The 20 best money Web sites

These sites have tools you can trust to help you make better money decisions.

16 of 20
16. What's the best price I can get on a car?
16. What's the best price I can get on a car?
Best Site:

With auto rebates getting rarer and prices starting to rise, you need all the negotiating ammo you can get. It's not hard to find a site that divulges the dealer invoice price for various models. But TrueCar tells you something that's even more helpful: exactly what other buyers in your area recently paid for the model you want. With that info -- gathered from finance companies, insurers, dealers, and other sources -- you can make short work of negotiating. TrueCar VP Jesse Toprak says the average user strikes a deal in 15 minutes or less.

Coolest feature: You'll get a nifty graphic combining the breakdown of the dealer's actual costs, the average price people are paying, and what's considered a great vs. merely a good deal for that model.

Try this too: The True Market Value tool at offers a slightly different take: Analysts adjust the data to reflect market conditions. It doesn't give as much info as TrueCar does, however.

NEXT: 17. Where can I get a deal on electronics?
Last updated February 19 2010: 12:01 PM ET
Email | Print | Share  |  RSS
google my aol my msn my yahoo! netvibes
Paste this link into your favorite RSS desktop reader
See all RSS FEEDS (close)
Note: We didn't assess sites that deliver primarily news and information, such as or
More Galleries
Our biggest money highs and lows How much money do you need to feel rich? What are your biggest money mistakes? Money magazine surveyed 1,000 Americans for the answers to these and other questions. See how your answers stack up. More
How we feel about our finances Participants in an exclusive Money magazine survey reveal how they feel about their finances. Although the Great Recession may be over, they're not all that confident about their prospects for the long run. More
8 ways to cut your tax bill To keep your tax bill as low as possible this filing season, you need to stay on top of all the ways the rules have changed. More

Special Offer
Market indexes are shown in real time, except for the DJIA, which is delayed by two minutes. All times are ET. Disclaimer LIBOR Warning: Neither BBA Enterprises Limited, nor the BBA LIBOR Contributor Banks, nor Reuters, can be held liable for any irregularity or inaccuracy of BBA LIBOR. Disclaimer. Morningstar: © 2014 Morningstar, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Disclaimer The Dow Jones IndexesSM are proprietary to and distributed by Dow Jones & Company, Inc. and have been licensed for use. All content of the Dow Jones IndexesSM © 2014 is proprietary to Dow Jones & Company, Inc. Chicago Mercantile Association. The market data is the property of Chicago Mercantile Exchange Inc. and its licensors. All rights reserved. FactSet Research Systems Inc. 2014. All rights reserved. Most stock quote data provided by BATS.