Personal Finance Advice, Taken to the Woodshed
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IT’S rare to come across a realistic and readable book about personal finance. Most are laden with rosy promises, followed by acronyms and turgid advice. Helaine Olen, a freelance journalist, offers an exception with “Pound Foolish: Exposing the Dark Side of the Personal Finance Industry” (Portfolio, $ 27.95). It’s a take-no-prisoners examination of the ways she says we have been scared, misled or bamboozled by those purporting to help us achieve financial security.

Ms. Olen writes that the “financial therapy movement,” for all of its flaws, “has hit on one universal truth: When it comes to money, the vast majority of us are nuts. Bonkers.” She counts some of the ways: “We don’t open our 401(k) statements. We ‘forget’ to pay our bills or file our taxes until the last minute.” Financial literacy is alarmingly low. Many of us don’t budget at all.

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10 Great Personal Finance Apps for the Thrifty Techie—a Top 10 List Published …
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More and more people are starting to use their smartphones and tablets to organize their finances. FinancesOnline.com created this article of top 10 favorite personal finance apps—all of the apps are diverse and can help users save money in a variety of unique ways.

New York City, New York (PRWEB) December 28, 2012

The way that people use the internet is changing rapidly. Today a lot of internet users in the United States browse on tablets and smartphones are owned by a great deal of cellphone users. Using these mobile devices means that people can have internet access and all the wonders that developers can bring right at their fingertips. App developers are racing to create the best apps that can help people organize their hectic lives.

FinancesOnline.com compiled a list of top 10 favorite personal finance applications available for download for smartphones and tablets. The list is insightful and diverse in terms of how the apps listed help u…………… continues on San Francisco Chronicle

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