Personal Finance Strategy Tools, Tips, and News

Take advantage of these valuable tips and tools designed to help you develop your personal finance strategy, become more effective with your money, and achieve your personal finance goals.

Personal Finance Online Tools

Personal finance begins with knowing and understanding your unique money situation. Start by answering the questions on the main personal finance strategy tips & tools page. Next, move to the personal budgeting tips & tools page to track your monthly income and expenses. Use the debt repayment tips & tools to tally your current debts. Then on to the goal getting tips & tools, to help create your personal finance strategy.

Identity Theft

Read about identity theft, how to protect your identity from theft, and the steps to take if you become a victim of identity theft, including a sample "Victim" form letter.

Intuit Accounting and Tax Software

Balance your checkbook or accounts electronically with Quicken single-entry or double-entry QuickBooks accounting software. Prepare your taxes with TurboTax.

Personal Finance Books & Tapes

Learn what others already know about managing money from personal finance experts such as Suze Orman.

Real Estate Board Games

Learn about cashflow with Robert T. Kiyosaki's real estate games, Cashflow 101 and Cashflow For Kids.

Personal Finance Resources

Try the links to useful resources such as federal and state tax Web sites, and Sallie Mae students loans, and read the personal finance articles on credit, mortgage rates, and identity theft recovery.