New App Promises a Budget in 60 Seconds

Personal Finance

New App Promises a Budget in 60 Seconds

New App Promises a Budget in 60 Seconds

Despite the fact that there are myriad tools available to create a budget and get your financial house in order, most of us aren’t doing a very good job at it. But a new iPhone app, Wisely, aims to make it easier for you to budget and track your spending. There are numerous benefits to… Read More

Why You Should Get Your Kid an iPad for Christmas

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Why You Should Get Your Kid an iPad for Christmas

Why You Should Get Your Kid an iPad for Christmas

There isn’t a holiday season that goes by that most parents aren’t treated to the seasonal joy of caroling neighbors and cajoling children. There’s always something  your kids want that you don’t want to give them, whether because it’s too expensive, too mature or too hard to find. But this year, you should seriously consider… Read More

The Risks & Rewards of a New Credit Gadget: Coin

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The Risks & Rewards of a New Credit Gadget: Coin

The Risks & Rewards of a New Credit Gadget: Coin

The new credit card consolidation device Coin has a lot to offer consumers who carry loads of plastic — like convenience, lighter wallets and security features. Coin is designed to look and function like many of the plastic cards we carry everyday, but it collects the information on all those cards so a Coin is… Read More

Can You Finance a New iPad?

Personal Finance

Can You Finance a New iPad?

Can You Finance a New iPad?

If you go to the Apple website or into an Apple store, you’ll see them: offers to finance an iPad at 0% interest, for six, 12 or 18 months, depending on how much you spend. And we’re close to the holidays . . . and there’s the new Air model, or the Mini with Retina… Read More

Can You Really Make Money With Your Smartphone?

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Can You Really Make Money With Your Smartphone?

Can You Really Make Money With Your Smartphone?

Smartphones don’t have to be just for communicating and having fun; they can also help make real money for your business. Mobile Web traffic is up 78% year over year. On Facebook alone, 37 million more people logged in through mobile than in 2012. Mobile is where people are — and where they’re engaged. Mobile… Read More

Shocker: Teens Actually Do Care About Privacy

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Shocker: Teens Actually Do Care About Privacy

Shocker: Teens Actually Do Care About Privacy

Kids frequently avoid or uninstall mobile phone apps they feel invade their privacy, and a majority of young women have disabled location tracking features out of privacy concerns, according to a new survey released by the Pew Internet & American Life Project. The study found that teenage girls are nearly twice as likely as boys… Read More

New Tech Could Mean Trouble for Prepaid Debit Cards

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New Tech Could Mean Trouble for Prepaid Debit Cards

New Tech Could Mean Trouble for Prepaid Debit Cards

These days, millions of consumers across the country rely on prepaid debit cards as a means of handling their finances because they find traditional bank accounts to be too expensive. However, with coming technology changes for the card industry, those people might have more difficulty in obtaining these accounts at low costs. Within the next… Read More

7 Best Apps for Small Businesses

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7 Best Apps for Small Businesses

7 Best Apps for Small Businesses

Keeping up with all of the moving parts and managing employees — all while trying to make your business profitable can be pretty demanding. Luckily, the Internet is here to help. There are mobile apps all over the market specifically designed to make life easier, but there are also a number of apps designed to… Read More

To Catch a Thief: Will Techie Upgrades Prevent ID Theft?

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To Catch a Thief: Will Techie Upgrades Prevent ID Theft?

To Catch a Thief: Will Techie Upgrades Prevent ID Theft?

Identity theft is all too common these days, but a shocking new report from the Federal Trade Commission highlights just how bad the situation’s become. Identity theft isn’t just the top complaint in America — which it’s been for the past 13 years — complaints “surged by 32%” in 2012, bringing the total estimated number… Read More

Mortgage Applications Could Soon Come Via Phone

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Mortgage Applications Could Soon Come Via Phone

Mortgage Applications Could Soon Come Via Phone

Many consumers have likely seen the technology from their banks that allows them to deposit a check just by taking a picture of it with their smartphone. Soon, they might be able to do the same for documents related to their mortgage applications. According to a report American Banker, tech experts say that in the near future, more mortgage lenders might… Read More

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