Personal Finance: Organize, Manage, Research, and Invest Online
The Internet can streamline your ongoing personal finance tasks and keep you informed about changes and opportunities in the financial world that may affect you. There are tools for learning the basics, doing your banking online, and managing your budget, credit, and loans.
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The market changes every day. To stay up-to-date on global and private economic conditions, read the financial sections of news outlets. Reading news online makes it easier to read several sources every day. Most print magazines have an online version and may offer extra content exclusively on the Web.
- In addition to reading papers online, many publications have e-mail newsletters that "push" information to you.
- Blogs are another useful way to gather information about the financial world. Although these are not official news sources, they are often written by qualified financial professionals sharing knowledge gathered during their careers and from personal experience.
For online news magazines ...
is one of the premier Web sites for business news. It's a comprehensive source of information on financial matters. Forbes provides not only market-watch and money-related news, but also opinions and insight. Forbes.com is the online home of Forbes magazine, a national business magazine founded in 1917.
is the Web site of the eponymous magazine, launched in 1992 by Dow Jones and the Hearst Corporation. A good chunk of the site is dedicated to the stock market, but on the right-hand side you can link to a personal finance section. There are also news articles concerning an array of financial subjects.
features the top stories from the print magazine, published by McGraw-Hill since 1929, along with exclusive Web content. The site divides news by tabs at the top of the page so you can choose to read only about Asia, Europe, or the Auto Market, to name just a few topics. But if you simply want to read the print edition on your computer screen, clicking on the "Magazine"
tab will take you there.
For a blog ...
is written by economics professors from the University of California, San Diego, and the University of Wisconsin, Madison. Their daily posts analyze current economic conditions and policy. Posts are succinct and provide links to further articles on the topics they discuss. A particularly helpful feature is the column on the left-hand side of the page that lists search topics. Click on a topic and you'll get all the related blog posts from the archives.
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