Hard Truth Week in Review – Helpful Links Edition
I am constantly on the look-out for new online resources offering interesting or helpful information on personal finance. Although I often project Mr. ToughMoneyLove as a personal finance know-it-all, I actually don’t know it all. (I just know more than the politicians and FICO.)
First, have a look at Cash Commons. This is a brand new site launched by a fellow personal finance blogger, the Mighty Bargain Hunter. The concept is simple. Users ask questions of a financial nature. Other users answer them. It’s all free. I spent some time there this morning reading the questions and offering some answers. I’m going back because I’ve already found some useful stuff there that I can use. Cash Commons can only get better as more readers learn about it.
If you want to know what professional financial planners are thinking about current topics in personal finance, try reading some of the online articles in the Journal of Financial Planning. In the upcoming (December) issue, these subjects will be covered: Constructing and Defending Portfolios During Chaotic Markets; Bonanza or Bust? Roth Conversions in 2010; and Long-Term Approaches to Managing Retirement Healthcare Costs. Each of these is important to most of us.
A site I’ve recently discovered for learning about sales, discount codes, and online coupons, is Offers.com. Some of the offers are exclusive to this site. You can also find free shipping and free trial deals, and learn about upcoming Black Friday deals.
Speaking of learning, the Khan Academy has something for almost everyone. The publisher of this non-profit site has created over 1000 YouTube educational videos on a variety of scientific and mathematical topics. More to the point of my readers, there are sections covering numerous contemporary issues in economics and personal finance. You need to check it out if you are an audio/visual learner.
I hope you benefit from learning about at least one of these links. Either way, please let me know in a comment.
Thanks for reading this week and enjoy your weekend.