It's the holidays! Why not let technology work for you by helping control your finances this year? Here are 5 apps to help you do just that-save your hard earned money!

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    Toshl

    A free expense tracker, Toshl is simple to use and allows you to view your expenses in chart format. The app is available in multiple formats, for iPhone, Blackberry and Android. http://toshl.com/

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    Shop Savvy

    No matter the product you're looking for, this app (shown top) can help you find the lowest price. Scan a barcode in a store and it will show you nearby retailers that offer the same product, along with their prices. It'll also provide you with online prices to help you make the best decision. http://shopsavvy.mobi/

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    Gsalr.com

    If you really want to find bargains, shop local garage sales, says Vicky Oliver, author of The Millionaire's Handbook. This app will locate garage sales in your area and give you turn-by-turn directions from one sale to the next. http://gsalr.com/

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    Envelopes

    The envelope system, popularized by personal finance guru Dave Ramsey, is now accessible without using actual envelopes. This app allows you to divide expenses into categories, such as gasoline, food or gifts for a particular person, and keep up with how much you've spent on each one. Envelopes

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    Google Shop

    Similar to ShopSavvy, Google Shopper lets you research products and find the lowest prices in your area. A new update also accesses special deals nearby, such as those advertised daily by Groupon and Living Social Google Shop