Online Money Management is the book for you if you prefer to let your bank and broker handle your account-documentation duties online and automatically. The book also deals with the philosophy of wired personal finance, as well as specific Internet resources you can use to meet your monetary goals, or at least get a handle on paying your bills. You'll almost certainly come across something useful in these pages, even if you're already savvy--for example, you probably weren't aware that some companies attempt to find value in the ancient investment documents you might have in your attic, were you?
On the other hand, you may find the site descriptions a bit elementary--the book sometimes goes into a level of detail you won't need unless you actually visit the site. It's a stylistic trap that a lot of Internet writers fall victim to. The investment advice is pretty basic too, comprising all of 10 pages on the fundamentals, most of it at the "What is a stock?" level. Read this book for its references to specialized financial Web sites, and back it up with the surfing you do on your own. Get a dedicated book on the basics of personal investing if you need a primer. --David Wall
Topics covered: Internet resources for those who want to automate banking, investing, borrowing, and bill paying. Other sections deal with insurance, estate planning, and United States taxes. [via]