How to Create a Simple Budget in Under 10 Minutes
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How to Create a Simple Budget in Under 10 Minutes

I hate budgeting. I’ve tried using Quicken, YNAB, and even fancy spreadsheets. The results are always the same. I start strong, but within a few weeks, I lose interest in the time-consuming chore that budgeting can be. The problem is that I still need to manage my money. So, what do I do? I confronted…

8 Budgeting Moves to Make Before 2024

8 Budgeting Moves to Make Before 2024

If you’re one of the 44% of Americans who set a New Year’s resolution, chances are, you’re focusing on one of four goals — to exercise, eat better, lose weight, or save money.  Whether you’re a New Year’s resolution devotee or not, it’s the perfect time to evaluate your finances and fine-tune your approach to reaching…

Brigit Review 2024 – Budget Your Way Through Your Next Payday

Brigit Review 2024 – Budget Your Way Through Your Next Payday

When your bank account is depleted, a $35 insufficient funds charge hits hard. And you involuntarily contribute to the $15.5 billion pool of money banks collect from Americans in overdraft charges. Brigit is an app that offers to help users avoid falling into the overdraft trap. It can also help improve your finances through cash…

CountAbout Review – Great for Tracking Detailed Budgets

CountAbout Review – Great for Tracking Detailed Budgets

Keeping a functioning budget is critically important to financial health and a lot of apps have been created to help you automate the process. CountAbout is a relatively new all-around personal finance tool that imports data directly from both Quicken and Mint. It has some interesting features that make it helpful for personal budgeting, investment…

PocketSmith Review – Budgeting with a Focus on Your Future
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PocketSmith Review – Budgeting with a Focus on Your Future

One of the most important things you need in order to secure a financial future is a proper budget. Knowing the amount of money you’re bringing in each month vs. the amount going out is crucial in figuring out how to live within your means and plan ahead for the future. There was a time…

Moneydance vs. Quicken – More Than Just Basic Budgeting
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Moneydance vs. Quicken – More Than Just Basic Budgeting

Quicken is one of the best known financial management systems available. Its also one of the most widely used, and commonly reviewed by financial websites. It’s a particularly strong budgeting software, with plenty of features and benefits to make your financial life easier. But Quicken is hardly alone in the budgeting software space. One other…

7 Tips for Effective and Stress-free Budgeting

7 Tips for Effective and Stress-free Budgeting

This is the fourth day of our 31-Day Money Challenge. Over 31 days we’ll publish 31 podcasts, each designed to help you move closer to financial freedom. Yesterday we walked through how to prepare your net worth statement. In today’s podcast, we discuss 7 tips for effective and stress-free budgeting. Sponsors: The 31-Day Money Podcast…