Five Helpful Personal Finance Apps For Your Smartphone

Five Helpful Personal Finance Apps For Your Smartphone

October 18, 2012         Written By Sarah Hefner

It doesn’t matter whether you have an iPhone, Android or Blackberry. Any smartphone can help you stay on top of your finances. There are hundreds of applications that assist consumers with money management, but here are five of the most helpful personal finance apps for your smartphone:

iWallet

iWallet is a personal finance application that assists consumers in money management and managing their finances. The app allows you to input your expenses into specific categories and track where your money goes in real-time. In addition, the app provides  easy-to-read graphs and charts to help visualize where you’re spending your money each month and assist you in the budgeting process.

RedLaser

RedLaser will help you save money while you are shopping. Install it on your smartphone and turn your phone into a full bar-code reader to scan items as you shop.  The app will then scan the internet and tell you whether you are paying a fair price for the item. It will then show you other stores–both nearby and online–that offer the same product for a lower price. You can use RedLaser this holiday season to save money and avoid impulse buying.

Expenditure

Expenditure is an app that allows you to keep track of all your purchases with notes and images. With this app, you can store a picture of both that new television you purchased and your sales receipt, along with notes on your extended warranty. If anything goes wrong with the item in the future, you’ll have everything you need in one place for making returns, warranty claims, or insurance claims. The app also helps track your monthly expenses by category to assist in your budgeting.

ShoeBoxed

ShoeBoxed is a fantastic app for keeping track of your receipts. The app allows you to easily manage all your receipts from virtually any store–whether brick-and-mortar or online–and have them all in an easy to manage place. Whether you’re tracking expenses, reporting expenses for a business, or need a receipt for a return or warranty claim, you’ll have them in one place–all searchable through your smartphone or computer. This app is useful for both individuals and business owners who need to track receipts come tax season.

Bank Specific Apps

Nearly every big bank has an app for smartphones that will allow you to view your credit cards, checking accounts, savings accounts and portfolios. Some of the more advanced bank apps also have features for online bill pay, monitoring your expenses and planning your budget.

With any third party app, it is important to keep security in mind and be cautious of what personal or sensitive information you provide. Start downloading these apps today and  using technology to help manage your personal finances.

The information contained within this article was accurate as of October 18, 2012. For up-to-date information on any of the terms, cards or offers mentioned above, visit the issuer's website. Many of the offers on this article are from our affiliate partners, and LowCards.com may be compensated if you take action with any of our affiliate partners.

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About Sarah Hefner

Sarah Hefner has written for several publications as well as serving as an editor to various writers. She graduated from the School of Communications & Journalism at Auburn University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Public Relations.