It’s the end of the month and once again, you have little of your income leftover for the savings you so badly want to contribute to. If this scenario sounds familiar and you’re looking for a change, there are numerous online tools that can help you do so.
When it comes to your finances, moving from the world of paper bills to the digital world is not only more efficient and environmentally friendly, it can also help you better manage finances.
Consider these four digital tools to start a revolution in the way you handle your money:
- Online Banking - By this point, this one is a no brainer for most consumers, but if you haven’t made the switch to online banking yet, consider some of the benefits. From having 24/7 access to your accounts, the ability to make easy transfers, and eliminating a paper trail to avoid identity theft, managing your money in the online world is secure, efficient, and most importantly, free!
- Online Bill Pay – In addition to having 24/7 access to your banking accounts, online banking services frequently offer online bill pay features. These enable you to pay any individual or company from the comfort of your own computer and eliminate the need for envelopes, licking stamps, and making that weekly trip to the post office, and often offer scheduled automatic payments.
- Digital Finance Tools – Google provides immediate access to some of the digital world’s best online financial management tools. Simply search for what you’re looking for and today, search engines will return a list of tools that can securely access your accounts and aggregate your financial data in one easy-to-access online location to help your see your cash flow in a new light.
- Investment Services – Investments make up an important part of anyone’s financial portfolio. When you’re looking for where to invest, consider services that offer efficient and affordable options – preferably with online access – to ensure you can manage your portfolio quickly, securely, and affordably.
With the array of digital tools available today, changing your financial habits has never been easier.