As a current or potential college student, it is always a good idea to be smart and thoughtful about your finances. If you can budget appropriately, you will be able to get out of debt, stay out of debt and ensure a secure future. Need a little help? There’s an app for that! Actually, there are three. Here are some of our top picks for on-the-go budget apps!
YNAB pays attention to every detail when it comes to budgeting or even financial planning. The creators of this app describe their goal as helping you break the paycheck-to-paycheck cycle. This app is user-friendly and doesn’t let a single penny go uncharted. YNAB will set you up with the plan to get out of debt or even go on a vacation.
This one is a pretty penny, and we aren’t just saying that – this app is well designed and easy to use. The Pennies website boldly proclaims that “budgeting shouldn’t be boring, it should be fun and easy.” Our favorite feature about Pennies is how it breaks everything down into a day-to-day format; this helps keep you accountable and on top of things. After all, a penny saved is a penny earned.
What good is budgeting if you don’t pay your bills on time and incur late fees? If you are someone who struggles with remembering which bill is due when, then this app is about to change the way you handle due dates. Mint will keep all of your bills organized, set alerts and pay bills all in one place. The greatest part about this is that you aren’t tied to the piece of paper that came in the mail. At home or on the go, you know what bills are due when and can schedule any payment.
Budgeting and saving for college is one step in the right direction of achieving your dreams. Let us help you along the way. Contact us today to speak to a financial aid officer and find out how we can help you earn a degree!