Here's what's trending for this week.
- Being mentioned in an industry blog about how we are educating consumers.
- Easy Ways to Save – Savvy Sugar put together a list of “subtle” ways to save on bills.
- Credit Card Rewards – If you must use credit make sure you’re getting the best rewards.
- Central Banks to the Rescue - The Federal Reserve and four other powerful central banks threw a lifeline Thursday to Europe's struggling banks.
- App Attack – Our favorite financial apps for Android and iPhone. (Also in Spanish)
Whether you have an Android Phone or an iPhone there are many apps available to help with your finances. Here’s a list of our favorite.
- Mint – (Android/iPhone) this free app gives you real time access to all of your financial account information in one place. Great for on the spot budgeting.
- TIE Checkbook – (Android) this checkbook app is a simple registry that allows you to schedule reoccurring transactions, transfer between accounts and back up your accounts to a remote server.
PocketMoney – (Android/iPhone) PocketMoney, an award-winning personal finance application, that lets you track expenses, set up budgets, view charts of spending and synch with its desktop version.
- TD Bank – (Android/iPhone/BB) check bank balances, transfer funds, pay bills, find locations and ATMs, or use one-touch calling for 24-hour customer service.
- Billminder – (iPhone) this app allows you to track all your bills. Synchs with PocketMoney too.
- Out of Milk – (Android) Out of Milk is a shopping list and to do list that allows you to scan or manually enter items as well as enter pricing information. You can share lists too.
Every week something new and different seems to happen in the world of finance. These are the top 5 things that happened this week.
- Google Wallet - Pay for items with your Android phone.
- Money Island - Financial literacy game for kids
- Charge Smart & Plastic Jungle - Pay your bills online using unwanted gift cards
- Groupon & Daily Deal Website Tips - Get the most out of daily deal websites with these tips
- Washington State Structured Settlements for Workers Compensation - By overhauling the Workers Compensation program lawmakers will able to save the state $1.1 Billions for 4 years.