Setting Useful Financial Goals

One of the frustrating parts about setting goals in personal finance is that it can be a very vague experience. Without a framework to base your goals on, you end up with targets like "save $10,000 by the end of next year" or "pay off the credit cards." These are large, ambiguous goals without much … Continue reading Setting Useful Financial Goals

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The Value of an Angie’s List Membership

Launched in 1995 as a site aggregating verified online reviews, Angie's List reached mainstream popularity in the last few years, and boasts about 1.5 million subscribers. After constantly hearing about Angie's List, I decided to finally give it a try. What pushed me over the edge was a recent decision to get the windows tinted … Continue reading The Value of an Angie’s List Membership

Mvelopes Re-Design and Free Version Fall Short

I started using Mvelopes to manage my budget in February 2009, less than one month after the launch of this blog. Since then, the software has remained mostly the same in terms of functionality, design, and price. Last week, Finicity launched a new version of the product with the promise of grand improvements. Unfortunately, my long-time … Continue reading Mvelopes Re-Design and Free Version Fall Short