Quicken Covid Community

Celebrating the Quicken Community

For 30 years, our Quicken customers have consistently impressed us with the depth and breadth of their collective knowledge, insight, and resilience. Your response to the COVID-19 pandemic has been everything we knew it would be and more, reaching out to each other and to your communities in this time of need.  Continue reading
Quicken Covid Impact

What Does COVID-19 Mean For Our Personal Finances?

The COVID-19 pandemic has caused global disruption and brought an unprecedented level of uncertainty to daily life. Beyond health concerns, the short- and long-term impact on people’s personal finances is another major concern. With many businesses completely closed and others having to furlough or lay off employees, people across the country are finding themselves in difficult financial... Continue reading
Financial Illustrator

How to Improve Your Financial Literacy

April is financial literacy month. Officially kicked off by the federal government in 2004, financial literacy month is designed to raise public awareness around financial literacy and how we manage our money. And there’s at least one good reason to set aside an entire month for talking (and learning) finance: Money can really stress us out. A 2018 study by FINRA Investor Education Foundation... Continue reading

Can I Contribute to Both a 401(k) and IRA?

When it comes to building retirement savings, many can feel confused about where they can save, and how much. One of the most frequent questions we encounter is, “Can I contribute to both a 401(k) and IRA?” The answer is yes. In fact, this is the most ideal situation for individuals as it allows you to take advantage of the various tax benefits of both retirement accounts. However, while you can... Continue reading
Spring Clean Finance

How to Spring Clean Your Finances

While the end of the year and subsequent new year’s resolutions may be one of the most popular times to review your personal finances and set new goals, it’s important to check in throughout the year. The start of spring aligns with the end of the first quarter of the year, a good point to spend a few hours and spring clean your finances. After you’re done with the household chores, that is. ... Continue reading
Quicken Budgeting Software 2

The Best Personal Finance Software to Reach Your Goals

Personal finance software can help you better understand and manage your finances. But finding the right program can depend on your goals and preferences.  Whether you want help managing your investments, tracking your income, or building a budget that sets you up for retirement, personal finance software can take on much of the heavy lifting.  Many options let you connect and sync your financial... Continue reading
Simplify Tax

How to Simplify Tax Time with Quicken

The more tax information you track in Quicken, the easier your life can be when tax time rolls around. And you don’t have to wait until your taxes are due to find out where you stand. In fact, you probably won’t want to. This guide shows you how to: Track your tax deductions Find new tax deductions Use the Tax Center Run tax reports Track your paycheck Use the Tax Planner Explore other tax... Continue reading
Quicken Second Home

5 Questions to Ask Before Buying a Second Home

Buying a second home can be an emotional or practical decision—and often, it’s a bit of both.  You may take an annual vacation with family or friends and decide it’s time to have a permanent place to stay. Perhaps you’re looking for a new income stream from a rental property. Or, you have a parent who is financially strapped and needs to sell their home, but wants to live in it until they pass.... Continue reading
Quicken Tax Deductions

10 Tax Deductions You Might Not Have Considered

As many accountants will tell you, it’s not how much you make it’s how much you keep that counts. The difference is the taxes you pay. Claiming tax deductions and credits can help reduce your tax bill and keep more money in your pocket. Whether you use tax preparation software or work with an accountant, knowing what you can claim on your taxes can help you plan for the upcoming tax year and... Continue reading
Quicken Annual Budget

How to Make a Budget and Support Your New Year’s Goals

New year, new you—new budget? As a time of reflection, renewal, and goal setting, the new year is a perfect opportunity to start a budget for the first time—or to take a look at your budget with fresh eyes.  Consider what’s worked, what’s changed, and how to make a budget with your annual plan and goals in mind.  How to Make a Budget That Works: Start With Your Goals Some people are spurred to... Continue reading