We feel that, when it comes to success in any endeavor, the right tools make all the difference. We are happy to provide you with these tools to help you successfully manage your finances and prepare for year-end taxes.
Mint is a free budgeting service. It does the work of tracking expenses and categorizing transactions for you. You can set monthly budget allowances for spending categories such as groceries, utilities, and entertainment. Receive updates and notifications of your budget situation by e-mail or on your smart phone after downloading the app available for iOS, Android, and Kindle.
Struggling with debt? Use this tool to help formulate a plan and track your debt-elimination progress. We advocate the debt snowball method that is featured in this site. It is the surest and fastest way to free yourself from debt. Visit the page and see for yourself!
Curious to know how long it will take pay off a loan? How would adding a few dollars a month to your payment affect the payoff time and overall cost? Use this tool to answer these questions! Simply enter the loan amount and your interest rate. Find out how you can best repay your loans.
How much are you actually paying on your credit card if you elect to fulfill the minimum payment? Use this tool to find out exactly how financially threatening credit card debt can be. Simply click the link, enter the amount of credit card debt you have, your interest rates, and see how different payment methods can affect the amount of money you ultimately give to the credit card companies.
Feedthepig.org is a website designed and delivered by the Institute of American CPAs. The pig they talk about feeding is your piggy bank. The site features various tools and tips that can help you make the most of your money and prepare for a financially sound future. Visit the site and see what they can offer you!
Looking to buy, sell, or rent a property? Zillow is one of the best websites on the web for doing just that. You can advertise your properties on the site or browse others from any location. Zillow provides estimated values, will weigh in on whether you're getting a good deal or not, and will help you calculate mortgage and renting costs. For anyone involved in the housing market, Zillow is a fantastic tool.
Hipmunk.com is your one-stop website for purchasing airfare. When searching for flights, Hipmunk does the work for you, checking all the major travel websites for prices, and gives you the most complete list of options. The prices they display include all fees and taxes so you are never surprised when you get to the checkout portal. Additionally, Hipmunk will save your searches and can give you updates on price fluctuations, enabling you to purchase your tickets when they are the cheapest. Even if you aren't planning a trip anytime soon, stop by and see what Hipmunk can do.
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