4 Clever Resources That Will Help You Be Better With Money


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Whatever stage you find yourself on your career path right now from student to full-time career girl, money management skills will serve you invaluably. There are a few apps and courses which will make your budgeting life easier (and turn excel spreadsheets into your favorite hobby). Check out these courses to help you manage, budget, save and invest your money. You’ll thank yourself later!

How to save

ISAs. Fixed rate savings. Normal savings. Bank account savings. Anything else? Oh yep, more ISAs. Not to worry! This comprehensive guide from moneysavingexpert.com will help you to navigate the best methods you can use to save your funds and get the best deal for your hard-earned money. You can also save up for money expert Martin Lewis’ emails for a weekly dose of money-saving wisdom.

Budget…and then save some more

When it comes to saving money, tomorrow never comes. But putting away money doesn’t have to be too sacrificial. In this talk, Learnvest CEO Alexa von Tobel discusses the 50/20/30 budgeting rule and the five principles you should follow to secure a stable financial future – all the way until retirement.

Wanna invest?

As the author of bestselling book Rich Dad Poor Dad, Robert Kiyosaki is well-versed in the art of financial management. Reading his books a few years ago helped me to grasp the finance basics we didn’t learn at school. This free course features one hour of tips broken down into 15 mini-lectures. It will take you through creating a long-term budget, the basics of investing and ends with a quiz to help you retain the tips. This is especially useful for budding entrepreneurs.

There’s an app for that

Apps like AccountTracker, Spendbook or even your personal banking app (most mainstream banks have them) can help you keep on top of your finances and budget plans, on the go. They also help you to visualize your expenses with charts. These allow you to track your outgoings, your income, savings, and you can easily transfer money between multiple accounts. Just be sure to resist the urge to carry out incremental transfers for those spontaneous treats – it adds up! (I know it’s not just me).

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Isabel Togoh

Isabel is a 22-year-old MA student from London (via Ghana and Paris). She enjoys writing, reading long articles, laughing a lot, and consuming healthy amounts of Brie cheese. She also loves to mentor young students, and hopes to become a journalist once she graduates.

  • Camille Beygui

    Great post

  • Grace

    Budgeting is important! I’m not someone who likes to use my tech for that kinda thing, so I have a notepad in the back of my planner dedicated to tracking my spending.

    That Twenty Something

  • dreamofadventures

    learning how to budget, these tips definitely help =o) thanks for sharing!


  • Gabi Valladares

    Great tips! I’ll have to check out that course – it seems super helpful. I also would suggest Mint. That app seriously has me on track with sticking to my monthly budget.

  • Kate Cook

    Great tips! I love Canna Campbell from SugarMama.TV for finance inspiration. She is incredible at sharing information about investing (which can be so complicated) and has a dream of helping women and girls to be more financially secure and independent. She was kind enough to let me pick her brain so I interviewed her recently. x


  • Mama Sow

    Great tools and tips. thank you for sharing ^-^

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