Many smart phone owners view the term “there’s an app for that” as near gospel. There are few areas of life in which an uber-captivating iPhone or Android app can’t assist you. In the world of personal finance, this is particularly true as the market is flooded with apps to help you balance your checkbook, pay for items or find the cheapest prices. Below are a few apps that you will find useful in making daily financial decisions.
- SplashMoney- SplashMoney is a robust mobile checkbook app that can track a variety of accounts, including checking, savings, asset, liability, credit card and money market accounts. It can also provide detailed reports, giving a more accurate view of how we spend our money. Where SplashMoney really separates itself (the reason why it costs $9.99) is in its ability to connect wirelessly to many U.S. banks, using DirectConnect.
- Bloomberg Mobile- A one-stop shop for stock traders at various levels, the app provides stock quotes, news, company descriptions and market trend and price chart analysis.
- LoanShark- Finding a loan can be daunting; LoanShark can help. LoanShark provides comparative information on loans and allows you to calculate various components , including payment, interest rate or loan amount. LoanShark can also help you determine the impact of making extra, higher, or lower payments on a loan.
- ShopSavvy- ShopSavvy uses your camera phone to scan the bar code of consumer products. It then finds cheaper prices for the item online and at nearby stores. User reviews are also available for many of these items.
- MyCoupons- Each day, MyCoupons gives you a rundown on discounts in your area. If you are on the road, MyCoupons can use GPS technology to locate the deals near you. It also has the ubiquitous share function for sending out deals via Facebook and Twitter.