Supplement to “Kentucky Living 2010 Finance Guide”
The Internet is an endless source for information about savvy saving, investing, and budgeting strategies. Here are just a few suggestions to get you started:
The Certified Financial Planner site offers tools to locate a CFP in your area, articles on how to choose a CFP, how to report a complaint, the financial planning process in general, and other general finance articles. For easy navigation to the topic you need, click on “Site Help.”
Yahoo’s personal online finance offers a wide range of information on investing and personal finance.
Financial information and tools for individuals, businesses, corporations, and government, from Citigroup Inc. and multiple Citi business.
Dave Ramsey, a personal money-management expert, an extremely popular national radio personality, and the best-selling author of The Total Money Makeover, offers financial advice.
HowStuffWorks, a subsidiary of Discovery Communications, is an online source of credible, unbiased, and easy-to-understand explanations of how the world actually works. Type “personal finance” in the search box.
An online dictionary to financial terms and other articles on finance from Forbes.
The Kentucky Department of Financial Institutions site. Click on “Public Resources” then “Investment Help” for links to free, helpful PDF booklets offering tips on The Basics of Investing in Stocks, Maximizing Your Retirement Investments, Where to Invest Your College Money, and more.
KentuckyLiving.com maintains a Web archive of all the previous Money Matters columns and Smart Money, the new column title. Just go to the Article Search box and type “Money Matters” or “Smart Money” for links to the last 10 years’ worth of financial columns.
Kentucky’s official 529 state-sponsored education savings plan, Kentucky Education Saving Plan Trust (KESPT), created to help Kentucky families save after-tax dollars for future college expenses.
From CNN and Money and Fortune magazines, business news, market information, and personal finance.
The U.S. Financial Literacy and Education Commission provides financial education resources for all Americans.
An Internet guide for saving for college with information on state-sponsored 529 college savings plans. The site also provides free access to tools and calculators and financial aid information. Additional “premium content” is available for a fee.
Suze Orman, a personal finance expert as well as television host, author, and motivational speaker on finance.
Financial information specifically for women from the Women’s Institute for Financial Education. Topics include finance, divorce and widowhood, taxes and retirement, and family.
To read the January 2010 feature that goes along with this supplement, go to Kentucky Living 2010 Finance Guide.