If you want to improve your financial know-how while you track your money, reviewers say LearnVest.com (Free) can't be beaten. It offers users a plethora of articles, checklists, tutorials and courses on all aspects of your financial life. Although LearnVest is aimed at female investors, reviewers say most of the information available on the website is suitable for everyone.
As with most other personal finance management websites, LearnVest.com automatically imports data from your banking and credit card accounts, as well as loans and investments, though it can link to far fewer financial institutions than other personal finance management services. LearnVest.com's reports are clear and easy to understand, reviewers say, and the service prides itself on being jargon-free.
Where LearnVest.com really excels is in the wealth of information that it provides in readily accessible formats. Topics such as investing and insurance are covered, as are major life events (for example, retirement, finding a job or planning a wedding). The free basic membership offers access to most of this information. Paid memberships (*Est. $70 to $350) include access to online tutorials, as well as one-on-one consultations with financial experts. All memberships include free email support. However, LearnVest.com does not have a feature to let you keep track of goals, and does not send out any alerts.