5 apps to help you stick to your New Year’s resolutions

Lose weight, stop smoking, save for a new house, organize your life: Your resolutions are set, and you have every intention of keeping them — at least until life gets in the way. Don’t give up on your goals before February, instead download a few apps that can nudge you in the right direction and coach you to stay on track.

I’ve rounded up five apps that can help you keep your resolutions, from quitting smoking to whipping your budget or body into shape. Share your favorite goal-oriented apps in the comments below.

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Mint (Free) For managing your budget and savings goals, my favorite service is Mint. This tried-and-true app connects with your bank account, credit cards, mortgages, and loans to track your spending by type, such as food, medical, or entertainment. You can set exact budgets for each type of purchase, and Mint will alert you when you go over. As you use the app more and more, you’ll get a strong sense of where your money goes every month and how you can cut back.

My favorite feature in Mint is the savings goals. You can set a goal for anything you want to save for, be it an emergency fund, a new car, or a vacation — just enter in the amount you need and set your due date. Mint then tells you how much to set aside each month and lets yo… [Read more]


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giveaway / December 28, 2013 / Software
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