Most people know the major online destinations for financial-related information: finance.yahoo.com, finance.google.com, wsj.com, and the like. In addition to those solid resources, below are a few lesser-known sites that are worth exploring.
Ensuring your Credit Report is Accurate:
Because information in your credit report is used to evaluate your applications for credit, insurance, employment, and renting a home, you should be sure the information is accurate and up-to-date. In addition, monitoring your credit is one of the best ways to spot identity theft. The Fair Credit Reporting Act guarantees you access to your credit report for free every 12 months. You can learn more at the Federal Trade Commission. While there are countless sites that will try to have you pay to do this, there is only one authorized source for the free annual credit report: AnnualCreditReport.com.
Finding the Best Rates:
Bankrate, Inc. is a leading aggregator of financial rate information. They provide free rate information to consumers on more than 300 financial products, including mortgages, credit cards, new and used automobile loans, money market accounts, certificates of deposit, checking and ATM fees, home equity loans and online banking fees through Bankrate.com.
Learning through Khan Academy:
The Khan Academy is a not-for-profit with the goal of changing education for the better by providing a free world-class education to anyone anywhere. In addition to video lessons on economics, finance, money, and business, there are over 2000 other programs on math, science, and the humanities: khanacademy.org.
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