With the economy in flux, the job market shaky and college tuition continuing to rise, it may be a scary proposition to turn a microscope on your finances and come up with a plan for the future. The good thing is, there is a lot of help out there.
Mint: Personal Finance & Money
While there are other more known and respected software options out there for managing personal accounting, they typically can’t boast what Mint.com can … FREE. Yes, free. Mint is the #1 online accounting software service out there and is often rated higher than more expensive services. Easy to use and link up to your bank and investment accounts, you’ll want to try this out.
If you bank with Chase, this is a must have. You can do a whole lot with this little app, including the basics like checking your balances. Not only that, but you can transfer money, make payments and even deposit checks with your smart phone.
CWMoney 2.0 Expense Track
You can really get some serious details regarding your financial transactions with this app. If you’re ocd, and love information, you’ll really dig the pie charts and data export function.
The most popular way to send and receive money, the PayPal app is a really handy tool. Now you can send and receive transactions on the go, and like some of the banking apps, snap a shot of a check to deposit into your account.
If you have several financial accounts, this is a great app to keep track of everything. Get real time stock quotes and see where your personal net worth stands at a moments notice. Very easy to use.