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Published On: Wed, Feb 22nd, 2017

Best Tech Tools For Keeping Your Finances In Check

Keeping your finances in order is something that isn’t always easy. It can become time-consuming to keep track of every expense, every outgoing payment, and auto-payments. Once upon a time the only way to keep up with your balance was with a pen and paper.

Technology now makes it easier than ever to be able to stay on top of your finances. From budgeting to reminders about bills, to automatically updating your balance for your, there are all sorts of tools out there to help you be in the best possible financial shape.

Being on top of your finances gives you the freedom to have peace of mind about where you stand financially rather than wondering if you have enough money to pay your rent or your bills. Studies show that people who have organized finances are much less prone to stress, enjoy more luxuries because they are able to save for them, and are more likely to buy property at a younger age.

Here are some of the best tools out there to help you get the best out of your finances.

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Credit Score Simulators

There are several websites which help you monitor your credit score and see any delinquent payments or things in collections. This is extremely helpful if you have been recently trying to build your credit and want to keep an eye on your progress.

In addition to showing you how your credit score is doing, these sites also help you find the best credit cards, and provide tips on how to increase your credit score.

Budgeting Apps

Apps that allow you to input all of your expenses and what your savings goals are, are a great way to make sure you stay within in the parameters of your monthly budgeting goals.

By carrying around this application in your pocket, you can refer to it before you make impulse purchases, or spend large amounts of money. These applications will send a warning notice if you begin to get close to exhausting your budget amount and encourage you to make changes in order not to overspend.

Banking Apps

Banking has never been easier since the introduction of mobile banking. Most financial institutions offer their own banking application which has a real time explanation of all outgoing and incoming charges as well as balances on your savings and checking accounts.

If you want to try a third party application which is not offered directly through your bank there are several options out there which can sync themselves to your checking account and not only provide the same information concerning all charges but also provide spending insights and budgeting tips.

Author: Anna Johansson

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