These 5 Apps Will Help You Save Money Right Away

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photo: Isabelle Thorsden


Learning to manage and take control of your finances will come as a second nature to you when you enter adult life.

However, getting to that point can be somewhat stressful! Trust me, you don’t have to tell me that!

But if there’s one thing I know, it’s that its hard in the beginning, just like anything. But once you’re sorted, you’re sorted for life!

And in this day and age why not take advantage of using apps to do all the hard work and take control of your finances for you? So, you can focus on just being the manager of your life.

So, don’t worry anymore! Forget pulling your hair out or stressing out about your finances because that’s all about to change…


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 though 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. Get it 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. And there’s a bonus feature that lets you share your budget with another user. Get it here.


3. Acorns

Acorns truly proves that a penny saved is a penny earned. So 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. Get it here.


4. Yolt



It’s legit my new favorite app! It connects all of your accounts together and will really show you where you spend and what on.

You can create categories and even set yourself budgets. And I won’t lie to you, but my finances have never felt so organized.

It even keeps me from overspending and even helps me to save some money. Get it here.


5. Daily Budget


This app is the 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. Smart huh? Get it here.




What are you saving for right now? Tell me below!


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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.

  • This is one of my resolutions this year to track my money! Thanks for the apps that can help me! x

  • 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.

  • Carolina Calpurnia

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

    Carolina ;)

  • 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!

  • wow this was an awesome post. I never knew these exist. I wonder if they really help?