I find it interesting that I am one of those people who is always looking for ways to get a quick and easy jump start to financial freedom. If you know me, you know I am not a big fan of working with credit, so I don’t like the idea of paying for some kind of online financial review in order to get it.
I have to admit that I’m not the biggest fan of online financial reviews either. In fact, I’ve always wondered why anyone thought it would be a good idea, but I don’t want to be the one to tell you that it is. That said, if you are looking for a quick and easy way to jumpstart your finances and make it a lot easier to spend money, I suggest you check out EZ Money, which is the new and improved version of the old site.
EZ Money is like a no-frills version of the old-fashioned personal finance site. It requires you to register, and then lets you go through a series of questions and answers which will help you get to grips with your budget and how you can use your money.
What is it? As a newbie, I’ve been using the site for about four months, but I’m finding the answer-set a bit overwhelming. Once you have answers to the questions, you can then go through various calculations you can do, either by yourself or with your bank.
The site is free to use if you’re already a member. If you’re not already a member, you can sign up for a free thirty-day trial. The site is a bit clunky to use for newbies, as it relies on answering questions one-by-one, but you can find a quick tutorial over here.
If you do decide to use this free trial, you will need to create an account first. Just like the site, this allows you to use your own answers, calculations, and videos, as well as the site layout. You can also post your own links to the site. Overall, though, the site is more about calculating the answers than it is about actual learning.
The site does have a couple of features that are worth mentioning: You get to create your own “review” of a business, and you get to create your own video to show off how you did your calculations. Although it’s probably not worth the $5 price tag, it is a nice way to start.
While you’re at it, you can post your own video to post your own ideas. Of course, the site is focused more on the answers than the actual learning itself.
The site is still in beta, so it could be that once it is fully launched youll get an invitation to join, but there are no plans to make it free. And if they were, I bet the site would be around for a while. Maybe even longer.
My first impression of the site is that it seems like it’s a pretty cohesive site. The design looks like a giant tree with many branches. The main layout is very simple and simple. The front is pretty much a circular tree on top with everything in between. There’s a bit of an element at the bottom, but it looks like a nice looking tree. The content is very interesting, I’ve been working on it for a while now.