June 4, 2015

Financial Apps To Improve Your Bottom Line

Organising your finances can be challenging. Fortunately there are many specialised apps that can greatly assist you.

One such app is PocketBook which syncs to your bank accounts. This is one of the few popular budgeting apps which links to an Australian bank account. It tracks and shows you where your money goes. It can even send you notifications about how you are doing with your savings goals and if your bills are less or greater than average.

Maybe you are good at creating a budget but find it hard prioritising what to spend your money on within your allotted funds. Check out Earmark. This app creates a list of the top 5 things you want to spend your money on. If you don’t buy the desired item you are congratulated and you can move that money into a savings account. You can even integrate with your social network to give and receive feedback on products other people have listed. This allows your friends to suggest better deals or products to save you money.

Looking to invest? LikeFolio links to your twitter and social feeds to see what everyone in your network are talking about. It will give information on positive or negative feedback on products and companies you maybe interested in investing in. It allows you to listen in on what is popular and what is hitting the mark with people on social media.

Who doesn’t always have one eye on petrol prices? This important section of the budget often fluctuates the most. To help compare petrol stations check out popular bowser watcher’s app Motormouth.

Your average small business doesn’t have a CFO, but what if you used an app that behaved like a CFO? Try out platform Unleash. This platform analyses your business spending and integrates with Xero and Quickbooks to help you quickly make financial decisions. For those of you who hate spreadsheets this could be for you!

There are a score of apps on the market which can assist you with your business and personal finances. Just be mindful that these apps are only as good as the information you give them. They also can’t replace a trained opinion from an expert or professional. Just know your comfort zone and start exploring. Some of these apps could make your life easier and your savings account bigger!


Julie Dunmore

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