Money Magazine Australia - - BANKING OUTLOOK -


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.


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.

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