The Best Finance Apps You Can Download

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Mint:

Best app for managing your money

Mint lets you know when bills are due, what you owe and what you can pay. The app can also send you payment reminders so you can avoid late fees. Based on your spending habits, Mint even gives you specific advice to gain more control over your budget. The free credit score is a nice bonus, too. (See also: What Is a Good Credit Score?)

You Need a Budget:

Best app for getting out of debt

You Need a Budget (YNAB to enthusiasts) is unlike any other budgeting app you’ve used before. YNAB helps you stop living paycheck to paycheck, pay down debt and “roll with the punches” if something unexpected comes up. It’s built around a fairly simple principle – every dollar has a job.

Wally:

Best app for tracking expenses

If you’re the sort of person who’d love to be as organized with personal expense tracking as you are for your expense reports at work, you’ll love the totally free Wally app. Instead of manually logging your expenses at the end of the day (or week or month), Wally lets you simply take a photo of your receipts. And if you use geo-location on your device, it even fills in that info, saving you several steps. Wally is a clean, streamlined app that’s extremely convenient and easy to use. It’s a great choice if you’d like more insight into where your money is going. (See also: 4 Ways to Cut Your Living Expenses.)

Acorns:

Best app for painless saving

Want to harness the benefits of automating good financial behavior? If that sounds complicated, the Acorns app decidedly isn’t. Basically, every time you make a purchase with a card connected to the app, Acorns rounds it up to the next highest dollar and automatically invests the difference in a portfolio of low-cost exchange-traded funds (ETFs) that you select based on your risk preference.

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