I can remember growing up how every few weeks my Mother would pull out the checkbook to take care of the growing pile of bills on the kitchen counter. She must have spent hours every single month organizing bills, making sure they’d been paid, and if they hadn’t writing checks to make sure they were taken care of. At the time it didn’t seem too unusual but with all of the available tools today to streamline not only the paying of bills but also the managing of cashflow there aren’t many excuses anymore to whip out the old checkbook to pay bills or write a check out to ‘cash.’ Now that the internet is ubiquitous in our every day lives there are many companies offering free online money tools to help simplify things even further.
Not every online money tool is meant to help streamline your cashflow. Some may be intended to reward good financial behavior while others will just tell you where you’re spending your money. The fact is not all of the free online money tools will be of use to every one of you, so throughout this project I plan on helping make it clear the reasons why each online tool is useful and the reasons why you might not get any utility out of it.
If you haven’t already subscribed to my blog feed now may be a good time as over the next several weeks I plan on devoting an entire post to reviewing as many free online money tools as I am able to find. I’ll primarily be concentrating on stand-alone tools rather than online banking features offered by the plethora of banks in the United States. I’ll be covering tools such as Budgetable, Mint.com, SaveUp and many more. If any of you have heard of a free money management tool and you’d like to see me cover it then please send me a message or leave a comment below. If you’ve found one that you love and you just want to make me aware of it please let me know in the comments below also.