Finding the best budget apps for couples in 2017 can be hard. There’s a lot out there and there are a lot of options. Lucky you, we have compiled a few of the best budgeting apps that we recommend for 2017 that will help you meet your financial goals.
I have a feeling you’ll want to see all of our recommendations but if you want to skip all the apps and go old fashioned, you can download our free budget spreadsheet.
Are you still paying for Netflix, even though you use your roommate’s account now? Or paying for Spotify Premium — but always using Pandora instead?
This isn’t necessarily a budgeting app, but it can help you save on all those subscriptions you don’t use that are still charging you money.
It then sends you a text message with all your subscriptions and you can cancel them by replying with “Cancel [insert subscriptions here].”
You can use the free Trim Budget App to find your forgotten subscriptions and cancel them.
The app can help you cut spending other ways, too, by negotiating with your service providers to lower your monthly bills. Plus, it tracks your spending, so you’ll see what habits might be blowing your budget.
With your expenses under control, the app also lets you set up an automated savings account, to set aside a few dollars every week or month toward your savings goals.
comes in as one of the best tools that I have ever used, especially if you have a lot of different accounts.
Personal Capital helps you track your spending, look at your retirement portfolio, and track your net worth all for FREE.
I know people who pay a lot of money for someone to sit there and tell them how much money they could have in 10 years if they saved $1,000 a month. Personal Capital does that for you with a breakdown of returns that you could expect over time.
With this tool, you can set your retirement goals and measure if you are on track to meet those goals.
Related: Read our full review on Personal Capital and how to set up your account 100% free and use it to manage your budget in 2017.
The Mint budgeting app is one of the best budget apps because it takes the hassle out of making a budget. You connect the Mint app to your bank and the app can use your details to help create a personalized budget.
The Mint app uses the same security as banks and the team behind this service also makes TurboTax and Quicken, so you can trust that they take all possible steps to secure your accounts and your data.
Mint will send you alerts to unusual charges and helps identify tips customized to your spending that can help you reduce the money you spend on fees and on other bills. Mint also includes your credit score, so you can see a big picture view of your budget and your personal
is a digital envelope budget system that helps you manage your finances using the envelope budgeting method without carrying around a stack of envelopes when you need to make payments. It’s an envelope budget for the digital age.
Instead of trying to reconcile envelopes with a spouse later, your budgets sync across all of your devices from iPhone to Android so everyone knows where money is going. The app can help you learn how to save for big purchases and actually put that plan into place so you can save for a vacation or a new car.
What stood out to us when we looked at this app is that everything is in simple terms. Thebudget app connects to your bank so that you can have access to your current transactions and balance at all times.
The app analyzes your spending and identifies recurring payments that you need to plan for so that you have a good idea of your what your actual cash flow is. On the home screen, there is a number that shows you how much money is in your pocket now, your income and how much you have spent, which we really liked as well.
YNAB, or, focuses on four rules to help you get your life in order with simple changes. Give every dollar a job, plan for infrequent expenses, roll with the punches if you overspend and learn how to live on last month’s income.
With these four rules, you can skip the pain of a budget and focus on building a better financial life using a budgeting app that works for you.
Both have everything you need to manage your money. They help you track your monthly expenses and income on a high level and it also lets you plan for retirement and set long-term goals while reducing other expenses.
Read also: 5 Things To Know About Money And Marriage
What are your favorite budgeting apps or websites? Do you even like budgeting? What are your biggest hang-ups? We’d love to hear how you manage your money in the comments below.
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Hi, I'm Zack. I write for FreeUp. I enjoy writing about investing, personal development, and general life hacks to improve your life. When I'm not working on the blog or running my own business, i'm probably reading something on global affairs, riding my motorcycle or struggling through a trail run in the mountains somewhere.
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