It seems like there are mobile apps for just about everything nowadays. From finding recipes to stargazing, there’s an app for that. Managing finances is no exception, which is why mobile devices have become useful tools for tracking your money.
Here are just a few apps that can help you stay on top of your finances and make those money goals a reality:
If you find budgeting a tedious and boring task, this may be the app for you. Level bills itself as a financial GPS; by linking to your bank and credit card accounts and tracking recurring bill payments, the app delivers real-time updates on your cash flow to help you monitor your spending limits.
Sometimes we all need some extra motivation to help us reach financial goals. That’s where StickK comes in. Tell the app your goal, such as paying off a credit card or saving for a dream vacation. Then, set up a “commitment contract” to give yourself that extra incentive to achieve your goal.
Mint Personal Finance
Mint is one of the most popular online financial tools for a good reason. In addition to allowing you to monitor all of your account balances in one convenient location, the app also offers tools to help you plan a personal budget, categorize purchases, so you can see where your money is going, and set goals with regular progress reports to keep you on track.
If you’re looking for a money management app that doesn’t link to your personal accounts, Spendee may be a good option. Users can enter basic information about purchases and bill payments, and the app will create reports to keep you up-to-date on where your money is going.
If a simple budgeting app is more your style, Budget Boss may be your answer. This app skips all the account balance tracking features and focuses solely on helping you develop a spending plan. Just enter your income and expenses, and this tool goes to work helping you plan how much money should go where.
Don’t forget to check with your financial institution. Many banks, including Capitol Federal®, offer online banking apps. CapFed® customers can do their banking right from a mobile device with the True Blue Online® app. The app’s secure, encrypted access lets you make transfers, pay bills, deposit checks and find nearby branches and ATMs from anywhere.
Do you have a favorite financial management app that’s not on our list? Tell us about it here!