Managing Your Money

When it comes to managing my money, building the right system has saved me time, headache, and stress when it comes to knowing what to do.

Whether it's drawing a simple financial map to managing our net Worth Excel spreadsheet – having the right system is key.

I didn't happen upon our system by accident. It has been an evolution over years and continues to grow as our financial lives grow.

The resources below can help you build your own financial system to help you better manage your money.

Building Your Financial System

Drawing Your Financial Map

At one point, I once had over a dozen checking accounts. (which is too many bank accounts) I was doing…

Keep Track of Your Finances

How We Track Our Net Worth

There are a lot of tools out there to help you track your finances. Most arrived after I started working…

Managing Your Money:

Zero-Based Budgets: Templates and Examples

A zero-based budget is a straightforward concept that not enough people understand. The concept is simple: Make sure every dollar you bring in has a designated purpose. Keep reading to learn how you can set up a zero-based budget that can change your finances for the better.

How to Transfer Money From One Bank to Another

Ever wondered about the best way to transfer money from one bank to another? If so, you've come to the right place. You can choose from several options depending on which banks you use, your timeline, and other factors. We show you several ways, so you can choose the one that best fits your needs.

How to Deposit Cash Into Your Bank Account

While it’s true that cash deposits are becoming less common, there are still times when you may need to deposit cash. What if you deal with an online bank. How do you deposit cash when there are no physical locations or ATMs? Here are some different ways to deposit cash at both brick and mortar and online banks.

How to Verify Funds on a Check and How to Avoid Getting Scammed

Unfortunately, financial fraud is a common occurrence in today’s world. Verifying funds on a check is an easy but important step you can take to avoid getting scammed out of your money. In this article, I’ll show you how to verify funds on a check and uncover some check-writing scams you should be aware of. 

How Long Is a Check Good For?

Ever wondered how long a check is good for? It's important to know for several reasons because checks that remain outstanding or uncashed for long periods can affect you financially in several ways. In this article, we discuss what you need to know about check cashing, both for checks you get and for checks you write. 

GoHenry Review: A Feature-Rich Kids Debit Card for Smaller Families

GoHenry offers family-friendly debit cards for kids and teens that can help them learn how to manage their money and also participate in a digital economy that’s going cashless. This GoHenry Card review takes a closer look at how your child can use this card to learn how to manage money and pay the bills.

Is Quicken Going To Be Discontinued?

Quicken has gone through a lot of changes, and several acquisitions, so it's understandable that you're concerned whether Quicken will be discontinued.

What Is a Flexible Spending Account (FSA)?

A flexible spending account is a tax-advantaged savings program for medical expenses. Your contributions are pre-tax dollars that reduce your taxable income. There are annual contribution limits, and your unused funds may expire at the end of the calendar year. Here is a closer look at the flexible spending account and how it works.

GO2bank™ Review: The Ultimate Mobile Banking App? 

GO2bank is a fintech-owned online bank whose mission is to "simplify banking by enabling you to quickly and affordably access, manage and move your money." In fact, they refer to themselves as "the ultimate mobile bank account. In this GO2bank review, we’ll help you decide if that’s a true descriptor. 

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