Personal Finance Smartphone Apps

Posted by Ne[x]t on 08.02.12


Most all of us have smartphones these days.  Rarely do you see a group of people standing around and not one of them is on their phone.  We use these phones for calls, emails, texting, web browsing, gaming, and of course Facebook.   There are literally thousands of apps, many lots of them mindless, for us to use.  Not all apps however are useless.  Luckily for you, I’ve search the web over to find some of the best apps out there to help you with your personal finances.

1.  Mint – This app allows you to easily monitor your budgets and spending by putting all of your bank, credit card, investment and loan accounts in one place.  It’s a great app to help you keep track of where your money is going.

2.  Shoeboxed – This app is the perfect receipt saver.  Simply take a picture of any receipt you have and it stores all of that information and adds it to your expense report.  It will even store your business cards and bills for you to easily view any time.

3.  Debt Dog – Debt Dog is a simple app that lets you see the true cost of buying with credit.  Enter the purchase price of anything you want to buy and the app will show you how long it will take to pay off and the interest you would pay.

4.  RedLaser – RedLaser turns your phone’s camera into a barcode scanner and also works on QR codes.  If you’re shopping, you can scan any item with a barcode and it will give you detailed information about the product and will tell you whether or not you can buy it at a better price nearby.

5.  Groupon   Groupon coordinates deals with vendors around the area and shows info about daily deals.  The deals are only valid if the minimum number of deals is bought.  Be sure to check the fine print to know when your deal expires.

Do you have an app not listed that you use?

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