In today’s ever changing, fast-moving, mobile-driven world, people are going crazy over the mobile apps that are going to help them be more efficient, teach them how to manage their time better, and make their lives easier. Financial management, one of the many daunting, and sometimes tedious, tasks that we’re all faced with each day, is no exception to this phenomenon, and there are plenty of top-rated apps to prove it.
1. ShopSavvy (Available for the iPhone, Android and Windows Phone)
ShopSavvy is a mobile app that helps you avoid overspending on all sorts of products through price comparison. The app scans for the lowest price at all kinds of stores, from online shopping sites to brick and mortar stores. You can even make purchases once you find a price you’re happy with, and you get access to coupon codes, rebates and weekend sales.
2. Manilla.com (Available for the iPhone, Android and at Manilla.com)
Manilla.com is an award-winning, free and secure website and mobile app that will help you simplify and organize your daily life by helping you manage everything in one place. Using just one password, Manilla lets you manage your finances, bills, daily deals, Netflix and magazine subscriptions, OpenTable reservations, travel rewards, and more. Manilla even sends you automatic SMS and email reminders when your bills are due or when your travel points and miles are about to expire. Plus, you get unlimited online document storage forever, for free, which means you can say goodbye to the endless piles of paper mail that may be cluttering up your dining room table.
3. Refundo (Available for the iPhone)
The Refundo mobile app is free and it allows you to open an FDIC-insured bank account right from your smartphone in seconds. Your mobile bank account comes with a personalized Refundo debit MasterCard or Visa, access to 20,000+ surcharge-free ATMs and 40,000+ Western Union cash deposit locations nationwide. You can transfer funds to friends and family in the Refundo network quickly and securely with just the click of a button. Refundo also helps you better manage your finances by giving you a detailed view of your transactions with automatic categorization and the option to activate alerts about your account activity which you can receive via email, SMS or push notifications.
4. GasBuddy (Available for the iPhone, Android and Blackberry)
GasBuddy helps you find the best deals on gas in your town. GasBuddy users update the app themselves so that other users can find out what the best deals are in their neighborhood. You can also save money with GasBuddy by earning rewards points for sending in gas price reports. You then have the option of exchanging the points for a weekly drawing for a $250 prepaid gas card to use wherever you want.
5. iDonatedIt (Available for the iPhone)
iDonatedIt is an app that lets you manage all of your charitable donations on your iPhone. When it’s time to write them off come tax time, you can access a complete list of your donations and their market values right in the app. You can also take a photo of the receipt of your donation so you have extra proof, and you can email the donation information to yourself or to your accountant. iDonatedIt even calculates the estimated tax savings based on the value of each donation.
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