Five Top Budgeting Apps – Helping You Stay On Track
Saving money doesn’t have to be painful and difficult. There are a lot of easy, little things we can do to start saving money. Sometimes all it takes is an app to help you organize and help you create a better budget.
If you are looking for an easy electronic way to help you get a budget going, there are many budgeting apps available. Some are free, and some may cost a little, but are still a good value. Here are a few choices so you can compare and decide what is best for you. The apps below are my Top Budgeting Apps, available for IOS and Android systems.
All Links below are for iPhone. Please search your phone’s app store for availability.
Pay A Little, but Worth it:
REALLY!!! I understand that this is site is consistently Inspiring you to Save. I for one, am looking for what is cheap or free. But sometimes paying for something can actually save you money. And in this case, I think the following apps might just be worth the few extra bucks.
You Need a Budget (YNAB) (free app but you need their software which is ~$60)- The software will sync between your computer and phone so you can keep everything up to date easily. This app gives you both a high-level view and very detailed, depending on what you need.
FREE – Best Budgeting Apps
With any free budgeting app, please make sure that you do your research and check out the available options that will suit your family’s budgeting needs.
Dollarbird– This app helps you create a budget. You still have to manually enter your expenses, but it is designed well and is very user-friendly. This app is perfect for a single person but could work for a couple without any unusual expenses or income.
There is no registration of Bank Account data with this app which is a plus for some people. One thing I do enjoy about this app is it allows you to get Personal Reminders when bills are due!
Best Budget app, Plus More:
Mint- This free app is more of a financial tool than a pure budgeting app, but worth considering. This app takes out much of the manual requirements and does it for you. Mint has something for everyone and is great at tracking multiple accounts and summarizing your finances each month.
You can also import your Information from Mint into a spreadsheet program like Tiller which is great for keeping greater detail of your budget expenses.
Do your research and try some apps until you find the one that works best for you. Whichever you choose, you will be on a better financial path. Do you have an app not listed that you love? Please share with us your favorite budgeting app.