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Other good sources for information on personal finance
While the four sites listed here could be considered to be among the top places for information on personal finance, there are others that could be helpful. We like Yahoo! Finance in general and especially for its section on personal finance as it offers good information on real estate, retirement and taxes as well as credit and debt.
MSN Money also provides generalized news and information on personal finance. It has helpful sections on saving money, retirement, budgeting, insurance and credit and debt. There is even a parenting guide and a section on credit ratings.
Bankrate.com also has sections devoted to financial planning, retirement and investments, as well as bank accounts, credit cards and mortgages. One of the best things about this site is that it includes a section where you can instantly compare interest rates on auto loans, mortgage loans and home equity loans. Plus, is has a number of helpful calculators you could use to figure out what your payments would be on a 30-year fixed rate mortgage, a home equity line of credit, an auto loan and so forth. There’s even one you could use to calculate the real cost of your debt.
If you’re not familiar with the site www.mint.com, you should get yourself over to it sometime today. Mint is a free – and great – tool for managing personal finances. You could create a Mint account in just a few minutes that would put all your important financial information in one place and available with just one password. Mint automatically organizes your spending into categories and can help you develop and stick to a budget. If you overspend in one of your categories, Mint will email you an alert. It will also send you an email if it finds a better product (think credit card) than one you’re now using. Its blog, the MintLife Blog, won’t teach you personal finances step-by-step like CNN’s Money 101 but is packed with helpful articles on everything from what to do when changing jobs to understanding the differences between your FICO score and your VantageScore.