These 5 Apps Will Help You Save Money Right Away

how to manage your money
photo: Isabelle Thorsden

 

Managing your money doesn’t have to be stressful or complicated, it’s something that all of us want to master, and there are plenty of ways to make it simpler and easier to understand.

Whether you are trying to save up some money for an unforgettable vacation, make a small investment or just feel more in control of your spending – there’s an app for that! Who said getting your finances together isn’t fun?

1. Mint

Financial matters might get pretty complex. Bank accounts, credit cards, bills, and investments – there are a lot of things to keep an eye on. Luckily, Mint brings them all in one place. No need to log into different accounts anymore! With Mint, you can budget, pay bills, track your account balances and get a complete picture of your finances. Find Mint here.

 

2. Goodbudget

Goodbudget is a light, yet powerful app that helps you keep control of your money by using the good old envelope trick. Basically, you set up a bunch of virtual “envelopes” that contain a limited amount of cash you can spend on different needs (and wants). The system makes sure that your stay within your budget limits and don’t overspend. Find Goodbudget here.

Bonus feature: sharing budgets with another user.

3. Acorns

Acorns truly proves that a penny saved is a penny earned. The app allows you to invest the change left from your purchases. It rounds up every expense to the nearest dollar and uses the extra pennies for painless investment. Every dollar invested is automatically diversified across 7,000 stocks and bonds. Find Acorns here.

Bonus feature: access to online personal finance magazine

4. Spending Tracker

If you keep wondering where all your money goes, Spending Tracker’s got an answer for you. The app visualizes your spending in a number of different ways and allows to easily categorize expenses. Find Spending Tracker here.

 

5. Daily Budget

A perfect solution for managing day-to-day spending. Daily Budget calculates your “Daily Budget” based on your income and fixed expenses. Next, it challenges you to save today, so that you can get a larger budget for tomorrow. Find Daily Budget here.

 


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  • The Digit App has also been really good at helping me save without me having to do a lot for it. It links directly to your bank, analyzes it and saves a small amount each day (or however often you set it to do so) and links it to a separate account. You can transfer it back to your checking account whenever you need to.

    http://aneducationindomestication.com

  • This is one of my resolutions this year to track my money! Thanks for the apps that can help me! x
    http://www.flareaforte.com

  • Kristin

    Great post! We use YNAB (You Need A Budget) and it’s helped us pay off almost all of our debt in just a year. It has charts, spending breakdowns, and the mobile app makes it easy to stay on the same page with my hubby.
    http://www.themulberrypatch.com

  • Carolina Calpurnia

    I didn’t know any of them but i am sure they are really useful!

    Carolina ;)

    https://carolinascornerblog.wordpress.com

  • Daily Budget is such a good app – I don’t think I could live without it! x
    Elise – Celebricious

  • Emily Carter

    That acorns app sounds really great but it seems to be USA only :(

  • Emilie

    Love this post! However most of the apps ca’t be downloaded if you’re in the UK whic is a bummer!

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