3 Ways That Apps Can Help You Survive Long-Distance Friendships

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In high school, I counted down the days until summer vacation. But now that I’m in college, I’m really starting to understand the “Summertime Sadness.”

With classes and homework out of the way for 3 months, there’s plenty of time to hang out with friends. In high school, most of my friends were a short drive away, so pool parties and bonfires were weekly events for us. Unfortunately, this isn’t the case in college.…

4 Personal Finance Apps You’ll Fall In Love With

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To honor the month of February, a month reserved for lovers (and, I suppose, fans of Punxsutawney Phil), let’s talk about a few personal finance apps I love.

Like many of you, I typically cycle through a variety of apps and abandon them after minimal usage. However, these four have stuck with me for the long haul. So, if you’re looking to find the perfect financial app for you this month, check these out.…

Can An App Actually Make Banking “Simple”?

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Is there anything more annoying about the bank than waiting in line? OK, maybe there are a few things—like overdraft fees—but it’s not the most pleasant experience. You fill out the deposit papers, you wait for the “next in line, please,” and you slowly get through your errands. I don’t know about you, but the whole process takes a toll on my day.

But now, in this age of technology, mobile banks are sprouting to life and the notion of joining a big bank for accessibility purposes is slowly dying. You can control your finances on your phone and not pay a fee for using random ATMs. You don’t believe me? Yeah, I wasn’t too convinced either until my friend talked to me about Simple.com.

I figured I’d give Simple a shot to see whether it fit my banking needs. Here’s my review.…

If You’re Broke, “Fixx” It With A New App From SALT

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Morning coffee: $1.50, every day.

Night out with friends: $20, two (maybe more? maybe less?) nights each week.

New clothes: $30, twice a month.

This is when spending gets scary—when you can assign a frequency to it, and it becomes part of your routine. It starts to feel like that is what you’re supposed to do.
That’s where Fixx by SALT™ comes in.…

THE 5 MOST USELESS APPS THAT ACTUALLY COST MONEY

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I got my iPhone almost 2 years ago and thought it was the greatest thing ever. I went into a phase that I now define as “app shock”: the period after getting a smartphone in which you uncontrollably download a ridiculous amount of apps out of sheer excitement, regardless of whether or not they cost money.

A few dollars and megabytes later, I had an iPhone with 3 pages of apps.

Looking back, some of the things I chose to download were the most useless inventions ever. And even worse: I actually paid money for some of them.…