Financial Planner/ Budget Calculator

posted 9 years ago in Home
Post # 3
7081 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2009

We’re using the Quicken online resource.  It’s free, and we’ve started relying on it to tell us where we’re at with respect to our budget.

We linked it to our accounts and it files everything automatically, so it requires very little maintainence and gives us a very clear idea of what we spend and the categories we spend it on.

Since we did this, we’ve cut our eating out spending in half and are saving a big chunk of change doing so!

Post # 4
18629 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

I use Quicken too!  There is a great budget worksheet here by Gail Vos-Oxley from the CNBC show ‘Til Debt Do Us Part’ that shows a basic amount that should be spent in each area.  It’s filmed in Canada but still very relevant here!

Post # 5
651 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

I use and it functions similar to Quicken.  It will automatically categorize your transactions for you so you can see where your money goes.  I just go in once a week or so to adjust it.

Post # 6
8351 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2011

We also use Quicken. It has helped us immensely.

Post # 7
3761 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

If you are looking for some good goals, I would suggest looking at Dave Ramseys website.  If you like what you see the books are also really good. 

It talks about how to live debt free and stick to a budget.  It helps let you know when you should save and for what, etc. 

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