It’s time for me to get really serious about my budget, spending, and saving. I need to pay my debt down, so that I’m in the clear (besides those pesky student loans) when I graduate in the spring. I also need to be able to budget for my PhD applications so that I’m not incurring more debt when they’re ready to go. I started searching for a good budget site that has a focus on helping you figure out how to pay debt down. I found LearnVest. And I’m so happy I did!
When you arrive at the site you can scroll down it and check out all the information make sure you click the right arrows to navigate through the extra information. This should help you make up your mind if you want to register for free and give it a go. To sign up you can either click the blue I’m Ready button or the green Sign Up button. They’ll ask you to put in your email address and create a password.
Next up you’ll follow the form and fill in the answers the questions they ask. I really like the idea of setting a 3 month goal during this process because it really makes you think about why you’re there and what you plan to do financially. They even have an option for browsing in case you’re not ready to commit to financial goal without more information. I picked that I’d like to improve my credit score. I chose that because paying down my debt will definitely help my debt to income ratio which is something credit scoring companies look at.
The next screen will ask you about your income, savings, debt load, and types of debt you’re carrying. This is the last screen for signing up so click the Finish button. The pop up that arrives after you’re done with the form contains valuable information so don’t just close out of it. You can watch a video in each section, after doing so you can close out of it.
When you do you’ll be on your dashboard, with your first challenge ready to go – a free 15 minute phone call with an expert. I didn’t start there though, I wanted to browse around and really get a feel for the site. If you need help with the site interface or something is confusing you can click Help at the top right to be taken to the support center.
There are navigation tabs along the top of the screen with the following categories – Inbox, Budget, Priority Goals, Accounts, Program, and Must Reads. I suggest heading over to Must Reads you’ll find tons of great financial advice there.
This site can help you make the most of your income and offer tons of helpful financial advice. Check it out for yourself today.