How Do You Manage Your Finances?

Our computers handle many things for us now. They handle everything from our jobs, to our personal matters, to our social lives, and even our finances. Technology can make it really easy to manage your finances, but do you take advantage of it? How do you manage your finances?

Years ago when computers were still a brand new thing to many people, what many who managed their finances used was a program called Quicken. But that soon gave way to many other programs. Some people use Microsoft Excel, finding it easy to use a spreadsheet in this instance.

But of course, with the dawn of mobile devices, many people use an app or a combination of apps to manage their finances. It can be quite easy to use this method being that many banks have their own dedicated apps and employ great services such as allowing you to snap a photo of your signed check to deposit it electronically.


Some others manage their finances online but still with their chosen bank’s website. They can move money from account to account without having to leave the house or place a phone call. Paypal has grown to be a great source as well, allowing you to send and receive money electronically while also rolling out other banking services. But there are still a few “analog”-type people who prefer to do it the old-fashioned way with pencil and paper.

And no, I didn’t forget about the category not talked about yet. It’s not good, but we know there are some people out there who don’t manage their finances at all, despite how easy it is to do so with apps or on the Internet.

Whats your chosen method? Do you find it easy just to head to different sites on your browser to manage it all? Or maybe you use the convenient apps on your smartphone or Quicken or Microsoft Excel. Are you old-fashioned and still using pencil and paper? Or do you just spend freely knowing it will all work out in the end and don’t manage it at all?

Laura Tucker
Laura Tucker

Laura has spent nearly 20 years writing news, reviews, and op-eds, with more than 10 of those years as an editor as well. She has exclusively used Apple products for the past three decades. In addition to writing and editing at MTE, she also runs the site's sponsored review program.

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