- there may be fees associated with using the sites; and
- to get the full benefits, you enter a lot of personal information, including usernames and passwords from all your financial accounts. This means you should pay special attention to online security. The U.S. government has a good resource at onguardonline.gov. A lot of the tips are common sense, but think of them as healthy reminders.
Every month it seems there’s a new personal finance website offering something unique, from budgeting to paying off debt to improving your credit score to boosting your saving habits. We don’t endorse specific sites but I wanted to see a roundup of some recent broad reviews from sources that are, to the best of my knowledge, independent. Here are three:
Have you benefitted from using any of these sites? If so, share how.
For those sites that provide retirement planning tools, a key question for many public sector employees is: how well do they take into account your defined benefit pension, including the amount you and your employer contribute and the expected future income?
Also, keep in mind that: