Financial Planning for Geeks

Tools & Resources

Oh, the places we will go! Here are some of my favorite Tools & Resources to help you along the Geeky path to the El Dorado of Personal Finance.

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    Money Scripts

    Brought to you by Dr. Brad Klontz of Your of Your Mental Wealth Advisors, the Financial Psychology Institute, and Creighton University. Here is my post about it.

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    Mr. Money Mustache

    Personal Finance done hard core. This guy is the OG of Financial Independence Retire Early (FIRE), which is all about creating a life which costs 50% - 70% less. If you’re looking to make radical changes, he’s your man.

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    Nerd’s Eye View

    Longer, technical articles about the minutiae of Finance. This is really a financial advisor’s website but if you need a deep dive on a technical topic, I highly recommend this site.

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    Saving for College

    Research the options for 529 college savings plans in your state.

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    An app which allows you to round up purchases to the nearest dollar and save the change for YOU. It adds up quickly!

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    Student Loan Planner

    Online tools and information to help you figure out what to do with your student debt.

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    How to Improve your Credit Score

    The Penny Hoarder is a personal finance website with lots of tips and information. If you search for “credit” you’ll find several recent articles about how to work on your credit score.

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    Budget Tracking

    There are a lot of good tools out there for tracking your spending. Some of the popular ones: Mint , Tiller Money , You Need a Budget . I particularly like MoneyMinder, which is more planning-focused rather than past-focused.