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I can recommend Mint (Android, iOS). You can make custom budget categories, and it (mostly) categorizes your purchases into the categories. It'll notify you when you're getting close or have gone over your budget for each category as well.
Since you asked, I looked into the Acorn app, and it only works with a online checking account set up with their company but I found an app I have used in the past. Here when he creates an account it allows him to add bank accounts, bills with due dates, etc. This way you will be able to see what he is doing, and there will still be the access barrier it sounded like you were looking for. The great thing about this app is that it tracks in real time so if you tell him to pay a bill you can see how long your slave takes to do the task given. Another added plus, is there is also a website version so you can keep track with a computer if you wanted.
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That being said, if you have a bank account, student loans, credit card bills and you want a place to look at everything in one app, i recommend Mint (Android version) check apple's app store for the iPhone version. It's basically a step forward to becoming more financially literate and self aware like everyone here is suggesting.
Mint basically tracks spending habits, tells you what you've been spending too much on, automatically creates a budget for you and even shows your credit score (through transunion, use CreditKarma if you want to check your other scores).
You'll need your online login info to your bank, student loan company, credit card company or any other company you owe money to (there's a search function) and it will keep track of all your payments and bills you owe.
Protip: if you forgot any passwords and you use Chrome go to Settings>passwords and search the site you forgot the password to. No more "forgot my password"
What is your goal of the app? What is the problem you are trying to solve / features you want?
Most banking apps have some level of features.
Mint is a great option.
Mint is something you can use but it can't connect through Google pay. There's a lot of set up but it will allow you to set up spending budgets and auto populate your spending.
Mint. One full page for Transactions (see all my income/expenses in real time), one full page for Balances (see assets per bank account or liabilities per credit card at a glance).
I know the app Mint has a transaction section, but I'm not sure if you can put on notifications specifically for that or not.
Edit: linkme didn't work but here's a store link [link]
Linkme: Mint: Budget, Bills, Finance
Get the app Mint. You can get a handy widget on your phone screen that shows your accounts and how much you owe on your CCs in real time (or as often and your providers update it online).
Mint is nice because it automatically categorizes transactions. It provides everything you asked for.
Of course to automatically categorize, you need to link your bank account (some people may find this sketchy) but the app is run by intuit and I've never heard of any security issues with Mint.
Edit: link below is wrong, here's the app:
Linkme: Mint: Finance
Been using it for years. It automatically adds payments for linked accounts, can pay bills, set up budgets, and has a great interface imo.
EDIT: Bot got the wrong link. Here is the right app:
>Finally, there’s one place to manage all your finances with ease. Mint is the free money manager and financial tracker app. We bring together your bank accounts, credit cards, bills and investments so you know where you stand.
If you plan to share it with your family then I think the spreadsheet is a good idea. Mint might have something like reporting or linked accounts but i personally haven't used them so I can't speak to that. Aside from that, mint is a great tool. Intuit is the parrent company, you might know them from TurboTax.
Here's the Android app!
I have no idea how well either of these apps run, I just wanted to share the links to save you guys a little time. Btw, check out the Acorns app too! It's pretty awesome.
what about mint and the mint play store app
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You can manually put payments and such in as well as catorgize them. Sorry didnt see the mint at the bottom of your post....stay away from mint bills.
If most of your finance management is through credit cards, loans, and online banking, mint works well. Tricky if are budgeting with cash though
Just search Mint in google play:
Or if you prefer the Amazon App Store:
Mint is different from Mint Bills (although they are both by the same company). With Mint, you can add your bank/credit card account to the website and then every transaction you make with your debit/credit card will be tracked, and if you always use a card, you'll know where every penny is going. Here's the Mint app on Android and iOS. Once you know where your money is going, it'll be easier to prepare yourself for the future.
$6 * 5 days/week * 4 weeks/month = $120/month, so that's where some of it is going, but there's still quite a bit unaccounted for.
Do you have an emergency fund that can cover 3-6 months of expenses? It looks like your priorities (aside from tracking your expenses) should be to save up an emergency fund and pay off your credit card.
There is an app called Mint by Intuit, it has iOS, Android and desktop (Windows and Mac), you connect it to your bank account and it tracks your spending, categorises everything, so it will put food and drink together, bills etc, it tracks it against your monthly average from the past, I find it damn useful and is completely automatic, assuming of course you use your card for all spending (though it will show ATM withdrawals etc).
Main page: [link]
Mint by Intuit
Here you go
As of right now, I'm using Mint
I'm not sure if it's supported where you live, but its by far the best solution I can come up with.
Mint Finances because I'm always poor so I need a mostly material design app to tell me I'm poor to feel better about being poor
Mint - Mint changed my life. It syncs with most major financial institution to keep track of your bank accounts, loans, investments, and assets, helps you set budgets, and paints an overall picture for you. It helps me see the big picture (long-trends in overall net worth and categorized budgets), notice problems like unexpected bank fees, and I never, ever have to look at bills because I just automate my payments, set the appropriate budgets in Mint, and it will email me if anything isn't sent as expected.
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Evernote - sync a database of notes between your devices. More basic than OneNote, for storing simple facts and lists moreso than structuring and organizing a large collection of research data like OneNote, in my experience/opinion.
Wunderlist - well-polished task list syncing between devices. There's tons of apps like it, and I tried a few a few years ago. I forget why I decided I liked this one the best.
Wikipedia - kind of handy having a direct link to it even though the experience through a mobile browser is fine
500px - if you like photography and could use some inspiration or examples to model your efforts on, this app will find you something suitable fast.
