5 Ways to Keep Better Track of Your Money

5 Ways to Better Keep Track of Your Money

Forbes magazine made a splash in 2016 when it reported that 63 percent of Americans have less than $500 in savings. If you find you're living paycheck-to-paycheck, you're clearly not the only one. These statistics might reflect a shortage of earnings to some extent, but they also may indicate that we’re just not tracking where our money goes. Good news is, finding out doesn’t have to be difficult... Continue reading
What's in a Typical Household Budget?

What's in a Typical Household Budget?

Between income and expenses, there’s constantly money moving in and out of your accounts — but if you're not following a budget, you might be surprised to learn where that money actually goes. "Budgeting is important for making sure your spending aligns with your values," says Amber Berry, a Sacramento-based Certified Financial Education Instructor. But what are the components that make up the... Continue reading
Using a Weekly Budget for Long Term Savings

How to Use a Weekly Budget Planner for Long-Term Savings

Using a weekly budget is a great way to organize your personal finances, particularly if you get paid on a weekly or biweekly schedule. However, monthly bills and extra expenses can inhibit your long-term savings goal if you don't plan ahead. Continue reading
Personal Finance Strategies: Building a Savings Account

Personal Finance Strategies: Building a Savings Account

When it comes to finances, it’s easy to get caught up in the moment. You like your job and you’re being paid well enough that you don’t dread those first-of-the-month bills. Continue reading
Personal Finance Strategies: Applying for an Auto Loan

Personal Finance Strategies: Applying for an Auto Loan

When it comes to buying a new or used vehicle, there are more financing options available today than ever before, due mainly to the power of the Internet. Not only can you compare the prices of vehicles online, you can also use the Internet to research financing. Invest a bit of time to ensure you get the best value for your hard-earned dollars without rushing into a decision. Continue reading
Personal finance strategies retiring

Personal Finance Strategies: Retiring

Having enough to live on in your golden years isn't an issue of luck, but of careful planning. If you’re looking to put together a retirement plan but don’t know where to start, use these tips to set yourself up for a comfortable, financially stable future.   Continue reading
Personal Finance Strategies: Bringing Home Baby

Personal Finance Strategies: Bringing Home Baby

Planning a family is nothing if not exciting: the announcement, the get-togethers and those oh-so-adorable baby shoes. While it’s easy to get swept up in all the festivities, budgeting should be a top priority too. Planning for common expenses, saving for the future and minimizing your tax liability will help ensure your financial health and put your child on track for a bright future. Continue reading
Personal Finance Strategies: Buying Your First Home

Personal Finance Strategies: Buying Your First Home

Preparing to buy your first home is exciting, and while you’ll need to give some serious thought to making the leap from renter to owner, that initial planning pays off big time when it comes to your financial health. When you’re planning to buy your first home, use these tips to maintain your finances after closing the deal. Continue reading

The Complete Guide to Getting Started with Quicken for Mac

Thank you for choosing Quicken for Mac! If this is the first time you are using Quicken, Quicken guides you through setting up your Quicken ID, adding your bank accounts and downloading your transactions Installing the App You will see the Install Quicken screen when you put in the CD or double click on the downloaded file. CD Drag Quicken to the Applications folder as instructed. Download (DMG... Continue reading

Are You Ready to Buy a Home? [Quiz]

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