App-y New Year from freecreditscore.com™
freecreditscore.com asked personal finance bloggers to identify apps that can
help with financial resolutions
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,
freecreditscore.com^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 freecreditscore.com. "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."
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."
oMint.com Mobile App — Recommended by Catey Hill, author of Shoo, Jimmy
Choo! The Modern Girl's Guide to Spending Less and Saving More
"I like Mint.com'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 CarefulCents.com
"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
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