Budgeting is not easy. To budget successfully, often requires a complex plan with designation for your income. It can be difficult to understand either how much you spend on certain areas of your life, and how much you can save by cutting out other expenses.
This is where having a good budgeting app comes into play. Here are the top 4 budgeting apps to help make this process easy.
PocketGuard is a free budget app that links your checking and savings account to its system to detect recurring payments and your income. This will give you a clearer picture of much you owe compared to how much you make. In addition, it categorizes other spending to help you prioritize where your money is going. It also keeps track of your credit spending as well which can help force healthier habits.
In theory, GoodBudget works in a similar manner to PocketGuard in that it has a focus on the income to spending ratio. However, GoodBudget allows the user to create an envelope system in which the user places whatever amount of money they want into different categories ahead of time. This allows for a more customizable system than what many other apps offer.
EveryDollar is an ideal app for people who like to plan their spending ahead of time. Essentially, you do not link your income to the app automatically but do it manually.
The app then will help you allocate each dollar you enter into the app into a certain category. This can really assist the user in forming their own plan and feeling active in their budgeting plan, which gives them a great amount of security in knowing where their money is going.
Honeydue is ideal for anyone who is in a relationship and has a more complex spending picture to worry about than just their individual finances. The app allows you to set multiple categories up within the same amount so you can estimate each person’s personal expenses in the context of the income you and your partner bring in combined.