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How to budget: Three budgeting apps for your smartphone

Learning how to budget and manage your money on your smartphone, and sticking to that plan can be summed up by downloading three apps onto your mobile device.

Smartphones help us with so many daily tasks. From keeping track of our daily to-do list, to the best route to take home after work, we've come to rely on them to help us stay on track. But did you know that your smartphone can also help you manage your money and stick to your budget?

If you're wondering how to budget your money better, there's an app for that. Here are three money managing Android apps boasting different features and capabilities to help you take control over your finances and identify the best ways to save money.


As one of the top budgeting apps, MoneyWise touts being able to help you “get a grip” on your personal finances by tracking your everyday expenses and monitoring your cash flow. If want to learn how to budget your money better with a serious app that can enable you to project your finances in a detailed and informative way, MoneyWise can help.

Cash Droid:

This app features interactive reports that are broken down into specific categories, projects, payees, currency, etc. It looks at your cash flow forecast, monthly analysis, and transactions to help you build a budget and prioritize your spending. It offers a very simple synchronization of data between multiple devices, so if you have a phone, tablet, and/or laptop, the data will be automatically synchronized in the background.

Colorful Budget:

If you're looking for a simple to use budget planner and money tracker, you'll like Colorful Budget. This app allows you to keep track of your income and expenses, or to simply check on how much money you spend in certain categories so that you can learn to live on a budget. As the name implies, you have the added advantage of selecting different colors for each category, creating colorful pie charts that pop!

To learn more about how to budget your money, visit the Protective Learning Center.



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