Having a computer and access to the internet are probably two of the greatest things to happen to both individuals and businesses. You have the ability to do everything, from shopping to working, from the comfort of your own home. But, are you putting your computer and internet to use, at it’s full potential?Here are a few of the things you could be using the internet for when it comes to your money, and your business funds as well.
Do Online Banking
Don’t just shop online, take some time to check out your bank account while you are on there. This way you can catch fraud and overdrafts sooner, like before you get that note in the mail days after it happens. Online banking can go mobile too, with apps for your smartphones and tablet supplied by your banking institution.
It’s unlikely your bank isn’t online, but if you don’t know, just ask them. Maybe you’ve just been with them too long and didn’t realize all the upgrades and changes they’ve made over the years.
Go For Paperless Bills
Another thing your online banking account can help you start to do is go paperless. Instead of having them send you your monthly account statement, just get it online. And, while you’re there, set up your bills to automatically come out. You’ll be saving time, money, and trees.
If you can’t set up your bill payment right through the bank, just go to your particular utility or credit card (or whatever bill you want to pay) site and set it up that way.
Use Cloud Documents And Spreadsheets
Companies and individuals are going to the cloud to save information, and share information, of all kinds. One thing you can use the cloud for, when it comes to your money and finances, is a place to track where your money is going.
This is especially great for entrepreneurs. Use a cloud enabled spreadsheet to track all your expenses to make tax time that much easier when it comes around.
Check The Stock Market
If you play the market, or you collect gold and silver even, you can use the internet to keep up to date on your money and your investments (and you should be). It’s so much easier now to find out when the best times to buy and sell are, and if you aren’t using the internet for this knowledge you could be wasting your investments.
The internet has opened up a far bigger world where you can do so much more right from home, even in your pajamas. Take advantage of this system and let it work for you when it comes to money, whether it’s your personal money or business money. The internet is the place to keep track of your finances.