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Posts tagged ‘personal finance’


Urgent Notice to Rudder Users [email]

The following message showed up in my inbox this afternoon. Because I’ve written about Rudder in the past, I figured that it was best that I also share this email. I think it is very respectable that they were so quick to admit the wrongdoing and show their plans for preventing it from happening again. What do you think?

Today, 732 Rudder users were sent alerts via e-mail, which could have potentially included
information like account balances, transactions and bills of different users. This issue was not
the result of a data breach, but due to a software issue in our program that generates emails. It is
important to know that Rudder has “read only” access to your account balances and transactions
and we do not store account credentials like user names, passwords, or your personal
information like name, address or social security number. More…


Rudder – A different take

So this is the final post of this rather long series (part 1, 2, 3, 4, 5) about free personal finance tools available today.  I had no idea how many personal finance tools were out there before I started putting this series together.  That said, the goal was to find the best tool I could find, so it’s good to have a bunch of options to look at… right?  The final tool of the series might be the youngest tool of all of them, with a completely different spin. More…


Mint – Financially fresh

In the fifth post of this six-part series (parts 1, 2, 3, 4) I’m covering a tool that has been in the forefront of online personal finance for quite a while.  In fact, Mint was the first personal finance website that I ever heard of, though I was unable to use it then because my bank was not supported at the time.  I do know many people that use Mint and are very happy with it.  Let’s take a look at what Mint has to offer (as well as were it falls short). More…


Buxfer – My old friend

First off, my apologies for the long delay in the next installment of this series.  I have a couple of excuses, but rather than waste your time with them I will instead give you a link to a guest post that I wrote for  I talked about a couple of tools that I have already covered with this series, but I also talked about another very new tool.  I suggest giving the article a read.  Also, as always, here are some links to early installments of this series: part 1, part 2, part3.  So let’s jump into part 4 of this 6 part series. More…


Quicken – The old dog with new tricks

This is the 3rd post in a series about free personal finance websites.  You can find the first post here and the second post here.

There is a good chance that you have heard of Quicken before reading this post.  Quicken Software started in 1984 and has been a household name when it comes to personal finance software. However, this name has been built on a line of desktop software, not something that you can use from any computer with an internet connection.  Quicken Online has changed this by allowing you to keep track of your finances over the internet.  So here it is, my review of Quicken Online.  Again, these are my opinions, people, so you need to make a decision for yourself! More…


Geezeo – Personal finance with a social twist

This post is the second in a series of posts that will highlight various free online personal finance tools (link to 1st post).  As you can tell from the title, this particular post will give a rundown of Geezeo.  I’m going to talk about the positives as well as the negatives from my perspective.  These are purely my opinions and you are more than welcome to disagree.  So let’s get started… More…


The best online personal finance tool

When it comes to keeping up with where you spend your money, there are a whole lot of options out there.  Some of the old school among us still use the register in our checkbooks.  That’s right, kids, some people still carry checkbooks (and I remember what a register is).  All kidding aside, there has never been an easier time to be financially responsible than in the 21st century.  The main reason for this is a long list of personal finance websites that make it super easy to keep up with exactly where your money is going.  Maybe the hardest part these days is just deciding which website to use! More…

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