There are at least five solid reasons why offline money managers like Quicken and Microsoft Money are slowly dying. What is the future of the personal finance manager?
I used to think spreadsheets were lame and difficult to use, but I've turned on both counts. Here are three reasons why I love spreadsheets.
In January, I put up a long review of the newest version of YNAB, being fairly disappointed in how it stacked up to other alternatives I was using at the time, like Mvelopes. Knowing how to create a budget was a good start, but I needed the right tool to help me make my plan … Continue reading YNAB 3.0: Second Look
Ten years ago, when I first seriously got into personal finance and started using yearly versions of Quicken, there was a decent amount of choice. The big players, Quicken and Microsoft Money, kept each other somewhat on their toes and new features were implemented over the base design, although Quicken never really changed much. Somewhere … Continue reading The Slow Monopoly of Mint.com
I walk you through some of the various tools available to find the perfect car on Consumer Reports. Includes screen shots of some of the tools!
A few weeks ago, I sold my aging Dodge Intrepid on Craigslist for $300 more than I wanted and in under 4 hours. Here is a step-by-step guide on how to repeat my success, including my best tips for getting the best possible price!
This is it--the one document that will guide your financial decisions for the rest of your life. Are you ready to write one?
Five strategies to try if you're bad with math, can't seem to manage your money, and are ready to throw in the towel.
Many municipalities are installing red-light cameras at important intersections - can we learn any lessons from this that work in our own financial life?
Tools and tips for keeping track of the value of your home inventory, and why it's important to have the information on hand when something unexpected happens.