Here are some of the helpful and FREE tools we recommend for you to manage your hard-earned money and reach financial security.
Free Credit Scores
Free sites you can use to monitor your credit score.
If you neither of these are going to work for you, you can always get your credit report for a small fee. The contact information for the three major credit reporting agencies is:
Trans Union (800-916-8800)
Tools for Budgeting and Investment
Useful tools to help you budget your finances and keep track of your investment portfolio.
- Budget templates by Budgets are Sexy
- Vertex 42s debt reduction calculator
- Investment tools by Personal Capital
- Net worth and budget spreadsheets from Thousandaire
These 3 software packages are very useful and free to download and use.
Personal Finance Forums
The best place to ask for questions is a community that has the same interest as you do. These forums may be one of the best places you can find around the net.
Personal Finance Blogs
Finally if you’re looking for personal finance blogs to read – consider going over to personalfinanceblogs.com. They have an excellent curated list. Savedbythecents.com and budgetsaresexy.com are both solid little personal finance blogs worth checking out.
Readers, if there are tools you’d like to add to this list please don’t hesitate to email us or leave us a comment below!