PUBLISHED JUN 3, 2018

Picks to help you make smarter money moves

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Keep the change, ya filthy animal. Then invest it. Skimm Money: Investing has gone deep on savings, investing, and the stock market. Now we’re leaving you with what to read, watch, listen to, and download to live your best (financially independent) life…

For your friend who swears she’s going to start saving one day…

How about now? This app analyzes your paycheck and spending habits, and automatically sets aside money based on what you can afford. Sneaky sneaky.

For when you’ve been reading up on how to write a business plan...

Listen to the experts. This week on “Skimm’d from the Couch” we heard from Hope Taitz, the managing partner and CEO of ELY Capital. She talked to us about making it in finance, being a mom, and leaving her mark. Listen here. Cha-ching.

For when you realize you spent the cable bill on last weekend’s group dinner…

We don’t think there’s a perfect budgeting app out there. But multiple Skimm HQ’rs use this one. It’ll help you categorize all your expenses, track your financial goals, anddd give you a heads up when you’re about to overspend.

For when you’ve already read “Liar’s Poker” by Michael Lewis...

Pick up “Black Edge” by Sheela Kolhatkar. It’s a Skimm HQ fave. About the real-life hedge fund billionaire the show “Billions” is based on. And the shady ways he made a LOT of money. It's a page-turner that'll teach you quite a bit about the finance world.*

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For when your boss sends you an email at midnight...

Ready for early retirement. But first...you need to save for it. Vanguard's retirement calculator is easy as 1, 2, 3. It'll help you figure out how much you should be saving now to sit back, relax, and go OOO for good. Try it here.*

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For when you want to switch up your commute…

Press play on the “Bad With Money” podcast. Host/writer/actress Gaby Dunn gets candid about how little show knows about finances while covering everything from weddings to student loans. You’ll laugh, and you’ll feel like you’ve learned something.



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