Helpful Financial Resources
Our Preferred Budgeting tools and apps
- YNAB: http://www.youneedabudget.com/
- This is the app that our staff uses personally to budget and is what we prefer to use with clients.
- This app is browser based and downloadable for mobile devices.
- YNAB offers great resources and blogs on budgeting and how to use their application
- YNAB offers a 34 free day trial, plus a year free for students. We like to say it will save you so much money it is worth the small annual fee.
- MINT: https://www.mint.com/
- While we do not promote Mint as near as much as we do YNAB, we still think it is a super tool and in some cases works better for certain clients.
- Mint does an excellent job of helping you keep track of when bills are due and what the balances are on any lines of credit that you may have.
- Mint is free.
Student Loan Resources
- Federal Student Aid: https://studentaid.ed.gov/sa/
- This is place to go to find out just about anything you would need to know about student loans offered through the Federal Government.
- Information on this website would include, but not be limited to: student loan interest rates, borrowing limits, student loan terms defined, how to figure out which loan servicer is yours, learn about loan repayment, etc.
- We encourage our counselors to use this website to keep track of their credit score.
- It is user friendly and free.
- It is one of the few websites that allows you to see your credit score from two of the credit bureaus.
- If you are dealing with fraudulent claims or unauthorized credit inquiries this is a great article to read on the issue.
Sources For Personal Financial News
- *Note we are not endorsing any specific article written, or strategy suggested in the personal financial news links we provide above.
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