The Best Budgeting Apps for You

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In 2019, budgeting shouldn’t be about having to keep track of receipts and trying to remember where you spent your money. Nowadays, we can do anything on our phones, so why not start keeping your budget there too? This month, the 13 Twenty-Four Blog put together a list of our favorite apps that we use to plan out our financial situations. Try out one of these awesome apps to keep track of all your spending in and around your Kalamazoo, MI apartment.

Mint

Mint is the gold standard for budgeting apps and has been basically since its inception. Why is it the best? We’re glad you asked. To start, it’s free! A good step of budgeting is to not unnecessarily spend extra money, so this app will be perfect. Additionally, Mint offers in-depth tracking if you hook up your credit card and bank accounts. Best of all, the service offers you free updates on your credit score if it changes.

Acorns

This unique app isn’t necessarily perfect for people who want extreme detail in their budgeting, but the service they offer is unparalleled. The Acorns app takes your spare change and invests it into your favorite companies. You can select where you would like to invest it, or set it so Acorns chooses it for you. If you’re looking to make a little extra money with your spare change, Acorns is the place to go.

Wally

If you want to take off some of the bells and whistles and just have a minimum budgeting app, Wally is right for you. For some people, the extra features of the other apps can cause confusion and unnecessary complexity. If you find yourself in this situation, definitely look into Wally. In a space where added features are building, there’s a lot to be said for just wanting something simple.

What kind of things do you look for in a budgeting app? Do you prefer a physical budget? Let us know what you think in the comments! Thanks for reading!

 

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