Ask CTC: can you recommend a smart phone app for personal finances?

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Smartphones may be expensive but there are plenty of apps out there that can help you save money and manage your finances. Which app is best for you will ultimately depend on what you’re looking for in an app.

Recently, someone asked us to recommend a financial app that could help her stay organized – one that was secure and easy to use. Immediately we thought of Mint, perhaps the most popular financial app out there today. Mint does it all: you can view and manage cash flow, budgets, and bills; sync financial accounts and view them all from one place; set financial goals and more. Its user interface is clean and intuitive, and Mint has the same security standards as a bank.

Mint isn’t the only app out there though, and again, depending on what you’re looking for, there may be a better option for you. Below is a small list of other apps to choose from, along with a short description of some of their services.

This list is far from exhaustive: if you have any suggestions, please share them below! And if you have any questions for Covenant Trust Company, feel free to send us a message.

GoodBudget: Tools for budgeting based on cash flow. Uses the “envelope system” which works by putting cash into actual envelopes.
Mvelopes: Also uses envelope budgeting system; syncs bank accounts.
Learnvest: Financial planning app that lets you set goals and track transactions.
BillGuard: View all your financial accounts in one place, track your credit score and spending, and protect yourself from fraud and identity theft.
Money Monitor: Track and organize all your transactions, accounts, budgets, bills, cash flow, and payees.
Personal Capital Money and Investing: A comprehensive view of your income, spending, and investment performance.

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