(ARA) – Life is hectic enough and it’s important to carefully manage your money in a way that fits into your lifestyle. Utilizing tools that offer easy access to and constant control of your cash can save you valuable time and hassle. Banks are enabling you to manage your finances on the go. Use these tips to help you manage your spending and time:
* Always look for extra protection like Bank of America’s SiteKey — an online security sign-in that helps customers deter fraud. If Bank of America doesn’t recognize the computer you’re using, you will also be asked challenge questions to ensure only you can access your account. If you’re an online shopper, use ShopSafe — another security feature that customers can log into to create a unique, temporary credit card number, eliminating the need to expose your real credit card number to online merchants.
* Use tools such as Bank of America’s online shopping portal, Add It Up(TM), where online banking customers can earn up to 20 percent cash back on purchases from more than 300 online retailers.
* Use your bank’s mobile banking service.
* Take advantage of your bank’s alerts, which can often be forwarded to your cell phone.