If you’ve ever forgotten to pay a bill, you know how expensive it can be. The GetReminded app lets you set up alerts for everything from your phone plan to your passport and frequent flyer account. The free service sends you a reminder before your bill is due, along with offers from advertisers. Even better, you can set yourself annual reminders to compare your contracts.
So you told your kids you would give them $10 if they washed the car but your wallet is empty and the workers want to be paid. Or you have the cash but you’re worried they will blow it at the shop. That’s where PiglyBank comes in. This free app ties chores with virtual banking. Set up an account for each of your kids, add their chores and pay them – virtually – when the job is done.
THE PINEAPPLE PROJECT
If you missed the ABC’s Pineapple Project podcast when it was released in early 2018, all 10 half-hour episodes are still available for your listening – and learning – pleasure. Comedian Claire Hooper hosts this funny, finance-made-simple look at the psychology of money, the life-changing magic of doing a budget and why you need an emergency fund.