Every once in a while, I find a product that is so cool that I just have to share it with everyone I know. A software that I’ve been using a ton lately is called Evernote, and I’m going to tell you why Evernote is awesome.
What is Evernote? Evernote is a note-taking application. That doesn’t sound too fancy, but you really need to just use it. You can create Notebooks, fill them with notes, add pictures, insert checklists, attach documents and it is all so simple.
The best part, you can search across all of your notes really easily and find exactly what you’re looking for!
Why Evernote is Awesome
- It’s free, unless you need a ton of transfer.
- Their slogan is “Remember everything.” and they aren’t kidding!
- It works cross-platform.
Besides being free, and easy-to-use, it is extremely convenient. Being able to access all of my notes cross platform, and being able to search through ALL of my notes is just amazing. This is extremely helpful for school!
What Is Cross-Platform and Why is it the Coolest Thing Since Jurassic Park?
I have a Windows based desktop, an Android tablet and an Apple iPod. No problem! Evernote works across all 3 platforms and because everything is stored on the cloud, I can put notes into Evernote on my Windows based desktop, and access them in seconds on my iPod.
Evernote even has a great website which makes it accessible across nearly any platform you are using, including Linux. OK, enough with my Evernote cheerleading, I just wanted to tell you all about it in case you were unaware. Now, onto this weeks awesome carnival!
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Jennifer Lynn @ Broke-Ass Mommy writes Bills Make Me Peevish and Need to Go Away. – Broke-Ass Mommy is a blog that chronicles the tribulations of being a mother with limited income
Daniel @ Sweating the Big Stuff writes Do You Prefer Advice From An Expert Or Someone Who Has Had Experience? – While nobody is perfect, I pride myself on making as few financial mistakes as possible. That’s not to say every investment I’ve made has gone well, but for the most part I don’t waste money and have made pretty good decisions regarding my personal finances. I take advantage of my credit cards by paying them…
Amanda L Grossman @ Frugal Confessions writes Grow Your Budget’s Spending Power – You may have noticed that I’ve been focusing on budgeting over the last several weeks: My Advice to the Person Budgeting for the First Time, Mustang Budgeting
PPlan @ Provident Plan writes Building an Emergency Fund – Find out how you can build your emergency fund and what to do with it.
Maria @ The Money Principle writes Living cheap and feeling cheap – Living cheap may be a virtue but feeling cheap is a curse. What do you do to live cheap without feeling cheap?
Jon the Saver @ Free Money Wisdom writes Save Money Easily: 4 Things You Can Live Without – Save money easily with these top four tips. Saving money can be a pain but with proper planning it can be really easy!
Ashley @ Money Talks Coaching writes Time to Think About the Christmas Budget – Christmas!! In September?! Are you nuts-o? No I haven’t lost my mind and believe me, it feels less like Christmas here in Phoenix than it does probably
ETZ25 @ Entertainment Timez writes Dividend Money Stream for Entertainment – Sept 11th – This is the reasons that we are creating a dividend money stream for entertainment and fun! Read about the advantages and flexibility of such a dividend money stream!
YFS @ Your Finances Simplified writes How to Resolve Money-Related Disputes in a Relationship – Did you know that the average couple spends 250 and 700 hours planning their wedding? This number is INSANE.
Invest It Wisely @ Invest It Wisely writes The #1 Reason Why European Waitresses Love Americans – Perhaps you should not tip that European waitress quite as much as you do when you are overseas?
Passive Income Earner @ The Passive Income Earner writes Top 20 Dividend Stocks – September 2012 – It has been a while since I went over my last dividend stock screening. When I started using my screening, I wasn’t sure how different the results would be over time but it’s clear that we have regular movement. I am by no mean trying to do market timing but knowing that you are buying a stock at a good valuation with good yield is good for a portfolio.
Crystal @ Budgeting in the Fun Stuff writes Financial Changes to Make This Fall – Planning for the expenses that hit us in the fall season will make everything go more smoothly. When we are prepared, we tend to not unnecessarily overspend.
Jen @ Master the Art of Saving writes Living at Home-The Parent’s Perspective – I thought it would be interesting to have my mom write a guest post about what it’s like having your kids move back home!
Jester @ The Ultimate Juggle writes Not Enjoying A Family Vacation By Focusing Too Hard On Money – I had to work on my spouse so that he would enjoy the family vacations we go on and not focus too hard on money! Perhaps you should do that same…
Don @ MoneySmartGuides writes 12 Month of Goals: September – Welcome to the start of another month. September is an interesting month as you start to see cooler weather, but the threat of an Indian Summer is still a possibility.
SBB @ Simple Budget Blog writes Simple Ways to Earn More Money – Do you need some extra cash? We give you common and simple ways to increase your income without breaking a sweat.
Wayne @ Young Family Finance writes Self-Employment – Is it all it’s Cracked Up to Be? – For as long as I can remember, I recall hearing the notorious “work from home” scams. They seem more popular today, but maybe it is just because I am spending more time on the internet.
