Personal finance websites allow their users to track even small expenses — such as coffee-shop visits — and set savings goals, like paying for a long vacation. PR Newswire hide caption

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Sites That Help Track Your Spending, And Saving

One of the benefits of the online services, a personal finance expert says, is to help users save toward a goal — like buying a house, or taking a long vacation.

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Kate Haynes (left) and Samantha Jensen watch the stock tickers and debate what to select for their investments while participating in Junior Achievement's Finance Park program in Fairfax County, Va. Erin Schwartz/NPR hide caption

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