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5 Financial Tools You Should Be Using
School Easy Pay
Paying your kid’s school or college costs can be a huge drag, and getting enough money sometimes is not the only problem. These are just some of the costs related to kid’s education:
Dorm costs (for colleges);
All of these costs turned kid’s education into a huge financial burden for parents. Most of them would like if they could pay all these with monthly bundle payments, in Australia this is possible through the system called School Easy Pay, which divides college or school costs in up to 12 equal installments. This system enables parents to continue following their regular lifestyle while kids are at college and even save money during this difficult time.
Mint is not only the best personal finance tracking tool, it is also free and web-based. It can connect with accounts in all major American and Canadian banks, as well as with credit card and investment accounts and retirement funds. It enables people to draw their monthly or weekly budget and it also alerts them if they don’t stick to it. Application comes with great user experience, courtesy of same designers who made Quicken. It can be used on Android, iOS and Windows phones and it uses read-only access to all financial accounts, which makes it also one of the safest financial apps out there.
E-commerce is currently one of the hottest growing businesses and many retail stores offer their best deals for online shoppers only. Most online stores enable customers to pay goods with their credit card and PayPal accounts. PayPal transactions are much more secure and transparent than credit card ones, and therefore it’s advisable for all people who enjoy the awesomeness of online shopping to register their account. Of course there are lots of other companies that offer online paying services, like: Skrill or Payoneer, but one of the best benefits of PayPal is that it is recognized by most online stores and that it is the most popular online paying systems at the moment. This means that many of your friends also have PayPal accounts and it can also be used for transferring funds from one account to the other with just a few clicks.
This is one of the leading investment tracking apps. It comes with free and premium packs. Users who subscribe for free pack, can enter their portfolio and do some of the basic investment tracking operations, including: performance, costs, indexes comparison, etc. These tools are not much different than the ones we can find in other similar investment tracking apps, but the part of the package that makes Morningstar, the best rated app are X-Ray features that enable user to view very detailed analysis of their portfolio. X-Ray feature provides information on portfolio:
Style box rating, etc.
Quick Tax Reference
Bloomberg is one of the world’s leading financial media. Their experts made one of the best apps for tax reference preparation. It is basically a digital tax reference sheet that contains all information needed for the process, including: current tax rates, real estate taxes, capital gains and tax schedules for both corporations and individuals that alert users when the deadline is near. Quick Tax Reference is a free iOS app and therefore it can be downloaded on iTunes.
Technology improves our finances, by enabling us to track all assets that we have down to every dime. By doing this we are able to create effective cost-cutting schemes and save more money. That’s why there’s no excuse for not to using all above mentioned apps and systems
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