®, Android™ phone or tablet) syncs with your desktop data and makes keeping track of your money easy when you're on the go. 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

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