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Get Your Bucks in a Row
Sound financial living starts with breaking out of a paycheck-to-paycheck lifestyle, and the Net has all the tools you need. In this part, you'll find out how to: Examine your spending habits and use software to help you keep better track of them. Get rid of debt and make sure your credit history remains clean. Pay your bills online and never get charged another late-payment fee again. Above all, save money. Experts agree that your immediate goal should be to maintain at least three to six months worth of living expenses in cash savings. We'll take you step-by-step through accomplishing this goal using the Internet and online services. Women will find a special section addressing their specific financial planning needs. So don't worry. Your money problems will soon be over.
Interactive Nest Egg
"Tools for building prosperity," runs the subtitle, and who couldn't do with a Iittle prosperity? It sounds a lot nicer than plain old filthy lucre, doesn't it? This online magazine specializes in personal finance advice slanted toward the private investor. The site is divided into several self-explanatory departments--the Equity Center, the IPO Center, the Mutual Fund Center, and Planning Your Future (fun retirement calculator!). For focused mini-articles, head straight to the Fast Track, which has answers to such burning questions as "What's Better: A 15- or 30-year Mortgage?" and "A Simple Formula for Picking Bonds?" This is all in addition to the online issue of Nest Egg, which carries sensible articles in such areas as tax, insurance, college, real estate, retirement, and other financial topics.
GreenMoney has a motto: ~Responsibility from the Supermarket to the Stock Market!" GreenMoney generally has a little more to say about the latter than the former, but its heart is in the right place: The guide's professed goal is to "educate and empower individuals and businesses to make informed financial decisions through aligning their corporate and financial principles." But how, you ask? Two ways: by giving you articles on how to shop, invest, and live both as a sensible capitalist and an ecologically responsible human, and by directing you to other resources that can help you do the same. GreenMoney's strong writing and refreshjngly realistic outlook help, too.
ABACl's College Financial Aid Software
We're normally suspicious of people trying to make a buck off naive newbies, but this guy has a daughter at Caltech, so he gets empathy points. Anyway, he's written a downloadable shareware program containing some financial aid worksheets and calculations, in a not-too-scary format. (The full version costs $39.50 and is for PCs only.)
Family Software Center
In the 1980s, parents' only recourse for aiding their children's studies was desperately hoping they'd tune in to PBS. With the arrival of interactive multimedia, children now have access to a wide variety of edutainment. At Family Software Center, visitors can cruise around the easy-to-shop catalog to call up the description, price, and system requirements of any titles that pique their interest. The center features an array of educational titles for kids, but there's plenty of personal finance software here as well, and at excellent prices.
Woman's Wire: Cash
This is one of the best resources on the Net for women's money matters. The online magazine Woman's Wire has dedicated an entire section to "Cash" issues, with monthly features on such topics as women, divorce and money, how to get a small business loan, and joint checking accounts. Other rotating columns in the section include the advice column Ask Cash Flo, an investment guide called Cover Your Assets, and Savvy Spender, which offers frugal tips and consumer advice.
Women & Money
Simply one of the best financial resources for women online. It's extensive, exhaustive, and up-to-date. Four supersections take you step-by-step through your finances, from waking up to financial responsibility to improving your already-successful investment portfolio. "How Women Have Wised Up About Money" offers an in-depth look into the historical and current trends in women's money management and is chock full of both discouraging and inspiring stats and figures about women's current status in the economy. Check out the profiles of women who have played the market and won, and then get down to brass tacks with some targeted advice for getting a financial life. "Rev Up Your Portfolio" gives you 16 "smart choices" for hot stocks and bonds. There's even a form you can fill out to figure out your net worth, which will be sure to grow shortly after visiting this informative Web site.