Making finance fun: 5 awesome apps to help you manage your money
There are better ways to manage your finances than balancing your checkbook old school. Now there are tons of smartphone apps that make managing your finances easier and actually entertaining. Some apps take a gaming perspective to give you incentives to reach goals. Other apps just have a vibrant look and design that make it easy to have all of your financial information in one place. Check out these five money apps that bring some fun to finance.
Saving On Cruise Control
Qapital is an amazing app that encourages saving a little at a time, but it makes it fun! With the IFTTT (if this then that) options, you can set customizable rules that can make any activity trigger savings. The best part is that it’s free! Also, the money that it sets aside is accessible to you whenever you need it.
One Stop Shop
Prism is truly a one-stop shop when it comes to managing your finances. It syncs all of your billed expenses, income, bank accounts, and loans in one place. It even syncs the due dates of those bills and your paydays! Also, it has a bill pay component, so if you prefer, you can pay bills within the app as well.
Money To Metropolis
Fortune City is literally a game within a budgeting app. The app tracks your expenses and uses them to help you expand your virtual city. You read that correctly! Think of Sim City in the palm of your hand, but with a real bank. Using the app daily will earn you rewards for your booming town while also helping you keep track of your goals.
Pay To Play
Beeminder is financial gaming app that could actually cost you money if you lose. This app requires users to meet goals. If they don’t, the penalty is to pay. That’s right — if you don’t hit your personal milestone, you have to pay the Beeminder app. No cheating!
Just A Squirrel Trying To Get…
Acorns is a great app for investing when you don’t really have money for investing. Your spare change can add up quickly. The Acorns app will take your spare change from purchases and invest it in smart portfolios. From there you keep buying more investments or allow the money you make to earn interest for you. The choice is yours!