Snapseed - a simple phone-based image editor for photography (basic brightness/contrast/saturation/shadows/highlights/crop stuff)
IMDB - Just handy to be able to look up movie facts from anywhere
Rocket Player - my favourite Android-based music player. I tried about 10 of them!
iSyncr - wirelessly syncs music between iTunes and Android. Made switching away from an iPhone considerably less painful.
Shazam - run it for a few seconds and it will identify whatever song it can hear through the microphone at that moment
Songza - Choose from a regularly updated collection of playlists to suit your mood or activity
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Relay for Reddit (formerly Reddit News) - my preferred Android-based reddit app. Alien Blue is my pick on iOS.
+1 for mint.
Hmm, I wonder if it's region locked? Try this:
It's this one: [link]
Edit: people have pointed out that it's only US and Canada, sorry to all the international people!
Batting a thousand there bot.
Not it, sorry.
Here is what i was taking about: [link]
Daily journaling is something I'd advise too. Self reflection keeps you in check. That constant feeling you have against yourself for not giving your all will push you forward. Even if you cant write it down, record yourself. Via audio or video from your phone. Hell, i even considered buying a camera with a flip out screen. But my phone is good enough for now (im cheap when saving lol)
Speaking of saving. The app MINT (Google Play or Apple Store) is awesome!! You can link your cards and track your spending, while making budgets, and etc. For finance goals. I started by doing an audit on myself a few years back. Soooo much excess spending. Ebay, taco bell, walmart, junk food, all this stupid shit. Im only 22, but damn was i stupid them few years back.
What made me realize this was when i did math for all my pay stubs and saw my checking acc at like only $800. I was like "yoo! wtf where did my money go!" lol. So i made a strict budget, used mint to track my shit. and in about a years time. I saved up to $10K in my savings account. Its easier when you're living with your parents still. But damn is it a good feeling knowing you can save that much.
So start by identifying what you spend all your money on (mint has a detailed chart for transactions), then cut them bitches out of your life. Jot down all your bills for the month. get an average of your paychecks per week x 4 = your monthly income. set your budgets as individual sections for your bills, along with a free expense for the month. (basically money to blow on w.e you want) and then STICK TO THAT BITCH. I have all my shit going on my credit card now and pay it all off at the end of the month. For extra settings to auto categorize spending at different locations into specific budgets, login to their desktop website and you'll get more options to customize things than on the app.
For the past few months i haven't saved much, actually overspent by a lot due to things around the house im helping with and all that. But last month i saved a little over $1,000. and in another 9 months ill be back at $10k+. Its really easier than you think. those cravings to by extra shit come and go, but overtime your willpower will get stronger as your savings grow. Right now my credit score has gone up to 747. Pay your bills on time! lolol
Screenshots from my mint account:
I got all kinds of stuff setup in my room, past awards, self reminder notes, etc. All of it is to remind me I'm destined for greatness and to help me stay on track as well:
Lastly. On my wall is my check list for the main 5 things I'm working on, along with a white board for notes and custom things. I also have images to reflect what I'm trying to manifest as well.
Figured this could be my first post to actually help someone out. I also have a folder where i keep my workout plan at, more self reminders, etc. Anyway, off to go finish my last bit of meal prep then to do a workout. GET YOURSELF A ROUTINE, and more importantly set reminders and do your best to stick to it. Jot down your goals, self reflect, adjust and keep trying. Good luck bros! *brofist*
<strong><em>Let the mighty iron guide you to great success!</em></strong>
"You need a budget" is a popular app/website to manage your budget. Another one (different approach compared to YNAB) is "Mint". The one I use is "money control", but I'm not sure if it's available in english (it's a german company). If you're interested in YNAB-style budgeting but don't want to pay for a subscription, the pc program "buckets" is similar to YNAB and I've read there's going to be a companion app in the future.
Sadly, they all suck ATM: Mint lacks an in-app calendar now, Prism is constantly forcing bill pay ads @ login & everything else is rather lacking IME.
But both will track everything you need as listed above.
Mint is pretty popular.
Uhh that's not it hahah here is the right link
Okay bot, be weird.
EDIT: The bot didn't give the right application, so I linked to it manually
I'v been using Mint without many complaints.
Mint: awesome app to track all of your finances.
C'mon Bot. Not what I expected of you.
Mint: Personal Finance
Mint is a great service for this, online and app support links with bank accounts and credit cards.
I got you covered:
Mint: Personal Finance & Money
Mint has sync from Capital One. It also assigns categories for transactions, which can be edited.
Mint to keep track of all your bank and credit card accounts in one place.
Just tried. This doesn't seem to have a web interface.
Searched for Intuit's Mint and that's at [link]
Well, I suppose there's this if you ever break up with the gf.
But I was referring to [link]
Wrong link, here it is:
Need budget help..? These did wonders for me: Mint & Prism
Link for the lazy: [link]
Mint is by the same company that makes quicken and is free!
Does Mint work?
Mint [link] is pretty good for tracking your spending
Have you tried Mint?
Mint Bills: Bill Pay & Money
and if that's to complicated, here's a simple version of it.
Edit: You can also sign up at https://www.mint.com
its free all you have to do it log in to your bank account(s) like you would for the application your bank has
I use Mint and have had no problems and has an app for every device & a web interface
I'm on Android,
Mint for keeping track of money.
Pushbullet for connecting my devicies.
Flow for Reddit.
Here's the correct one [link]
I personally use Mint to keep track of all of my spending and accounts