Tushar @ Finance TUBE writes Extreme Couponing: Tips for Getting the Most Out of Daily Deals – This is one of the unique episodes where you will be getting tips for the daily deals. You will be having these fours exciting tips which are easy to be applied. These will make your usage more interesting and valuable from every aspect.
Roger the Amateur Financier @ The Amateur Financier writes How to Find an Appropriate Investment Firm – A guide to looking through investment firms in order to find the best firm for your investment needs, covering some factors to consider.
A Blinkin @ Funancials writes This Just In: Stocks Will Rise and The World Won’t End – I bring this up because I see lots of nothing. “Nothing” is what people do when they are too scared to do “something.” A nice mixture of uncertainty and pessimism has kept many people from investing. We’re in (what some refer to as) a liquidity trap.
BARBARA FRIEDBERG @ Barbara Friedberg Personal Finance writes WHO IS RICHER? CAN YOU FIGURE IT OUT? – Instead of feeling embarrassed that she didn’t have a fancy smart phone, she regarded her phone as a sign of her smart money decisions.
Steven @ Grocery Alerts writes Best products to buy in September 2012 – September marks the end of summer, as well as the countdown to Halloween, Back to School, and the holiday season. Everything from jeans, iPhones to Sunglasses to bicycles.
Daisy @ Add Vodka writes How to Deal with a Difficult Coworker – I’ve had my fair share of having to deal with difficult coworkers. This makes me sound like I’m the problem, and to be honest I probably was part of the problem.
MMD @ My Money Design writes Social Security Benefits – The Kid Picked Last for Dodgeball – Let’s take a look at how much money we may be able to expect in Social Security benefits, and what steps we can take to maximize them as much as possible.
Aloysa @ My Broken Coin writes How I Spent $300 on Wicked Parents, a Sick Child and a Slurpie – Read my interesting tale of how I spent $200 dollars in the most unusual ways!
IMB @ Investing Money writes How Much Money to Invest? – Want to know how much you should invest? Find out how to calculate the amount to invest.
Corey @ 20s Finances writes Different Approaches to Investing – Learn about the different approaches to investing so you can be better informed as a young investor.
TRL @ The Retired Landlord writes Why I am Interested in Real Estate Investing – Find out what I find attractive about real estate and what it offers me. In other words, find out why I love real estate investing.
Ted Jenkin @ Your Smart Money Moves writes Do You Eat Out Too Much? – If you’ve noticed that your disposable income may be sneaking out the back door of your family finances, one of the causes could be between the lunches and
Sustainable PF @ Sustainable Personal Finance writes Dishwasher vs Hand Washing: Which is Cheaper and Greener? – At first glance handwashing dishes appears to be a greener and cheaper option than using a dishwasher. Best to look twice.
Eddie @ Finance Fox writes Who Wears the Financial Pants In Your Relationship? – No personal wedding or relationship story to share about who wears the financial pants in my relationship, however I’m curious to know about your relationship, and who wears the financial pants.
CAPI @ Creating a Passive Income writes Two Ways to Create Passive Income – Lacking liquid assets to invest money and create a passive income? No need to worry. Find out how you can generate passive income without any money down.
Shawanda @ You Have More Than You Think writes 3 Quick and Easy Tips to Shrink Car Insurance Costs – Car insurance is an onus that never seems to die. Fortunately, you can reap massive savings by making a few quick adjustments to your auto insurance policy.
Suba @ Broke Professionals writes Why We’re Taking Our House Off The Market – After dropping our asking price to the basement, we’ve given up on selling our house – at least for now – and have decided to take it off the market.
TB @ Blue Collar Workman writes Saving Money With Properly Inflated Tires – Obama said that having your tires inflated properly is important for saving you money at the pump. Is that true?
Jason @ Work Save Live writes Top 10 Reasons Why You Need an Emergency Fund – Reasons You Need an Emergency Fund You’ve heard all the pundits in personal finance extol on the fact that you need to have a emergency fund. I’m not going to preach to you about how much you should have, or where to put it.
Sean @ One Smart Dollar writes Investing in Growth Funds – A well diversified portfolio will consist of many different types of assets including growth funds. Here is a basic guide to what growth funds really are.
Debt Guru @ Debt Free Blog writes College Debt – Diversification and What this Means – Find out about the latest trends of college debt and how getting students loans can affect your finances.
Luke @ Learn Bonds writes Everyone is Wrong: QE Does not Lower Interest Rates – The belief of QE lowering interest rates is wrong. With the impending announcement of the Fed this week, investors should look for higher interest rates.
Marie at Family Money Values @ Family Money Values writes Get Involved in Your Grandchild’s Personal Finance Education – The American Dream – if you work hard you can do well. We want our children to have better lives than we do. Yet we still leave personal finance education pretty much up to chance. Parents and family are still primarily responsible for instilling the knowledge, skills and values needed to be able to successfully handle money and personal finances. Yes, some states require one or two high school classes and teach some basic skills. But overall, it is up to the overworked, 2 career parents
Corey @ Steadfast Finances writes 5 Money-Saving Car Maintenance Tips and Tricks – Find out what you should do to take care of your car. You’d be surprised how much longer your car will last.
