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Managing personal finance can get stressful.

But a number of apps are taking a swipe at making it a lot easier.

These smartphone apps will help you track your expenses and save lots of money.


Perhaps the most widely used personal finance app, Intuit’s Mint gives you a real-time, complete look into all of your finances, from bank accounts and credit cards to student loans and 401k.

It automatically tracks your spending, categorizes it, and alerts you when/if you approach your budget limit. You can even ask for custom savings tips within the app.

Everything is shown in simple, intuitive graphs and charts, making it one of the most popular personal finance apps in the world.

Download: Android/iPhone


Acorn is an app that helps you invest your spare change in low-cost ETFs.

Once you connect your checking and credit card accounts to it, Acorn automatically rounds up every purchase to the next dollar, and invests the difference in a portfolio of your choice. For example, if you spent $2.25 for coffee, it will invest $0.75 for you.

Acorn says users invest $30 to $180 a month on average in “round ups” alone. But if you want, you can also invest a lump sum amount up to $30,000.

Download: Android/iPhone

Level Money

Level Money calls itself the “mobile money meter.” Once you connect the app to your bank account, it automatically calculates your income and recurring bills, and then suggests what your daily, weekly, and monthly spending should be.

It also comes up with the amount you should be saving every month and subtracts that from your monthly budget. You can set up an auto-save amount too, and any cash left unspent from your budget will rollover to your savings account.

It tracks your spending in real time, so you can easily see what you’ve spent and how much you can spend within a given period.

Download: Android/iPhone

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