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
Quicken Business Budgeting

The Keys to Small Business Expense Tracking

Most small business owners don’t set out to become bookkeepers or accountants, but it’s part of the job when you have to wear all the hats. Whether you’re a part-time consultant, manage rental properties, or are growing a small business, keeping a close watch over your expenses can be important. You can use your records to better understand your business, and they can be a necessity to back up... Continue reading
Quicken Resolutions Survey

A Resolution Revolution

How data can predict your New Year’s goals and even help you keep them

Most Americans make New Year’s resolutions in January. But by February, most have already given up. Why is it so easy to set goals but so hard to stick to them? Data can give us an answer — and possibly some hope.  According to a recent survey from Quicken of over 1,000 U.S. adults, 62% bail on their New Year’s resolutions just six weeks into the year. About the same amount even spend money to... Continue reading
Quicken IRA

IRA Contribution and Deduction Limits for 2019 and 2020

An individual retirement arrangement, often known as an individual retirement account and shortened to IRA, can provide you with a tax benefit as you save for retirement.  However, the IRA contribution limits and income limits can change over time. Double-check the IRA limits for 2019 and 2020, and learn how to correct excess contributions if you made a mistake.  Traditional and Roth IRA... Continue reading
Quicken Mobile

Control Your Finances on the Move with Quicken Mobile and Quicken on the Web

Did you know that Quicken membership comes with both a mobile app and a web app at no extra charge?  Designed to give you ultimate financial control any time, anywhere, these personal finance apps are companions to the desktop software, harnessing the power of Quicken on the go. What Is the Quicken Mobile App? The Quicken mobile app is a companion app, designed to work with your desktop software... Continue reading
Quicken Simplifi

Introducing Simplifi by Quicken: The New Personal Finance App

For more than 30 years, Quicken has offered its customers ultimate financial control. Today, Simplifi by Quicken is helping a new generation stay on top of their finances. Continue reading
Quicken Vesting

What Is Vesting and How Does It Work in a Retirement Plan?

Many companies offer an employer-sponsored retirement plan, such as a 401(k) or 403(b), and match a portion of their employees’ contributions. The company match is often referred to as free money, and it’s a great perk. But if you’re starting a new job, you’ll want to review the plan’s vesting schedule—the rate at which the company’s contributions become yours to keep.  Here’s everything you need... Continue reading

An exclusive interview with CEO Eric Dunn

For more than 3 decades, Quicken has touched the lives of over 17 million customers, helping them control their finances with confidence. Nothing makes us happier than hearing how our customers have made Quicken their own to achieve their dreams. In 2020, we’re kicking off our first Quicken story with our CEO, Eric Dunn. Read his story and his favorite tips as a Quicken power-user. Continue reading