This is the first new year that I've started with an iPhone 5s in my hand. While I don't think a smart phone is a fundamental element to happiness and success I do see benefits to having one, especially when setting goals and staying organized.
I may still use a paper planner but being able to pull out the phone at the grocery store to check a recipe for ingredients helps me meal plan. Showing the gas station clerk a text for savings at the gas pump helps my budget. The list could go on. Help while on the go isn't the only benefit to a smart phone.
What about an app that helps you lose weight or get in shape? Runtastic Six Pack can allow you to create plans from home that help you do just that. Pair that with Up by Jawbone which is a fitness wristband that can track what you eat and the activity that you do throughout the day.
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Saving money is usually a resolution for everyone in the new year. The app Check can help! The free app allows users to link bills, bank accounts and
credit cards. The app will notify users when a payment is coming up and even lets users set up automatic payments.
All this in the palm of your hand. No more searching through papers on your desk, forgetting to pay a bill, and so on.
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Disclaimer: This post sponsored by U.S. Cellular Blogger Brigade but all opinions are my own.