Smart Money Management: The Best Trends and Tools

Manage your money better using the best tools technology has to offer.

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A woman looking at spilled money.
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Over the decades, the basic meaning of the term "personal finance" has remained the same, but the ways we go about managing our finances have changed with technology. Many years ago, customers had to go to their local bank to do anything from deposit money to cash a check to apply for a mortgage or personal loan. 

However, these functions have largely shifted online over the last 10 years or so — even to the point where internet banks without local branches are common. Of course, today's technology has done much more than just move banking functions online. The many available tools and technology have made money management easier than ever before. 

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Jacob Wolinsky

Jacob is the founder and CEO of ValueWalk. What started as a hobby 10 years ago turned into a well-known financial media empire focusing in particular on simplifying the opaque world of the hedge fund world. Before doing ValueWalk full time, Jacob worked as an equity analyst specializing in mid and small-cap stocks. Jacob also worked in business development for hedge funds. He lives with his wife and five children in New Jersey. Full Disclosure: Jacob only invests in broad-based ETFs and mutual funds to avoid any conflict of interest.