I'm a big proponent of tracking my money. Each month I document and review my spending, investments, and credit scores. Until about two years ago, I used Quicken, one of the most popular desktop money ... Read More about Quicken Alternatives – 8 Apps to Help Manage Your Money
Personal Capital and Mint are two of the most prominent financial services platforms. They both offer a free service that offers users powerful money management or investment tools to help manage ... Read More about Personal Capital vs. Mint – Which is the Best Financial Software?
One of the quirks of my financial relationship with my husband was the fact that he wasn’t very interested in what was happening with our money. For the most part, he was just interested in whether ... Read More about Do You Hide Your Money from Your Spouse?
One of the best things you can do for your finances is to make mindful decisions about how you spend your money. Too often, we just spend money without stopping to think, "Should I buy it?" Just ... Read More about How to Decide if a Purchase is Worth It
For many consumers, the rise of financial apps like Mint are exciting. These types of apps make it easy to track spending, and look for patterns. However, these types of apps that automatically track ... Read More about Should You Track Your Spending Manually?
Recently, I saw an article on CNN Money that looks at the stories of six people priced out of their housing markets. Many of these folks are looking in urban areas on the coasts. As you might imagine, ... Read More about Can You Afford Where You Live?
I think we can generally agree that for most people, owning a home is better than renting, especially from a financial standpoint. But are there times when renting makes more sense than owning a home? ... Read More about Five Situations Where Renting Makes More Sense Than Owning a Home
No small number of parents buy a brand-new car for their teenager. It may be done as a first car, or even as a graduation present. But while it can seem like a benevolent act, it could also be a form ... Read More about Why Buying a Brand New Car for a Teenager is a Form of Insanity
Christmas is upon us once again, and in all the fun and festivities, there’s yet another dimension that most of us don’t like to think about - stress! Let’s be honest, stress takes a lot of the fun ... Read More about Take the Stress Out of Christmas Shopping
If you have car troubles, and your car is much over five years old, you face a real dilemma. Should you repair or replace your car? The answer for each person—in each case—will be different. It will ... Read More about Car Troubles – Repair or Replace It?