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Practical ways to manage your money from your Smartphone


Educating Yourself about all Things Financial

Dictionary of Personal Finance Terms by Intersog

($1.99)

Containing over 1,400 terms and definitions related to financial topics, this handy dictionary app will help you brush up on your financial education. Whether you want to learn more about qualifying annuities or get a grasp on financial terms used in wills, you can look it up in this Dictionary of Personal Finance Terms app.

Bloomberg Radio (Free)

If you want to hear how the "big boys" manage their dollars, you'll love tuning in to your Bloomberg Radio+ app to hear fascinating interviews and discussions about money, investments, and more. Twenty-four hours a day you can listen to and learn from the masters regarding how to successfully manage your money. And it won't cost you a dime.

Tracking Your Dollars

Mint.com Personal Finance (Free)

Rated 4-1/2 stars out of 5 on Apple's App Store, Mint enables you to watch your dollars, budget your funds, and know what's going on in all of your accounts. Whether it's your bank accounts, loans, or your retirement savings, you'll know what's happening when you track your dollars using this app. Time magazine and Kiplinger also recommend this app.

Shopping List by Phillipp Christian Hensel ($2.99)

Although you have to pay for this app, it's worth it, according to the over 2,000 users who rated it as 4-1/2 stars out of 5 on Apple's App Store. Not only can you make a master list of the foods you shop for, you can arrange them by the departments in your local store, include your notes about products, set up separate mini-lists of items needed for favorite recipes, and figure your totals, including local taxes, before you even shop!

Making Your Money Grow

Fidelity Investments (Free)

Even though this app has only been rated by 32 users as 4 out of 5 stars, if you use Fidelity, this would definitely be the app to have. With this app, you can monitor your Fidelity investments, read the latest research about your stocks or those of interest, chart your investment dollars, and even trade your stocks, mutual funds, and other investments.

CNBC Real-Time (Free)

CNBC Real-Time earns a 3-1/2 star rating at the Apple App Store. If you want to know all about your investments, this app does it all. Direct from the New York Stock exchange and NASDAQ, you'll have access to the latest figures. Plus, you can make up historical charts as far back as 5 years on any investment. Users can access realtime stock quotes, read the latest news about investments, and watch over 100 new clips daily regarding stocks, bonds, mutual funds, ETFs, and other investments.

A great way to take advantage of your iPhone or Smartphone is to monitor your money with apps that are available in the areas of personal financial education, money tracking, and investing. When you have some time, check out the apps below. You just might find a few that will help you achieve the financial success you’ve always wanted.


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