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Easy ways to manage your finances online

Winston Sih | posted Monday, Mar 31st, 2014

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Struggling to keep your finances organized and file your taxes easily? I introduce you to a few websites and apps to help you keep your taxes and receipts organized year-round.

Turbo Tax online is a cloud-based system, meaning you put all of your information onto the internet. Turbo Tax is encrypted, making it extremely secure to store your information without the worry of somebody hacking into your personal information. You file all of your tax information through the internet directly, so you get your return much quicker. Many services also offer direct deposit so it goes right to your bank account — this helps with getting rid of a lot of the paper that needs to be reviewed during tax season.

Snap Tax is an app you can download to your phone that allows you to file all of your information, such as your T4 slips and your expenses, all through a photo. Once you’ve taken a photo of all of your statements, you add information such as your social insurance number, and then you can file everything in as fast as 10 minutes and it goes straight to the government. Managing your finances throughout the year makes tax time a lot easier.

Mint.com allows you to track all of your financial accounts in one place. You can even set up budgets so that you can easily track how much money you’re spending in different areas. Mint will keep an eye on all of your accounts for you, and it’ll even send you a message letting you know when you’ve gone over your budget.

Shoeboxed.com allows you to keep a digital record of all your receipts; all you have to do is take a picture of it with your cellphone! You can then mark whether or not it is a reimbursable or deductible, or if you aren’t sure. Then, at the end of the year, all of your receipts are in one place and you can easily organize them.

For more on how to manage your finances online, watch the clip below:

With files from Cityline.ca

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