Remember the old days? When your parents sat at the kitchen table, a stack of bills on one side, a checkbook on the other? Paper envelopes were opened and receipts were saved. Finances were full-scale research projects back then and sometimes it was difficult to know where you really stood.
In these modern times — when there literally is an app for everything — it has never been easier to track your money and stay on budget. It’s a snap to automate payments. It’s easy to set and track financial goals. You should never miss a bill payment.
Imagine sitting in your easy chair and seeing every transaction that happens across all your accounts, along with a tally of all your balances. Yes, it’s possible to know your actual net worth by the month, by the week, by the day, heck, by the second.
Here are our choices for the best personal finance apps.