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    Apps for the Numbers, the Words or Some Timely Advice

    Daniel Acker/Bloomberg News/File 2012


    What better app to download for retirement planning than one from AARP?

    While not strictly an app for financial planning, it does have good tips for how you, your body, and your bank accounts can make the most of the years after retirement.

    The articles vary, offering timely advice for those looking ahead.


    If you’re looking for advice on saving, in particular, you may want to look at apps from the companies that hold your retirement accounts.

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    This app is great for a more holistic approach.

    It’s free, for Apple’s mobile devices and for Android devices.

    EZ Calculator

    With 14 different calculators, this app aims to help you figure out everything from currency conversions to how much you are saving by socking money into your 401(k) account.

    It’s a no-frills app that does the basic math for you, but it does not offer advice or context.


    If you’re just looking for a straight by-the-numbers assessment of your loans, savings, and other financial assets, then this could be a good app to have on hand.

    In addition, it has a tip calculator built in, for those who need help with the simpler math.

    It’s free and works with Apple, Android, and Windows Phone devices.

    Financial Glossary by CSI Global Education

    If reading through your financial documents seems like trying to read a foreign language, then try this app, which aims to break it all down for you.

    The definitions don’t always get to the elementary level, but they will be helpful in making some of those papers a little easier to read.


    Users can also rate the definitions and share them through Facebook and Twitter.

    And if you come across a term that is particularly helpful for your reference, you can virtually dog-ear the page or make your own notes.

    It’s also free of charge, for iOS devices.

    Hayley Tsukayama writes for The Washington Post.