MINNEAPOLIS - Need help balancing your budget? There’s an app for that.
“From your basic budgeting apps to things a little more complex where you can tie it to your goals and your values to investment objectives so there’s a pretty broad spectrum,” says Nathan Dungan, the founder of Share, Save, Spend.
So let’s start with your basic budgeting app, Mint. From balances to bills, this download links directly to your bank account and credit cards so you can track your transactions. Plus, it keeps your credit score front and center so you stay in the know.
If you’re looking to turn some of your pennies into profits, Acorns app connects to your debit card and rounds up to the nearest dollar and invests the difference in a portfolio that you’ve selected – putting your pocket change to work.
Other things to consider when clicking around for app ideas – user interface, cost, and what your values and goals are.
Dungan says play around with different apps as “what works for one person may or may not work for the next person.”