I’ve always felt like money is just slipping away. No matter how much I try to be frugal and mindful of my spending. It’s as if there is a hole in my wallet through which my hard earned money simply falls through. Have you ever felt the same way?
And in fact I found the hole! The hole was in my attention. I didn’t know exactly where my money was going.
Because I never kept a budget and didn’t know the first thing about keeping one, I started to look for an app. Apps are convenient and easy to update and check on the go, so in every moment I know where I’m at with my finances.
I was looking for an app that looks clean, makes entries quick and easy, has a graph to visualize my spending patterns and that I can customize to fit my needs.
After a few months of testing apps and budgeting across several apps I realized, not only am I in control of my money, but I’m actually having money left over by the time I received my next paycheck.
From all the apps I tried (and I tried a lot of them) I found these 5 to be the most useful, so here are my
Top 5 Budgeting Apps That Will Make You Save Money
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˝I started out on the desktop app several years ago. For me, this was a new way of thinking about budgeting, so the features were a little weird to get used to at first. The blog posts and videos were really helpful and they improve/create features over time. Any tech issues I’ve had were addressed on their website before I’ve ever had to contact customer service. Overall, YNAB has helped me curb unnecessary spending and eliminate a lot of debt. To me, that makes the learning curve worth it.˝ — Danielle
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Become your own finance manager with Wallet— a spending tracker and personal finance planner that helps you save money and plan your budgets. Wallet is not just an expense tracker or budgeting app. It’s about getting things under control now so that you can make wiser decisions and plan for the future — whether that’s a month, a year, or a decade down the line.
˝Definitely one of the best budgeting and expense tracking apps out there. Cheaper too, as far as apps that let you sync with your bank. I had made a suggestion about budget totals on this review and I was happy to see it was recently updated with this feature! Great to see the app is in active development and listens to their users.˝ — Troy
Mint is the free money manager and financial tracker app from the makers of TurboTax® that does it all. We bring together your bank accounts, credit cards, bills and investments so you know where you stand. See what you’re spending, where you can save money, and track your bills in Mint like never before. You can even keep track of your credit score to help you be smart about it, no credit card required. Finally, there’s one place to manage all your finances with ease.
˝This app has helped me gain a more concise look at the wide world of my finances. It brings everything together onto one page and ties so many different accounts in that you really don’t have to maintain it as much as other apps. My credit score has gone up significantly since using the app to monitor my decisions and their effects.˝ — Elizabeth
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Do you own a phone and a tablet? Or you want to track expenses with your significant other? Monefy fits the best. You can safely synchronize data between all your devices. Create or change records, add new categories or delete old ones and they will be present on other devices right away!
˝Clean, efficient little app that has great utility for organizing my monthly budget. I love how it looks, and how I’m able to customize categories to my preferences. I’ve used it for a year now, and it’s definitely helped me track my budget better and keep my spending under control.˝ — Katherine
Understand your finances better with Spendee, the free budgeting app that tracks your spending, optimizes your budget and helps you save money.
Spendee will help you track your money (both expenses and income) automatically through bank sync or manually so that you can analyze, organize and budget them for the future. You can invite others to manage your shared family or household budgets. With Spendee you can take control of your money in multiple currencies and across multiple bank accounts.
Tracking and managing your personal finances has never been easier. Now you can connect your Spendee account with your online banking, E-Wallet (e.g. PayPal) or crypto-wallet (e.g.Coinbase). All your imported transactions will be downloaded and categorized automatically.
¨I have been trying budget and expense apps for a long time and finally settle on Spendee. The app shows me the insight of what I have been spending the most. It also helps me saving by creating budgets on things where I actually shouldn’t spend too much. The pictures function assists me to keep track on the stores’ receipts where I can compare and decide which stores that sell things cheaper than the others.¨ — Rianny
Have you ever used budgeting apps? Which ones and what was your experience with them, did they help you save money? Let me know in the comments below, I would love to hear your opinion!
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