8 best apps for managing your money


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If you’re looking for a new, clean interface for managing your money, you can find several great options for keeping up with that piggy bank. And they are all on your smartphone.

Here are eight of our favorite choices to help you keep track of your hard-earned cash. 


1. Mint


Mint is one of the most popular and highest-rated apps for tracking your money. One of its major draws, besides being free, is that it organizes all your income and expenses and creates a budget for you. Mint is easy to use and is full of bar graphs and pie charts to give you a visual of where you stand.



2. Prosper Daily

Prosper Daily 

Previously known as BillGuard, Prosper Daily has relaunched with a new name. Line graphs help you easily compare how much you spent on certain budget items, such as restaurants, from one month to the next. Prosper Daily is free.


3. Pocket Expense

Pocket Expense 

Pocket Expense provides stats for all your data on any basis you need — daily, weekly, monthly or annually. It comes with a bill tracker so you never miss due dates. Pocket Expense is free, but the Pro version costs $4.99.


4. HomeBudget


HomeBudget comes with a price tag — $4.99 — but it has a few added features that could make it worth the price for you. It allows you to attach photos of your receipts, permits syncing with other members of your household and supports multiple currencies (along with exchange rates).


5. Foreceipt


Foreceipt creates your budgets based on photos of your receipts. This app can be especially good for users who are often taking work trips and need to keep track of expenses. It allows you to add each receipt to different a budget, such as home and work, and is visually appealing. Foreceipt is free, but you can spend $0.99 to $4.99, depending on how many receipts you plan to enter.


6. PocketGuard


PocketGuard separates all your budget items into “pockets” and lets you know how much more you can spend until your pocket is empty. Your net worth is listed on your main pocket screen to keep you aware of your debts and assets at all times. PocketGuard is free.


7. Spendr


Spendr keeps up with how much you make and how much you spend. Then it lets you export to almost any service, such as iCloud, Evernote or Dropbox, or to email it to yourself. Spendr is free, with a Pro option that costs $1.99.


8. Qapital


Qapital is less about remembering to pay your bills and more about saving up for your goals. It reminds you to save up for, say, paying off your credit card or for staying in that fancy hotel you’ve always wanted to stay in. And when you record an expense, you can round it up to the nearest $2 and send the difference directly to your savings account. Qapital is free.



What’s your favorite money app?