Best Financial Apps for the Modern Mom
These days, a woman is expected to play so many roles that things can get disorienting. Balancing raising a family, while building a career makes it hard to find a little time to let loose and really enjoy yourself. Fortunately, we’ve dug up a slew of financial apps that will help you balance your budget, save for the future, and make the most of your precious spare time. All you have to do is press a button. Here are our favorite financial apps for modern moms (and everyone else, for that fact!)
Just enter your financial information once and Mint will help you stay on top of your bills, and show you how much you’re spending (and in what categories) each and every month. You can also plug in your loans and retirement accounts; this keeps everything in one place for easy viewing.
You’d be surprised how much that loose change can add up when you’re investing it in your future. Every time you make a purchase, Acorns simply rounds the total up to the nearest dollar and then invests that money for you in a variety of stocks and bonds of your choosing. If you make frequent purchases, this can add up. And all for just a dollar a month.
ShoptAtHome’s Savings App
Humblebrag– This free toolbar from ShopAtHome keeps you informed with up-to-the-minute savings alerts plus 30 percent cash back on purchases from thousands of merchants. We also have a mobile app for smartphone shopping! Save money on your favorite brands (including Amazon, Best Buy, Macy’s and Target) each time you shop.
Remembering to comb through your bank account and set aside some money for savings can be a real nuisance. That’s where Digit comes in. Every few days, digit goes into your bank account and skims a little money. It’s never more than you can afford (they even offer a no-overdraft guarantee), and you can withdraw your savings at any time.
When you do finally get a night out for yourself with your friends or your husband, bring Tipulator along for the ride. This simple tip calculator is highly recommended and fun to use. Now you can see exactly how much you’re spending (and tipping) on your night out!
Allowance + Chores Bot
If you typically give your kid an allowance, consider downloading the Allowance + Chores app. You can set up profiles for your kids, automatically add or deduct money, and encourage them to complete additional chores for additional allowance.
Saving every penny helps and with these apps, you can be on your way to extra cash– whether you sock it away for a college fund or buy those cute boots you’ve been eyeing.