One skill that I have had to learn since starting work is budgeting and keeping track of my finances. With technology today though, this is not as hard as I thought it may be.
I use Simplifi by Quicken ($40/year), and I find it to be a really helpful tool. Simplifi by Quicken helps you to automatically track things like paycheck deposits, stock portfolio, bank accounts, etc., all in one easy to use platform.
As you can see in the picture above, Simplifi has a dashboard that compiles all your data and shows metrics about your spending habits. I don’t use a lot of the features offered, but there are options to go as in depth with tracking your finances as you want to. For example, you can break up your spending habits by category to see where you spend the most money (as well as having the ability to set reoccurring expenses).
Personally, I think Simplifi by Quicken is a great tool to use because of its simplicity and convenience. Rather than me having to login to several different sites, I can see the state of my finances all in the same place. Also, using Simplifi helps me to verify all of my transactions (as well as compiling my spending from different cards and tools).
Simplifi by Quicken Recommendation Rating: 4
This post has now been updated to reflect a new ratings system that I have implemented, which is scored as follows:
1: Something worth checking out if you have time
2: Something that is a hit for some people, but not a must for everyone
3: Something worth prioritizing if interested
4: Something worth making time to check out
5: An absolute home run, worth going out of your way for
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