Once you’ve successfully shifted your financial mindset from catch-up mode to consistently paying yourself first, it’s easy to assume you’ve crested the hill of your maturing personal finance sensibilities. If you’re humming along on a personal budget, it’s easy to feel as if financial matters are safely tucked out of sight and out of mind. But while you’re methodically building your nest egg, the world of banking and money continues to evolve. You’ll always benefit from keeping up with new financial services and fresh ideas for making the most of your money.
Even if personal finance never evolves into a personal interest, it pays to stay in step with what’s going on in the world of consumer finance. Take the easy route — let the experts bring the hottest news to you. These trusted personal finance blogs offer solid advice even finance newbies can follow.
Since 2009, NerdWallet has provided financial tools and objective advice to help you understand your financial options and make smart decisions. Log on to NerdWallet for articles like “Best credit cards of 2017” or “How OkCupid users value a partner’s wealth,” guides to how to buy stocks and invest with IRAs, down payment and monthly payment calculators for buying a home or a car, and clear explanations of how to consolidate debt.
“We pledge to put $1 billion back in the pockets of everyday Americans by making it simple to understand the fine print,” claims MagnifyMoney.com. This site lets you compare services and save money on credit cards, bank accounts and loans. You’ll also find smart leads on credit monitoring, identity theft services and budgeting apps. Recent articles include “Best Places to Retire Early 2017,” “The Best CD Rates – March 2017” and “Where To Get the Personal Loan Rates Online.”
WiseBread helps readers catch on to “living large on a small budget,” adding frugal living tips to its personal finance advice. Beyond the usual resources about credit cards and personal finance, you’ll find advice on frugal living (including budgeting, DIY, entertainment, food and more), career (with tips for new college grads, entrepreneurs, job hunters and more), life hacks (with ideas such as productivity and technology tips) and even best deals (including coupons, giveaways and daily deals).
The Penny Hoarder
The Penny Hoarder has attracted more than 12 million monthly readers with smart money tips about jobs and making money, deals, food, smart money and life. Look for articles like “Avoiding Your Quarterly Estimated Taxes? Here’s How It Could Cost You,” “What Your Car Salesman Doesn’t Want You to Know About Extended Warranties” and “T-Mobile Customers Can Watch Every Single MLB Game for Free This Season.”
Need advice about credit? Ask Experian. Because Experian is one of the Big Three credit bureaus, you can trust that this advice about credit scores and finance comes straight from the horse’s mouth. Look for articles like “Survey Results: When Divorce Does Damage to Your Credit” or “Can Opting Out of Preapproved Offers Help My Credit Score?”
Keep up with your money
All the websites/blogs on our list make it easy to fit finance into your daily life by keeping in touch on Facebook, Twitter and other social media platforms. Look for PenFed on Facebook and Twitter too!
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