The first desktop computer I bought myself was a Sony Vaio. It came in this really hideous color with a large CRT monitor and tower.
It ran Windows ’98. Like all store bought computers, it had its fair share of bloatware—which is pre-installed software you don’t ask for.
One software in particular that I took the time to figure out, though, made my financial life so much easier: Quicken–a personal finance and budgeting software.
That was years ago and I still use Quicken to track my finances to this very day. I use it to keep track of income, expenses, investments, payments, net-worth, and budgets. I also use it to reconcile my bank and credit card statements every month. Read more