Having trouble keep track of those monthly bills? Need help budgeting your next paycheck? Now you can take advantage of the many apps available for the iPhone and do it all on the run.
Here are some of the best apps to help maintain your financial sanity:
This is a great app for those of us who are tired of late fees. You can keep track of monthly bills, mark them as paid or unpaid, and have a record of biller contact information to help streamline bill-paying every month. Get the app for $0.99 annually.
Like many budget apps, Mint seamlessly and securely connects to your financial institutions and keeps track of how much you spend and on what. You can categorize your spending and it will keep track of how much you have spent in each category and how much more you have left to spend. It will also map out your budget with user-friendly charts and graphs. What sets Mint apart? It’s free!! Get the app here.
3. Pocket Money by Catamount
Pocket Money is like Mint, but without pass codes. This means that no one will be able to hack your information and break into your financial accounts. You can still do everything available on an app like Mint, such as check your available cocktail budget for the month, the only difference is no one else will ever be able to. Try it for $4.99 here.
This is a very simple way to keep track of your spending in specific categories. Set up different envelopes for each spending category and make deductions from each envelop as you spend. Try it for $0.99 from iTunes.
5. ATM Hunter
Ever been early to a meeting before realizing you have no cash to park or experienced some similar mini tragedy? This simple but hugely useful app uses the built-in iPhone GPS to locate the nearest ATM and provide your scrambling self with the quickest way to get there. Download it here and take some stress out of the daily grind.
True, calculating a tip is not rocket science, but there’s nothing worse than leaving a restaurant in a rush and realizing later that you under-tipped. This app is a surefire way to never get stuck with a sneeze-latte.
For investors and followers of the stock market, this is a nice free app. You’ll have access to stock market news, real-time stock quotes. Users can also track portfolios and access charts and graphs. The information constantly refreshes, so you will never be left with the wrong data. App available free from AOL Money and Finance.
8. E*Trade Mobile
E*Trade was one of the first to allow anyone with an internet connection to participate in the stock market from home. This app allows users to do the same thing from their phones. Quickly access portfolios, get quotes, keep track of prices, and make trades. Get it free for 60 days here.
This is a great way to transfer money to anyone from anywhere, anytime. PayPal Mobile is completely secure and you can and you can keep track of your PayPal account information in real-time from anywhere. It’s free from PayPal here.
10. Bloomberg Mobile by Bloomberg
For the major stock players, Bloomberg now has its own app. The app is pretty much its own Bloomberg terminal. Have complete, 24-7 access to market news and Bloomberg’s own professional analysis. Try it out here for free.
This guest post is contributed by Alvina Lopez, who writes on the topics of accredited online schools. She welcomes your comments at her email Id: alvina.lopez @gmail.com.
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