Are you one of those people who has a hard time keeping a close eye on your finances? If the answer is yes, you’re not alone. Life moves so fast nowadays, and the bills and monthly obligations come from so many sources, that it’s no surprise how many of us find it difficult to keep close tabs on exactly how much money is coming in and out every month.
With that in mind, today J.G. Wentworth thought we would offer you recommendations for some great apps out there whose sole purpose is to help keep you on top of your budget. Here are six apps to help you track your finances:
Among its many features, Mint enables you to combine the transactions on your debit and credit card so you can track all your ‘plastic’ spending.
A quality feature of this app is that it allows you to forward receipts from online purchases into one location, giving you an even better handle on your monthly expenditures.
Dollarbird will not only itemize your expenses, but also show you the percentage of your income that is going to each cost-category. You can then find those categories that are eating away at your bottom line and create a financial strategy to trim to trim those costs down.
For a clean, simple look at your budget, Levelmoney may be your best choice. Just enter the amount you have available each month, subtract bills and other planned expenses, and then make a plan about what to do with the money you have left. The app can also notify users when their spending is on the way to exceeding their monthly budget, potentially stopping added debt before it starts.
5) PocketMoney Lite
A simple (and free!) version of this app allows you to keep track of your income and expenses from a wide range of sources, including bank accounts, credit cards, and debit cards. For visual thinkers, the app can also lay out your budget in a chart or graph format.
LearnVest helps you organize your finances for free – enabling you to track your spending, identify your habits, and set goals for yourself. Additionally, for a fee, the app can also put you in contact with financial experts that will help you “break bad habits and form new, better ones”.
To be clear, the above is just a short list of the large number of apps currently available that can help you plan your budget, and J.G. Wentworth neither endorses one specifically, nor can offer independent financial advice.
That said, we hope this brief list of financial apps will be of use to you, and strongly recommend that you find an app somewhere, to help you keep track of your finances. J.G. Wentworth is the nation’s largest structured settlement and annuity payments purchaser, and we deal with folks from around the country every day, looking to get help with their debts. We understand just how important each and every dollar is to your bottom line, and so we encourage everyone to do their best and make the smartest financial decisions possible. For more information about our company, or to receive a free, no-obligation quote regarding your own structured settlement or annuity payments, please call our company anytime at 877-227-4713.
Nothing above is meant to provide financial, legal or tax advice. You should meet with appropriate professionals for such services.