5 Websites That Will Change Your Financial Outlook

money savingLet’s face it: reading financial websites can put even the most dedicated accountant to sleep. There is nothing exciting about financial sites and, after a while, they all start to look the same. If you want to change your financial outlook, have no fear! Knowing where to look can net you some sites that won’t have you looking at the back of your eyelids.

1. Minyanville.com

From the moment you open the page, you can tell that Minyanville is just a little bit different. After perusing the site, it becomes obvious that it may be your new one-stop-shop for all things financial. Though it does promote itself as a site for everyone from financial planners to soccer moms, it may take a bit of getting used to for those new to the world of finance.

The site provides information on markets, investing and the latest news that affects the financial world. If you’ve ever thought of investing, this site will give you great advice: where to put your money and where you’ll be wasting your money; check it out!

Financial Review2. Dinkytown.net

While it may not be the hippest looking website, these pages rock every financial calculator known to man. The landing page of the website touts dozens of calculators for sale, but don’t let that turn you away. Simply click on the links to the left and you’ll be rewarded with tons of free calculators to use immediately.


Are you looking to save for retirement? Maybe you want to see if you can afford that new car or are wondering how long it will take you to pay off your credit cards. These calculators can give you the information you need to make insightful decisions.

3. Suze’s Tools.com

We love Suze Orman but let’s be realistic; this is a woman doing a job to make a buck. Actually, Suze is doing a job and making lots of bucks. You could buy one of her books, purchase one of her kits or you could just log on to this cool website for free. After all, you’re trying to save your money, not give it away!

The home page of Suze’s Tools provides five calculators that are easy to use along with links to her books; should you decide to buy them.

Save Money - Green Button4. Choose to Save.org
Another site that isn’t dazzling to look at, but extremely helpful, is Choose to Save. Scroll down the page and you’ll see superhero icons and cartoon mascots; maybe the site is dazzling after all! The site provides hundreds of articles pertaining to finance and also has great calculators for those that are looking to save.

Do you want to know how to prepare for retirement? Are you looking to learn how to teach your children to be financially savvy? Use this site to learn all there is to know about money and the best way to handle it.

5. MakeUseOf.com

This cool website provides its users with tips, how-to articles and calculators. Aimed at the 18-35 crowds, the site offers boot camps, daily email lists and apps for some of the best financial apps for your mobile device. If you’ve got a teenager about to leave for college, or if you’re in the 18-35 age bracket yourself, you’ll find this site incredibly useful.

Financial websites don’t have to be a cure for insomnia. There are dozens of cool websites that will help you boost your financial IQ. Check out any or all of these five and see what you think!

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