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Women often face unique challenges when managing their personal finances. One of those, for example, is the gender pay gap. According to PayScale, in 2020 women make on average 81% of what men earn in the workplace. But you don’t have to let those obstacles keep you from achieving your financial goals—check out some of these financial resources for women to help you manage your money and get ahead for the future.

1. Sweet Frugal Life

Sweet Frugal Life offers advice on how to manage money as well as specific tips on saving and living a frugal lifestyle. The blog is run by Melanie, a stay-at-home mom who became passionate about saving money during a time when her husband was out of work. She offers practical tips, especially for busy moms, and runs a frugal lifestyle Facebook group where like-minded people share tips for getting by on less money.

2. Clever Girl Finance

Clever Girl Finance is a financial resource platform with an active, educational blog and a wide range of free resources and courses, all specifically for women. Some of the free resources include The Clever Girl Finance Roadmap and lists of worksheets and other downloads. You can also listen to replays of previous coaching calls and buy best-selling books from the Clever Girl team.

3. HerMoney

HerMoney from Jean Chatzky is an online magazine dedicated to helping women manage the ins and outs of personal finance. You’ll find in-depth articles on topics ranging from side hustles to financial planning. Whether you’re trying to save, borrow or spend, this site has advice that can help you get more value out of your financial resources and build on them for the future.

4. The Budget Queen

The Budget Queen is more than a blog, though you’ll find plenty of free content via posts and downloads to help with managing personal finances. But Clarissa, the queen of budgeting, also offers a number of services for women, including 1:1 financial coaching, ebooks and courses. Courses include options such as Building a Budget and how to start a Dropshipping Company. Books cover topics such as saving, paying off credit card debt and increasing your credit score, and you can also purchase a number of workbooks.

5. The Budgetnista

The Budgetnista is an educational site filled with paid and free financial resources for women. Some resources include ebooks and downloads on topics such as buying your first home, building credit or net worth and creating budgets that work. Tiffany Aliche, the woman behind The Budgetnista, also works with small groups and individuals and speaks at events, offering her financial management expertise as a coach or educator.

6. Basis App

Basis is an app that offers financial education and tools specifically created to support women. It includes social media and blog post content, in-app learning and a support community where you can get feedback and answers and hear stories of other women struggling and succeeding with financial management too. Basis is also a Registered Investment Advisor. You can download the app free, and a premium version is currently open via invite with a waitlist option.

7. The Fiscal Femme

The Fiscal Femme offers blog posts, books, downloads and email courses on a wide range of topics related to women’s finances. Some downloads include the 48-Hour Personal Finance Makeover, 6 Steps to Save $1,000 in a Month and The Beginner’s Guide to Becoming a Savvy Investor. The site also offers a number of downloadable financial tools, including options such as debt, net worth and success trackers and budget worksheets.

8. Women’s Institute for Financial Education

The Women’s Institute for Financial Education, or WIFE, has a tagline of “a man is not a financial plan.” The organization works to provide education and other resources to empower women to succeed with money. Blog posts and articles, books, money clubs and resources specifically for members all help women understand how to earn, save and grow their money. Topics covered include financial planning and investment, retirement and budgeting, as well as information about tangential topics such as relationships, parenting and divorce and how those things relate to finances.

9. The Female Economist

The Female Economist offers financial news and insights with an eye toward women’s needs when it comes to money management. This might be your first stop online if you’re interested in stock performance and investing, but it also covers a number of other topics such as budgeting, saving and dealing with debt. You can sign up to receive information directly in your email or browse numerous resource options, including books on various financial management topics.

10. Ellevest

Ellevest is an app that makes it easy for women to start investing. Plans range from $1 to $9 a month in subscription cost, making it an affordable option to get your investment information, and the app includes financial education resources, so you’re building your knowledge while Ellevest features helps you build wealth for the future.

11. ExtraCredit

No matter what shape your credit score is in, you probably have goals you want to reach. ExtraCredit has great features that can help you get there. ExtraCredit is a credit monitoring service that lets you keep an eye on 28 of your FICO scores, so you know exactly what’s going on with your credit. It also includes a number of perks, such as identity protection, rent reporting and more. 

You Don’t Have to Figure Out Your Finances Alone

Navigating the financial world as a woman isn’t always easy. Sometimes it might feel like you have no idea what you’re doing. But don’t worry—you don’t have to do it alone. You can start to get a handle on your finances today with one of these thirteen great resources.  

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