Let’s face it, managing your money isn’t always fun. For most of us, it’s a necessary evil. You may use pen and paper, a checkbook, or excel to manage your money, but there is an easier approach when it comes to your finances. There are a ton of apps to help us with this financial struggle. However, most of these apps are confusing and unreliable. Who has time to deal with that? No one… Wouldn’t it be nice to have access to a simple interface, easy to use app that was consistent, and helped you budget? Well, there is! Let’s talk about the top 3 apps of 2016 and how each one can help manage your money better from your fingertips.
Mint is rated as one of the best budgeting apps of 2016-2017. Its primary feature is all about tracking expenses and making sure you are hitting your budget goals. Setting up your budget is simple once you link the app your bank account safely. Here is why the app stands out from the rest:
- – Mint syncs with your bank account and based on your transactions, creates categories. You may also create your own categories if you wish.
- – The app allows you to create goals, like paying off your child’s car, and reflect the progress in your personalized monthly budget.
- – Since the app is connected to your bank account and understands which transactions are bills, you are able to pay your bills directly from the app.
- – It also allows the use of a free credit score tracking feature just by opening the app.
- – Mint provides you daily tips on how to reduce money spending and stick to your budget.
- – It is a free download and available for iPhone and Android users.
Wally is an easy to use app that serves as your budgeting guru to keep you on track during your day. It is available for both iPhone and Android users. Wally is best for someone looking to keep track of incoming and outgoing expenses on a monthly basis. The app has a budget history section which provides of breakdown of your spending. Here is some more information at a glance:
- – The app is free to download.
- – Aesthetic interface and simple to use.
- – It saves the locations of where you spend money the most so you are able to enter in the information quicker.
- – You may assign frequent income and expenses to make it easier to import data.
- – It alerts you when you have hit your savings goal or when your bills need to be paid.
- – Don’t want to save your receipts? No problem. You can take photos of them and store them on the app in an organized virtual journal.
- – You may export your data and store it on iCloud.
Level Money is another budgeting app but there are a few differences. When we want to create a budget for ourselves, all we care about is knowing how much we can spend. Whether it’s that day or that month. We want to know what our allowance is. Here is some more information at a glance:
- – You can connect your bank account and any credit cards to the app in a secure and safe fashion.
- – You can enter your income, bills, and how much you would like to save each month.
- – Once you enter in all that information, the app presents your budget for each day.
- – The app reminds and helps you to actually stick to the budget you created.
- – Level Money is free and available for iPhone and Android users.
Whatever way you choose to budget or balance your wallet, make sure you find something that works best for YOU. Do your research and try new things, especially if it’s free (like the apps, hint hint).
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