Managing Your Money

When it comes to managing my money, building the right system has saved me time, headache, and stress when it comes to knowing what to do.

Whether it's drawing a simple financial map to managing our Net Worth Excel spreadsheet – having the right system is key.

I didn't happen upon our system by accident. It has been an evolution over years and continues to grow as our financial lives grow.

The resources below can help you build your own financial system to help you better manage your money.

Building Your Financial System

Drawing Your Financial Map

Learn how a financial map can show you how your accounts are connected and areas where you can simplify it.

Keep Track of Your Finances

How We Track Our Net Worth

There are a lot of tools out there to help you track your finances. Most arrived after I started working…

Managing Your Money:

How to Freeze (and Unfreeze) Your Credit Reports

If you suspect that you may be at risk of identity theft or credit fraud, it's critical that you take action to protect your creditworthiness. One step you can take is to temporarily freeze your credit report. When you no longer need the freeze, you can also unfreeze it. Find out how to freeze (and unfreeze) your credit reports.

StellarFi Review 2024: Is it Worth It?

StellarFi is a credit building tool that works by reporting your regular monthly bills to two major credit bureaus. This saves you from having to borrow money or pay a security deposit to build credit. Is it worth it? Find out in this StellarFi review.

PocketSmith Review: The Best Freemium Budgeting App?

Pocketsmith is a powerful budgeting app. In addition to the usual budgeting features, it allows you to link accounts from major banks in 49 countries around the world and has multi-currency capability. Is it right for you? Find out in this full Pocketsmith review.

Mint Mobile Review 2024: Affordable Prepaid Phone Plans

Mint Mobile offers affordable prepaid cell phone plans and access to T-Mobile's network. But while finding cheap phone plans is easy, many low-cost providers sacrifice coverage quality and lack other key benefits. Is Mint Mobile right for you? Find out in our Mint Mobile review.

12 Best Budgeting Apps for Couples in 2024

It's no secret that money is a leading source of conflict among couples. By using a budgeting app together with your partner, you can avoid relationship struggles and free up time for other priorities. Here are the best budgeting apps for couples. Learn more.

How to Check Your Business Credit Score

Just as having a good credit score is important to your personal financial picture, having a good business credit score is critical to running a successful business. But how do you check your business credit score? In this article, we share a few options, both free and paid, for obtaining a credit report and score for your business. Learn more.

12 Best No Credit Check Bank Accounts

Many financial institutions check your credit history as a part of the account opening process. This can be problematic if you have poor credit history. Depending on how severe your credit challenges are, you may be declined for a bank account. Here are 12 bank accounts that won't check your credit history. Learn more.

10 Best Check-Cashing Apps: Cash Your Checks Online

You don't need a bank account to cash your check online. Check cashing apps like Venmo, PayPal, and others now give you an option to deposit your check quickly via a mobile device. Many apps also let you transfer and spend your funds. Here is our list of the best check cashing apps available right now. Learn more.

Lunch Money Review: Track Your Budget and Your Net Worth

Lunch Money is an easy-to-use budgeting app that allows you to connect your accounts, make a customizable budget, and track your expenses. You can also track your net worth. But it doesn't offer a mobile app for budgeting on the go, which will turn off some potential users. Is Lunch money worth it? Find out in our full review.

Dangerous Area Codes You Should Never Call

Phone scammers are constantly looking for new and creative ways to separate you from your money. As a result, it's getting harder and harder to differentiate a scam from a legitimate phone call. To make sure you're prepared, here are 9 common phone scams, and dangerous area codes you should never call.

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