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We believe simplifying and controlling your finances is within the reach of everyone. Mvelopes can guide you down the path of making your financial dreams a reality. Here, you can read about simple financial tips, get a jump start on using Mvelopes, or catch up on what's happening in the world of personal finance. Our hope is you'll learn something new, do something different and make smarter financial decisions.

Know How to Make Smart Financial Decisions?

April 11th, 2017 5:53:22 PM

Know How to Make Smart Financial Decisions?

April 11th, 2017 5:53:22 PM

A lot of our financial decisions come down to whether we should spend money or not. Looking at our finances as a whole, that should be a simple decision, but most of us aren’t very good at keeping our spending under control or adhering to our budget perfectly.

How to Not Waste Money by Learning Something New

April 4th, 2017 5:46:03 PM

How to Not Waste Money by Learning Something New

April 4th, 2017 5:46:03 PM

April is Financial Literacy Month, if you didn’t know. Not knowing is forgivable, but being financially illiterate is a much bigger problem in our book.

It’s About Time to Look at Your Finances

March 28th, 2017 6:03:32 PM

It’s About Time to Look at Your Finances

March 28th, 2017 6:03:32 PM

If you’re going to take a look at your finances, what timeframe do you use? For most of us it’s this week, this month or some other short period of time that revolves around our paychecks or bills. Time can help you gain a different perspective by widening our viewpoint. Plus, there are bigger picture things […]

Don’t Lose Your Financial Focus in an Instant

March 21st, 2017 4:41:08 PM

Don’t Lose Your Financial Focus in an Instant

March 21st, 2017 4:41:08 PM

Is it just me or are there more landmines than ever when it comes to making the right financial decision. Most tempting offers or inviting purchases don’t take into account your specific financial situation, even if they’re handpicked for your mobile device by whichever algorithm is in control. A week ago I had an “offer” […]

Mvelopes vs. Mint

March 15th, 2017 5:58:07 PM

Mvelopes vs. Mint

March 15th, 2017 5:58:07 PM

If you use Mint to categorize your transactions for you to check once a month, you’re not really budgeting. You have a finance tracker and not a budget.

5 Reasons to Integrate Your Accounts with Mvelopes

March 7th, 2017 6:38:32 PM

5 Reasons to Integrate Your Accounts with Mvelopes

March 7th, 2017 6:38:32 PM

Making your finances less stressful is just one way Mvelopes helps your bottom line. Budgeting and worrying about your finances takes time, so why not use it wisely by integrating your bank accounts into Mvelopes. Everyone’s finances are different, but think about everything you would need to look at if you were being totally responsible […]

How to Make Sure There’s Money in Your Future

March 1st, 2017 6:50:17 PM

How to Make Sure There’s Money in Your Future

March 1st, 2017 6:50:17 PM

People sometimes can’t decide what they should do, save money or pay off debt. They’re both good things and really both should be happening at the same time, but to what extent depends on your situation.

Ease Your Mind By Eliminating Debt for Good

February 22nd, 2017 5:45:13 PM

Ease Your Mind By Eliminating Debt for Good

February 22nd, 2017 5:45:13 PM

Debt is a common problem in America.  Many people think they have it under control, but plenty of people are drowning in debt. Ever-increasing debt causes stress in you and your relationships. You’re always paying interest and the balances never seem to move except to increase. Living paycheck to paycheck leads to covering emergencies or financial […]

Get Started with Mvelopes

February 14th, 2017 5:25:07 PM

Get Started with Mvelopes

February 14th, 2017 5:25:07 PM

An envelope budget is a great way to plan and track your money and as part of the Mvelopes budgeting app, it helps you keep up-to-date on your finances either on the web or your mobile device. You don’t need to carry cash around in envelopes, but you do need to get accustomed to just how […]

Four Steps for a Successful Budget

February 7th, 2017 7:58:48 PM

Four Steps for a Successful Budget

February 7th, 2017 7:58:48 PM

Getting through the month within your budget can be a struggle. Living within your budget doesn’t always have to be so tough and the way to simplify it is to compare your performance and adjust both your expectations and your behaviors on a regular basis.