Although the 2008 economic crisis is long gone, many people still live under its influence. The large amount of debt, the low income and the high prices do not help anyone improve their financial situation, of course. Saving money is crucial under these circumstances, especially if you want to make sure you get yourself (and your family) on the right financial track again.
However, saving money is not as easy as it sounds and a bit of extra-help minded nobody, in the end. The Internet can be of great help when it comes to this kind of help since there are a lot of websites and blogs that can advise you on how to save money more efficiently and how to gain more financial security as well.
What are these websites and who are the money saving experts behind them? Following, we have gathered the top 10 most famous ones so make sure to read on if you want to find out more about this topic.
Dave’ Ramsey’s website can be found at daveramsey.com and it is a true source of inspiration for anyone trying to save some money – regardless of what their purpose may be. There are A LOT of articles and information for just about anyone who wants to commit to a money saving cause for themselves, for their families or for anyone else.
Dave Ramsey’s website is not focused exclusively on articles, but it is also comes with a store from which you can buy books, envelope systems to help you save money and a lot of other items meant to help you with the same thing too.
Furthermore, Dave Ramsey organizes a lot of classes in money saving and he attends a lot of live events with the same main theme (all of which you can find on his website too). Also, if you want to find out specific information for a particular money saving goal (for instance, saving money to get out of debt), you can simply use the search system elaborated on the website and you will be provided with all the articles and info that were published in that particular niche. As mentioned, this is a true source of inspiration for just about anyone who is trying to save money!
Pete Dunn – or Pete the Planner – can be found at petetheplanner.com and on Twitter at @PetethePlanner as well. He is a former comedian turned personal finance specialist and although he does not focus specifically on saving money, he is a great source of information for all those of you who are getting your finances on their right track. Pete also published a lot of books (and they can all be found on his website), including the famous “What Your Dad Never Taught You about Budgeting” and he is regularly invited to a variety of shows such as CNN’s Headline News and Fox Business as well.
Pete’s website is structured very well, according to who you are and according to where exactly you are in life as well. You simply have to go to the “Need Help?” section of the website and click on your category: recent graduate, college student, single, married, parent and so on – and you will be led to the best tips of advice for your particular group.
Gail Vaz-Oxlade is born in Jamaica, but these days she is one of Canada’s most appreciated money saving experts. Same as with Pete, you can find her online on her website (gailvazoxlade.com) or on Twitter (@GailVazOxlade). Furthermore, she regularly writes for Yahoo as well and she has published a book too – “Till Debt Do Us Part”. Recently, she has focused on providing divorced couples advice (and this includes financial management of everything that comes with a divorce as well).
What will you find on her website? A lot of articles that will help you find out just how financially fit you are, tips for married (and divorced) couples’ finances, tips on saving and investment and, well, just about everything else you might want to learn about managing your personal finances better and more effectively.
Neale S. Godfrey
Neale S. Godfrey is not your typical money adviser. In fact, she is quite unique in her approach. You can find her (or, rather said, links to her apps and some of her tips) at greenstreetcommons.com, but the most important thing about her is the way she approaches the entire money saving (and money education issue). She believes in educating both the parents and the children to work together for a common goal – hence the series of smartphone games released as well.
The website also offers an “Ask Neale” section so if you want to ask her something very specific, you can simply go ahead and type in your question. You have to be subscribed to her website, but doing that is completely free and takes almost no time at all so there’s absolutely no reason not to do it.
Farnoosh Torabi found herself in the situation many of the young, fresh graduates find themselves too: holding a diploma, a huge debt and not many job employment prospects. With a degree in Journalism and Finances, she eventually ended up writing for the Money Magazine – and later on started to inspire fresh graduates to get out of debt too. She has published books and you can find it both on her website (farnoosh.tv where you will be linked towards other sources of information she offers, including videos) and on Twitter as well (@FARNOOSH). In general, her tips are targeted towards women who want to make a good living and towards fresh graduates who want to get out of debt.
Most likely, you are already familiar with this financial advice guru, especially since he has been on TV since the mid-90s on shows like CNN Morning, Fox Business, The Today Show and so on. He has published quite a lot of books and some of his most important pieces of writing include “The Latte Factor”, “Automatic Millionaire” and the “Finish Rich” series.
You can find David Bach on Twitter (@AuthorDavidBach) and at finishrich.com as well (this is the main website he uses). On his website, you can find links to his works but you can also take a look at the money saving tips posted on his blog too.
As someone who grew up in a family where money was quite tight, Jean took a well-paid job right out of college (a job she didn’t necessarily like though). Later on, she got into business journalism and these days she is mostly known for her appearances on the Today Show.
Good news is that you can find Jean and her advice online as well. You can choose to follow her on Twitter (@JeanChatzky) or on her website (jeanchatzky.com). Her website contains a lot of articles and videos that can help you manage your personal finances better (and thus save more money) and it also contains links to her books as well – so if you are interested in gaining a more in-depth knowledge over her tips, you can check those out as well.
Jim Cramer is another famous American TV personality focused on financial issues who can be found online as well. As a fresh Harvard College graduate, he started his career in journalism and then moved to LA – where his apartment was burgled in a number of times (which got him homeless eventually).
These days, Jim Cramer is famous for being one of the hedge fund managers with the highest returns ever, for his television network and for his website (thestreet.com ). There, you will find a lot of tips of advice on how to deal with your money better (and, again, how to save it better too). Also, if you want to, you can connect with Jim on Twitter as well (@jimcramer is how he goes there).
She is probably one of the most famous financial advisers in America – and, as many of you may well know it, she has absolutely no formal education in this matter. However, she has the experience of a life where she made some financial mistakes and learned how to deal with them – and that’s precisely what a lot of you probably want as well.
Suze Orman can be found online on her website (suzeorman.com) and on Twitter (@SuzeOrmanShow). Her website provides visitors with a lot of information that can help them manage their finances and save more (and it also offers a lot of information on current affairs and how they may influence one’s finances too).
Preet Banerjee may not be into money saving specifically, but his advice can definitely help you save more money. He regularly contributes to CBS’ The National and he also writers for the Globe and Mail as well. You can find him online on one of his two websites (wheredoesallmymoneygo.com – focused specifically on investments – and preetbanerjee.com – where you can find interesting vlogs to help you manage your finances better).
Of course, these are just some of the great financial pro’s you can find on the Internet – but they are among the best ones for sure. Their advice is free, easily accessible and absolutely great for anyone trying to keep their finances on the right track – so there’s absolutely no reason why not to visit their websites and learn more about your money and how to save it.