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What's Appening: 5 Coins

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Counting dollars is kind of like counting calories. If you keep track of them you've got a better shot at controlling them. That's the idea behind the "5 Coins" app. It's so simple it's beautiful. When you spend money you just tap in the amount and where you spent it.

I'll start with a $5 cup of coffee for breakfast. Then I'll spend $8 on lunch. Then there's the $1.50 I'll drop in the vending machine at work and the $3 I'll pay for Girl Scout Cookies from the friend at work. On the way home I'll drop by the grocery store for milk and end up buying much more. I'll also slip by the drug store and well, there goes another $30. On this particular day I didn't go on some grand shopping spree but I spent $104.91!

The app let's you look at spending for the day, the week or the month. You can also tap the percentage sign and generate a graph showing how your spending breaks down for the year to date. If you use the app over a period of time you'll begin to see your spending patterns. It's up to you to decide where you might trim a few things to save money.

It's simple. It's easy. It will save you time and money. The "5 Coins" app is free for a limited time for Apple and Android devices. That's What's Appening.

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