How to Maximize Your Retirement Savings with Quicken

Whether retirement still feels like a long way off or right around the corner (or even if you’re already there), there are things you can be doing today to make your retirement more financially secure.  What to do while you’re saving for retirement 1. Focus on your net worth Early on in life, people tend to focus on cash management and making sure they have enough money to cover their bills. That... Continue reading

How to Retire Early - And Should You?

Early retirement is possible and easy, but it requires extensive planning. The effort that you put towards retirement planning is worth it because, arguably, at retirement is when a fun, stress-free life can truly begin. Here is the guide on how to retire early. What is Early Retirement? Early retirement is when you stop working earlier than the statutory retirement age. 65 is considered the... Continue reading

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

Join Our Simple Investing Beta in Quicken for Windows

The new Simple Investing feature in Quicken for Windows offers an easy, high-level way to track your investments. Access the public beta through your Quicken preferences to see how it works. What Is Simple Investing? Simple Investing is an alternative dashboard and feature set for investors who don’t need the full suite of power-investing tools that Quicken offers.  Quicken has been in continuous... Continue reading

Quicken Product Highlights September 2020

At Quicken, we’re always working to develop new tools and features to help you take control of your finances and manage your money with confidence. This month, we’re thrilled to highlight two new Quicken features: Simple Investing in Quicken for Windows (now in beta), and the ability to budget transfers in Quicken for Mac. New in Quicken for Windows: Simple Investing (beta) Quicken has been... Continue reading

Investing with Quicken: How to Manage Your Investments and Grow Your Net Worth

Whether you’re a brand new investor or a seasoned veteran, there’s always something new to learn, especially when it comes to using Quicken to manage your investments. These investment tips and tricks, from beginner to expert, can help you track and plan your portfolio. Basic investing principles and tips 1. Start early The sooner you start investing, the more money you can make by the time you’... Continue reading

How Much Should You Spend on Rent?

You’ve probably heard the old rule: You shouldn’t spend more than 30% of your income on housing.  In today’s economy, that number can be hard to hit. But there are things you can do to make it easier. In trying to keep your rent below that threshold, here are some important numbers to keep in mind when working on your monthly budget. Rent and Lower Income The less money you earn, the bigger the... Continue reading

More than a Third of Millennials Are Likely to Flee Cities Within 12 Months

We asked more than 1,000 millennial renters in cities across the US about the impact they’ve felt from the pandemic—to their jobs, to their rent, and to their future plans. The results? More than one-third are considering leaving the city over the next 12 months, most likely in waves as their leases come up. With another 16% saying their plans are still uncertain, that leaves less than half of... Continue reading

Simplifi by Quicken Named 2020 Best Budgeting App by New York Times Wirecutter

We’re thrilled to announce that Simplifi by Quicken has been named the best budgeting app of 2020 by The New York Times Wirecutter. “After testing dozens of apps for two months, we recommend Simplifi by Quicken, even with its modest cost, to both track your transactions and plan your future expenses.” Simplifi is Quicken’s new personal finance management app, built from the ground up for a... Continue reading
Quicken Reports

How to get the most out of Quicken Reports

Our Most Popular Quicken Reports—And How to Get the Most Out of Them "Reports can help you better understand your financial picture on your own. Quicken Deluxe offers far more of these than any competitor."—PC Mag When you want to understand your financial position, there’s no substitute for robust financial reporting. Quicken reports combine the simplicity of built-in options with the power of... Continue reading