The USPS Informed Delivery service also works for a PO Box, only slightly different than for a residential address.
Encrypted USB Flash Drive For Financial and Legal Documents
How to use an inexpensive encrypted USB flash drive for your sensitive documents.
FidSafe: Online Safe Deposit Box From Fidelity
Fidelity’s new service FidSafe offers secure online storage for your financial and legal documents.
Mint and Personal Capital vs Quicken and Microsoft Money
Mint and Personal Capital operate on a different philosophy than Quicken and Microsoft Money. Choose one that matches how you’d like to use the tool.
FT vs WSJ: Which is Better?
My Wall Street Journal subscription expired in July, but they are still sending me the paper. Maybe they wish I would renew, but I already started a subscription to Financial Times. Having both papers at the same time gives me an opportunity to put them side by side for a comparison. Both Financial Times (FT) […]
The Best Tax Book
I can tell it’s tax time. Most of the questions posted to my old posts are about taxes. I’m not a CPA; I write about taxes only to the extent they affect me. The best way to get tax questions answered is of course asking a real CPA. I realize not everybody can afford a […]
Investing Is Simple
I haven’t written much about investing lately, because investing is simple and I think I pretty much covered everything already. You come up with an asset allocation, open some accounts, pick a few index funds, and you are done. Once in a while you see if anything is out of whack and you redirect your […]
Download Price Quotes to Microsoft Money After Microsoft Pulls the Plug
There is a small piece of unfinished business in my series for replacing Microsoft Money. After giving my requirements and looking at Quicken, GnuCash, and Moneydance, I came upon two OFX scripts for downloading transactions directly from the financial institutions, outside of Microsoft Money. Those scripts will take care of the transactions. They will also […]
Mixing Money With Family and Friends
I picked up this book because of the title and the cartoon on the cover. Isn’t It Their Turn to Pick Up the Check is written by a couple Jeanne Fleming and Leonard Schwarz who answer money and ethics questions in their column Do The Right Thing in Money Magazine and on CNNMoney.com. This little […]
Replacing Microsoft Money, Part 5: OFX Scripts
This is part 5 in my series for replacing Microsoft Money. I gave my requirements in part 1. Then I looked at Quicken, GnuCash, and Moneydance. I still haven’t found a perfect replacement for Microsoft Money. Money isn’t perfect either, but it’s working. Well, sort of. I already know the bugs and limitations and I […]
Replacing Microsoft Money, Part 4: Moneydance
After evaluating the alternatives, I discovered a way to automatically download the transactions and price quotes and feed them to Money after Microsoft pulls the plug. See follow-up posts: Replacing Microsoft Money, Part 5: OFX Scripts Download Price Quotes to Microsoft Money After Microsoft Pulls the Plug. This is part 4 in my series for […]
Replacing Microsoft Money, Part 3: GnuCash
[Update on Sept. 5, 2009] After evaluating the alternatives, I discovered a way to automatically download the transactions and price quotes and feed them to Money after Microsoft pulls the plug. See follow-up posts Replacing Microsoft Money, Part 5: OFX Scripts and Download Price Quotes to Microsoft Money After Microsoft Pulls the Plug. This is […]