10 Most Valuable Personal Finance Websites in 2017

March 10, 2017

10 Most Valuable Personal Finance Websites in 2017

Succeeding with your personal finances starts with making smart money decisions. Fortunately, there is plenty of financial information available at your fingertips thanks to technology and, of course, Google.

While you don’t have to undertake all your financial matters on your own, some financial decisions will fall squarely on you and your family. Financial decisions like which credit card you’ll open or which vehicle to purchase happen within the family unit.

Every day, you are confronted with making money decisions from small purchases at the grocery store to major decisions like where you will live. That’s why we’ve assembled a list of our favorite personal finance websites we recommend as your bona fide personal finance resource.

It’s the everyday money decisions you make as you’re living your life that can have the greatest impact on your wallet. Here are the 10 most valuable personal finance websites you can use to help you source some great money advice along the way:


#1 Consumer Reports

Consumer Reports is great for comparing prices and products. Knowing the best value for your dollar is powerful. You can compare ratings for just about anything on the market, including some very important financial products like credit cards, insurance, banks, and even brokerage services.

#2 Kelly Blue Book

Speaking of comparing prices and products, when it comes to vehicle purchases or the sale of your existing vehicle, Kelly Blue Book is your ultimate resource. Car buying and selling is one of the most stressful of financial transactions. Arming yourself with the dollar amount you are willing to pay for the car of your choosing isn’t just smart, it’s necessary so you don’t wind up on the losing end of a negotiation.

#3 US News Money

U.S. News offers a plethora of personal finance advice across a wide range of topics. From financial news to how-to articles, people from any income level and generation can source good financial information from this site. We especially like how they organize their financial topics between Mutual Funds, ETFs, Investing, Personal Finance, Retirement, Careers, and Real Estate so you can quickly find the type of financial information you’re looking for.

#4 Dealbook by The New York Times

Dealbook is a column in The New York Times that shares major financial news, much like Yahoo Finance or other media outlets, but with a focus on business financial news. We like it to skim what’s going on around the country and the world as it pertains to big business and government regulations.

#5 Forbes | Personal Finance

Likewise, Forbes Personal Finance is a good source of financial information and news. While Forbes offers major headlines, its Personal Finance column provides timely and relevant money topics like general money tips, how to save, and ways to get out of debt – you name it, they cover it.

#6 Ebates

We’ve mentioned Ebates on our show before. This is a site you can use versus source for information. We are all about saving a dollar when you can, and we really like how Ebates offers cashback incentives just for shopping through their site. Because it can help make your dollar go even further, it made our list!

#7 NerdWallet

NerdWallet offers practical money tips, and we think they do a good job in providing insights and direction for a lot of important money decisions. They make it super easy to compare credit cards and the different rewards programs offered by each one of the credit card companies. They provide the same valuable information for banks, retirement accounts, mortgages, loans, and insurance. It’s a one-stop-shop for researching these important financial products.

#8 MintLife Blog

If you’re just starting to get your beak wet with your finances and financial education, MintLife is a great site to bookmark. Mint itself is a tool you can use to aggregate all your financial accounts so you can see your entire financial picture at one time. It’s free and you can set money goals and track your progress. In addition to the tool, the MintLife blog offers practical money tips that tend to relate to younger people just starting out.

#9 Entrepreneur | Personal Finance

Entrepreneur offers financial advice for the savvy business owner. Whether you’re a start-up, solopreneur, or serial entrepreneur with years of experience, the business-centric focus of this site helps business owners make smart money decisions. Spending money to make money takes some insight. Building and protecting your financial future while starting or growing a business is absolutely possible with the right money moves. This site addresses topics very focused on issues and situations affecting entrepreneurs.

#10 The Money Guy Show 

Of course we would be remiss if we didn’t mention The Money Guy Show! Our website and podcast started a decade ago to make financial education accessible to people all over the country. This is a place where you can come to learn about personal finances by listening to our show or reading our blog. We cover practical money topics that restores order to your financial life and offer simple and smart solutions for your personal finances. New and seasoned investors alike can learn how to make smart money decisions to achieve financial independence.


What are some of your favorite personal finance websites? We’d love to know which ones you use and have found helpful to your own financial journey. Let us know by commenting on this post, sharing with us on Facebook, or writing to us directly by emailing us at [email protected] and [email protected].




Most Recent Episodes

What I Learned From Being BROKE!!! (And Why I Wouldn’t Change It)

No one disputes the fact that being broke isn’t great. We want to spread the word that no matter where you came from, you can build wealth. In this episode, Brian and Bo share personal stories about their journey to wealth and lessons they learned along the way....

Top 10 Mind-Blowing Money Stats (2023 Edition)

These 10 money stats will blow your mind! We’ll discuss the unbelievable amount of money Americans save, when most reach millionaire status, and how many Americans carry a credit card balance. Research and resources from this episode: Most Americans don't have enough...

Wealth Multiplier Revealed: The Magic of Compound Interest!

There’s a reason why Albert Einstein called compounding interest the eighth wonder of the world! Do you know exactly how it works and how much your dollars could turn into by retirement? The Money Guy Wealth Multiplier can show anyone just how powerful every dollar...

From $0 to Millionaire in 10 Years (Is it Possible?)

How can you become a millionaire in 10 years or less? We’ll discuss common ways we see millionaires build wealth quickly, including through real estate, entrepreneurship, and the stock market. Discover how real wealth is built and why building wealth quickly may not...

Financial Advisors React to INFURIATING Money Advice on TikTok!

Brian and Bo are BACK to react to some more TERRIBLE financial TikTok advice! Join us as we take a look at some of the worst financial advice on the platform and tell you what to actually focus on in your own financial life. Enjoy the Show? Sign up for the Financial...

Investing Showdown: Dollar Cost Averaging vs. Lump Sum!

It’s a debate as old as time: what’s better, dollar cost averaging or lump sum investing? In this episode, we’ll cover the nuances and pros and cons of both, including in-depth case studies comparing investors at different times. Research and resources from this...

Is Inflation Really Ruining Your Finances? (You Won’t Like the Answer)

Inflation has changed our daily living expenses dramatically over the last few years. While we can’t control all of our expenses, there are many things in your control that can help you become a Financial Mutant and build wealth better than your peers. Enjoy the Show?...

Are $1,000 Car Payments Becoming the New Norm?!

New data shows more Americans than ever have car payments over $1,000. Is this becoming the new normal? How much could having a car payment of $1,000 be costing you for retirement? For more information, check out our Car Buying Checklist!