The Top 10 Budgeting Apps To Help You Reach Every Financial Goal

A healthy budget is the key to financial success. If you struggle to make a budget or keep track of your expenses, an app can help. We tracked down some of the top budgeting apps to keep you on target for 2024.

1. You Need a Budget (YNAB)

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You Need a Budget (YNAB) is the favorite among respondents on the thread.

One individual says, “Despite the steep nature of their subscription, I was able to achieve my goals, and I use it often now.”

Some users say they like that you could get a referral bonus when you help someone sign up. Another respondent counsels that intending users should use the free trial before subscribing as that could help determine if YNAB will do the job.

2. Mint

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A frugal contributor recommends Mint, explaining how it could help you track your income, expenditures, and investments. “The app provides you with insights into your spending habits. It is more of a ‘what would I spend my hypothetical monthly income on vs. what did I spend it on.’”

3. Google Sheets

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A forum member suggested the Google Sheets Annual and Monthly Budget Planner feature. He claimed he was impressed by how it has helped manage his family finances.

“One good thing about the Google Sheets budget planner is that it can be used for collective budget planning,” he adds.

4. Honeydue

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If you want to budget with your partner, Honeydue is the ideal choice, several people on the thread suggest. It lets you sync your accounts and track expenses as a team, making financial transparency easy. It also categorizes your spending so you know what’s taking the most of it and what’s taking less.

5. EveryDollar

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Developed by financial expert Dave Ramsey, EveryDollar was recommended by a user who feels it is a good choice for people trying to pay off debt. The user explains, “It keeps me accountable because I need to enter all my transactions manually.”

While many lamented over manually entering transactions, the app remains reliable for eliminating debt.

6. Rocket Money

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Smooth UI/UX design, exceptional automation, low monthly fees, and flexible rule creation were among the reasons contributors suggested Rocket Money.

“This app has made me feel more in control of my budget,” someone on the thread adds.

7. PocketGuard

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Recommended by financial expert writers on Forbes, CNBC, and Fool.com, PocketGuard simplifies budgeting by categorizing expenses into three simple categories: bills, spending, and savings. It also provides insights into how much you can safely spend. One contributor claims they’ve not seen a better budgeting app than PocketGuard.

8. CoPilot

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For one individual, CoPilot was the best choice they made when they tried to exercise more control over their finances. He says, “I needed an app that I could easily use and teach my wife to adopt & use, and CoPilot was the easy winner.”

Another respondent faults YNAB’s inability to feature Venmo Integration, hence his choice of CoPilot.

9. GoodBudget

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One forum member expresses satisfaction with using GoodBudget. She claims that the app helps users create simple categories even though manually entering transactions can be time-consuming.

“It is better than the ‘super dumb AI’ used by most automated budgeting apps,” she explains. The app uses the envelope budgeting system, allowing you to allocate funds to virtual envelopes for various spending categories.

10. Money Manager

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The app helps to track expenses and budget appropriately someone implies. Supporting his claims, another user says she wanted something to track her expenses and budget properly, and the Money Manager did the job. Sadly, Money Manager is only available to iOS users.

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