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The Best Budgeting Apps to Help You Save

We know saving your money can be a tough task sometimes but with your smart phone you can download these apps to help you. We scoped out a few and here are our recommendations.

  1. Goodbudget: This app is perfect for couples that want to share their budgeting process together. It uses the familiar envelope budgeting philosophy to power your proactive budget for all of your bills and spending. Because you can share and sync budgets with budgeting partners across the iPhone and Android spectrum, it is great for couples with shared finances, but it works great for solo budgeters, too.

When you add a new transaction, you have the option to add a whole slew of details and break up the expense into multiple envelopes. Budget by category (called envelopes in the app) with up to 10 for free. Add to your envelopes from your income every payday and you’ll know just how much you have leftover for those fun purchases.

 

  1. Simple: Simple is more than a budgeting app, it is an entire bank account that replaces your old checking account and has tons of useful budgeting features built in. When your budget and your bank live in the same app, it is much easier to manage and keep everything under control because you only have one place to visit to view and manage your money.
  2. Mint: Mint is one of the oldest and best-known budgeting apps. Owned by Intuit, the same company that makes Quickbooks and TurboTax, Mint offers an array of features to help you track and manage your money from a giant list of banks, credit card issuers, brokerages, lenders and other financial institutions.

It comes with a wide range of features, but its most useful has always been its budget tools, which lie front and center when you log in. Mint automatically categorizes transactions from linked credit and debit cards and tracks them against a budget you can tweak and customize to your needs.