Spending your hard earned cash on software that tracks how you spend your hard earned cash seems a little, well, pointless. Now there are dozens of free online tools to help you manage your money. Here are a few of the best.
If you have more than one bank account, Buxfer can help. By using Buxfer you won’t have to log on to several different sites just to check your balances. All of that information will be in one place. Categorize your spending and Buxfer will tell you exactly how much you’re forking out on gas. (If you’re brave enough to find out.) Another neat feature with Buxfer is that you can track shared expenses. If you’re splitting rent or cable bills with roommates, Buxfer will do the math for you.
BudgetTracker, Inc is cool because it integrates all of your accounts and ties them together on an easy-to-read calendar. BudgetTracker will send you reminders so all of those bills get paid on time. A limited subscription is free.
New to budgeting? With PearBudget, in less than 20 minutes you’ll have a spending plan to get you started. PearBudget also allows you to input receipts and create a spending record. PearBudget then uses your spending plan and your spending record to create a budget. PearBudget is free for the first 30 days. After that it’ll cost you $3 a month.
According to PC World, Mint is a “top rated online finance service.” Mint is a free tool that lets you track all of your accounts in one place. Mint creates pie charts so you can easily review your spending habits. You’ll get alerts about bank fees, upcoming bills and low balances. Also, Mint will let you know about credit cards that have lower interest rates or savings accounts that have higher interest rates.
Wesabe is kind of like Facebook with a financial feel. It combines money management tools with a social community. Is your goal to get out of debt? Pay off the mortgage? Buy a boat? Wesabe will help you achieve it. At Wesabe, you can ask questions, share advice and set goals. Signing up is free and that’s just a smart money move.
By Alison Storm
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Military service members and their families make tremendous sacrifices while protecting and serving our country. And although one day of honoring this service is in no way enough, we'd like to take this time to say "thank you" for all you do or did by gathering a collection of Memorial Day Freebies & Deals all in one place to make them easy to take advantage of. And again, thank you!
Applebees - Military members get $5 meals with military ID all day on 05/25/2015. Alternately, save 15% off an entire food purchase. Offers not combinable.
Colonial Williamsburg - Free admission to military members & dependents through 05/25/2015.
Home Depot - Veterans and active duty military receive 10% off through 05/25/2015. ID required.
Hooters - Military personnel, veterans & spouces can get 10 free boneless wings on Memorial Day w/ID.
Kings Island - Free admission for all military members and the ability to purchase up to six tickets for friends and family for just $29.99 at the front gate. Valid until 05/25/2015 and 07/03/2015 - and 07/05/2015.
Knott's Berry Farm - Free admission for all service members and up to six discounted tickets through 05/25/2015.
Lowe's - 10% off for military, their families & all veteras w/ID.
Red Robin - All veterans, retired, active duty & military spouses get free appetizer w/any $10 or more purchase through 05/25/2015. Must be a Red Robin Royalty member - join now, it's free.
Rack Room Shoes - 10% off purchases for mlitary members 7 dependents on 05/25/2015.
Sam's Club - Free $15 gift card & 3 free products (rotisserie chicken, Five Chees Macaroni & cookies) for active and retired military w/a Sam's Club membership or renewal. Offer good through 05/31/2015.
Shoney's - Free All-American burgers to active duty & military veterans on 05/25/2015. ID required.
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