Tech Talk-Your Money

By Dan Reynolds, |

Published 05/03 2014 08:40PM

Updated 05/14 2014 07:37PM

        Money Strands says it makes better money management easy and affordable for all. Getting organized online and planning ahead with your finances looks pretty straightforward.
        Monday Strands lets you track your spending. Link your saving, checking and credit card accounts. The site automatically categorizes transactions into spending categories. An analysis tool gives you an overview of all your accounts in one place.
        You can get a real-time overview of your finances through its mobile site and iPhone app.
        Money Strands also offers automated budgeting and makes saving recommendations.
        A long-time standard is Mint. It has more than 10 million users. You can see all your accounts in one place, view it on the web or your phone.
        Mint automatically updates and categorizes your info, suggesting ways to save. You'll get auto alerts, like bill reminders.
        Manilla is a free service that lets you manage and organize your bills and accounts in one place online. There's also a free mobile app. With one password, you can manage all your household accounts, including finances and utilities.
        You'll get bill reminders and you can collaborate with family to manage your bills or accounts. Manilla supports more than 35-hundred national and regional account providers. It's Custom Accounts features lets you add any account, even ones not supported. So, you could add your babysitter or dog walker.
        Besides your money in hand, save more at the grocery store. Twicular has a nice app for iPhone and iPod and now Android and Windows. Browse coupons by store, save them to your store card and your savings come at checkout.
        This one will help you make shopping lists, use mobile coupons when your on the go and find sales by zip code.
        One more, ZipList. This one will really help grocery shopping and meal planning. You'll have one shopping list, a recipe box and quick meal planning. Save money with coupons, better organize your supermarket visit. Download the app and get started. It's free.

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