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5 Excellent Online Invoicing Tools for Small Businesses

by Michael Kwan - on Jun 22nd 2017 - No Comments
Online invoicing tools make this easier

As entrepreneurs, freelancers and small business owners, we’d like to think that we love what we do and that’s why we do it. Unfortunately, we can’t take that love to pay for our mortgages, utilities and dinners. At the end of the day, the bottom line still plays a positively vital role. Why not make it easier to bill...

Expense Management Apps for Small Businesses

by Chris Cairns - on May 13th 2017 - No Comments
Keeping a receipt

One of the major advantages to going into business for yourself is that you have the opportunity to “write off” legitimate business expenses. If you work out of your home office, for instance, you can legitimately write off a portion of your utilities and rent. These monthly bills are a little easier to track, but what about...

Online Financial Tools for Smarter Money Management

by Chris Cairns - on Oct 7th 2014 - No Comments
Smarter Money Management

They say that money can’t buy happiness, but money can buy a luxury mansion with sandy beaches, azure seas, and unobstructed views of happiness. It’s also true that it’s much more comfortable to be crying aboard your private yacht with a glass of champagne in your hand than it is to be crying on a public bus with sticky...

Create Your Own Virtual Wallet With These Android Apps

by Michael Kwan - on Jun 13th 2013 - No Comments
Get Rid of Your Wallet

We haven’t quite moved to being a completely cashless society just yet, but it’s oftentimes true that you can get by with just a credit card or a debit card. Maybe your town has one of those “tap” style metro passes like the Octopus card in Hong Kong or the upcoming Compass card in Vancouver. Even so, you’re...

iPhone Banking Apps With Photo Check Deposit

by Michael Kwan - on May 31st 2013 - No Comments
Three Payment Checks

If you can save yourself a physical trip to the bank, that sure seems like the smarter way to do your banking. And for the most part, you can do that nowadays. With online banking, you can check your balances, transfer your money between accounts, and pay all of your bills. You can even span the great divide between the real and digital...

7 iPhone Expense Tracker Apps

by Michael Kwan - on Aug 11th 2012 - 1 Comment
Pile of sales receipts

Whether you are looking to better manage your personal finances or you need to submit reports to your employer for reimbursement, having a good expense tracker app on your iPhone is a lot easier than dealing with a random shoebox full of receipts each month. All of these apps work in fundamentally the same way, so it’s really a...

MoneyTrail Online Allowance and Money Management System

by Michael Kwan - on Oct 7th 2010 - 1 Comment
Satellite Orbiting Earth

Product/Service Name MoneyTrail Brief Description MoneyTrail is a free, online allowance and money management system for kids, teens, and families. Kids can track their cash, allowance, IOUs, gift cards, and checks. And, in the process, they develop smart saving and spending skills. Parents save time by eliminating the hunt through the...

Automatic Investing: ING DIRECT ShareBuilder Versus DRIP

by Thursday Bram - on Dec 5th 2008 - No Comments
Field of Growing Money

ING DIRECT offers an automated investment service called ShareBuilder. It mimics the way Direct Purchase and Dividend Reinvestment Plans (DRIPs) work, by allowing you to invest fixed amounts of money, with a price of $4 per share. With ShareBuilder, you don’t actually purchase individual shares of stock like you would with a traditional...

Bank Of America’s Keep The Change Program – An Automatic Savings Plan That Doesn’t Work

by Thursday Bram - on Nov 28th 2008 - 1 Comment
Burning Money

Back when checks were the most common method of payment, many personal finance gurus suggested rounding up the payments you made to the nearest dollar when recording your checks in your register. Then, when you balanced your check book at the end of the month, you’d have a pleasant surprise of quite a bit of money you could transfer...

Online Money Management – Which Application Is Really The Best?

by Thursday Bram - on Nov 20th 2008 - No Comments

Money management has moved far beyond hand-written ledgers: these days, your personal finances can practically keep track of themselves through software that updates your account balances on a daily basis. You can even handle the details of managing your money online through a variety of different web applications, which you can access...