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Subject: Recs for Money/Budgeting/Savings Resources
Date Posted: 9/14/2008 11:27 PM ET
Member Since: 9/2/2005
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I am working to balance my needs and wants and trying to develop an emergency fund, investments and travel savings.

What are the best resources (books, websites, etc) that you've found in regards to budgeting, investing and general money management?

Date Posted: 9/15/2008 11:04 AM ET
Member Since: 4/15/2008
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Hi, Check out YouNeedABudget.com.
Date Posted: 9/17/2008 9:32 AM ET
Member Since: 8/3/2008
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I like the blog The Simple Dollar (www.thesimpledollar.com).  Actually, the author has recommended this website several times, which is probably how I wound up here.

Also, PearBudget (www.pearbudget.com) is a good online tool for budgeting.  It has a few quirks I dislike, but overall, it's a hundred times better than when we used to do the same thing in a notebook.  It offers a 30-day free trial, then it costs $3/month.

Date Posted: 9/17/2008 11:41 AM ET
Member Since: 7/24/2005
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About 15 years ago, I bought a book called "your money or your life".  I actually think there are better budgeting books out there, but that book inspired me to change my relationship with money.  I had credit card debt and was living beyond our means.  In 18 months, Cards were paid off and we were saving every month - it was a mindset change that book helped me make.

Date Posted: 9/17/2008 1:52 PM ET
Member Since: 4/16/2008
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I find a lot of good articles on MSN. Actually one of their articles directed me here. Though, I've found that ones directed at students or younger people are better for me as a lot of the advice I've found deal with people who start out with a lot more money or much higher incomes than I do. The ones directed more at students seem to come up with more creative ideas that I can actually put to use.