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How to Manage Your Money With Amazon Alexa

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How to Manage Your Money With Amazon Alexa

Alexa can aid you in your quest to save and earn money.

Alexa possesses an array of skills that turn her into a money manager, from Credit Card Helper to The Motley Fool.

You can chat with Alexa through any Amazon Echo device, as well as through the Amazon shopping and Alexa apps on mobile. Here's how.

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  • 1 Alexa App

    Open the app, tap on the hamburger icon ( ), and tap on Skills.

  • 2 Business & Finance

    Under Categories, tap on the category for Business & Finance.

  • 3 Skills

    You'll find a variety of skills on investing and similar topics. Here are a few to get you started.

  • 4 Money Saving Tips

    Say: "Alexa, open money saving tips." In response, Alexa offers a tip on saving money, such as "Use the library instead of the bookstore, and yes, the Kindle lending library counts" and "If you're a student, use your student ID discount whenever you can."

  • 5 Credit Card Helper

    Say: "Alexa, open Credit Card Helper." Alexa offers to help you find the right credit card for your needs. You can ask for the best zero-interest credit cards or the credit cards with the best rewards programs. Alexa gives you the names of a couple of specific credit cards along with their pros, cons, and other details.

  • 6 Bank Helper

    Say: "Alexa, open Bank Helper." Alexa offers to provide information and recommendations on savings accounts and CDs, providing the current rates and suggestions for the best banks. You can also ask questions.

  • 7 The Motley Fool

    Enable The Motley Fool skill, and say: "Alexa, ask the fool for [name of stock]." In response, Alexa tells you the stock's current trading price or the price at yesterday's closing.

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    Alexa then asks if you want to add the stock to your watchlist. After you've added your stocks to the watchlist, you can say: "Alexa, ask the fool how my watchlist is doing," and Alexa gives you an overview of the stocks on the list. You can also tell Alexa to ask the fool for a market update, and Alexa tells you how the major market indices fared the previous day.

  • 8 Bloomberg

    Say: "Alexa, open Bloomberg." You can then ask Alexa to play the Bloomberg minute with the latest financial news. You can also get market updates and stock quotes. And if you have an Echo Show, you can watch Bloomberg Live TV.

  • 9 Stock Trigger

    Say: "Alexa, open Stock Trigger." You can get a stock quote, compare different stocks, find stocks based on certain criteria, and ask to be notified via text message if a stock reaches a certain threshold.

    Say: "quote [name of stock]," and you'll hear a current price quote. Say: "Compare [stock] with [another stock]," and you'll hear how both stocks have fared lately. Say: "Find stocks where prices dropped by more 5 percent last week," and you'll hear a list of stocks matching that criteria. Say: "Notify me if [stock] reaches 10 percent higher," and you'll get a text message if the stock hits that level. You can also add stocks and even specific queries to your favorites list.

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