Tag Archives: apps

4 apps to track, manage kids’ allowances

Kimberley Carmona

My dad, who worked odd hours, would sometimes forget to give me my allowance. I would have to bother him by phone to remind him why I deserved my $5. Parents don’t have to worry about forgetting to pay an allowance now…
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4 money apps every college student needs

Kimberley Carmona

As college students head to campus, it seems almost everything they might need today is on their phones. There are apps to help students exercise, find their classes and track friends’ locations. But students might not know about some essential apps that…
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New tools track price drops for a cut of your refund

Susan Johnston Taylor

Many retailers and credit card issuers offer price protection – a guarantee that if a product’s price drops in a specified time period after purchase, the difference will be refunded to the customer. But who has time to track price fluctuations…
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4 free apps to help you spend less, save more

Kelly Dilworth

Over the past four months, I forgot two credit card payments in a row, misplaced receipts I was supposed to file for tax purposes and forgot to inform my financial planner I moved across the country. Meanwhile, my husband stopped…
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App lets your smartphone dial for dollars at ATMs

Jay MacDonald

In a move that may forever alter the meaning of "dialing for dollars," global financial services giant FIS will soon enable ATM users nationwide to call ahead for cash from their smartphones, no debit or credit card required.

The app turns your smartphone into a remote control for your nearest cash machine. If all goes as planned, the shortcut could shave your ATM cash withdrawal time from 30 to 40 seconds down to single digits and make it well-nigh impossible for ID thieves to swipe your account information.

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