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I like to pass a long interesting websites relating to money management, so here are recent ones I have discovered.

Charity navigator – http://www.charitynavigator.org/

Find or check out a charity.  They analyze more than 8000 charities with ratings in several areas so you can give to a charity with confidence.  You can browse top charities, categories, top ratings, or hot topics to find a charity in a desired category.  Don’t be scammed or waste money on charities that spend a lot on overhead and less on giving.

eBates.com – https://www.ebates.com/

Here’s is another way to follow our mantra to avoid paying full price.  Get rebates for online shopping at over 2000 websites.  Rebates typically range from 1-5% which can exceed credit card points.  Save up the small amounts until they equal real money and smile.  Add the eBates browser extension to CHROME so you are alerted to sign in when shopping at one of the partner websites.  eBates also has an app.

Fair Health – https://fairhealthconsumer.org/

Medical and dental costs not only can be expensive, but vary widely from community to community and even at different places within the same community.  At Fair Health, you can look up estimated costs of many health procedures in you zip code.  Knowing what anything costs makes it easier to compare costs and shop around.  Fair Health is a non-profit with a wealth of information.

GoodRx – https://www.goodrx.com/ .  Find lower cost drugs at GoodRx which helps you find lower cost drugs with coupons, generics, and price comparisons among local and mail-order pharmacies.  GoodRx also has an app.

Student Loans – https://studentloans.gov/myDirectLoan/index.action .  This U.S. government web site is the place to go for information about student loan options.  I’m listing it again here because it has simple tools to see if you may be eligible for student loan forgiveness (basically 10 years service with the government or non-profit), loan consolidation of many government loans, or conversion to a loan repayment plan based upon your income.  With an income-based plan (there are four based upon income and family size) you might lower your payments now and have payments increase as your income increases.  Note that with lower payments upfront, you will end up paying more overall.

About John Kimball

Over the past few decades, I have experienced most of these financial issues with both mistakes and successes. I sure wish someone had told me these things when I was first starting out. So many times I have cried out, "I want a do over!" when I learned a new financial lesson or tip. I aim to pass along to you the financial insights I have gained from experience, reading, analysis, and living the financial aspects of managing, saving, investing, and spending your money. I am an analyst with a large organization and happily married with two children on their way to an expensive college, no doubt. I read numerous financial blogs, websites, newsletters, magazines, newspapers, and books to bring you the latest news, insights, tips, and lessons combined with decades of experience.

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