Apps to simplify our financial lives
Smartphones and apps have made it easier than ever to help us track our financial progress and make informed decisions on the go. Whether you are looking for your dream home, monitoring your shares or considering a loan, the tools you need are at your fingertips.
When you have major financial decisions or life events to plan for, your financial adviser is your go-to source of help. But sometimes you simply need on-hand information to simplify your everyday financial life. Here are four useful apps designed to help you track, manage and grow your wealth.
MoneySmart Mobile Calculator
The Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) has come to the rescue with five financial calculators in one. See how quickly you can reach your savings goals with the Savings calculator; work out repayments on a personal loan with the Loan calculator; or calculate repayments on a home loan, including what will happen if interest rates rise, with the Mortgage calculator; estimate the size of your retirement nest egg with the Super calculator; and work out how much you need to repay to avoid incurring a high interest rate on any of your loans, with the interest free calculator.
Visit MoneySmart and download the app here.
CommSec Equities app
Never be caught out by share market events again. With instant alerts, live price quotes and market announcements at your fingertips, you can buy and sell shares, monitor your portfolio and create and manage watch lists.
You can download the app for your smartphone or Apple watch here.
CommBank Property app
Are you looking for your dream home or a property investment? Everything you need to search for property, estimate prices and clinch the deal is housed in this one app. There are calculators to help you work out how much you may be able to borrow and what your repayments might be. And when you’re ready to buy, you can apply for a loan.
You can download the app here.
XE Currency app
This one is for online shoppers and overseas travellers on the go. Access live exchange rates and calculate prices before you click ‘buy now’ or snatch up what you think is a great deal.
Download the app for your smartphone or tablet here.
All of these apps are free, so why not try one out today and discover how useful these simple financial tools can be.
Speak to your financial adviser about how these apps can complement your broader financial plan and help you stay on track.