8 Tips for Reducing Paper and Organizing Your Finances

By: Seiichi Kusunoki

Do you ever shy away from managing your financial life because it’s so unorganized?  Do all the papers in your desk drawer make you want to go hide under the covers?  If so, we’re about to change that with these 10 steps to organizing your financial life. 1. Reduce Paper – Overall, the most challenging part […]

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

personal finance 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

Quicken Deluxe Budgeting

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

Personal Finance Goals

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

get out of your comfort zone

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?

mobile banking

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 […]