Get Back on Track This New Year With These Apps

Tax Planning Get Back on Track This New Year With These Apps

It’s the New Year and you know what that means! Time for a new set of resolutions. No matter your goal, we’ve compiled a roundup of apps to help you crush your New Year’s resolutions in 2017.

Be More Balanced: Finances are always top-of-mind in the New Year. Take control of your finance goals in 2017 by downloading Intuit’s free money manager and tracker, Mint. Mint allows you to manage everything in one place so you’re able to balance your budget, check your credit scores, track what you’re spending, and find places where you can save.

Work It Out: Enjoyed one too many cookies over the holidays? We’ve all been there! If getting in shape is your goal, then Fibit is the answer. Fitbit’s free health and fitness app tracks your fitness journey while keeping you motivated. To top it off, you may be able to deduct certain medical expenses tied to weight loss if prescribed by a doctor to mitigate or prevent disease. Just remember to keep your doctor’s note as proof if you are able to claim the medical deduction.

Organize Your Business: Did you join the ranks of the 55 million self-employed? If you dove into the luxury of being your own boss, but need to get more organized QuickBooks Self-Employed app finds tax deductions and keeps your finances organized by categorizing your business expenses, automatically tracking mileage, and attaching receipts to business expenses year round. QuickBooks Self-Employed even helps you estimate your quarterly taxes and easily exports your business income and expenses into TurboTax to make filing your taxes effortless.

Sleep Easy: Looking to catch up on your sleep in the New Year?  Instead of counting sheep, download the Sleep Cycle Alarm Clock app. The app uses your iPhone to monitor your sleep movements and will wake you up in your lightest sleeping phase, so you can take on each day feeling rested and relaxed.

Time to Travel: Jet setting into the New Year with a resolution to travel? To keep your trip details organized, download an app like TripCase, which manages your itineraries, hotels, and even rental car reservations. Traveling for business reasons? You may be able to deduct qualifying non-reimbursed business travel expenses. You only need to meet two requirements: your duties require you to be away from your regular place of business substantially longer than an ordinary day’s work, and you need sleep or rest to meet the demands of your work while you’re away.

With all of these apps at your fingertips, it’s time to take on 2017! What are your New Year’s resolutions?

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