Bonnie Biafore

http://twitter.com/bbiafore

Conifer, Colorado

Author, consultant, and trainer: project management, financial software and technology

Areas of Expertise:

  • project management
  • personal finance
  • small business accounting
  • technology
  • Web resources
  • making techie stuff easy and fun
  • consulting
  • speaking
  • training
  • writing

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.

QuickBooks 2013: The Missing Manual QuickBooks 2013: The Missing Manual
by Bonnie Biafore
October 2012
Print: $34.99
Ebook: $27.99

QuickBooks 2012: The Missing Manual QuickBooks 2012: The Missing Manual
by Bonnie Biafore
October 2011
Print: $34.99
Ebook: $27.99

Microsoft® Project Management 2010 Kit: Microsoft® Project 2010 Inside Out & Successful Project Management: Applying Best Practices and Real-World Techniques Microsoft® Project Management 2010 Kit: Microsoft® Project 2010 Inside Out & Successful Project Management: Applying Best Practices and Real-World Techniques
by Bonnie Biafore , Andreea Marinescu , Teresa S. Stover
August 2011
Print: $69.99

Microsoft® Project 2010 Inside Out Microsoft® Project 2010 Inside Out
by Teresa S. Stover , Bonnie Biafore , Andreea Marinescu
June 2011
Print: $54.99
Ebook: $43.99

Successful Project Management: Applying Best Practices and Real-World Techniques with Microsoft® Project Successful Project Management: Applying Best Practices and Real-World Techniques with Microsoft® Project
by Bonnie Biafore
April 2011
Print: $34.99
Ebook: $27.99

QuickBooks 2011: The Missing Manual QuickBooks 2011: The Missing Manual
by Bonnie Biafore
November 2010
Print: $29.99
Ebook: $27.99

Microsoft Project 2010: The Missing Manual Microsoft Project 2010: The Missing Manual
by Bonnie Biafore
June 2010
Print: $39.99
Ebook: $31.99

Personal Investing: The Missing Manual Personal Investing: The Missing Manual
by Bonnie Biafore , Amy E. Buttell , Carol Fabbri
May 2010
Print: $21.99
Ebook: $17.99

QuickBooks 2010: The Missing Manual QuickBooks 2010: The Missing Manual
by Bonnie Biafore
October 2009
Print: $29.99
Ebook: $23.99

QuickBooks 2009: The Missing Manual QuickBooks 2009: The Missing Manual
by Bonnie Biafore
October 2008
Print: $29.99
Ebook: $23.99

Quicken 2009: The Missing Manual Quicken 2009: The Missing Manual
by Bonnie Biafore
September 2008
Print: $24.99
Ebook: $19.99

MCTS Self-Paced Training Kit (Exam 70-632): Managing Projects with Microsoft® Office Project 2007 MCTS Self-Paced Training Kit (Exam 70-632): Managing Projects with Microsoft® Office Project 2007
by Bonnie Biafore , Deanna Reynolds , Joli Ballew
May 2008
Print: $59.99
Ebook: $47.99

QuickBooks 2008: The Missing Manual QuickBooks 2008: The Missing Manual
by Bonnie Biafore
December 2007
Print: $29.99
Ebook: $23.99

Quicken 2008: The Missing Manual Quicken 2008: The Missing Manual
by Bonnie Biafore
November 2007
Print: $24.99
Ebook: $19.99

Microsoft Project 2007: The Missing Manual Microsoft Project 2007: The Missing Manual
by Bonnie Biafore
August 2007
Print: $39.99
Ebook: $31.99

On Time! On Track! On Target! Managing Your Projects Successfully with Microsoft® Project On Time! On Track! On Target! Managing Your Projects Successfully with Microsoft® Project
by Bonnie Biafore
March 2006 (est.)
Print: $24.99
Ebook: $19.99

QuickBooks 2006: The Missing Manual QuickBooks 2006: The Missing Manual
by Bonnie Biafore
December 2005
Print: $29.99
Ebook: $23.99

Quicken 2006 for Starters: The Missing Manual Quicken 2006 for Starters: The Missing Manual
by Bonnie Biafore
November 2005
Print: $24.95
Ebook: $19.99

QuickBooks 2005: The Missing Manual QuickBooks 2005: The Missing Manual
by Bonnie Biafore
February 2005
Ebook: $23.99

Online Investing Hacks Online Investing Hacks
by Bonnie Biafore
June 2004
Print: $24.95
Ebook: $19.99

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Should you pay off your mortgage early?

June 27 2010

The 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

Planning to Spend Less Money This Year

January 24 2009

I 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

Another Reason to Consider Postponing Retirement

November 04 2008

The 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

Retire in a Down Market? Not So Fast

November 04 2008

Retiring 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

Who Says Credit Card Companies Are Heartless?

October 20 2008

If 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

Taming personal finance

October 08 2008

Why 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

It only hurts if you sell

October 03 2008

UPDATE: 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

Let’s Make a Deal

August 12 2008

With 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

What has your project earned lately?

April 17 2008

Earned 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

Confessions of a Project Management Junkie

March 17 2008

To 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

Let’s Make a Deal

February 12 2008

With 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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Webcast: Navigating QuickBooks 2013
March 19, 2013
Duration: Approximately 60 minutes. Cost: Free Get your bookkeeping workflow smoother and faster with QuickBooks 2013. In this hands-on webcast presented by Bonnie Biafore, author of QuickBooks 2013: The Missing Manual, you'll be guided through navigating...

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