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5 Money-Saving Apps to Try

money-256319_640Making lists goes hand in hand with budgeting. Sometimes it’s not about how much you’re spending, but what you’re spending that money on. Lists help you keep track of that kind of detail. Most people know how much they spend on groceries or gas a month, but how much do you spend at restaurants or on new clothes? Or how can you save a few dollars here or there to buy the stuff you really want? Like did you realise that when it came to your energy usage you could use something like Simply Switch to help you find the cheapest energy provider for you, meaning that you save more money then you would normally.

Here are some of my favorite money-saving apps:

Mint.comThis website organizes all your accounts into one easy to view site. It has a savings tool, which allows you create a saving goal and lets you know if you’re on track to meet your goal. They also have a budgeting tool that tracks all your expenses and puts them into categories. It’s a free, easy to use service.

If you’re worried about security Mint has recently introduced a two-step verification process so your login is more secure. Read more

It’s Tax Time! Are You Ready?

Image via TaxGeeks
Image via TaxGeeks

It’s one of my least favorite subjects but I’m forcing myself to talk about it because it’s important.  It’s tax season and the deadline is creeping up.  I’ve already filed, of course, but I figured this could serve as a reminder and a nudge to those of you who haven’t done it yet.

Just do it — and get it over with!  Then we can make lists of things to do with your refund!!
Here are a few ways to get your taxes in order this year:

Evernote: You know how I love it.  I use it every year to organize all the expenses that I want to keep track of and everything is easy to find when it’s time.  Then you can scan or email your finished return right into Evernote to keep track of for years to come.  It’s really the easiest method. Read more

How Lists Can Help Organize Your Finances

You already know how I feel about lists and how much they can do for you. But here’s yet another example. Lists can help put more money in your pocket!

I’m the one who deals with the finances in our house– mostly because I’m a control freak. But I could always use a tip or two for being more organized with our money. So I asked Scott Gamm who is a total finance whiz kid…he’s also the founder of HelpSaveMyDollars.com. He’s been on national TV and has been published on many websites. And even better — he’s a list maker!

How Lists Can Help Organized Your Finances

by Scott Gamm

You probably make to-do lists at work, for the grocery store and when you have tons of errands to run. It’s not typical to make a financial to-do list, but it is one of the most important lists. You probably won’t need a list to help you with your finances if your finances are already in safe hands, like they would be with a reliable firm such as the CPAs at Lalea&Black. Managing your money requires skill, care and time, all of which are no problem for a good accounting firm. There are many moving parts and components of your personal finances from credit cards to bank accounts to bills and mortgages. If you’re feeling overwhelmed when it comes to your finances, make a list! It’s a good idea to do some research when looking for an accounting firm. If you are in need of one and you are in the United Kingdom you might want to try someone like accounting firms birmingham, however, if you aren’t you could try someone local to you.
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