Two things made the American Revolution work: Ideas and Tools.
It was a great idea to become independent and to create a democracy in the new world, dominated by archaic colonialism and monarchism. However, if it wasn’t for the printing press, those ideas would have never got out. If it wasn’t for the rifle, those ideas would have never been defended.
You might say the American Revolution was the ultimate app.
But what about you? Do you have great ideas on how to save money, invest money, and budget money, but don’t have the resources or tools? Here are a few ways to simplify those tasks and make this July 4th — and every day after that — the day you declare your personal financial independence.
And, by the way, all these apps are Free, just like the founding fathers wanted them to be.
Mint made personal financial tasks easier and simpler. Their mobile apps are getting rave reviews, too.
To learn more, go to the Mint Apps page.
Manilla apps can help you organize your bill-paying chores. Not paying your bills on time can lead to stress, anger, and… higher bills.
Here’s the page to find out more about Manilla apps.
Making a bad investment is one thing, but you don’t know it’s bad unless you can see how bad it really is. SigFig helps you monitor your portfolio — and spot those bad investments. And good ones. Find out more at SigFig.
The BillTracker app helps you monitor your bills and pay them on time. Find out more at BillTracker.
Doxo bills itself as a digital file cabinet so you don’t have pesky paper bills floating around mucking things up. You can check out this hand app here.
Forbes Intelligent Investing
Forbes is one of the biggest names in financial news and information. Their Intelligent Investing column is downright educational. You can get a look at the Intelligent Investing app here. Click on the Intelligent Investing tab.
Track all of your investments and study all of your investment ideas with these Morningstar apps.
Forex people! You need free apps, too. Here’s a nice one from FX 360.
From one of the biggest brokers, here’s a great app. Check out ETrade’s suite of mobile apps.
And last but not least, if you use TD Ameritrade as your broker, you might want to plug into this free app.