Best Personal Finance Websites

Visit the websites below to learn how to manage your finances wisely.

At Nolo we know that consumer access to quality online financial information is important. The sites listed here can help you learn how to manage your finances wisely and more.

Nolo's Personal Finance Section and Nolo's Debt Management Section
At Nolo, you'll find clear, useful information on the basics of money management (like how to create a budget and set up an emergency reserve fund), as well as more complex financial considerations (such as purchasing a home and paying for college or graduate school). Guidance tailored for kids, college students, recent graduates, and women is also offered. This website also includes mortgage, retirement, saving, and credit card calculators.

You can also learn how to manage your debts and get back on your financial feet. You'll find information on debt settlement and negotiation, how to deal with bill collectors, repaying student loans, and improving your credit. You can also learn about the different collection methods creditors can use (such as repossession and wage garnishment) and what happens if a creditor sues you.

MyMoney.gov
This website is the U.S. government's website dedicated to teaching Americans the basics about personal finance. You'll find financial calculators, budgeting worksheets, and checklists. Popular topics are highlighted, like rebuilding your finances after a disaster.

USA TODAY
The money section of USA TODAY presents consumers with useful and up-to-date financial news. Tips and advice are offered for people at all stages of life.

CNNMoney
This website provides guides useful for gaining control of your financial life. Topics covered include student loans, hiring financial help, and more.

Consumer Reports
Consumer Reports' expert ratings require a paid membership, but lots of content is available at the magazine's website for free. The Money section contains information on banking and credit, personal investing, retirement, insurance, taxes, and other personal finance topics.

Kiplinger
You can learn the basics of budgeting, saving for retirement, and investing. Online videos and slide shows present complex information in an easy-to-understand format. Popular articles are highlighted, directing users to the most useful information quickly.

FDIC
In addition to informing the public about the FDIC's primary duty of insuring deposits at covered banks, the FDIC's website offers information on identity theft, financial matters, consumer protection, and mortgages.

Bankrate
Bankrate covers essential personal finance topics such as investing, taxes, and life insurance. Information is presented in an easy-to-read format, and users are offered links to relevant decision tools.

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