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                   App-y New Year from™ asked personal finance bloggers to identify apps that can
help with financial resolutions

PR Newswire

COSTA MESA, Calif., Jan. 29, 2013

COSTA MESA, Calif., Jan. 29, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --A new year has started with
new beginnings, and, for many, those new beginnings are financial. Always
looking for ways to help consumers better understand consumer finance,^TM teamed with a few well-known personal finance bloggers
to identify some useful mobile apps that can help the resolution-minded
consumer keep financially on track. According to the Pew Research Center's
Project for Excellence in Journalism, half (50 percent) of all adult Americans
now own either a tablet computer or a smartphone — and apps are a big reason

"Staying financially fit during the year is hard work — it can be compared to
keeping your body fit," said Ken Chaplin, senior vice president of marketing
for "We reached out to a few folks with our same passion
for providing useful information that helps people better understand how to
get in fiscal shape and they offered some great app recommendations."

Recommendations include:

  oRedLaser  — Recommended by  Andrew Schrage, editor-in-chief of

    "RedLaser provides product search results sorted by the lowest price for
    almost any item that has a bar code," said Schrage. "The app helps me save
    money at the grocery store, and also when I am shopping at department
    stores. Overall, RedLaser provides the best price on items from both
    brick-and-mortar stores and online retailers." Mobile App  — Recommended by  Catey Hill, author of Shoo, Jimmy
    Choo! The Modern Girl's Guide to Spending Less and Saving More

    "I like's app," said Hill. "It securely pulls your bank account
    and credit card information into one place so you can quickly see how much
    you've spent and what kinds of things you're spending too much on. The app
    also helps you set spending caps and then will email when you're about to
    go over these."

  oRetailMeNot Coupons App  — Recommended by  Carrie Smith, blogger and
    founder of

    "The RetailMeNot mobile app shows coupons and deals both online or in
    store," said Smith. "It's especially great to have when I'm on the road
    traveling. I can find discounts on everything from hotels to rental cars
    to Starbucks."

Credit education, tools and resources — including the patented Score Planner™
— are available for free to both members and nonmembers at Understanding and monitoring credit are widely recognized
as important steps to establishing a solid personal finance profile.

Additional information about credit and credit scores is available at

About is part of a family of online consumer credit reporting
sites belonging to, Inc., an Experian company., Inc. was founded in 1995 to give consumers quick, easy and
inexpensive access to their credit profile. It is now the leading provider of
online consumer credit reports, credit scores, credit monitoring and other
credit-related information., Inc. provides credit monitoring
to its more than 3.1 million members and has delivered more than 20 million
credit reports on the Web. As part of the Experian family, it continues to
grow its membership base and develop innovative products to help consumers
better understand and manage their credit.

About Experian
Experian^® is the leading global information services company, providing data
and analytical tools to clients around the world. The Group helps businesses
to manage credit risk, prevent fraud, target marketing offers and automate
decision making. Experian also helps individuals to check their credit report
and credit score, and protect against identity theft.

Experian plc is listed on the London Stock Exchange (EXPN) and is a
constituent of the FTSE 100 index. Total revenue for the year ended 31 March
2012 was US$4.5 billion. Experian employs approximately 17,000 people in 44
countries and has its corporate headquarters in Dublin, Ireland, with
operational headquarters in Nottingham, UK; California, US; and Sao Paulo,

For more information, visit

Experian and the Experian marks used herein are service marks or registered
trademarks of Experian Information Solutions, Inc. Other product and company
names mentioned herein are the property of their respective owners.

Corie Jackson
Edelman PR
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Becky Frost
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