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We all want to get our finances in order. There’s nothing worse than not having full control of what’s going on with our money and things can easily spiral out of control. Unexpected bills, house insurance, mortgages and just day to day living; the costs of keeping you and your family’s life on the straight and narrow can sometimes seem to be overwhelming.
However, there is so much help and advice to be found where you can get great advice on how to organize and fix your finances. Here are five must read sites that are well worth a look at:
This site is run by The Federal Trade Commission and gives some great advice on the best way to start repairing your credit if you find yourself in this situation. The site explains in a clear and straightforward language that there is no quick and simple way to repair your credit, despite the many adverts that tell you otherwise. Repairing your credit is a slow process, but it can be done. Full of tips and advice on how to improve even the worst credit, advice is also offered on coping with your existing debt and where to get legitimate help. It is well worth a read.
Wisebread offers advice and information on many different aspects of managing your money and dealing with debt problems. A great section on frugal living gives tips for cheap meals and kitchen tips, tips for tracking and tackling all types of debt and even tips about how to start investing. It offers lots of great advice in easy to understand language.
Bankrate.com is a personal finance website that helps you find and compare rates on financial products like mortgages, credit cards, car loans, savings accounts, certificates of deposit, checking and ATM fees, home equity loans and banking fees. They provide consumers with expert advice on many subjects related to personal finance.
Run by the US government, My Money aims to financially educate Americans by showing the basics of good financial management. There is a wealth of information on important topics, such as investing in your 401(k), purchasing a home, and even a step by step guide on how to balance your check book. It gives five main financial building blocks that everyone should follow to enable them to understand and build their money.
Money Under 30
Before you hit the 30 mark, you would hope to have established good financial habits, established good credit and have a savings account, amongst other things. Money Under 30 caters to the under 30 crowd who may need help understanding various personal finance topics and offers many tips making financial moves, in this stage of life. Whether you’re fresh out of high school or college, this site can be your hub for understanding all things personal finance.
US News – Money
US News has a great money section that offers an analysis of everything that is happening in the world of finance, presenting it in a down to earth and straightforward way, so you can make informed financial decisions.
With sections on investing money, saving money, retirement and careers, this website keeps bang up to date with the latest financial facts.
With all these great tips and advice available, make 2014 the year you get organized, get a grip on your finances, and start building your future.
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