5 Great Apps to Track Your Budget

One cannot remedy his expenses if he does not have a clear idea of where his money goes. Some people try to remember their expenses through sheer memory and others use pen and paper to list down their finances. Different methods work for different people and through the rise of smartphone usage, budgeting mobile apps are now available to help consumers track where their money goes.
That includes these apps that take the pain out of manual expense reports, do the calculating for us, and make personal finance organization a fun hobby for everyone.
All you have to do is download any of these (or all of them), start tapping, and save away.

5 Great Apps to Track Your Budget

Who needs a personal accountant if you have Expensify? This popular app categorizes, tags and groups expenses into a report, which you can also save as PDF, for easy report submission. It has SmartScan technology that automatically reads receipt details for you, bank and credit card import that automatically pulls your transactions into your account, free flight alerts plus automatic expense report based on itinerary, and more cool features get rid of any manual entry, saving you a lot of time and energy.
Availability: iOS and Android
This lifestyle app treats expenses as experiences. Wherever you go, Wally finds you and keeps track of your money through its GPS integration that when your location services are on, it will automatically categorize and identify the venue of spending. You will definitely have fun putting and increasing your savings aside as Wally’s smart notifications remind you of what’s important whether you have an obligation to settle, or you’ve reached your money goals.
Availability: iOS and Android
Are you more extensive when it comes to managing your finances? Money Monitor can be used for both personal budgets and business finances. With its features, you can add cash, expense, or transfer transactions, add up to eight default accounts, customize up to forty categories, and monitor your bills and budgets using tracker reports. Once you get all the numbers plotted correctly, you can easily save and export data via email in form of CSV, HTML, or PDF. How easy is that?
Availability: iOS
Monefy makes tracking fun and powerful with its friendly user interface, multiple categories, and informative charts. It safely synchronizes data between devices using your Dropbox account. You and your significant other can track expenses with no sweat!
Availability: Android
5. Your Bank’s Mobile App
If you think the mentioned expense trackers are already efficient in managing your budget, then try downloading your bank mobile apps. BPI, BDO, and Citibank are a few to choose from. These apps include monitoring your savings account, transfer funds between accounts, and even pay bills in just one easy click. 
As Aya Laraya of Pesos and Sense mentioned at a financial literacy event, “Most budgeting apps have the feature of automatically integrating items indicated on the receipt. You can take foodstagrams, so it would be very easy for you to take photos of your receipts.” Monitoring your budget should be easy with these mobile apps at your fingertips.

Author: Kyle Kam is a Digital Marketing Specialist of MoneyMax.ph, a financial comparison website aiming to help Filipinos save money through diligent comparisons of financial products.

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