5 Ways This Government Website can Help Your Finances (Yes, a Gov’t Website That’s Useful)

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It’s not often that we use the words “government” and “useful” in the same sentence (at least without the word “not” in between). But we had to share one great money tool that is in fact a government website. Yes, it’s actually run by the government, and it’s a great resource for a lot of […]

Published or Updated: May 29, 2014

How Much Monthly Income Can Your Retirement Savings Generate?

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If you’ve listened to the 31-Day Money Challenge, you know that Personal Capital was one of our sponsors. I was happy to have them sponsor the series because I’ve used Personal Capital for quite some time, and I like the tool a lot. Personal Capital is a free online tool that lets you connect all […]

Published or Updated: April 2, 2014

Quick Tip: How to Use Excel to Calculate the Monthly Payments on a Loan

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Most of us probably forget much of the math we learned in high school or college. There are times, however, when a little math can help us with our finances. One such time is when we need to calculate the monthly payment on a loan Whether we are considering a car loan, student loan, or […]

Published or Updated: March 19, 2014

DR 015: 10 Money Management Tools to Build Wealth

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This is the eighth day in our 31-Day Money Challenge. Over 31 days we’ll publish 31 podcasts, each designed to help you move closer to financial freedom. Yesterday we looked at the 20 ways to save without sacrifice. In today’s podcast, we talk about 10 money management tools that I’ve found to be very helpful. […]

Published or Updated: May 21, 2014

My Money Toolbox

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Most of us use a lot of tools to manage our money, budget, investments, and so forth. So I thought I’d pull together a list of the tools I use nearly every day. Hopefully you’ll find some options here that will help you make the most of your money. Budgeting & Money Management YNAB: This […]

Published or Updated: May 21, 2014

Making the Most of Morningstar: Determining the Market Cap of a Portfolio

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This article is part of our Morningstar User’s Guide, a series of articles discussing how to make the best use of the tools, research and analysis available at Morningstar.com. In the series on asset allocation, we looked at the importance of the market capitalization (or market cap, for short) of a fund or portfolio. Today, […]

Published or Updated: August 1, 2013

25 Travel Websites to Use When Booking Your Next Vacation

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Traveling doesn’t have to break the bank. In fact, with a little effort, you can find some great deals. Where such deals be found? I’ve assembled a bevy of resources to aid you in your travel planning (the below are not in any particular order and the resource that yields you the best deal will […]

Published or Updated: March 5, 2013

50 Incredibly Useful Resources for Freelancers

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Welcome to our week-long series on How to Earn Extra Income from a Side Hustle. In this fourth of five articles, we look at 50 resources every freelancer can use. Knowing where to find the right tools to help you get the job done is an important part of the Side Hustle process. The web […]

Published or Updated: February 12, 2012

Track Your Finances with HelloWallet

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I‘ve been writing about finance for many years now, having trudged through the many reviews of online software to help consumers budget.   Quicken has always been my software of choice, but I have to say that as of today, I’ll be using HelloWallet for all of my budgeting needs.  This software may be a bit […]

Published or Updated: January 27, 2012