Tag Archive: financial

Best on the Web – Do More with Your Money

MyMoney.gov is the U.S. government’s website dedicated to teaching Americans the basics of financial education. Whether you are buying a home, balancing your checkbook, or investing in your 401(k), the resources on MyMoney.gov can help you maximize your financial decisions. This site features financial education help from more than 20 different Federal websites, aggregated and organized so that users can learn and start benefiting from it quickly and easily. Content is organized by where you are in life, who you are, and by specific hands-on tools. Popular topics emerging in the news and based on user feedback are also highlighted.

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Best on the Web – Free How-To Help

Don’t let the name scare you away—The Beehive is a website worth visiting. Since 2001, when The Beehive was launched by the D.C.-based non-profit, One Economy, it has helped more than 18 million people worldwide connect to educational tools and services to inform and empower people to improve their lives. This site is buzzing with free how-to help related to money, health, jobs, school and housing. Some of the current articles include a back-to-school guide, food stamp eligibility tool, and a gestational diabetes factsheet. A brief exploration reveals in-depth financial and savings advice, health tips and assistance, employment coaching, computer training, college preparation guides, and homebuyer help. Registered users enjoy additional perks, such as printable coupons and the ability to set their location and view local services and resources. Content is updated regularly to reflect seasonal needs and current trends.

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Best on the Web – Manage Your Money Better

Are your personal finances as organized as they could be? One of the best ways to manage your money is to track your spending. But if you have multiple accounts, credit cards, bills, and other expenses, tracking your spending can be confusing and time consuming. Mint is a free online service that can help you manage your money more efficiently. The media is raving about Mint; recently it has been featured on ABC News, in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and Money Magazine. The reason why Mint is becoming so popular is that it pulls all your financial accounts into one secure place so you can see what’s happening with your checking, savings, investments, and retirement at any moment of the day. This website offers a budget maker, goal tracker, email alerts, and mobile apps. Sign up takes less than five minutes and you’re never asked to pay a cent to use the service.

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