One of the most common New Year’s Resolutions people will make this year is to get organized. While it is always helpful to get organized around the house by cleaning out closets, under the bed, the garage, and wherever else is messy, it’s always a good idea to get organized with your bills. Getting your [...]

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Anytime I can pick up gift cards with a nice discount or prepaid cards from a sign up bonus, I do. After the $3,000 Credit Card Application Spree, I redeemed lots of points for discounted gift cards with American Express Points and Chase Ultimate Rewards Points. In addition, I also have a bunch of American [...]

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Every time we take advantage of a new bonus and sign up for a new offer or program, it makes keeping track of frequent flyer miles, credit cards rewards programs, and loyalty rewards programs a mess. Add in the quarterly switching of credit cards and maximizing various online shopping cash back programs and remembering to [...]

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Ever since Microsoft Money discontinued their product, I’ve worked on converting from Microsoft Money to Quicken. But there have been some bumps in the road. Most of them are just little things that can be fixed, but finding the answers has been time consuming! I’ve been making a running list of the topics I needed [...]

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Since Microsoft Money discontinued their product, I’m in the process of a huge conversion of our personal finance software. After reviewing most of the money management software available, I decided to go with the market leader, Quicken. A large part of the decision was based on the converter that Quicken is perfecting for Microsoft Money [...]

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This week I took on the task of converting my Microsoft Money account information to Quicken Premier 2009. The process was fairly straightforward thanks to detailed information provided by Intuit (the makers of Quicken). It took about an hour to get Quicken completely set up and ready to use. Are you a former Microsoft Money user who [...]

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As part of my effort to organize myself for the New Year, I’ve found that I’m starting to become a pack rat with papers. While I was busy purging paper and backing up the electronic data, I realized that when we don’t know how long to keep something, we end up keeping it forever… or [...]

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I’ve always used Microsoft Money. Why? Because it came installed on my computer back in 1997, when I started tracking my money really closely. Even since then, I’ve just continued with it. Good reason, right? MS Money Stops Yearly Updates I felt pretty confident with my setup until one of my fellow About.com guides, Shelley, [...]

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Since we’re off on vacation, here’s a timely reminder to get your finances in order for vacation. This post originally appeared at My Two Dollars. Taking time off and traveling is fun, relaxing and sometimes stressful. Planning ahead and getting your finances in order before you travel will allow you to get the most out [...]

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We’re half way through the year. It’s a great time to do a mid-year checkup of your financial situation. Here are a few of the topics that I like to revisit in the summer to make sure that we are on track! 1. Asset allocation rebalancing. Have you rebalanced your portfolio lately? With the decline [...]

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