Best Personal Finance Apps of 2013

Best Personal Finance Apps of 2013

July 15, 2013         Written By Sarah Hefner

Personal finance apps can help you manage your money, create a budget and monitor your accounts, all from your smartphone or tablet. Many of these applications are free to use, and they provide valuable insight into your financial world. If you have been looking for an app to help manage your finances, check out one of the options below. Here are the best personal finance apps of 2013.

Top 5 Personal Finance Apps 2013

Mint is a popular online platform that provides users with an opportunity to monitor all of their expenses in one convenient location. Mint’s app is just a mobile version of that. With it, you can keep track of your checking accounts, savings accounts and credit cards, highlighting important details about your spending habits. You will need to devote a little time setting up your account, but once you do, you will be able to track how much money is coming into and going out of your accounts at any given time. It will send you text alerts whenever your funds are getting low. Mint is free to use, and it is available on Android and iOS.


Slice is a great app for online shoppers because it allows you to compile all of your receipts to one location. All you have to do is input information on your email, and the program will automatically pull information from any receipts you get in. Then, you can clearly see what you spent, when you spent it and what you spent it on. You can also set up alerts for shipping information, like when a package is sent out or when it is delivered. This is great for those times when you anxiously wait to hear the doorbell. Over time, Slice will create a pie chart for you, showing what categories you spend your money. Slice is free to use, and it is available on Android and iOS.


For people who use PayPal regularly, the PayPal app is a great way to monitor your account on the go. It allows you to see how much money you have in your account and what your most recent transactions were. It also allows you to send and request money right on your phone without having to log into the site. For those who want to use PayPal to accept credit card payments, there is a separate app called PayPal Here that you can use with a free card reader. This will allow you to track purchases that other people make through you and even send receipts when they complete the transactions. PayPal is free to use, and it is available on AndroidiOSWindows Phone, and BlackBerry.


Manilla is designed to keep track of your bills for you so you don’t miss any. It allows you to consolidate your financial accounts under a single password, and lets you keep track of credit card rewards programs. The program creates a calendar of your bills for you, and it also organizes your statements, offers and notices. The name comes from the manila envelopes used in filing cabinets. Manilla’s platform is regularly monitored by VeriSign and McAfee. Manilla is free to use, and is available on Android, and iOS.


Expensify is made for business travelers who need to track their expenses while they travel. The program allows you to scan receipts, create expense reports, track mileage and monitor many other elements of your trips. It is ideal for people who need to have an accurate record of what they spend traveling so they can be compensated for their expenses. Everything is neatly organized for easy reference if you have to turn in a log of your trip. Expensify is free to use, and it is available on AndroidiOSWindows Phone, and BlackBerry.

Check out one of these personal finance apps for your phone and see if they can help you better manage your money. With the best personal finance apps of 2013 on your side, you should have no trouble keeping track of every dollar you spend.

The information contained within this article was accurate as of July 15, 2013. For up-to-date
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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.
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