Wanted: Apps to Manage Your Money

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What’s on your wish list for an smartphone app to help you manage your personal finances? That’s the question the Treasury Department is asking as part of MyMoneyAppUp Challenge, a competition for developers and lay people. The challenge, launched this week, has two parts. The big prize, up to $10,000, is for developers to propose detailed designs for an app to give phones more financial firepower, which they explain in 3 to 5 pages and images or a video. For those of us without coding skills, the second prize offers as much as $1,000 for a great idea, which must be a Tweetable 140 characters or less.

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