Techie tips for managing your finances Video
Techie tips for managing your finances Video Transcript
Any app that expects you to use it daily had better be easy to operate and that's the goal of Level Money, a new free iOS app that syncs with your bank accounts and credit cards. It detects income and regular expenses like rent and bills, and will then set out a realistic budget for the rest of the day, the week, and month in order to meet your savings goals. And don't worry, it doesn't do anything with your money, just helps you get it organized. Equally easy to use, few more bells and whistles is the free Mint.com app for iPhone and androids. It do syncs with your accounts, but let's you specify savings goals and even lets you have multiple goals. It also breaks down your spending habits into more granular detail, so you can see how those lattes really add up. If you find yourself already in the red, download the 99 cent Debt Down app onto your iPhone and throw all of your debts in one place. And then track your payments and watch those numbers get smaller. There's even a loan calculator to see how you can re-organized the debt in a budget tool to help you achieve your goals faster. In San Francisco, I'm Kara Tsuboi, CNET.com for CBS News.
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