Whether you're an avid investor or you're looking to get out of debt, knowledge is power in the world of finance. You could spend all your time reading blogs, following markets and analyzing trends, or you could ask Alexa for help. These skills turn the digital assistant into a money guru, available anytime you ask. Here are the most useful financial skills Alexa has to offer.
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You have your pick of skills that can tell you stock prices, but the TD Ameritrade skill is a favorite among Alexa fans because it gets the job done quickly. It provides stock prices for U.S. traded stocks, exchange traded funds, mutual funds and major U.S. indices.
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Dave Ramsey helps people with real-life financial problems. On his show, he gives advice about budgeting, getting out of debt and living a good life. If you missed an episode or just want to listen while you're in the kitchen, ask Alexa to play it for you.
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Get tips on working and living smarter from Level Up by Forbes to start your day. The brief audio report gets added to your Flash Briefing, making the advice part of your everyday routine.
If you're a Capital One customer, this Alexa skill can help keep your credit card and bank-account balances in line. It can tell you the current balance, when your bill is due and even how much you spent at a specific store in a month.
Keep up with the latest stocks and stock news by adding the Motley Fool Stock Watch to your Flash Briefing. The Fools discuss stock opportunities and how they affect investors.
If you're thinking about starting a business, add the Girl Genius skill, which gives tips on how to make your product go viral and be a success. It becomes part of your Flash Briefing, so you can start the day with a dose of business encouragement.
Don't waste your day sitting in front of a screen, waiting for a stock to hit your buy or sell price. Let Alexa track it for you. StockTrigger sends a text when a stock you're watching hits a trigger that you define, such as increasing by 5 percent.