Best Finance Apps of 2016

Best Finance Apps of 2016

If you have a smartphone, then chances are you are going to need a finance app. Finance apps help you with various tasks like managing your money, tracking your spending habits and staying on budget. Here are some of the best finance apps of 2016.

Mint- The Mint app is available for Android and iOS devices. The app is free on all phones and devices. The Mint app is ideal for creating and maintaining a budget. The app allows you to link your bank accounts and then the app will let you know what your financial health looks like. The app will also help you to create a budget and will alert you when you go over your budget amount in categories like food and entertainment.

LearnVest– The LearnVest app is available for iOS devices. The app is free on all devices, with the option to upgrade to financial advisory services starting at $19 a month. The LearnVest app is best for financial advice. The app will also help you keep track of your money and where it is spent. The upgrade to financial advisory services puts you in touch with a live financial advisor.

PayPal– The PayPal app is available for Android, iOS and Windows devices. The app is free to use on all devices. The PayPal app is most suited for those who send and receive a great deal of payments. Using the PayPal app, you can send payments, receive payments, manage your account and view transactions, which comes in handy when you go to file your taxes online as they will want to know about any newly-generated revenue.

Acorns- The Acorns app is available for Android and iOS devices. The app is free to download for all devices but there are monthly fees that are based on the amount of money invested. If you have a portfolio with less than $5,000, your monthly fee is only $1.00. If your portfolio has more than $5,000, your monthly fee is 0.25 cents of your portfolio total, charged yearly. The Acorns app is ideal for those who participate in investing money. The Acorns app will help you choose the investment portfolio that is right for you.

PocketGuard– The PocketGuard app is available for Android and iOS devices. The app is free to use on all devices. The PocketGuard app is ideal for tracking bank account activity and also for managing a budget. The app will let you know how much money you have in each of your bank accounts and what your spending limit is for that day. The app also automatically sorts out your purchases, bill payments and subscriptions.

Do you use any finance apps?

Mamasita Amber
Mama of three children and proud new mama of a standard poodle named Prince Miguel.

39 Responses to “Best Finance Apps of 2016

  • Oh, I love the Mint. I’ve been using the online desktop version for years to track spending and understand our habits.

  • I love my PayPal app! I use it all the time lol. I’ve tried Mint, but I don’t think I gave it a fair shot. May try it again.

  • Loving all these options for supporting a budget. I think I’ll check out that Mint one. I like how it really breaks it down and can alert you when going over budget!

  • I love PayPal. I use it often, but I need to check out some of the others because I have never heard of them,before

  • Love these! I use PayPal all the time. Acorn? I’ve never heard of but gonna check it out.

  • I didn’t even know some of these were out there, but I feel like with tax season right around the corner some of these would be great to better manage money!

  • I have used a two of these before. More than half of these I’ve never heard of before today.

  • I definitely need finance apps. I use PayPal to make and receive payments, but hadn’t hear much about the others. Thanks for the info

  • I love your website! You have some great content! I have used Mint before and prefer HelloWallet personally! Whatever you use, budgeting is so important!

  • I use pay pal all the time, it is a great way to protect yourself. Some of the others I didn’t know about. Thanks for sharing.

  • I have never heard some of these apps like the Mint. Will definitely have to check it out and see if they will work with my bank account here. I love PayPal.

  • Unfortunately my windows phone isn’t very app savvy and I can’t get a lot of these ;( I wish windows would up their app game because these look so helpful!

  • This is every so useful! I’d also add the app for taxes if you’re a freelancer here in the UK – It’s called Go Simple Tax I think and you basically scan receipts and everything and the app does your tax returns for you. It’s pretty clever x

  • I’ve been meaning to balance and budget my expenses and have been using Penny to help track. I LOVE it but I definitely need to check these out as welll

  • Oh perfect timing since budgeting has been on my mind lately. I’ve heard great things about Mint but I just discovered that my Bank Of America account has a budget section now!

  • Financial apps are so awesome and can be so helpful. I need to look into a couple of these. Thanks for sharing.

  • I so need a budgeting app! I changed job to spend more time at home last year and have dropped my salary quite a bit, unfortunately I keep spending like I earn the same as I did before. A warning from my phone would be helpful!

    Reesa Lewandowski
    4 years ago

    I really need to check these out! I am on my phone all day long so these apps could really keep me on track to being organized and stay on budget!

  • Love Paypal, will need to check some more of these out as we are trying to be more frugal this year! Thanks for the advice!

  • I don’t use any apps for finances, but you’ve shared several that sound quite good. I appreciate the fact that you shared ones that work on Android.

    michelle mink
    4 years ago

    I have never used the paypal app but I love using their website. I’ve been hearing great things about Mint so I think I’ll have to check that one out.

  • I love your list of Apps! One of the best apps I have used is Mint (which made it to your list!). I love how it keeps me in check 🙂

  • These apps are all great. Super useful. I tried to use mint but I just don’t stay on top of updating it.

  • I loved using mint but then they stopped automatically inputting my banking info so I couldn’t see vs what my budget was. =(

  • I didn’t know you could budget through paypal. I’ll have to check all these out and find out which one works best.

  • I use the Paypal app and the one for Bank of America. I want to give the Mint on a try too!

  • I’m going to check out all of your suggestions! I swear by PayPal, it makes online shopping and transferring money so much easier

  • This is something I really want to have on my smartphone. A finance apps that could help me control my budget. I would love to try PayPal.

  • These all sound so useful. Paypal is one of the apps that I cannot remove from my phone. I like apps that help me keep track of my budget too.

  • The Mint app sounds great! And I had no idea PayPal had an app. I need to get that. Thanks for the list!

    Robin Rue
    4 years ago

    I have been thinking about doing an app like this for this year. Thanks so much for pointing me in the right direction.

    Krystle Cook
    4 years ago

    My bank does something like this on their app but it would be nice to have something else to keep track. I will be looking into this.

  • I’m going to have to share Mint with my boyfriend. We are moving in together next month and really want to set a budget. It’s so much easier said than done! lol

  • I have tried the Mint app in the past and it’s a great way to stay track with budgeting. I also regularly use the PayPal app, which is convenient when a client pays me when I’m out and about.

  • I used to really like Mint until we got a credit card and it started getting all weird with recording our transactions. I’ve also heard the YNAB is great

  • I’ve used a few of these. I always end up coming back to using cash envelopes to maintain my daily budget but these are great for bigger scale things like savings and investments!

  • My husband introduced us to the MINT app and it’s been great. It helps us track how much we’re spending or going over throughout the month.

  • I’ve been horrible keeping track of my finances lately! I definitely need to sit down with one of these apps to help get my spending under control.

  • Perfect post to read up on since we are trying to get our finances in order this year! I actually use the MINT app and totally love it! I’ve been using it for several years now, long before they were called Mint… can’t remember what they were called before. I need to check these other apps out!

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