We’re happy to share our list of go-to resources from budgeting apps to educational websites to help get you learn more and take control of managing your money.
Our Favorite Budgeting Apps
You’ve heard us say it before, and we’ll say it again. A budget in your head doesn’t count. Use one of these handy apps to get your budget out of your head.
- Mint.com (free)
- Mvelopes (free version available, pay to upgrade)
- EveryDollar (free version available, pay to upgrade)
Favorite Podcast: The Dave Ramsey Show
One reason we love Dave so much is because we feel the exact same way as he does about budgeting (you gotta have one!). We also love Dave’s easy-to-understand seven baby steps for achieving financial freedom.
Favorite YouTube Channel: The Financial Diet
These videos provide basic financial tips and lessons from a couple of 20-year-olds who are figuring it out along the way…and sharing it with us as they go.
Favorite Credit-Checking Site: Credit Karma
Credit Karma provides you free scores from two of the three credit reporting agencies (TransUnion and Equifax). They also have great educational resources to help you learn about credit. Curious about what would happen to your credit score if you closed your oldest credit card? Check out their “Credit Card Simulator” to see! Our note of caution: Credit Karma is free to you because they make their money by matching you to various financial products. Just ignore, and be a freeloader.
Favorite Educational Website: Better Money Habits
A collection of videos, infographics, and reading material, Better Money Habits modules give you easy-to-understand content on topics like budgeting and savings, buying a car, buying a house, and even saving for retirement.