How Much Do Babies Cost? Expense Management for New Parents

As any parent can tell you, bringing a child into the world means big changes in priorities, lifestyle and finances. According to the USDA, the cost of raising a child from birth to age 18 is $245,340 on average, including food, shelter and transportation. With Quicken Starter Edition, you can easily start budgeting for the child who is about to enter your life. Here are some ways to prepare for... Continue reading

How to Save Money and Budget When Moving

A big move is exciting — perhaps you're upgrading to a larger condo, have found your dream home or are relocating for a new job. But it can also be a little pricey. In fact, if you're not prepared, the cost of moving can surprise you, especially if you're distracted with the details of buying or leasing a new place. Budget accordingly, though, and your move will go easy on your wallet — and your... Continue reading

Who Does the President's Personal Finances?

Despite being the leader of the free world, the president still has to pay personal bills, and many of them have opted not to pass off that responsibility to a financial professional. However, great diplomacy doesn’t necessarily mean great financial aptitude. In fact, not all presidents have been good at managing their money. Continue reading
How Could a Changing Economy Affect Your Savings?

How Could a Changing Economy Affect Your Savings?

Changes in the American economy not only affect jobs and wages, they often have a direct impact on your savings. And there’s no more likely time for economic change than at the beginning of a new presidential administration. While no one can predict the effects the Trump administration will have on the American economy, it's vital that you understand how changes in interest rates and inflation... Continue reading

New Year, New Presidency: How Might The Trump Administration Affect Your Finances?

Date: January 1, 2017 It’s not uncommon to want to tighten your purse a little when a new president takes office. With new policies, many economic and financial changes could be ahead. There’s been a lot of speculation about how the economy will fare under President-elect Donald Trump, but he’s been pretty vocal up front about the things he wants to achieve. Continue reading
How a Budgeting App Can Change Your Rental Property Business

How a Budgeting App Can Change Your Rental Property Business

The benefits of an app for managing your rental business are numerous," says Stein Smith, "but primarily focus on the increased transparency that comes from being able to track payments and expenses by location as they occur in real time. Continue reading

How to Rebuild Your Savings Account After a Large Expense

Savings accounts are important for getting you through the tough times — like being laid off from your job, or dealing with an unexpected medical expense. But they also come in handy during the good times — for example, taking that dream vacation, or putting a down payment on a car or home. Life is full of events that rely on your savings, but when you have easy-to-use tools like Quicken Starter... Continue reading

Budgeting Tools to Help You Get Out of Debt

Keeping personal debt under control is an important part of achieving financial goals, like having a comfortable retirement. More debt means more of your money goes toward paying interest instead of going into your savings account. Continue reading
Avoid Debt With a Budgeting App

Avoid Debt With a Budgeting App

When it comes to financial health, debt itself isn’t bad — taking out loans and other forms of credit actually builds your credit history and credibility with lenders. But unmanageable debt can be stressful. Using a budgeting app can lower the chances that you’ll accidentally find yourself in too much debt to manage. It can also help you make smart choices if you choose to take on good debt in... Continue reading
A Beginner's Guide to Personal Finance

A Beginner's Guide to Personal Finance

Managing your finances isn't only beneficial for your bank account, it also creates a sense of stability that helps you achieve your financial, professional and personal goals. You don't need to be a math whiz to make it work either. Follow these simple steps and you’ll be well on your way to gaining control of your finances. Continue reading

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