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help with financial resolutions
COSTA MESA, Calif.,  Jan. 29, 2013  /PRNewswire/ -- A new year has started with
new beginnings, and, for many, those new beginnings are financial. Always
looking for ways to help consumers better understand consumer finance, 
freecreditscore.comTM teamed with a few well-known personal finance bloggers to
identify some useful mobile apps that can help the resolution-minded consumer
keep financially on track. According to the Pew Research Center's Project for
Excellence in Journalism, half (50 percent) of all adult Americans now own
either a tablet computer or a smartphone - and apps are a big reason why.

"Staying financially fit during the year is hard work - it can be compared to
keeping your body fit," said  Ken Chaplin, senior vice president of marketing
for "We reached out to a few folks with our same passion
for providing useful information that helps people better understand how to get
in fiscal shape and they offered some great app recommendations."

Recommendations include:

* RedLaser- Recommended byAndrew Schrage, editor-in-chief of  

"RedLaser provides product search results sorted by the lowest price for almost
any item that has a bar code," said Schrage. "The app helps me save money at the
 grocery store, and also when I am shopping at department stores. Overall,
RedLaser provides the best price on items from both brick-and-mortar stores and
online retailers."

* Mobile App- Recommended byCatey Hill, author of  Shoo,  Jimmy Choo!
The Modern Girl's Guide to Spending Less and Saving More

"I like's app," said Hill. "It securely pulls your bank account and
credit card information into one place so you can quickly see how much you've
spent and what kinds of things you're spending too much on. The app also helps
you set spending caps and then will email when you're about to go over these."

* RetailMeNot Coupons App- Recommended byCarrie Smith, blogger and founder of

"The RetailMeNot mobile app shows coupons and deals both online or in store,"
said Smith. "It's especially great to have when I'm on the road traveling. I can
find discounts on everything from hotels to rental cars to Starbucks."

Credit education, tools and resources - including the patented  Score Planner -
are available for free to both members and nonmembers at
Understanding and monitoring credit are widely recognized as important steps to
establishing a solid personal finance profile.

Additional information about credit and credit scores is available at

About is part of a family of online consumer credit reporting
sites belonging to, Inc., an Experian company., Inc. was founded in 1995 to give consumers quick, easy and
inexpensive access to their credit profile. It is now the leading provider of
online consumer credit reports, credit scores, credit monitoring and other
credit-related information., Inc. provides credit monitoring to
its more than 3.1 million members and has delivered more than 20 million credit
reports on the Web. As part of the Experian family, it continues to grow its
membership base and develop innovative products to help consumers better
understand and manage their credit.  

About Experian  
Experian®  is the leading global information services company, providing data
and analytical tools to clients around the world. The Group helps businesses to
manage credit risk, prevent fraud, target marketing offers and automate decision
making. Experian also helps individuals to check their credit report and credit
score, and protect against identity theft.  

Experian plc is listed on the London Stock Exchange (EXPN) and is a constituent
of the FTSE 100 index. Total revenue for the year ended  31 March 2012  was 
US$4.5 billion. Experian employs approximately 17,000 people in 44 countries and
has its corporate headquarters in  Dublin, Ireland, with operational
headquarters in  Nottingham, UK;  California, US; and  Sao Paulo, Brazil.

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