Geezeo Launches Free Online Budgeting Tools, Re-designs Website

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Geezeo, a leading online social finance site offering free personal finance tools and social networks, today introduced free budgeting tools to the Geezeo.com platform. Like the many other personal finance tools at Geezeo, such as account aggregation, mobile account access, goal-setting and social networking, Geezeo's new budgeting tools are free, easy to use and secure.

I am so excited that Geezeo now has a budgeting feature. I have been using Geezeo for the last couple months and have identified areas where I definitely need to spend less. With Geezeo's budget tool, I am working to spend 20 percent less on food and entertainment next month. This would be a huge first step towards my biggest financial goal, saving enough money for a home in Washington, D.C.

    Using Geezeo's tool, users can now budget their spending based on expense tags like "rent", "food" or "entertainment". Tags are automatically created based the user's spending data and can be highly customized by the user. Once a particular tag is selected for budgeting, a single click of the mouse creates a default budget target. This target is 15 percent less than the user's average monthly expenditure in that category.

While Geezeo believes the 15 percent reduction is a strong starting point, users can easily refine their target numbers, moving them up or down based on changing goals. Like tags, the budget items are highly personalized. Geezeo informs users what percentage of their total budget they have spent and alerts users as they approach their limits during the month.

"Geezeo realizes that different people have very different preferences when it comes to their money. For that reason, we have made every attempt to make Geezeo's budgeting tool as flexible as possible," said Geezeo co-founder Peter Glyman.

Geezeo users have already started taking advantage of the new budgeting tool. Annette Thomson, age 29, says, "I am so excited that Geezeo now has a budgeting feature. I have been using Geezeo for the last couple months and have identified areas where I definitely need to spend less. With Geezeo's budget tool, I am working to spend 20 percent less on food and entertainment next month. This would be a huge first step towards my biggest financial goal, saving enough money for a home in Washington, D.C."

Along with the new budgeting tools, Geezeo has also launched a sleek new homepage and enhanced its Geezeo Groups discussion boards, where users share financial tips and money saving wisdom.

"When we launched Geezeo, our top priorities were ensuring high levels of security and developing first-of-their kind personal finance tools," said Geezeo co-founder Shawn Ward. "Now, with a robust site that offers the most social finance functionality anywhere, we can pay more attention to improving the overall user experience with a better structured website."

Adds Katie McCaskey, Director of Content Strategy, "We understand that our financial tools must lead in terms of online security. So we are excited to expand from this strong security base with additional features users find helpful and trustworthy."

About Geezeo Security

Geezeo provides a free and convenient method for users to monitor transactions across all of their financial accounts in a single location, making it easier to notice any possible fraudulent transactions. In addition, Geezeo encrypts user data and does not store financial data information in a way that would allow it to be connected to any specific account. For more information about Geezeo's commitment to security, please visit https://www.geezeo.com/security

About Geezeo

Geezeo (http://www.geezeo.com) is a social finance company that combines free, easy-to-use online personal finance tools with the power of social networking to provide the resources, information and motivation consumers need to achieve their financial goals. In May 2007, Geezeo became the first company to offer users access to all of their account balances via SMS text message. In October 2007 Geezeo became the first company with the ability to aggregate all of a customers financial data on to a single platform as they launched the capability to have users investment accounts can be managed on Geezeo. Founded in 2006, Geezeo is privately funded and based in Framingham, Mass.

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