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Cheat Sheet: Ultimate Personal Finance Sites List

Looking for valuable information on a variety of personal finance topics? We spent hours collecting the best links on money management, frugality, taxes, investment, credit score improvement, and debt reduction from all over the web.

Bookmark this list and commit to visiting 1-2 links a night. By the time you’re finished, you’ll be an expert! This list will point you to hundreds of strategies and tips to help improve your financial health.

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172 Online Courses on Investing – Training from Morningstar. Finish enough courses and get rewarded with a 2-month premium membership to Morningstar.com.

10 Rules for Building Wealth – A zebra-like man (I’m not kidding, check it out) guides us through 10 tips for building wealth.

How to Read a Mutual Fund Prospectus – Courtesy of the SEC

Saving Money

10 Money Drains to Avoid – Even Draino Gel couldn’t unclog these 10 messes. Avoid these habits and you’ll save a load of cash.

50 Frugal Tips and Resources – 100 hours of reading on this site alone. Fantastic links and tips on all things frugal.

Retirement Plans for the Small Business Owner – or self-employed/freelance worker (27-page PDF).

101 Ways To Save Money – Not all the categories will apply to you, but everyone has utility bills, and a lot of us have credit cards. Learn 101 ways to cut those types of expenses.

88 Tips to Save Money – Only 88 tips? These are unique. Take for example, making pizza or eating vegetarian. How do those save money? Check out this list to find out.

20 Web 2.0 Tools for the Frugal Minded – Web 2.0 is about more than just YouTube and Facebook. These 20 web 2.0 tools are cooler than LOLcats (oh, wait…)

Money Management

Consumerist Guide to Budgeting – You’ll need Excel. They provide the template.

27 Free and 5 Paid Online Money Management Applications – Very comprehensive list and overviews of the plethora of free and paid online applications for managing your finances. If you can’t find a tool you like here, you’re out of luck.

Personal Finance Ratios – What they are, and how they can improve how you allocate your cash.

Taxes & Insurance

2008 Tax Tips from the IRS – Get tax tips for 2008 straight from the horse’s mouth.

Tax Tips and Tricks – Lots of great tips here for the small business owner as well as W-2 workers.

9 Secrets Health Insurance Companies Don’t Want You to Know! – Print this out and file away for future reference. Your health and your wallet with thank you.

12 Secrets Your Car Insurance Company Won’t Tell You – Just like buying a car, the more informed you are about how car insurance pricing works, the better deal you’ll get. Check this article out and make sure you’re not paying too much for your car insurance.

Yahoo! Explains the AMT (the Alternative Minimum Tax) – Tips to avoid the AMT. It’s like the plague.

Debt Reduction

10 Money Habits to Kick – An extensive list of common money habit mistakes. I found 3 here I didn’t even know I was making!

10 Steps to Getting Out of Debt. Once and For All! – Does getting out of debt seem daunting? This article breaks down the steps you have to take.

Illustrated 7-Step Guide to Debt Reduction – Easy to understand visuals explain how to quickly pay down your credit card debt.

6 Steps to a Better Debt Reduction Snowball – The debt snowball is a debt reduction method. Here are 6 ways to make the snowball method even more effective for you.

Credit Score

3 Free Steps To Increase Your Credit Score – Raising your credit score can be done easily and free. You just need to know the right steps to take.

7 Credit Score Tips – Written by a former credit counselor.

5 Simple Ways to Raise Your Credit Score – Following these 5 steps will keep your credit report clean and your FICO numbers rising.

General Finance

52 Money Hacks. One a Week – Lots of great little tips here, especially for the online shopper or Craigslist fanatic.

101 Financial Tips – From college scholarships to paying yourself first, this list covers all the bases that should be mandatory for all high school students.

Green Savings

10 Green Money and Carbon Saving Tips
– Who knew saving the planet could be so profitable? Thanks Captain Planet!

101 Ways to Save Money on Energy Costs – We all use energy. Here’s an exhaustive list on how to use less. From repairing leaky faucets to choosing efficient office equipment, this list covers it all.

29 Tips To Save Money On Gas – Tip #1…stop taking my Hummer on cross country road trips…

You made it to the end! Congratulations. You’re now a financial pro! Why not take some of your newfound savings and invest as a lender on Lending Club?

Tuesday, February 26th, 2008 at 3:04 pm

Comments (11)

  1. FYI, The link for ‘Investment Advice Googler’s Received Before
    Their IPO’ doesn’t work, but you can view the cached copy at…

    February 26th, 2008 at 6:12 pm

  2. Thank you. I am honored to be included in this list. This is an
    awesome list. Bookmarked!

    February 26th, 2008 at 8:31 pm

  3. Odnal, Many thanks for providing the cached link for us. Merry

    February 27th, 2008 at 9:39 am

  4. That’s some resource. Thanks for putting it all in one place!

    February 27th, 2008 at 1:05 pm

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  8. DailySpends:

    Great list – may I also point you to: The Art of Negotiation: 15
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    April 17th, 2008 at 9:54 am

  9. Francis:

    Yes, it’s a good list. There’s also a really good debt help
    resource with free info at Ask Jack About
    . They have a boooklet you can download, but all the info
    is free at the site and on their blog. They’ll even answer and give
    you suggestions if you tell them about your own specific problems

    November 5th, 2008 at 2:20 pm

  10. Hey, these are all vital steps to becoming successful financially
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    November 9th, 2008 at 12:55 pm

  11. Great useful list! Love the website btw.

    December 9th, 2010 at 10:02 am


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