Money Matters

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Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Today on Money Matters:

The internet offers a wealth of information when it comes to managing your money. Belinda Fuchs, a wealth coach, CPA and President of ownyourmoney.com recommends five sites to whip your fiscal life.

Mint.com is an award winning web site that allows you to sync and track all your financial accounts, create budgets and sign up for alerts that warn you if you've gotten charged a bank fee or exceeded your monthly budget. The site also analyzes your accounts and recommends better available interest rates for checking and savings accounts and credit cards to help you save money.

Rudder.com launched last year and provides budget planning and email reminders when bills are coming due. It also calculates what you have left after bills are paid. Like mint.com this site doesn’t store any user names or passwords related to your financial accounts to prevent fraud.

Thrive.com helps you organize debt and develop a plan to get out from under it. It provides personalized advice on spending and how to save from anything from grad school to a new iPod.

Smartypig.com helps you save for specific goals like collage or a new car by suggesting a monthly deposit amount and providing tips.

Billshrink.com will help you find the best credit card to fit your needs. It monitors millions of credit card rate combination and matches them against a consumers usage patterns. Just upload your credit card bill and the site will do the rest for you. The site also offers the same service for cell phone plans.


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