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Budgets for the Modern Family

Budgets for the Modern Family


WE’RE DESIGNING SPACES THE SHOW
THATS ALL ABOUT YOU AND YOUR SPACE, YOUR HOME AND
SURROUNDINGS, I’M DEBI MARIE. TODAY IT’S ALL ABOUT HOME,
COVERING TOPICS FROM HOW TO BUY A HOUSE TO THINGS YOU CAN DO TO
MANAGE IT. WE VISIT ONE HOUSE WITH A NEW
COMPREHENSIVE SECURITY AND HOME MANAGEMENT SYSTEM FROM ONE OF
THE BIG NAMES IN THE BUSINESS. AND SPEAKING ABOUT HOUSEHOLD
MANAGEMENT HOW ABOUT YOUR FINANCES?
SOMETIMES THEY SEEM TO JUST GET AWAY FROM YOU, WE’LL SHOW YOU
SOME TOOLS TO HELP YOU GET A HANDLE ON HOUSEHOLD FINANCES, SO
STICK AROUND AND SEE IT ALL RIGHT HERE ON DESIGNING SPACES. HOW CAN PEOPLE BE IN TOUCH WITH
THEIR FINANCES ANYTIME, ANYWHERE,KNOWING WHERE THEY ARE
HEADED FINANCIALLY? IT’S THE DIGITAL AGE AND PEOPLE
ARE MORE CONNECTED AND MOBILE THAN EVER BEFORE.
DESIGNING SPACES VISITED ONE FAMILY TO SEE JUST HOW THESE
SOLUTIONS ARE MAKING THEIR LIVES EASIER, TAKE A LOOK.
(MUSIC). A LONG TIME AGO, IN A TIME TOO
DISTANT TO REMEMBER WHEN IT CAME TO MANAGING HOUSEHOLD FINANCES,
THIS IS HOW IT WAS DONE… (MUSIC).
NOW IT’S THE DIGITAL AGE AND PEOPLE ARE MORE CONNECTED AND
MOBILE THAN EVER BEFORE, DESIGNING SPACES VISITED ONE
FAMILY TO SEE JUST HOW THESE SOLUTIONS ARE MAKING THEIR LIVES
EASIER. IT REACHED A POINT WHERE I
REALIZED WE HAD TO GET A HANDLE ON OUR HOUSEHOLD FINANCES.
IT SEEMED LIKE A DAUNTING TASK, MAKING A BUDGET, KEEPING TRACK
OF CASH, BUT WITH QUICKEN ON MY PC IT REALLY MADE IT EASY FOR ME
AND THEN WHEN I FIND OUT THAT QUICKEN HAD AN APP THAT TIED IN
WITH MY PC PROGRAM AND COULD HELP ME MANAGE MONEY WHEREVER I
AM, THAT GOT ME REALLY EXCITED. (MUSIC).
A BIG REASON PEOPLE CHOOSE QUICKEN IS BECAUSE THEY FEEL A
LOT OF PAIN OR FRUSTRATION WITH THEIR PERSONAL FINANCES.
THEY FEEL OUT OF CONTROL OR DISORGANIZED AND QUICKEN HELPS
WITH THAT. IT ALLOWS YOU TO TAKE ALL OF THE
ACCOUNTS THAT YOU HAVE AND GET THEM IN ONE PLACE SO YOU CAN
KIND OF ACCESS EVERYTHING, IT ALSO ALLOWS YOU TO SEE WHERE
YOUR MONEY IS GOING. A LOT OF PEOPLE AT THE END OF
THE MONTH JUST DON’T KNOW WHAT HAPPENED?
SO QUICKEN ALLOWS YOU TO CATEGORIZE THAT INFORMATION AND
SEE EXACTLY WHERE YOUR SPENDING YOUR MONEY.
WE WERE SPENDING MONEY, NOT KNOWING HOW MUCH WE HAD IN OUR
CHECKING ACCOUNTS, WHICH LED TO OVERDRAFT CHARGES.
SO I THINK LORIE HAS A VERY COMMON PROBLEM, SHE FEELS LIKE
HER FINANCES ARE KIND OF OUT OF CONTROL AND SHE WANTS TO JUST
KIND OF TAKE CHARGE, GET A BETTER HANDLE OF WHATS GOING ON,
SO QUICKEN CAN HELP BY THAT, GETTING ALL THE ACCOUNTS IN ONE
PLACE, CONSOLIDATING, GETTING A CONSOLIDATED VIEW OF YOUR
SPENDING, YOUR BUDGETS,COULD REALLY HELP OUT.
(MUSIC). NOW WE MAINTAIN THE HOUSEHOLD
BUDGET ON QUICKEN AND WE STRICTLY ADHERE TO IT.
I’VE DOWNLOADED THE APPLICATION FROM QUICKEN INTO MY SMART PHONE
THAT SYNCS UP WITH THE QUICKEN SOFTWARE THATS IN MY PC.
TODAY I’M GOING ON SOME ERRANDS AFTER I DROP THE KIDS OFF AT THE
SITTER. I’VE GOT SOME SHOPPING TO DO AND
THEN LATER ON I’M TAKING THEM TO A MOVIE, AND I’M GOING TO BE
KEEPING TRACK OF EVERYTHING I SPEND MONEY ON THROUGHOUT THE
DAY. SO BEFORE I LEFT I CHECKED
