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Posted on May 31, 2013 | 7 comments

5 FREE Financial Tips to Stay on Top of Your Finances

5 FREE Financial Tips to Stay on Top of Your Finances

While working to become free of debt and staying on top of our finances, we thought you would like to know what sites we recommend for you to stay on top of your finances for FREE. Below you will find 5 FREE sites we recommend for managing your personal finances. We can’t wait to start using them for the saving part of our around the world adventures!


Mint is an easy program to help you understand what’s going on with your money and stay on top of your finances. It gives you the tools you need to get a handle on your finances in a convenient, fast, and FREE way. Mint does all of the organizing for you and automatically organizes your spending into different categories. You can see where every dime you spend goes and set goals on where you want it to go. Mint gives you simple steps to help with those goals, along with FREE advice, gentle reminders, and encouragement to make it easier to reach your goals.

Credit Karma

We’ve been using Credit Karma since 2010. We have nothing but good things to say about them. They help you see what your credit score is, credit card utilization and everything else related to your credit report broken down in an easy to understand manner. Once you sign-up, you will instantly receive your FREE credit score and a break down of your credit report online. Credit Karma gives you access to all of your financial information from bank accounts to credit cards to your mortgages and more, all in one easy to access location for FREE. No really; it’s as good as it sounds. We’ve had more than one person thank us for introducing them to Credit Karma.

Annual Credit Report

Get a copy of your credit report every year for FREE with Annual Credit Report. Knowing what is going on with your credit is really important if you want to stay on top of your finances. Make sure to pull a copy of your credit report to check for any inconsistencies, incorrectly reported information and/or fraud.

My Money

A site, My Money, provided by the US government for FREE to help you improve you financial literacy and educate you on the basics of finance. Whether you are buying a house, trying to stay on top of your finances, or investing in your 401(k), the tools on My Money can help you maximize your financial knowledge. Throughout the site, you will find important information provided from more than 20 Federal agencies and Bureaus designed to help you make smart financial choices in all areas of your life.

Your Financial Institution

Sign-up for FREE online services provided by your financial institutions. Banks, credit unions, credit card companies and more all have them. It’s an easy way to pay bills, transfer funds, and stay on top of your finances.

5 FREE Financial Tips to Stay on Top of Your Finances

5 FREE Financial Tips to Stay on Top of Your Finances

The great thing about all of these sites, besides being FREE, is that you can use all of them from anywhere in the world and while you travel. For more tips on staying on top of your finances, read 10 Financial Tips to Get Out of Debt Quicker.

Do you know of any other free financial tips to help you stay on top of your finances?

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About Kimmy Hayes

Kimmy Hayes is the founder and editor-in-chief of AfterGlobe; a site on becoming debt free and traveling the world as a married couple. In 2012, she planned and coordinated her own do-it-yourself destination wedding on the beautiful island of Maui while serving as a moderator for the on-line community, The Knot. She is passionate about traveling to experience new cultures, snorkeling the waters of the world and reading with her toes in the sand.


  1. I just signed us up for I had used it in the past, but it was so long ago, the tools are surely better than they were then. I am also so much more involved in our finances now. It won’t work for the remaining months we’re here simply because I’ve created a monster for our current plan and it’s not suited for how I’ve set things up…but I can definitely see it being helpful in tracking expenses while we’re away. These are great resources!
    Carmel recently posted…HOW WE’RE SAVINGMy Profile

    • Thanks! I completely agree about Mint. I used it years ago, didn’t like it and deleted it. Just started back up on it and I like it much better now.

  2. I had no idea there were so many credit tools out there! I have to admit the most effective credit control I’ve experienced is shopping with my other half, he’s such a stickler for getting a deal. I always come away empty handed!!
    Charli l Wanderlusters recently posted…Two Years of Travelstoke | My JourneyMy Profile

    • Let us know what you think of Credit Karma once you give it a try.

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