Budget Like a Pro: 10 Apps to Help You Manage Your Finances

For most people, budgeting is hard. It takes time and forces you to dive deep into your spending habits – pulling your head out of the sand.

Using a budget app is the best way to make budgeting your money as easy as possible and give you the nudge you need to follow through and conquer adulting!


This app from the parent company Intuit is the most popular free budgeting app and is excellent for people looking for a simple and effective way to budget their money.

Cost: Free



EveryDollar helps you create a budget in just a few minutes and then track your progress to stay on track.

Cost: Free 14-day trial;  $129.99/year



Quicken created Simplifi,  the same company that brought us Quickbooks – they know budgeting.  The app also handles IRAs,  401Ks, mortgages, other investments, and credit card tracking.

Cost: $5.99/month or $47.88/year



Goodbudget is all about the envelopes, and if you’re a fan of dividing your money into buckets or envelopes, this might be an excellent choice.

Cost: Free limited; $8/month for plus



Digit is an online bank account, and budgeting app rolled into one.  They call themselves a “smart bank account that constantly guides your money in the right direction.”

Cost: Free for 30 days; $5.00/month



Mvelopes help you create a budget and then tracks your progress so you can make adjustments as needed.

Cost: Basic Plan $5.97/month; Premier Plan  $9.97/month;  Plus Plan $19.97/month.



Honeydue is great for couples who want to tag team their financial goals. Your accounts will sync up, so you are on the same page.

Cost: Free


Qube Money

Qube Money is an online bank that allows you to divide up your funds into envelopes. You set up a Qube account and then create your budgets from there.

Cost: Free basic plan; $8/month for premium; $15/month for a family plan


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