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David Crowder

W.D. Crowder is an American published author. His background and areas of expertise include history, economics, expatriate living, international relations, investments and personal finance. A widely read and top of his class graduate of Stetson University, he obtained his bachelor of arts degree in History with minors in Latin American Studies and International Relations and a special emphasis in Economics. He was President of his Phi Alpha Theta (National History Honors Fraternity) Stetson University chapter and a Phi Beta Kappa (National Honors Fraternity) member.

Quicken for Windows Review

Quicken for Windows Intro and Background Quicken has always been the legendary gold standard of personal financial management apps. They maintain this status in part because every year Intuit the maker releases an updated version with at least a few…

MoneyDance Review

It is time to finally admit it— not everyone absolutely loves Intuit’s Quicken for Macintosh. Rival platform MoneyDance understands this, and is pleased to offer a standout alternative to Quicken. We are impressed that MoneyDance does provide some really good features, such…

Future Advisor Review

If you are a member of the middle class like the majority of Americans, then you know all too well that for middle class people, there has been a dearth of financial advice (that was not blatantly and overtly biased)…

iBank 5 Review (Banktivity)

Macintosh users have been largely left out of the proliferation of good programs in the personal financial management space in the past. The number of choices for them are few and far between. Besides the Macintosh version of Quicken, there…

Power Wallet

Power Wallet is one of the personal financial apps that is new to the industry. It features a good number of benefits such as the ability to make and track your budget, manage all of your bills for the month,…

Yodlee Money Center

Yodlee has been around ten years now, making it the undisputed grandfather of the personal financial software and apps out there. This is its great advantage, since it has been first in the space, it secured some of the best…

Wealthfront

Among the growing number of robo advisors in the personal financial apps space today, Wealthfront proves to be one of the biggest and most successful. They measure their success in more than $2.7 billion of customer assets under management. The company…

Sigfig Investment Optimizer

SigFig is the personal finance service with a funny name that is serious about helping you to get your head wrapped around all of your finances and investment accounts. The site and service tracks and helps you to manage all…

Betterment.com Review

The Betterment Website main page makes some pretty bold claims. They say that they are the biggest automated investment service, and that they can assist individuals like you and me with growing and managing our personal wealth with better technology…

Mint.com Review

In the world of online personal financial software and services, the list of choices is pretty thin. Intuit’s Quicken is the 800 pound gorilla in the room, but a rival that has grown more important since it was acquired by…

Personal Capital Review

There are many different services available today that help you to manage your personal financial empire, but few of them do this as well as Personal Capital does. The proof is in the proverbial pudding – more than 87,000 individuals utilize Personal…