Finance Apps

This week, April 21-28, is Money Smart Week and it is a great time to give your financial skills a boost with one of these helpful free apps.

mint

Mint (available on iOS and Android) is a great app for overall money management of your spending, bills, and account balances.


dollarbird

Dollarbird (available on iOS and Android) is great if you prefer to plot your finances out on a calendar.


goodbudget

 Good Budget (available on iOS and Android) is useful if you like to budget using the envelope method.


clarity

Clarity Money (available on iOS and Android) is also an excellent budgeting app choice.


acorns

Acorns (available on iOS and Android) lets you invest small amounts on an ongoing basis if you want a simple way to begin investing.


digit

Digit (available on iOS and Android) will help you save by monitoring your accounts to see what “extra” money is usually there and not being spent and transfer it to a savings account.


splitwise

Splitwise (available on iOS and Android) lets you divvy up costs between friends, family, or roommates overtime so you can reimburse them in larger chunks.


bstow

Bstow (available on iOS and Android) helps you help others by rounding up your purchase amounts and donating the change to a charity of your choice.


If these aren’t enough or you’d rather up your financial IQ before downloading try this free Smart About Money course.

 

America Saves Week

This last week of February is designated by the personal finance community as America Saves Week. They use this week to encourage you to improve your money saving behaviors and increase your savings amounts. While there are plenty of great articles that cover this topic, you might want something more in depth. Here are some of the many books we have on managing your money:

7 Money Rules for Life: How To Take Control of Your Financial Future by Mary Hunt.

Financial Fresh Start: Your Five-step Plan for Adapting and Prospering in the New Economy by Shari Olefson.

Financially Fearless: the LearnVest Program for Taking Control of Your Money by Alexa Von Tobel.

Frugal Isn’t Cheap: Spend Less, Save More, and Live Better by Clare K. Levison, CPA.

Living Well, Spending Less: 12 Secrets of the Good Life by Ruth Soukup.

The One-page Financial Plan: a Simple Way To Be Smart About Your Money by Carl Richards.

Personal Finance for Dummies by Eric Tyson, MBA.

Picture Your Prosperity: Smart Money Moves to Turn Your Vision into Reality by Ellen Rogin, CPA, CFP & Lisa Kueng.

Pogue’s Basics: Money: Essential Tips and Shortcuts (That No One Bothers to Tell You) About Beating the System by David Pogue.

The Recovering Spender : How to Live a Happy, Fulfilled, Debt-free Life by Lauren Greutman.

Whether it is cutting out one coffee a week or canceling cable, check out the savings tips in these books to help you add a little more to your emergency fund, rainy day fund, or retirement fund this year.