Pocketsmith is a web-based calendar designed to assist you with your financial future. There are a ton of sites online that help you organize your financial life—and most of them are great. But Pocketsmith offers one thing that others don’t: they focus more on the future than the past, forecasting how you could (or should) use your money and how much you’ll need to save, thus helping you reach your financial goals. This is what we like most about Pocketsmith. Plus, the calender they have in place makes the process really easy, so if you’re sick of dealing with messy spreadsheets, Pocketsmith is a great alternative.
There are other sites better designed for quick, everyday financial maintenance, so if you’re looking for this type of solution Pocketsmith might not be it. Of course this isn’t necessarily a strike against Pocketsmith, because the site actually puts more control into the users hands, forcing you update your financial information and monitor your progress.
Overall, we must say it’s also extremely easy to use. You simply input your financial information and your goals, and then watch as Pocketsmith forecasts your financial future (either 6 or 12 months into the future). It will then give you predictions about your daily balance, and you can look at different charts or follow your calendar to see how you’re doing financially.
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