Do you want to keep a budget, but aren’t sure where to start? Or maybe you have your money in a few different places and want an easy way to keep an eye on it all? We scoured the web and app stores to find the best money management apps so you can dive in, start saving money, and live more financially secure!
BudgetSimple does exactly what its name suggests: it makes it dead simple to keep a budget. It tracks all of your monthly expenses to make sure you’re staying on track, identifies the places you spend money at most frequently, and lets you know of any pesky monthly fees on your card you might have missed.
Melanie Hasty-Grant and Ken Grant, owners of Waterstone Private Wealth Management, oversee offices in Owasso and Tulsa’s Utica Square. Clearing through the country’s largest independent broker/dealer, LPL Financial, Melanie and Ken manage more than $50 million in client assets and are frequent contributors to national and local media sources. We receive so much noise from extremists in the investment world that it’s comforting to hear Melanie and Ken present their voice-of-reason analysis representing Middle America.
The Market Forecast 2012 Seminar will be hosted by Waterstone on Thursday, February 9 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Summit Club in Tulsa. Cost per person is $50. However, if you register prior to January 27, cost is only $25 per person. Make reservations now as space is limited. Hors d’oeuvres and cocktails will be served following the seminar.
“If you feel whipsawed by market volatility and have been left frustrated and questioning your financial future, you need to attend this seminar,” says Melanie.
While we Fools are passionate believers in investing in the stock market for the long term, we realize there’s far more to improving your financial future than simply picking the right stocks. We’re all firm believers that you need to get your financial house in order before you should commit any capital to the stock market.
We asked our team of Motley Fool contributors to share with readers one tip that they can use to bring order to their finances. Read on for their top ideas that you can use today to improve your financial future.
Todd Campbell: If you do one thing — just one thing — to help put your financial future on solid ground, make it ditching your debt.
Saving money is not a matter of math.
You will not save money when you get that next raise.
You will not save money when that car is paid off.
You will not save money when the kids are grown.