Financial Success Resources
If you want to be debt free and financially secure, you have to get educated. No one ever got rich by paying debts. Here are some fun ways to learn about money, rip-offs and investing:
If you listen to these shows while in your car or at work, you will gain an enormous amount of financial knowledge in about a year:
Clark Howard – 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. weekdays on AM 750. Learn about rip-offs, scams, travel deals, how to buy a car, how to use credit, etc. with this entertaining radio show.
Dave Ramsey – 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. on AM 640. Ramsey really hates debt. He takes callers and creditors to the woodshed. His show is funny, emotional and compelling, and it will change the way you look at debt forever.
Clark Howard – Nationally-syndicated consumer expert Clark Howard shows you practical money-saving ideas to help you Save More, Spend Less, and Avoid Ripoffs.
Listen Money Matters – Shows you how to Grow Your Income, Destroy Your Debt, Budget Like a Pro, and Invest Your Money.
Dave Ramsey – The Dave Ramsey Show is about real life and how it revolves around money. He teaches you to manage and budget your money, get out of debt, build wealth, and live in financial peace.
Money Girl – Expert Laura Adams provides some great finance & investment tips, which will point you in the right direction.
Credit reports – annualcreditreport.com. This is where to get your free credit report.
Clark Howard – clarkhoward.com. The best website for consumer information, rip-offs, customer service issues, money issues, investment advice, etc.
Money magazine – money.cnn.com. Good, easy-to-understand advice.
Free Software – thesimpledollar.com. Look here before spending big bucks on software.
Home values – zillow.com. How much is your house worth? This website will give you an idea.
Car values and research – edmunds.com. Know how much that car you are buying or selling is worth.
Buy it cheap – craigslist.org. Classified ads for everything. Get that car for cash here.
Frugal Living – www.betterbudgeting.com/frugalliving.htm. Great, money-saving tips.
Amortization Calculator – www.bretwhissel.net/amortization/. Calculate how long it will take to pay off your house if you make extra payments, and learn how much interest really costs you.
Refinancing – mtgprofessor.com. Great if you are shopping for a refinance of your home loan or a new home loan. Learn the scams, tips and tricks