If you’re like most people, you check your smartphone at least 50 times a day – looking at everything from text messages and work emails to weather alerts and box scores. But as many have discovered, your smartphone can help you keep tabs on your finances. Managing money, sticking to a budget and even handling investment decisions are easier than even before with today’s crop of personal finance apps. (See also: A Beginner’s Guide to Managing Money.)
But not every tool out there is actually worth downloading and learning to use. You can take some of the guesswork out of moving your finances to mobile with this list of the best personal finance apps for 2017.
Mint: Best app for managing your money
) – the name behind QuickBooks and TurboTax – is an effective all-in-one resource for creating a budget, tracking your spending and getting smart about your money. You can connect all your bank and credit card accounts, as well as all your monthly bills, so all your finances are in one convenient place – no more logging in to multiple sites.
Mint lets you know when bills are due, what you owe and what you can pay. The app even sends you payment reminders, so you can avoid late fees. Based on your spending habits, Mint even gives you specific advice to get more control over your budget. The free credit score is a nice bonus, too. (See also: What Is a Good Credit Score?)
You Need a Budget: Best app for getting out of debt
You Need a Budget (YNAB to enthusiasts) is unlike any other budgeting app you’ve…