If doing your taxes made you realize that 2017 truly is the year you need to get your finances in order, don't worry because there's an app for that. Actually, there are several. Here are some of our favorites.
Mint is basically the gold standard in budgeting apps. With a website and an app, it offers a lot of versatility. It's also super secure (it uses the same security as banks do) and sends you reminders if you're in danger of breaking your budget.
If you're looking for a simpler alternative to apps that break your budget down into lots of categories, Level might be a good option. With Level, you input your big expenses (like bills and rent) and your savings goals and level categorizes everything that's left as spendable income—to spend however you want, day-to-day.
You Need a Budget
If you're new to budgeting and having a hard time getting started, You Need a Budget is for you. It breaks budgeting down to its basics, but it will cost you. There's a 34 day free trial, but after that it costs $50/year.
Good Budget takes an old school budgeting system, the envelope system, and updates it for modern life. Good Budget divides your budgeting needs into categories to help you organize and track your spending. There's a free version or you can pay for the upgraded service (unlimited categories, syncing across up to five devices), which costs $45/year.
If you need an app that will let you budget as a group, Home Budget might be a good option for you. The downside is that you will have to pay to download it on every device (at a cost of $5.99 per device), but it will let you sync your budget across family members, making it perfect for shared budgets.
If your budgeting goal is mostly just to save up for a specific "splurge," like a big ticket purchase or a trip, then Unsplurge can help you hit your savings goal. The app offers savings tips and a community of users to connect with.
If your biggest savings struggle is actually putting your extra money into savings instead of just, you know, splurging on something fun right now, then Digit Bot can help. It monitors your spending and calculates how much it can automatically transfer to your savings account.