The 100 Most Useful Web Sites — All Money Related

Liz Pulliam Weston, one of the best personal-finance writers extant, has compiled a list of what she calls ‘the 100 most useful Web sites.’ I’m constantly on the prowl for information — as are most of my readers — so I figure this will make a great Saturday blog entry. By the way, Liz included CreditMattersBlog.com on the list. Thanks, Liz! I was included in the ‘Best sites for managing your credit’ category. From the column:AnnualCreditReport.com. This is the government-run clearinghouse to get your legally mandated free credit reports — you get one per year each from Experian, TransUnion and Equifax. Accept no imitations.CardRatings.com. This site does more than highlight some of the best available credit card offers. It also advises users on how to best manage their credit, pay off debt and deal with credit crises. LowCard$.com and Index credit cards are good to check, too.Credit.com. Two of my favorite credit experts, John Ulzheimer and Gerri Detweiler, contribute to this site, which educates users about all things credit-related.CreditCards.com. Former Bankrate.com editor Dan Ray has added smart, timely content to what was once just a collection of credit card offers. You can search for those here too, of course, but also check out the breaking news stories, the advice and the expert Q&As.CreditMattersBlog.com. Run by a former Wall Street reporter and soon-to-be lawyer, this blog tracks changes in the credit markets and has broken more than a few stories, including the one about American Express paying some customers $300 to close their accounts.myFICO. If you’re going to pay for a credit score as opposed to a credit report, which you should never pay for, you might as well get a FICO, which is the scoring formula most lenders use. This is where you can buy FICOs for Equifax and TransUnion. The third credit bureau, Experian, no longer sells FICO scores to consumers. The site also has a lot of great information about how your scores are figured, what interest rates your scores qualify you for and how to improve your scores.I visit quite a few of the sites on Liz’s list. Still, that’s just the credit section of her list. Looking forward to exploring some new ones outside of the credit area. Do yourself a favor and check out the other 94 sites that made Weston’s list.Read Liz’s story here.

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0 thoughts on “The 100 Most Useful Web Sites — All Money Related

  1. Not a bad list at all. I already go to a few of those sites regularly, including this one. I gotta try out a few new ones though.

  2. If you guys find really cool sites from the list, be sure to post here. Let me be the first:The Red Tape Chronicleshttp://redtape.msnbc.com/

  3. AA, hey, thanks for posting. Nice to see you around these parts. Hope you’ve been doing well.And, yes, I am in good company. All sites that I visit. Curtis Arnold — all around good guy. Dan Ray — another great one. He’s been a journalist for nearly 30 years. Bankrate.com’s loss is Creditcards.com’s gain. John Ulzheimer over at Credit.com is great.

  4. Dang. I keep forgetting about that. I have a friend who lives in Anchorage. Saw some crazy snow pics recently. So much blowing snow that you couldn’t see a truck some 15 feet away. Enjoy AK, Assassin.

The 100 Most Useful Web Sites — All Money Related

Liz Pulliam Weston, one of the best personal-finance writers extant, has compiled a list of what she calls ‘the 100 most useful Web sites.’ I’m constantly on the prowl for information — as are most of my readers — so I figure this will make a great Saturday blog entry. By the way, Liz included CreditMattersBlog.com on the list. Thanks, Liz! I was included in the ‘Best sites for managing your credit’ category. From the column:AnnualCreditReport.com. This is the government-run clearinghouse to get your legally mandated free credit reports — you get one per year each from Experian, TransUnion and Equifax. Accept no imitations.CardRatings.com. This site does more than highlight some of the best available credit card offers. It also advises users on how to best manage their credit, pay off debt and deal with credit crises. LowCard$.com and Index credit cards are good to check, too.Credit.com. Two of my favorite credit experts, John Ulzheimer and Gerri Detweiler, contribute to this site, which educates users about all things credit-related.CreditCards.com. Former Bankrate.com editor Dan Ray has added smart, timely content to what was once just a collection of credit card offers. You can search for those here too, of course, but also check out the breaking news stories, the advice and the expert Q&As.CreditMattersBlog.com. Run by a former Wall Street reporter and soon-to-be lawyer, this blog tracks changes in the credit markets and has broken more than a few stories, including the one about American Express paying some customers $300 to close their accounts.myFICO. If you’re going to pay for a credit score as opposed to a credit report, which you should never pay for, you might as well get a FICO, which is the scoring formula most lenders use. This is where you can buy FICOs for Equifax and TransUnion. The third credit bureau, Experian, no longer sells FICO scores to consumers. The site also has a lot of great information about how your scores are figured, what interest rates your scores qualify you for and how to improve your scores.I visit quite a few of the sites on Liz’s list. Still, that’s just the credit section of her list. Looking forward to exploring some new ones outside of the credit area. Do yourself a favor and check out the other 94 sites that made Weston’s list.Read Liz’s story here.

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0 thoughts on “The 100 Most Useful Web Sites — All Money Related

  1. If you guys find really cool sites from the list, be sure to post here. Let me be the first:The Red Tape Chronicleshttp://redtape.msnbc.com/

  2. AA, hey, thanks for posting. Nice to see you around these parts. Hope you’ve been doing well.And, yes, I am in good company. All sites that I visit. Curtis Arnold — all around good guy. Dan Ray — another great one. He’s been a journalist for nearly 30 years. Bankrate.com’s loss is Creditcards.com’s gain. John Ulzheimer over at Credit.com is great.

  3. Dang. I keep forgetting about that. I have a friend who lives in Anchorage. Saw some crazy snow pics recently. So much blowing snow that you couldn’t see a truck some 15 feet away. Enjoy AK, Assassin.

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