I am glad that I was able to share some of the websites that I use relating to help us (as consumers) get more for our money. This will be the finale of the series unless I come up with some other sites.
In this issue of “Money Matters,” I don’t have an actual subject or title but wanted to present a few websites that relate to money. The first site that I would like to review is the site, http://www.missingmoney.com. This is a legitimate website in which various states hold unclaimed funds for people who may have moved or for whom the holders have lost touch with the owners. Several years ago I found I was listed on the site for an insurance policy overpayment. It wasn’t a whole lot of money, maybe $30. I’ve been able to tell businesses, friends and co-workers of more sizeable amounts.
As you may or may not know I am a bit of a junkie … personal finance, not drugs. I enjoy hanging out at the library for the many books, magazines, DVDs, and even computer software. I have a pretty decent although not perfect credit score. These days credit reports and scores hold a great deal of weight in terms of interest rates and also housing, employment and insurance qualifications. You can get an estimated snapshot of your credit score at http://www.creditkarma.com which is a free service. And while there are a number of credit report websites out there, the one I have found without the fine print (signing up for services you don’t need) is http://www.annualcreditreport.com.
Also, I would like to alert you to a number of websites that offer free downloadable software. My favorite site is http://www.cnet.com (mentioned before). I have downloaded (worry-free) programs like Adaware by Lavasoft, Search & Destroy, and others. Disclaimer: always make sure you have an updated virus software program when downloading from anywhere on the internet … for your own safety.
So, I pose to you a question … do you know of any websites or resources that can help DC members in regards to their money matters that you’d like to share???
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