3 Budgeting Apps to Help You Stay on Target

January 31st, 2018 | Author:

[I]t takes time to organize and track your budget. Most people don’t have that much time to sit at home in front of the computer or a budgeting book. Thanks to the numerous budgeting apps available, you can work on your budget from anywhere. Here are three to consider.

Mint

One of the most popular and comprehensive apps available is Mint. It connects to all of your accounts and even allows you to add in your assets so you know how much you’re worth. You get a complete picture of your budget at just a glance. You will even get an analysis of your spending habits. A bonus is the fact that this app is free. It tracks a lot of information for you and offers suggestions. However, you can only set monthly goals which may not work for people with irregular income.

Every Dollar

If you need to track every dollar you spend, this app is for you. It gives you eight basic categories, but you can add more or switch them out. You determine how much of your money goes to each category. As you input a transaction, it is deducted from the total.

This app comes from Dave Ramsey, and it includes the main goals of that program so you can see where you stand with each one. For example, it will tell you how you’re doing about saving $1000 for an emergency fund or where you are on paying off your house. The basic version is free, but you can get a paid subscription to link it to your bank accounts.

Quicken

Quicken has long been popular for small businesses, but it’s also great for personal budgeting as well.
Connect it to your bank account where it will create a personalized budget based on how you spend your money.

There are three versions with the basic costing $40. The second version focuses more on paying down debt and saving money while the third increases the focus on investing.

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