In this consumer society, it is important to manage your money and finances closely. Monitoring your credit score is a very effective way of preventing identity theft.
You may even just want to learn about your own spending habits! Smartphone and tablets offer a wide variety of applications to help you manage your finances. Here are just samples of the best.
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“PayPal Mobile” by PayPal, an eBay Company
PayPal is the most versatile and popular way to send and request money. You can shop in select stores or restaurants with the mobile app or even pay before you get there online. PayPal is a favorite of small and local businesses as well as artists. Faster and easier than carrying cash around, PayPal Mobile is an excellent way to manage your money. The era of digital wallets is here. PayPal’s mobile app is available on both iOS and Android devices.
“Manilla” by Manilla LLC
Manilla is a free bill and account manager that helps you simplify your all your household bills. You can program bill pay reminders or store bill statements from companies all in one place. Thousands of providers such as Comcast and CitiBank are supported by Manilla, and each week, more are being added to the collection. Many of these providers offer paperless billing through Manilla, saving you from even more paper clutter. You can get the Manilla app on iOS, Android, and Kindle Fire devices.
“Mint Personal Finance” by Mint.com
Mint began as an internet application to help you track your finances. Even today, Mint.com still boasts a multitude of great features that make Mint an excellent tool for managing your money. You can set goals and monitor your monthly progress, dissect where your money is coming from and where it is going to, view graphs and tables to learn about your spending habits, and many more things. Mint is available on iOS, Android, and Windows 8 devices.
“SigFig Investing” by SigFig
SigFig is an app that helps you manage your stocks, funds, 401k, IRA, and portfolio investments all in one convenient app. The app allows you to access your data across difference devices. Do you want to look at your stocks on your tablet today but your smartphone tomorrow? Easy. They are even displayed in real time. SigFig uses 256-bit SSL encryption to help keep your data safe. It is important to note that you cannot buy, sell, or trade using the SigFig app. This is for your protection. SigFig is available for iOS, Android, and Windows 8 devices.
“TurboTaxSnapTax” by Intuit
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Everyone hates doing their taxes. But with TurboTax SnapTax, you can complete and file your annual taxes in less than 15 minutes. It is completely free, too! With this clever little app, you can even track your return easily. TurboTax has other applications, but this is definitely our favorite so far. Just like the rest of these apps, TurboTax SnapTax is available for iOS and Android devices.