Money Management Tools
More than one third of senior households have no money left over or are in debt after meeting essential expenses each month. The tools below can help you manage your money.
Create a Budget
Making a budget allows you to see the whole financial picture and decide how to prioritize your expenses. Figuring out a Budget in 3 Minutes is a free calculator to help you get started.
It is important to create a plan to help you pay down your debt. Find out How Long Till You Pay off a Debt is a free calculator that you can use to help you make a decision.
PowerWallet.com is a free and easy money management tool that can help you create a budget, organize your expenses and accounts, and save money at your favorite stores. It also can remind you of bills to be paid.
Use this simple online calculator to create a plan to get that new car, save for a home, or climb out of debt — whatever your financial goals are.
One way to save money is to look for coupons and discounts in newspapers, mailers, and online. Learn about a few reputable websites that can help you save on everything from big purchases to groceries and movies. These sites are trustworthy and scam-free:
- SeniorDiscounts.com: Compiles information on movie theatres and grocery store discounts and links you to printable coupons to save on your favorite products.
- Pricegrabber.com: Offers buying guides and comparison-shopping for products ranging from electronics to clothing, plus information on stores with the lowest prices for each item.
- GroceryCouponNetwork.com: Offers coupons on grocery store items that you can use at any store that accepts coupons.
- CouponBlender.com: Gathers grocery store coupons from multiple other websites. Sign up is free, and you can get coupons emailed to you.