Guest Post by Hunter Richards.
I recently wrote a new article on Software Advice, a website that reviews project accounting software, about the best iPhone apps for personal finance, budgeting, and expense tracking. I spent long hours investigating the iTunes app store so that I could come up with a definitive list. I chose only the apps that consistently scored well and offered truly useful functionality. I also included information about the number of reviews, compatibility, and the price of each app.
In this age of frugality, debt, and increased awareness of our financial choices, anything that makes it easier to manage personal spending is a blessing. iPhone apps are inherently flexible and easy to use, making them a clear solution for confusion about finances. They can’t solve all of our problems, but they can at least make us more aware of our decisions. And that’s the first step toward a more responsible lifestyle.
The diversity of the personal spending apps in the marketplace is dizzying. I found apps ranging from standard debt reduction and tax payment planning operations to quirkier activities, such as teaching your children about how to handle money and logging the donations you’ve provided to charities. Surprisingly, some of these quirkier apps are actually quite useful – not just gimmicks. Many of them are even free.
Take advantage of my hard work and spend a few minutes cruising through the list. You might find something you didn’t know you needed. After spending so many hours in the glow of my computer screen, I know I’ll be picking up a few of these apps myself. You can find the list here: The Best Accounting and Budgeting Apps for the iPhone and iPad.