Reboot Your Life: 18 Free Apps That Make Life Easier
Goal: Stop Stressing Over Money
If you hold your breath every time you check your bank-account balance, it's time to get your finances under control for good.
Stay on top of your cash flow with...Mint (available for iPhone, Android, and Windows phones, mint.com)
Watching your bottom line is a cinch with this app. It connects you to your bank, credit cards, 401(k), you name it, and organizes purchases by category -- you'll know exactly how much you're shelling out for, say, that daily latte habit or occasional Lululemon splurge. Set a monthly budget and you'll receive reminders and expert advice to help you stay on track.
Score a discount with...RetailMeNot (available for iPhone and Android phones, retailmenot.com)
Why pay full price when coupons are this easy to use? Scroll through thousands of deals, bookmark your favorite stores, or search for steals in workout gear, clothes, electronics, and more. You can even request text alerts for discounts at specific shops so you'll never miss a bargain.
Get out of debt with...ReadyForZero (iTunes, readyforzero.com)
Whether you're paying off credit cards, your mortgage, or a student loan, this app can help you reach your target faster. It analyzes your bank accounts and spending habits to suggest strategies for saving. By using a slider tool, you automatically see how increasing your monthly payments can reduce the amount of time it will take to get in the black.
Originally published in FITNESS magazine, February 2014.
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