Earlier in the month we compiled a list of the best budget apps for you to choose from. But a budget is never one size fits all, and neither is a budget app! Today, we are bringing you the top tips for choosing the best app to suit your needs and personality.
If you have trouble sticking to your budget, you may benefit from an app that sends push notifications when you are approaching a spending limit. Pocketbook is one app that allows you to setup push notifications that will tell you when you are getting close to your spend limit (which you can set by category).
If you need a bit of help saving for a big purchase, a wedding, or a holiday, you will have different requirements to that of a run-of-the-mill budget app. There are many apps available that allow you to enter in all the details of your savings goal, and will send you words of encouragement to keep you on track.
If you want an app that doesn’t require much input from you, you may prefer to download one that connects to your bank account and tracks your income and transactions automatically. Be sure to read all the fine print when you download an app that connects to your bank, as you do not want to get yourself into any trouble! Mint is a widely trusted app that will connect to your bank and tick along in the background with little information required from you.
Business owners, or people who rack up a lot of work-related expenses will need to select a different type of app to the everyday spender. There are many apps out there that will save time and money for business owners by automating processes that are otherwise a suck on time and resources.