Written by Sherrie Brann, Central Region Workforce Specialist
Have you been looking for websites or apps to help you reach your money goals? The following websites are dedicated to doing just that! In this article, you will find trustworthy and free online tools that can help you set and reach savings goals.
Money Website for Everyone
Find interactive tools for budgeting, reducing debt & saving throughout the year. During tax time, CA$H Maine also provides free income tax assistance throughout Maine.
Smart About Money
Take free online courses about money topics here at your own pace and on your own schedule. You can also complete a LifeValues Quiz to get a better sense of how you make financial choices.
Learn to “live large on a small budget” with these blog posts. They provide tips for finding the best deals, selecting the best credit cards, and other budgeting hacks.
Find out if you are on Track for Retirement
It is never too early or too late to start planning for retirement. These easy-to-use online tools can help you see what you can expect to receive in retirement if you have a retirement account, and what you can receive from Social Security.
AARP Retirement Calculator
Estimate your retirement income based on what you are currently saving. This tool can also help you determine your monthly savings goal to get where you want to be when you retire.
Social Security MyAccount:
Create an account to view your S.S. statements online.
Social Security Retirement Estimator
Estimate what you will receive from Social Security in your retirement based on your actual earnings record.
Stay on top of Your Budget on the go With These Apps
Start micro investing by rounding up your purchases to the nearest dollar and investing your spare change.
Check your credit score & find tips to improve it.
View your credit score & receive email tips for building credit.
Set up a budget & track monthly spending.
Set up a budget, track spending, pay bills & track your credit score.
Find tips on credit, saving, bill paying & your credit score.
Create your budget & set goals for saving and spending.
Simplify your bill paying using this app to make payments online.
There is no need to pay for budgeting, credit score, or bill-payment apps with so many free options!
Looking for Addition Help?
Take a free money class with New Ventures Maine!
My Money Works is designed to help you take a look at your money habits and attitudes, track your expenses, create a budget, discover methods to build credit and reduce debt, and set goals for the future. My Money Works is available both in person and online. Click here to find a class near you!