How to Use Google Docs to Track Your Cash Flow

My husband and I have used many budgeting tools over the years, including Mint and YNAB. We still use (and love!) YNAB, but it left a hole for us: cashflow planning. Unfortunately, we’re still not accustomed to YNAB’s month-ahead spending goal. And that means that at some points in the month, our checking account ebbs […]

Published or Updated: October 27, 2016

How to Turn Your Vehicle Into a Smart Car and Save Money

Charles Aquino

Everyone wants to save money, especially on the things that we use daily. Our cars are a big part of that, and often take up a notable portion of our budgets. But did you know that you could turn your vehicle into an internet-connected smart car for around $60, which could then save you money? […]

Published or Updated: October 17, 2016

How to Back Up Your Important Files with VeraCrypt and iDrive

Charles Aquino

In this digital age, how strongly do you rely on technology to keep your personal files safe? Now, imagine that the computer holding all of your important financial documents was stolen, destroyed in a fire, or fried after your child spills water on the desk? Are you confident that your sensitive files are secured and […]

Published or Updated: September 8, 2016

These 4 Apps Will Make Sending Money Simple

Evan Gautier

When is the last time you went out to a restaurant with a group of friends or colleagues, and everyone at the table pulled out cash to settle their part of the bill? If you are like most people, you’d be hard pressed to answer that question. (And if you’re under 30, the answer might […]

Published or Updated: October 10, 2016

How to Reach Inbox Zero With These Gmail Hacks

Charles Aquino

I have over 3,000 unread emails in my inbox. Admittedly, I intentionally allowed my inbox to accumulate these emails in order to write this article. Within two hours, I went from 3,000 to just close to 400 using the method I will outline below. I still have a while to go before reaching “inbox zero.” […]

Published or Updated: August 19, 2016

The Best Way to Store Your Important Financial Documents

Charles Aquino

With the rise of computer viruses and ransomware, do you have your electronic financial documents secured against the latest cyber security threats? If you’re unsure, don’t worry. I’ll show you how to store your important financial documents securely. Documents to Keep Secure In the article 5 High-Tech Solutions for Your Money Binder, you can find […]

Published or Updated: May 11, 2016

5 High-Tech Solutions for Your Money Binder

Charles Aquino

There’s only one guarantee in life—death. When you depart, will you leave your finances in turmoil or will your loved ones know exactly what to do? Rob recently wrote about the money binder he uses to compile all of his personal financial information. It’s meant for the convenience of his wife and children when he […]

Published or Updated: May 12, 2016

And the Most Popular Budgeting Software Is . . .

Last Saturday I asked a question in the weekly newsletter that goes to more than 18,000 beautiful people (join here–it’s free and worth every penny). The question: What software or tool do you use to track your spending? The number and variety of responses was just amazing. Some of the results, as you’ll see, were […]

Published or Updated: October 17, 2016

22 of the Best Tools to Manage Your Money (most are totally FREE)

Most of us use a lot of tools to manage our money, budget, investments, and so forth. So I thought I’d pull together a list of the tools I use nearly every day. Hopefully you’ll find some options here that will help you make the most of your money. Investing 1. Personal Capital: Without question […]

Published or Updated: October 20, 2016

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