Author, consultant, and trainer: project management, financial software and technology
Areas of Expertise:
- project management
- personal finance
- small business accounting
- Web resources
- making techie stuff easy and fun
Bonnie Biafore has always been fascinated with math in its practical and more esoteric forms. As an engineer and project manager, she's thorough and steadfastly attentive to detail but redeems herself by using her sick sense of humor to transform drool-inducing subjects into entertaining reading. She writes about project management, accounting, investing, personal finance, and technology. Her books, Successful Project Management and NAIC Stock Selection Handbook, won major awards from the Society of Technical Communication, although she appreciates the rave she receives from readers much more.
Bonnie is the award-wining author of more than 25 books including QuickBooks: The Missing Manual (now Intuit's Official Guide to QuickBooks), Project: The Missing Manual, and Online Investing Hacks. She has also published her first comedic crime novel, Fresh Squeezed. She writes a monthly column called "WebWatch" for Better Investing magazine and is a regular contributor to www.interest.com. As a consultant, she manages projects for clients and wins accolades for her ability to herd cats.
When unshackled from her computer, she hikes in the mountains, cycles, walks her dogs, takes aerial dance classes, and cooks gourmet meals. You can learn more at Bonnie's website, www.bonniebiafore.com.
Microsoft® Project Management 2010 Kit: Microsoft® Project 2010 Inside Out & Successful Project Management: Applying Best Practices and Real-World Techniques
Successful Project Management: Applying Best Practices and Real-World Techniques with Microsoft® Project
MCTS Self-Paced Training Kit (Exam 70-632): Managing Projects with Microsoft® Office Project 2007
On Time! On Track! On Target! Managing Your Projects Successfully with Microsoft® Project
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June 27 2010The answer depends on which of the two groups below you fall into. The good news: there's no wrong answer. You're right whether you decide to pay off early or not. Group 1: You want to be able to sleep... read more
January 24 2009I don't believe in New Year's resolutions. Any day of the year is a great day to resolve to do something better than before. But January is a great time to review how last year's income and spending compared to last year's budget. If you haven't defined a budget, the… read more
November 04 2008The previous post explained why it makes sense to try to wait out a down market before withdrawing money from your retirement accounts. But wait, there are even more benefits to waiting--literally.... read more
November 04 2008Retiring at 65 could mean as many as 30 to 35 years running seniors' marathons, dipping your toes in tropical waters, or just cooling your heels. Over long periods of time, the ups and downs of the stock market... read more
October 20 2008If you hate extortion-level late fees and interest on credit card balances the way I do, you probably pay off your balance each month. Occasionally, an overly exuberant schedule or a senior moment can lead to a late credit card... read more
October 08 2008Why does finance turn normal human beings into boring, complexity-obsessed fiends? Used to be, you had a job and a pension -- you worked, you retired, and your company took care of your benefits. You cashed your pension check and... read more
October 03 2008UPDATE: President Bush on Friday signed legislation that increased the amount of savings insured by the FDIC in an account from $100,000 to $250,000 (until December 31, 2009). With the stock market gyrations the last few days, several people... read more
August 12 2008With any project, it’s important to know what you’re getting into. Otherwise, the experience could end up a lot like that blind date with the guy who was long on body odor and short on charm. The problem is clients sometimes want answers but they don’t want to hear any… read more
April 17 2008Earned value analysis was a popular topic at the PMI Rocky Mountain chapter 2008 Spring Symposium. People in the audience nodded knowingly as presenters chanted the EVA mantra. But I’ve heard plenty of folks managing projects ask what earned value analysis is all about. The first step is understanding earned… read more
March 17 2008To the planning-adverse and even some project managers, project-managing a vacation is over the top. I’m a die-hard organizer so project management creeps into even what I do for fun. This approach isn’t as sick as it might sound. Really.... read more
February 12 2008With any project, it’s important to know what you’re getting into. Otherwise, the experience could end up a lot like that blind date with the guy who was long on body odor and short on charm. The problem is clients sometimes want answers but they don’t want to hear any… read more
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March 19, 2013
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