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Family finances: Best ways to make the most of your money

Our annual Best List includes top picks for monitoring your credit, preventing ID theft, preparing your taxes and teaching kids personal finance skills.

Free credit sites

At, sign up to see VantageScore scores and credit report information from credit agencies Equifax and TransUnion, and to get alerts of changes to your TransUnion report. To see your FICO score, create an account with Discover's Free Credit Scorecard (

ID theft prevention

We can't emphasize enough the importance of using strong, diverse passwords and updating them regularly. Dashlane is a password manager that...