My Favorite Online Productivity Tools

This is a post I plan to occasionally update and repost to the front of the blog as I find new tools to use and I think may interest you.  I’ve included several updates below. I guess you could say I’m sort of a nerd when it comes to productivity tools.  I’m always looking out […]

5 Ideas to Move the Management of Your Finances to the Cloud

Have you ever thought about moving the management of your finances to the cloud?  What is the cloud anyway?  It’s a buzzword that’s used to describe the use of software as a service over the internet.  This is nothing new.  A lot of companies are providing online services which means you never have to install […]

Quicken Deluxe 2013 Personal Finance Software Review

I’ve reviewed a lot of personal finance software here on the blog and figured it was about time to provide a Quicken Deluxe review given Quicken is probably the most well-known personal finance software product available.  Quicken, by Intuit, has been around for as long as I can remember.  The first product I used was Microsoft […]

Dave Ramsey’s Baby Steps and Crown Money Map Review

Do you prefer Dave Ramsey’s 7 Baby Steps or the Crown Money Map?  Dave Ramsey created the Baby Steps and Crown Financial Ministries created the Money Map for prioritizing and setting financial goals.  I think both are great resources that help provide focus and prevent you from diluting your efforts in trying to work on too […]

6 Tips to Achieve Personal Finance Goals this Year

We’re a little more than a month into the new year  so it’s a great time to check to see if you’re still taking steps towards achieving your new year’s resolutions and certainly, any of those personal finance goals you’ve established. We can all use a few reminders and little nudges from time to time, […]

Get Out Of Your Comfort Zone and Achieve More this Year

With 2013 now upon us, many of us have made resolutions to do something better this year or to achieve financial goals.  While we make these resolutions with the best intentions in mind, I am sorry to write that most of us will fall short when it comes to sticking with these.  :( I do not mean […]

Is Mobile Banking Safe?

One of the things I gave up long ago was driving to the bank to deposit checks.  Aside from my paycheck that’s automatically deposited, I mail all other checks directly to Perkstreet for my checking account deposits.  Any business checks I receive are deposited immediately with my Chase Bank iPhone app. Using my iPhone to […]

PowerWallet Review: Free Personal Finance Software and Online Offers and Deals

PowerWallet is new personal money management software that helps you create a budget, track spending, manage and pay bills and save with customized coupons and deals.  PowerWallet recently reached out to me and asked if I would be interested in reviewing their free online service as well as partnering with them, assuming I felt it […]

Getting Your Inbox to Zero Messages Per Day

After blogging and running my small business over 3 years, I’ve found my email traffic has increased considerably from what it used to be. In fact, email has been one of the things that discourages me the most because it takes my time away from producing content and working on this website behind the scenes […]

Healthy Tips to Be More Productive at Work

If you’re looking for ways to be more productive at work YahooFinance offers a number of healthy tips you might find helpful. Some are obvious and some not. I’ve added a few of my own too. Start your day early – The suggestion here is to set an exact bedtime and wake time. “A survey […]