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These 5 Apps Will Help You Finally Organize Your Money

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Any one of these easy-to-use apps will help you start and keep a budget that works for you. What are you waiting for?

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Get your finances in order now, and this holiday season will be your frugal-est ever!

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Easy Budgeting for People Who Hate Math

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7 Apps That Make Budgeting Fun — No Really!

Budgeting can be a bummer. Take the bore out of the chore and manage your finances from your phone with these fun apps.

The 5 Best Apps for Busy Working Parents

Wise Bread Executive Editor Janet Alvarez shared five great apps for parents on today's Good Morning Washington show. If you missed the broadcast, here they are!

How to Put Your Spouse on a Budget Without Ruining Your Marriage

Get your spouse on the same financial page as you with these easy (and even fun!) budgeting tips.