Five Fantastic Financial Sites

I’m an information junkie. The fact that I can get news anytime on my laptop or phone- that’s like library heaven.  There is so much good information out there that keeping up with it all can be tough.  But there are some pages I find myself visiting every day and I thought I’d share them with you too.

In no particular order (except saving the best for last), here are my top five favorite places for financial and business information:

5.  TaxMama– I’ve been reading TaxMama’s stuff for a decade now. Her tagline is “tax information with a mother’s touch.”  She answers tax questions from readers that range from common questions like “when can I deduct mileage” to more <ahem> complex questions like the one one her website today from a gentleman whose girlfriend is planning to claim a college tax credit even though she’s not in school by using fake proof of her expenses.  You have to register for her site to access content, and while she does sell paid memberships, her free one is robust. Plus anyone who can make taxes funny is okay in my book.

4.  Kiplinger.com– Tons of relevant and top quality articles on this site. Everything from basic family finance to world financial news. There’s a great section with tools and calculators for just about everything you can think of, like a budget worksheet, calculating your car’s MPG, and a tool to see how much of the tax burden you personally bear for the US.  They’re on Facebook too of course.

3.  Sound Mind Investing– “America’s Premiere Christian Financial Newsletter,”  Sound Mind teaches money management according to Biblical principals (site includes plenty of non-Christian based articles too).  It’s good solid advice on the economy, raising kids, and taking your finances from good to great.

2.  Good Financial Sense– Jeff Rose is the blogger I want to be when I grow up.  He has such a fun and interesting way to communicate good financial sense.  He doesn’t pull punches, as you can tell from his post, “7 Financial Advisors I Would Like to Punch in the Face.”  His videos are quite funny, although I disagree with is review of Five Guys burgers.

1. Michael Hyatt:  Intentional Leadership- Like I said, I did save the best for last.  I look forward to seeing Michael’s posts in my Facebook newsfeed.  The former CEO of Thomas Nelson publishers, Michael writes about leadership and life.  His articles are very practical and the community he has built in his comments section is almost as informative as the articles themselves.  He offers a free Life Plan worksbook on his site.  I have it and found it very useful.  He also wrote “Platform,” a book on getting noticed in a noisy world, with a ton of actionable ideas for promotion; several times I stopped reading to use the ideas right away.

Platform by Michael Hyatt

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2 Responses to Five Fantastic Financial Sites

  1. Manny Braun October 19, 2012 at 11:53 am #

    Erin,

    Another great site I found recently is Mint.com. Lots of info and practical tools.

  2. Erin Baehr, CFP® October 20, 2012 at 3:17 pm #

    Thanks Manny!

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