It’s hard to ignore the edge technology gives us in establishing sound financial practices. For most, the days of balancing a checkbook are long gone, replaced instead by frequent check-ins on your bank’s online platform. It’s become increasingly simple to check a balance, transfer money, and pay bills online. Now, we’re even able to make a deposit to our bank account by simply photographing a check on a mobile device. If you’re a technology junkie like Jason Hartman, this provides a great advantage to you. Below are our favorite sites for helping to manage your money!
Mint.com (and others like it) are great because they provide an easy way to track money and savings. They’re typically free, and combine banking, credit card, and brokerage accounts to provide a complete picture of your finances. They do require that you link to these accounts by providing information, so make sure you’re connected to secured internet. Most of these sites do not actually store you information but pull it in when you’re online, making it a lot more secure.
The best thing about sites like Mint is the ability to plan for and manage your savings. You can select the amount you want to save and Mint is capable of devising a number of calculations to help you achieve your goal. There are a number of handy graphs and illustrations to help you save too.
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Okay, so it isn’t exactly a website, but this mobile app will certainly give you a better understanding of finances. Designed as a game, the app essentially caries you through potential financial decisions and situations you might face, with no risk.
The great thing about a game like this is that you can take time to make decisions, and if you make the wrong one—so what? Your real finances remain unaffected. If nothing else, the game asks you to think about a variety of financial situations that might arise, which could mean that you have a backup plan when it really matters.
Of course, you should also take advantage of Jason Hartman’s Young Wealth blog to give you financial insights that will keep you on track. Most importantly, be sure to educate yourself on trends and best practices that will continue your financial education for years to come.
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The Young Wealth Team