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Five geeky ways to get frugal

Nonstop Tech shows you how technology can get you a little further with your resolutions. In part two it isn’t all about the Benjamins

Posted December 28, 2011 by Shawn "Doc Rock" Boyd

Following up on our Five geeky ways to get fit post, we’ll now focus on another often-proclaimed New Year’s resolution, dealing with the finances. This one comes in many variations depending on where you are in your life. Whether it’s making more money, saving more money, paying off some bills, increasing income or getting your paperwork right, we’ve got you covered.

This category mixes business and time-saving tools with personal finance tools to help you make more and spend less.

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Five geeky ways to get frugal

Mint is the most popular online financing tool around. Mint creates budgets, shows you where you spend money and what you spend money on by connecting all your accounts together and tracking your money habits. Mint also recommends ways for you to save money by finding you better rates for checking, savings, credit card, brokerage, CD and IRA rollover offers.

Mint has great mobile integration and will send you reminders to keep you from wasting money on late fees. Mint is available for iPhone, iPad, Android and is always available via the web at

Mint is free


  1. Jerome Koehler
    Posted December 28, 2011 at 1:16 pm

    Nice, I am really thinking about making an account with Ally. Mint is amazing and has been my go to application for keeping my finances on track. Have you used the check deposit feature in Paypal before?

  2. Posted December 29, 2011 at 1:48 am

    @Jerome Koehler not yet, I am looking at Ally too. Sorry to say the local banks are killing us with bs fees

  3. Jerome Koehler
    Posted December 29, 2011 at 8:42 am

    @docrock Yeah, it is a bummer that the local banks are going crazy like that. Aren’t most of the “local” banks owned by a mainland company?


About Shawn "Doc Rock" Boyd

Raised on the East Coast, Doc came to Hawaii soon after graduating high school. Doc has been involved in technology since getting his first set of tools as a Christmas present at age 5. Since climbing out from behind the Genius Bar at Apple you now will most likely find Doc waxing rhapsodically on the virtues of saké, good food, soccer, super-cars and camera gear.

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