Avoid the Financial Freshman Fifteen

A Third of College Freshman Incur Unexpected Debt - Here are Tips to Avoid It

Quicken, maker of the best-selling personal finance software in the US, recently surveyed over 1,000 college students and parents to get a better sense of how they’re tackling money management. Continue reading

How Eric Dunn, Quicken CEO, Uses Quicken for Investing

Eric Dunn, CEO of Quicken, uses Quicken for Windows on a daily basis. In this blog post, Eric shares how he personally uses Quicken to track investments. Continue reading

Should Your Children be Trust Fund Kids?

Why trust funds aren’t just for wealthy families.

A trust fund can help preserve your wealth for future generations, but is it the right choice for your family? Learn more about trust funds and how they work.  Continue reading

6 Ways to Recession-Proof Your Retirement

Is it possible to predict a recession? The short answer is: not really. The Great Recession of 2008, for example, famously blindsided many economists worldwide.  So why are recessions so hard to forecast? According to a recent article in Bloomberg Businessweek, “The main reason is that it’s simply a hard job. Information about the economy is incomplete and arrives with a lag. And turns in the... Continue reading

12 Fun Summer Money Challenges for Kids

Now that the long days of summer are here, are you finding yourself racking your brain for new and creative ways to keep the kids busy and entertained? How about using this opportunity to try some fun challenges for kids that can teach them about the value of money? According to a recent study, only 19 states in the U.S. currently require kids in K-12 public schools to take a financial literacy... Continue reading

Should You Refinance Your Mortgage? 6 Questions to Ask First

In June of 2019, mortgage rates across the U.S. fell to a three-year low, dropping to a 3.73 percent average. Considering that mortgage rates in 2018 averaged out at 4.55 percent, this has caused real estate professionals, mortgage brokers, and the general public to sit up and take notice. Naturally, many homeowners are wondering if now may be a good time to refinance. What Is Refinancing? A... Continue reading

Creating a College Budget Template for Your New Grad

If you have a child heading to school this fall, chances are the task of creating a college budget isn’t at the top of your priority list. If so, it’s perfectly understandable. After all, you’ve probably been so focused on funding your child’s college savings plan, helping them apply for financial aid and scholarships, and making all the necessary preparations for the big move that you haven’t... Continue reading

Socially Responsible Investing: 3 Things to Know

In today’s investing world, socially responsible investing (SRI) seems to be everywhere. While the modern practice of values-based investing dates back to the 60s—when the civil rights movement led to the establishment of community development banks in low-income and minority communities— it’s been gaining steam in recent years as investor demand climbs.  Case in point - according to the US SIF (... Continue reading

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

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