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What is a 529 College Savings Plan - and is it for You?

Let’s face facts. The costs of higher education represent a huge financial burden for many US families, even affluent ones in high-income brackets who have significant savings. And that’s true whether you consider public or private colleges and universities. The average tuition and fees at an in-state public college for the academic year 2018-2019 was $9,716, public out-of-state averaged $21,629... Continue reading

Creating a Budget That Has the Best Effect on Your Credit

Your emergency fund will thank you. Use a free budgeting app to identify areas where you’re consistently overspending — like, say, all those restaurants you’re frequenting on weekends — then reroute those dollars to your savings account. Continue reading
Tax Anxiety 2018

Americans Report Higher Anxiety About Taxes This Year — and Almost Half Paid Higher Federal Taxes Than Last Year

Quicken Survey Reveals Tax Habits And Anxieties As Deadline Approaches. Americans Report Higher Anxiety About Taxes This Year, and Almost Half Paid Higher Federal Taxes Than Last Year. Continue reading
Financial Planning for New Parents

Financial Planning For New Parents

  The world looks different when you're holding a new little life in your arms. Finances may take a back seat to excitement, but it's important to begin thinking early about how starting a family will affect your goals and budget. The vision you and your spouse create for your family's future will dictate many of your next financial steps.   Communicate — Early and Often Talking with your spouse... Continue reading
Ultimate Valentine’s Day Gift?

The Ultimate Valentine’s Day Gift?

That Financial Conversation You’ve Been Putting Off

Studies show that finances are one of the top stressors in a relationship. With the quintessential relationship-centric holiday—Valentine’s Day—on the horizon, Quicken, maker of the best-selling personal finance software in the US, surveyed over 1,000 adults to gather insights into the ever-elusive personal finance conversation. Whether you embrace the spirit of Valentine’s Day or staunchly... Continue reading

Quicken Mobile Companion App User Guide

Quicken on your mobile device (iPhone®, iPad®, Android™ phone or tablet) syncs with your desktop data and makes keeping track of your money easy when you're on the go. Continue reading
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Quicken Resolution Round-up: This New Year, Try Investing in You

As the year comes to a close, we’re starting to think about how to make the most of the new year and live our best lives. Quicken, maker of the best-selling personal finance software in the US, surveyed over 1,000 adults to gather insights into financial New Year’s resolutions — and discovered some surprising secrets to success. The best things in life might be free, but it turns out resolutions... Continue reading

Finance 101: Credit Score Basics

With just one number, your credit score makes a substantial first impression on lenders because it provides a snapshot of how you've handled debt in the past. The Fair Isaac Corporation score, known as a FICO score, which is one of the most widely used and best known credit scores, ranges from 300 to 850, with a good score being at least 740. Factors Affecting Your Score The credit scoring... Continue reading
Loan Comparison What to Look for in Your  Next Loan

Loan Comparison: What to Look for in Your Next Loan

Getting the best loan for your needs means understanding all the terms before signing on the dotted line. This includes knowing the difference between a secured and unsecured loan, as well as how interest rates, fees and loan periods can affect the monthly payment.  Continue reading

Are Spending Limits the Secret to Happier Holidays?

Quicken survey reveals couples’ holiday spending trends in the U.S. We know holiday spending is projected to increase this year. But how do couples across the US approach spending during the merriest season? Quicken, maker of the best-selling personal finance software in the US, recently surveyed over 1,000 married adults to get a picture of their spending habits over the holidays -- and to find... Continue reading

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