Sicorra @ Tackling Our Debt writes 9 Ways to Deal with Financial Stress – Do you feel good about the current state of your personal finances or are you one of the many people that are quite concerned about their financial situation?
PITR @ Passive Income To Retire writes Getting your Business Off the Ground – Every business begins with an idea. But an idea alone does not make a successful venture. You need to develop and hone many aspects before you can really get your business off the ground. From conducting a market analysis to picking the leading business bank accounts, here are the essentials for getting your business up and running.
Shilpan @ Street Smart Finance writes Building Wealth With Smart Financial Decisions – The street smart philosophy about building wealth is simple at its core — building wealth with smart financial decisions! Most people don’t build wealth not because they are not smart; they don’t build wealth — for most part — because they are gullible and easily buy into the notion that wealth is either inherited or strikes the doors of lucky few.
CF @ The Outlier Model writes I can haz vacation? – At a salaried job, you’re paid to do a certain amount of work. That amount can vary depending on the number of weeks vacation your employer offers you. Evaluating the vacation time offered is an important variable in deciding between two offers.
SFB @ Simple Finance Blog writes Should I Let Them Cancel My Credit Card? – Is now the time to cancel my credit card, and potentially mess with my credit score? Here’s how the cancellation could impact my credit.
Jeremy @ Modest Money writes Guilt Induced Frugality – If someone is frugal though, do they constantly maintain that mindset? Some people might be disciplined enough to keep it up, but I think most people still occasionally splurge.
John @ Married (with Debt) writes Auditing Your Emergency Food Stash – Let’s talk about your emergency food stash. You do have an emergency food supply for your home, right? I’m not talking about hoarding buckets of grain in your basement in anticipation of the 2012 Mayan Apocalypse.
harry campbell @ Your Personal Finance Pro writes Why Rebalance Your Retirement Accounts – A crucial part to a successful investment portfolio requires that you occasionally rebalance your portfolio. Due to the volatility of the market, the asset allocation you select might change from time to time. If you select 80% stocks and 20% bonds as your AA, swings in the market can cause these numbers to veer off in different directions. Re-balancing your portfolio allows you to maintain your risk tolerance by selling or buying certain asset classes.
Tushar @ Start Investing Money writes What Kinds of Mutual Funds Can You Get? – Are you thinking about getting a mutual fund? Read my information about the different types.
JP @ My Family Finances writes Don’t Waste Your Money on AAA: Four Options for Free or Low-Cost Roadside Assistance for Your Family – There are plenty of great, low-cost options for roadside assistance that make the yearly payout on AAA a complete waste of your family’s money.
krantcents @ KrantCents writes Volunteering Changed Me! – I finally started volunteering! No, it was not my first time and it won’t be my last. Most of life, we do things for people expecting something in return. When you say good morning or hello to someone, there is an expectation that the other person will return the greeting or acknowledge you.
L Bee @ L Bee and the Money Tree writes Invest in what you understand. – Just like I am only going to *write* about things I understand. I turn the blog over today to Drewski, my in-house investing and “big time finance” guru (he’s also my boyfriend and puppy-daddy). Drewski has over two years of experience as a stock broker in NYC. I want to learn more from him and The post Invest in what you understand.
SB @ One Cent at a Time writes How to buy gold for investment – When you invest in gold, what are your options buying gold? Article lists various safe and reliable ways of buying gold for investment so that you are not scammed.
SB @ Finance Product Reviews writes mVelops budgeting software review – Mvelops is a great and free software for managing your personal finance, this review covers both good and bad points about Mvelops. Read more to find out if Mvelops app/software is for you
Glen Craig @ Free From Broke writes What is an IPO and Should I Care? – We hear about IPOs all the time in the news. But what is an IPO? Should I care? See what an IPO is and how it affects your investments.
J.P. @ Novel Investor writes Breaking Down REIT Tax Rules – Dividends are the big reason investors turn to real estate investment trusts or REITs. What many people don’t know is that those dividends are not taxed like normal dividend stocks.
Deacon @ Well Kept Wallet writes How to use the Cash Envelope System – The cash envelope system is a great way to get a hold of your finances. It gives you control over your money and allows you to tell your money where to go. Many people have paid off thousands of dollars in debt using this system. This is how it works.
Lance @ Money Life & More writes iPhone 5: How Cell Phone Companies Can Afford to Give You a $450 Discount – During the Apple presentation they annouced their prices of the phone, and in fine print told you that in order to get this price you must sign a new 2 year contract. This isn’t breaking news to anyone who has bought a smartphone in the last few years. However, to those who only buy phones when you upgrade your contract it may be a bit of an eye opener.