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Personal Capital Review: A Powerful Free App For Independent Investors

Personal Capital is a free online money management tool that can help you analyze investing fees and rebalance your portfolio.

Get Wall Street-level investment insight to optimize your portfolio with Personal Capital, a powerful — and totally free — money management application featuring a net worth dashboard, 401(k) fee analyzer and more. Learn more in our Personal Capital review.

Mint Alternatives: More Tools To Manage Your Money

Alternative personal finance manager apps challenge Mint, the longtime leader in free online budgeting.

Mint.com revolutionized how we budget. Now, rivals offer must-see Mint alternatives that manage everything from monthly bills to million-dollar portfolios.

Best Budgeting Tools: Our Favorite Apps and Websites

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The best budgeting tools for controlling your spending; free and paid apps and Websites to help you manage your cash flow and save more money.

Moven My Cash Around: My Experience Using the Moven App

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The Moven app is a new contender in the area of budgeting and spend tracking programs. Unlike many, Moven is not free, but offers some perks that others do not. Is it worth it? I’ve been using Moven for the past few weeks; here’s my take.

Toshl Review: A Beautifully Simple Manual Budgeting App

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A reader recently let me know about Toshl, a budgeting app available online and for iPhone and Android (thanks, Rachel!) In a sentence, Toshl is a manual budgeting and spend-tracking app with a beautiful design and intuitive user experience. As far as no-strings-attached budgeting and spend tracking, Toshl might be the best I’ve seen yet. […]

Four Sure-fire Tips for Mobile Banking Security

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I’m writing this dispatch from the Pacific Coast, where I’ve just seen a fabulous-yet-disturbing documentary at the Newport Beach Film Festival. It’s called “Terms and Conditions May Apply,” and director  Cullen Hoback’s movie takes a chilling look at how vulnerable we all are in this digital society. That is, “free” services such as Google, Facebook […]

How Dwolla Works to Free Online Users From Fees

Electronic payment network Dwolla eliminates fees charged by credit card networks.

In the last few months, I’ve had many a bone to pick with PayPal, which I consider eBay’s monetary equivalent of the Death Star from “Star Wars.” Whenever someone sends me money for an item I sell on eBay, PayPal sees good to take 2.9 percent on the total sale, plus 30 cents per transaction. […]

The Best Financial iPhone Apps

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Updated! Popular since we first published this list of some of the best financial iPhone apps in early 2009, we refresh this list periodically to help you keep tabs on at least a few of the best financial apps in the Appstore. -DW Personal Capital Personal Capital is quickly becoming our favorite free desktop and […]

Banking on Tap (Literally): How Smartphone Apps for Mobile Banking Stack Up

Mobile banking is getting better with smarter smartphone apps from leading banks.

Lou Carlozo is new to Money Under 30. Based in Chicago, Lou is a personal finance contributor for Reuters Money, a columnist with DealNews.com, and a former managing editor at AOL’s WalletPop.com. This is his first post. Welcome, Lou. -Ed. *** Hours before writing this story, I accomplished a techie first in my banking life — one […]

More Mint Alternatives: HelloWallet and PowerWallet

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Although I’m just starting out in managing my own money, I’ve already figured out one aspect of my financial personality: I like my finances to be as simple as possible. I can’t stand having bank accounts at different banks, and I worry splitting up my funds will affect how I think about what money is […]