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Personal finance has a reputation for being dry and boring. But don’t worry, we have compiled some of the best resources available. These books, calculators, and websites bring you the best of personal finance information and interaction, so that dealing with your money is easy, painless, and dare we say it, fun.


Why we like it: I might be biased, but Bundle’s treasure trove of consumer spending information is one of its kind on the web. Bundle helps readers keep track of their spending, compare their budgets with similar demographics, and gain insights on the money habits of the experts and celebrities.

Where to go: Bundle

CNN Ask The Expert

Why we like it: MONEY magazine’s Walter Updegrave is the voice of reason, moderation, and gentle encouragement for readers’ personal finance questions.

Where to go: Ask The Expert

Fidelity MyPlan Snapshot

Why we like it: MyPlan Snapshot asks you five simple questions (How old you are, how much you make per year, how much you have saved so far, your monthly savings, and your investment style) to determine your goal at retirement, and your progress towards that goal. It is a simple, easy to use calculator.

Where to go: Fidelity MyPlan Snapshot

Kiplinger’s Budgeting Worksheet

Why we like it: This worksheet is a quick way for you to plug in your take-home income, projected expenses, and actual expenses. For people who are starting a budget for the first time, this tool can help you see how closely your imagined expenditures line up with your real spending (paving the way for a more realistic and sustainable budget in the future).

Where to go: Kiplinger Budgeting Worksheet

Paycheck City Net Pay Calculator

Why we like it: We are paid in GROSS wages but we need to pay for our necessities and luxuries in NET wages. Paycheck City calculator lets you know exactly how much you can expect to take home once you factor in federal and state taxes, medical premiums, and 401K deductions.

Where to go: Net Pay Calculator

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