All articles tagged Budgeting (19)

MoneyMagpie Uses an Educational Approach to Inform U.K. Readers on the Best Ways to Make, Save, and Manage Their Money

MoneyMagpie Uses an Educational Approach to Inform U.K. Readers on the Best Ways to Make, Save, and Manage Their Money

In a Nutshell: Jasmine Birtles was already a financial expert in the U.K., with several books to her name, when she decided to launch the website, MoneyMagpie, in 2008. Birtles said that money trends are constantly changing so books were proving to be too slow to provide the most timely information to U.K. consumers. With MoneyMagpie, Birtles provides articles, videos, and other information for nearly any financial situation readers may come up against. Three of the main categories on... read more »

CountAbout Gives Users a Comprehensive, Mobile Financial Management Platform without Ads or Distractions

CountAbout Gives Users a Comprehensive, Mobile Financial Management Platform without Ads or Distractions

In a Nutshell: There's a reason why the financial management software space has been so crowded for so long. Until CountAbout arrived in late 2015, users had difficulty landing on a platform that offered the right mix of features without overwhelming them with functions they didn't need or ads they didn't want. For more and more users, CountAbout hits the sweet spot. Fully functional on mobile and over the web, CountAbout is a robust, secure, privacy-minded platform that prioritizes... read more »

A Personal Finance App with Personality: Toshl Helps Users Manage Budgets and Achieve Goals Through a Connected, Unified View

A Personal Finance App with Personality: Toshl Helps Users Manage Budgets and Achieve Goals Through a Connected, Unified View

In a Nutshell: Budgeting and tracking finances are two of the most important steps consumers can take toward a healthy financial life. And there are a plethora of ways to accomplish that these days, but Toshl stands out with its well-designed, lighthearted approach to personal finance management. The program offers a comprehensive financial overview that allows users to connect multiple accounts, manage budgets, track expenses, and set goals. Users will also smile at Toshl’s humorous... read more »

Moneydance Provides Tools for Complete Personal Finance Management, Including Online Banking and Bill Payment, in a Secure and Private Application

Moneydance Provides Tools for Complete Personal Finance Management, Including Online Banking and Bill Payment, in a Secure and Private Application

In a Nutshell: Moneydance was among the first competitors to the biggest names in personal finance software, providing tools for complete financial management while maintaining a focus on privacy and the user experience. The software boasts a robust set of features, including online banking, bill payment, account management, and investment tracking. While many personal finance applications utilize a third party to interface with banks, the Moneydance software interacts directly with... read more »

Dollarbird’s Collaborative, Calendar-Based Application Gives Users a Unique View Into Their Personal Finances

Dollarbird’s Collaborative, Calendar-Based Application Gives Users a Unique View Into Their Personal Finances

In a Nutshell: Financial stress has the potential not only to impact one’s health, but it’s also a leading cause of marital problems. Thankfully, couples have a number of resources to turn to, including Dollarbird. The straightforward app uses a calendar visualization in which users can input their current and future expenses to get a valuable overview of their spending habits and future outlay. The app works well for individuals but was developed with collaboration in mind, with a... read more »

Intuit’s Recently Updated Mint App for iOS Provides Users a Holistic View of Their Finances with Personalized, Actionable Tips

Intuit’s Recently Updated Mint App for iOS Provides Users a Holistic View of Their Finances with Personalized, Actionable Tips

In a Nutshell: Backed by Intuit, Mint is the free personal finance application that lets users track their spending, monitor account balances, know when bills are due, and even check their credit score, all from their mobile devices. And thanks to a recent update, Mint users have more power at their fingertips with a refreshed app for iOS. The updated app provides more insights into spending habits through MintSights and shows users trends in their financial management. Mint can boost... read more »

Meet Kyle James: How the Man & Voice Behind Rather-Be-Shopping.com Helps Shoppers Become Better Savers

Meet Kyle James: How the Man & Voice Behind Rather-Be-Shopping.com Helps Shoppers Become Better Savers

In a Nutshell: Rather-Be-Shopping.com, a pioneer in the online savings  space, is a coupon site that offers deals from over 850 national retailers and partners with brands like Wal-Mart, Best Buy, and Kohl's. Since 2000, founder Kyle James grew the hand-built site into a great resource of savings tips and coupons as a one-man show. From cracking the 'price tag code' on big-box retailers' internal pricing systems to giving savings advice on his blog, Kyle goes the extra mile... read more »

Penny Pinchin’ Mom: How Tracie Fobes Draws on Her Real-Life Experiences to Connect with Readers & Share Trustworthy Brands

Penny Pinchin’ Mom: How Tracie Fobes Draws on Her Real-Life Experiences to Connect with Readers & Share Trustworthy Brands

In a Nutshell: Tracie Fobes started sharing her experiences on PennyPinchinMom.com to fill a crucial role in the lives of the most time-challenged consumers of all: mothers. As a stay-at-home mother herself, Tracie learned through experience — from getting out of debt to saving on everyday purchases — and has earned the trust of her audience. Consumers tend to be desensitized to marketing, especially when the brand itself is making the pitch. Because of Tracie’s dedication to... read more »

Where Content Meets Commerce: Offers.com Aids Consumers with Savings Tips & Coupon Codes to Help Drive Conversions

Where Content Meets Commerce: Offers.com Aids Consumers with Savings Tips & Coupon Codes to Help Drive Conversions

In a Nutshell: When it comes to e-commerce purchases, consumer expectations are on the rise. Things that online shoppers once considered luxuries, such as fast shipping and discounts, they now expect as almost routine. Offers.com, a company that creates meaningful shopper-friendly content and distributes coupons, has maintained a focus on helping consumers avoid paying full price on their favorite products, which, in turn, has helped its partners achieve higher conversions and expand... read more »

SavingStar: Earn Cash Back on Groceries & Online Shopping — for FREE!

SavingStar: Earn Cash Back on Groceries & Online Shopping — for FREE!

In a Nutshell: SavingStaris a brand that provides free digital offers on groceries, allows you to earn cash back at hundreds of online stores, and helps you save even more when you use the SavingStar American Express Card. Buying groceries and online shopping burns a hole in your wallet. On top of that, using coupons is out of the question because somehow those little clippings get lost, or you forget to print out the week's sales and deals. Before throwing in the... read more »