11 Tax Time Tips To Save Money This Year and Next

Posted by Kevin Nielsen on Mar 29, 2016 3:11:13 PM

If you’re lucky, you don’t have to think about your taxes more than a couple times each year. Now is one of those times. By sitting down and going over last year’s taxes, this year’s taxes and your plans for that refund, you shouldn't have to revisit your tax plans until 2017.

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Topics: Taxes

Mvelopes 2.3.2 Improves Bank Account Connectivity

Posted by Kevin Nielsen on Mar 21, 2016 12:07:18 PM

The award-winning Mvelopes budget app now includes improvements to bank account connectivity and management along with better transaction searches to help you budget on the go.

With this update, you now have more power to connect to your accounts at more than 12,000 financial institutions, plus the ability to request a link with a new financial institution from within the mobile app. You just need your login information in order to request support for a new financial institution.

The update also makes it easier to fix bank account connectivity issues. Creating a support ticket to fix a broken connection will be more visible in the app and even after creating the ticket you will be free to refresh the account to try and correct the problem. You will also be able to update your login credentials to your financial institutions within the app.

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Topics: Mvelopes

Decrease the Stress of Financial Decisions

Posted by Alex Ellis on Mar 17, 2016 10:18:00 AM

Managing money is one of the leading causes of stress. Thoughts like “I hope I’m making the right decision” or “I can
probably make this work” will wear down a person’s peace of mind and eventually create a feeling of anxiousness whenever money is involved. Even though every action has a consequence, you do not have to be stressed when making financial decisions. Here are some videos which are in our Mvelopes Premier Resources library that can help you eliminate this stress.

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Topics: Video Library

The History of Envelope Budgeting

Posted by Kevin Nielsen on Mar 8, 2016 9:12:30 AM

Budgeting principles are as powerful today as when they were first adopted to change someone’s behavior or create a plan to manage resources throughout human history.

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Topics: Envelope Budgeting

8 Budgeting Tips from Before the Roaring 20s

Posted by Kevin Nielsen on Mar 1, 2016 8:56:01 AM

Budgeting is a process that can change with your situation from when you're making more money to when you have to get by with less. Over the past 100 years, Americans have gone from spending 80 percent of their money on food, clothes and housing to only putting 50 percent of their income towards those three categories. What we budget for changes regularly, but budgeting principles stay the same. Here are eight budgeting statements from newspapers and books between 1912 and 1920 with advice that will help as much today as they did then.

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Topics: Budget

7 Ways To Help Your Budget During An Economic Downturn

Posted by Kevin Nielsen on Feb 22, 2016 2:42:28 PM

You never know when you will experience an economic downturn. It could be something that hits you temporarily, or it could be a recession that lasts for a while and affects just about everybody. While things are going well or before they get worse, prepare for those lean times with a little forethought and some training.

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Topics: Needs Only Budget

Mvelopes web app moves to HTML 5

Posted by Kevin Nielsen on Feb 17, 2016 11:31:05 AM

As an Mvelopes product team, we have been very focused on our mobile applications over the last few years. It has seen great results as Mvelopes is the No. 2 budgeting app on iOS and is a top 10 budgeting app on Android. Our development teams have created amazing applications which have received great reviews and comments about the new design and functionality. You will continue to see great things on mobile in the coming months.

As we have made major advancements in our mobile applications, we realized our web application on Mvelopes.com needed some love and attention to bring it up to speed with its mobile brothers. With our mobile apps in a good place, we have decided to focus an extra portion of our time and attention on our web application to get it to where, you, our customers would like it to be. We have spent many hours planning and discussing the roadmap of major changes to the infrastructure and technology that will provide a much-needed redesign to make the Mvelopes web application easier to use and easier on the eyes.

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Topics: Mvelopes

10 Tips for a Budget-smart Valentine's Day

Posted by Kevin Nielsen on Feb 8, 2016 8:56:29 AM


Valentine’s Day as I am sure you remember is this coming this Sunday. There are plenty of traditional gifts you can find just about anywhere. Chocolates, flowers, a romantic dinner, perfume or wine can get pretty expensive, especially since most everyone buys the same things. The average person will spend $147 this year on gifts and a date. If you’re looking to keep to a budget, here are some alternative ideas that won’t break the bank.

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Tips For Dealing With Student Loans

Posted by Kevin Nielsen on Feb 2, 2016 9:06:20 AM

Student loan debt is more prevalent than even consumer debt, but student loans are also debt that can be paid off quicker with a little planning.

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How To Advance Through The New Belts

Posted by Leo Leal on Jan 26, 2016 11:19:00 AM


Being financially free is not easy!  However, if you want to find success in finances you need to have a plan and a budget to keep from overspending and going into more debt. This is the foundation we build on and believe is critical to success. Many people fail, even with a plan, because their plan is not complete. This is why we provide the 9 step/belt process to help you master your finances. The attributes you will develop are accountability and expertise in your personal finances to make your dollars go as far as possible. Here are the details of the nine belts and what it takes to be a Master of your finances.

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