Make retirement hip and accessible using applications for your Apple products. Everyone’s favorite accessories, their electronics, are always handy. You might as well end your game of angry birds and start putting your iPod touch, iPhone, and iPad to retirement use.
PocketMoney – $4.99
It is a little pricey, but you get what you pay for. Keep track of multiple accounts and spending trends so you have a better picture of your budget. You can also sync the app to your desktop for even easier access. This app is great for visual learners because of its colorful graphs that breakdown your finances. Budgeting for retirement goals become pretty and organized.
Ever feel like you don’t fully understand retirement jargon? The App is free but CSI classes aren’t. Learn finance terms without a price. Helpful tools include bookmarking terms and adding your own notes to definitions so you can add your own interpretations to complicated concepts.
AARP – Free
Yep, the American Association of Retirement Persons joined the App bandwagon. They have several apps, but this one focuses on retirement news updates with text and video. Another plus, is you can keep your AARP card handy. Free your wallet space and use this app tool as official proof of membership.
Schwab Workplace Retirement – Free
You can’t always see your 401k savings, but you know it’s there. Charles Schwab made a great business move by designing this 401k tracking tool so you can watch your account grow and follow other investments. Besides doing what it said it would, this app offers extra knowledge on retirement contributions and tax conditions.
Days Until Retirement – 99 cents
It’s the final countdown. If you’ve ever secretly wished you were an astronaut awaiting takeoff or just can’t wait for your retirement day, this app does the trick. It acts like a badge, so you don’t need to open it to see your days, hours, or minutes until your big day. There is one catch, if your retirement is more than 10,000 days, or 27 years away, you will have to wait, because the app doesn’t see that far into the future.