Bookmark These: Managing money
By Reid Kanaley
http://www.JewishWorldReview.com | (MCT) Managing money isn't easy, whether you have a lot of it or a little. In either case, it's good to get some solid advice. These Web resources - and some mobile apps - can help with that.
-Do it yourself: Don't know where to start? A simple, six-lesson do-it-yourself course on managing your money is published here by the Ohio State University. Lesson one encourages keeping a spending log to help you determine where all your cash is going. Keeping such a log leads to big surprises for some people who don't otherwise know how those lattes add up. Some experts say this is a great way to prove to yourself that you're wasting money. The course is presented in the .pdf format, so it's easily printed into a booklet. http://is.gd/oyGfcE
-Money and children: PBS Kids publishes a money-management page for children that helps youngsters think about things such as needs vs. wants, how to anticipate expenses, and how to make and keep to a budget. Comments here show that young people are no strangers to being shopaholics, suffering buyer's remorse, and beginning to see the wisdom of reining in spending to save for goals. http://is.gd/8pbK5L
-Taking it mobile: Mobile apps for managing money might help you keep a handle on your funds. At this page, Apple Inc. lists some of the most popular money-management applications for the iPhone. These include some designed for specific banks, along with BillTracker and Gas Cubby. The latter watches your car's mileage and maintenance costs. http://is.gd/PEr7uF
-For Android: Here are some mostly free apps for managing money on an Android phone. There is some overlap with the iPhone list, including the PayPal online-payment app and Mint.com's financial-tools app. http://is.gd/CMU0X7
-Making a living: If you actually like managing money, says this page at the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, then maybe you should check out money-managing careers. Unleash your inner financial analyst or loan officer. The BLS explains how to prepare for such jobs, how many of those jobs exist, and how much money they tend to pay. http://is.gd/74xGXW
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