Money-Saving Chatbots with a Cute Factor

Digit Delightful Text-Based Savings Chatbot Penny Text-Based Budget Chatbot with an Attitude Since this week is all about chatbots, I just had to share two of my favorites. These money-saving chatbots are so much fun! Both Digit and Penny are chatbots that work through text messaging. Penny presents itself as an adorable girl named, well, Penny, who tracks your expenses, …

The Equifax Data Breach Is Bad. Really.

Sometimes data breach news is kinda overhyped. The notice that credit-reporting company Equifax had a breach that affects up to 143 million consumers is not #fakenews. This is serious stuff, folks. (Click here for closed-captioned video) Here’s What’s Happening Hackers broke into Equifax and stole personal information from up to 143 million consumers — the vast majority in the U.S. …

Nerdwords: Top 10 Office Apps

A guest post from Molly Gardner, Beth Z’s business manager. Working for Beth, a lot of apps and tools come across my desk. The ones you see here are my favorite tools that I use in the office day in and day out. This is the technology that keeps Nerd Headquarters running smoothly and Beth on the road bringing new ideas …

Best Apps for the New Year

Now that you’ve cleared the deck of all your other New Year’s Resolutions, you might consider adding “Get Organized” to your digital to-do list. Every one of these tools will help save you time (and money!) so you can concentrate on your work and get ready for a great year. Here are 10 tech tools to help you organize several areas …

Slice: Track packages with zero effort

You sent a new Lego set for your nephew’s 9th birthday, and he knows it’s coming. So he calls you. And texts you. And calls again. “Where is my present, Auntie Beth?” A time-tested app has the answer in a couple of clicks. When you sign up for Slice, the service sweeps through your emails looking for phrases like “your …

Expense Management and Accounting: Expensify, Shoeboxed and Wave Accounting

(This post goes really well with this one!) OK, ’fess up. Do you have a pile of wrinkled, stained, faded receipts sitting around your office that you’re supposed to do something with? It’s time to take control with these receipt management tools. All things considered, my favorite receipt management tool is still Shoeboxed, even though there are less expensive alternatives …

Mint.com: Free online money manager

I love it when people share their favorite free tools with me. Shanna, who provided the recommendation, started using Mint.com for her personal expense tracking. The system takes you a few minutes to set up, and then all of your expenses and income are aggregated to the same place. Mint makes its money by providing recommendations that could save you …