QUICKEN ON MY TABLET TO FIND OUT WHAT MY ACCOUNT BALANCE WAS AND
I’VE GOT THREE HUNDRED DOLLARS IN MY CHECKING ACCOUNT, SO LET’S
CHECK THAT OUT ON MY MOBILE APP NOW.
HUH, WHAT A MINUTE, THERE’S AN ALERT.
I HAVE THE APP SET TO DISPATCH AN ALERT IF THE BALANCE GOES
BEFORE THREE HUNDRED DOLLARS. OK.
THERE’S A TRANSACTION ON HERE THAT ISN’T MINE.
IT LOOKS LIKE MY HUSBAND BOUGHT SOMETHING ONLINE FOR A LITTLE
OVER FIFTY DOLLARS, AND I AM NOT HAPPY ABOUT IT BECAUSE I’M THE
TREASURER OF THE HOUSEHOLD AND ALL EXPENDITURES HAVE TO BE
APPROVED BY ME. I WILL BE HAVING A TALK WITH HIM
LATER. (MUSIC).
OK, SO I JUST PAID FOR MY GROCERIES WITH MY DEBIT CARD AND
QUICKEN WILL AUTOMATICALLY UPDATE MY BALANCE AND BUDGET.
(MUSIC). GREAT.
MY ERRANDS ARE ALL DONE. NOW I JUST NEED TO PICK UP THE
KIDS FROM THE SITTER AND THEN TAKE THEM TO THE MOVIES.
THEY REALLY HAVE BEEN LOOKING FORWARD TO SEEING THIS MOVIE.
SO I’M GOING TO GO AHEAD AND ENTER THE TRANSACTION ONTO MY
MOBILE APP. THIS FALLS UNDER THE
ENTERTAINMENT CATEGORY AND WE BUDGET ONE HUNDRED AND FIFTY
DOLLARS A MONTH ON OUR HOUSEHOLD EXPENSES, SO ACCORDING TO OUR
QUICKEN MOBILE APP WE HAVE ROOM FOR THIS AND YES WE CAN GET
POPCORN! YES!
(LAUGHING). THE QUICKEN MOBILE APP CAN BE
USED ON ANY IPHONE, IPAD, ANDROID PHONE OR TABLET, SO THE
WAY IT WORKS IT ONCE YOU SET UP YOUR ACCOUNTS ON THE DESKTOP,
YOU CAN THEN ESTABLISH A MOBILE LOG IN AND SYNC YOUR DESKTOP
CHECKING,CREDIT,SAVINGS ACCOUNTS UP TO YOUR DEVICES AND YOU CAN
SEE ALL YOUR INFORMATION, BUDGETS, TRANSACTIONS,
EVERYTHING ON A TABLET OR ON A PHONE.
SO IF YOU CHANGE SOMETHING ON YOUR PHONE OR YOUR TABLET THAT
WILL BE REFLECTED BACK ON YOUR DESKTOP THE NEXT TIME YOU SYNC.
OR IF YOU WORK ON YOUR DESKTOP AND YOU CHANGE THINGS, YOU DO
SOME WORK, YOU CAN THEN SYNC THAT BACK UP AND IT’S AVAILABLE
ON THE DEVICES. OK, SO THIS IS WHEN THE MAGIC
HAPPENS, I OPEN QUICKEN ON MY PC, AND THERE’S A FEATURE THAT
SYNCS ALL THE TRANSACTIONS THAT I MADE FROM MY SMART PHONE
DURING THE DAY WITH THE DATA THATS ON MY PC.
SO NOW MY ACCOUNT BALANCES ARE UP TO DATE AND SHOWING THE SAME
BALANCES ON ALL OF MY DEVICES. THE APPS WILL CONTINUE TO UPDATE
WITH INFORMATION FROM YOUR FINANCIAL INSTITUTION, SO IT’S
ALWAYS UP TO DATE. YOU CAN CHECK YOUR BUDGETS, YOU
CAN KEEP TRACK OF YOUR SPENDING WHEREVER YOU ARE.
NOW, ABOUT THIS TRANSACTION THAT CAUSED THE LOW BALANCE
ALERT THIS MORNING, I JUST HOPE MY HUSBAND IS SPENDING THE MONEY
FOR A GOOD REASON. LET’S SEE WHAT THE TRANSACTION
DESCRIPTION IS. (DOORBELL RINGS).
AFTER, I SEE WHO’S AT THE DOOR…
OH, THAT WAS SWEET! LOOK DADDY GOT ME THIS BEAUTIFUL
BOQUET OF FLOWERS! YOU KNOW, THIS MONTH I CAN MAKE
AN EXCEPTION TO THE BUDGET, THIS WAS A PRETTY SMART PURCHASE.
FOR MORE INFORMATION GO TO QUICKEN.COM.
THERE WILL ALSO BE A LINK TO THAT WEBSITE
DESIGNINGSPACES.TV WHERE YOU CAN
SEE THIS PORTION OF THE SHOW AGAIN.
JOIN IN THE CONVERSATION ON FACEBOOK AT
FACEBOOK.COM/DSPACESTV THANKS FOR JOINING US TODAY BUT
WE’RE OUT OF TIME. THIS IS DESIGNING SPACES AND I’M
DEBI MARIE. WE’LL SEE YOU NEXT TIME.
(MUSIC). YOU CAN VISIT THESE WEBSITES TO LEARN MORE ABOUT THE
PARTICIPANTS ON THIS EDITION OF DESIGNING SPACES.

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