Lifestyles over 50 Finance & Money
Get your finances under control with an all-in-one budget and money tracker called Mint. By securely syncing to your bank accounts and credit cards, Mint will track your income and expenses (by category) as well as help you set monthly budgets, alert you to bills that need to be paid, and give you tips for saving more money. It brings together everything from balances and bills to your credit score and more. It’s free and easy to get started, and it connects to almost every US financial institution connected to the Internet.
Dark Sky is the most accurate source of hyperlocal weather information. With down-to-the-minute forecasts, you’ll know exactly when the rain will start or stop, right where you’re standing. Get an alert that rain is begins in 15 minutes, for example, check out up to date radar readings, and even see the weather for the next 10 days.
Want to keep in touch with friends and family near and far? For many seniors who have different types of mobile devices, live video chatting isn’t always possible (for example, if you have an iPhone but your granddaughter has an Android, you aren’t able to FaceTime). Skype is an app that works across multiple devices, and on your computer, that allows you to video chat face to face with people near and wide, for free!
Listening to music you love has never been easier! With the Pandora app you can create a station based on your favorite artist, song, or genre of music. Pandora will build a playlist for you from your selections and let you give a thumbs up or down to the music you prefer. Pandora auto-plays with the simple tap of opening the app. You can even upgrade for a small monthly fee to a commercial-free version.