Looking for simple ways to help save money and better balance your finances? Thanks to the advances made in technology it has never been easier. Previously spreadsheets were the only option to monitor spending and track the finer details. Now you’ll discover a wealth of apps ready and waiting to be downloaded to help you and your bank balance.

Here, we’re going to take a look at some of the best apps for the job.

Money Dashboard

  • Free to download
  • Available on iOS, Android and online.

Fancy becoming the ‘master of your money’? Money Dashboard is a great app for people who have multiple bank accounts and are looking for one easy to manage solution. It helps you to budget, track your spending, view your account balance after all of your bills have been paid and is compatible with over 40 banks across the UK.

Yolt

  • Free to download
  • Available on the App Store

Yolt is a prepaid digital account which helps you save while you spend. You top it up every day and the app will automatically round up transactions and move them to your ‘money jar’. As an example, if you fill your car with petrol and the total comes to £20.01 – Yolt will move 99p into your savings.

As the saying goes: Look after the pennies and the pounds will look after themselves. One of the benefits of Yolt is that you top up the money on the card so you can only spend what’s on the card. The idea is to manage your daily spending and not go over what you’ve set.

Moneyhub

  • Free to download with in-app purchases
  • Available on iOS and Android

Money hub is another app designed to help you see all of your finances in one place. It offers a spending analysis which allows you to monitor your spending. There are numerous graph options available to allow you to compare previous months. This can make it easier to see where you need to cut back on spending.

Once you have seen where your money is going, you can set yourself goals and budgets – you’ll then get little ‘nudges’ throughout the month telling you how far through your budget you are.

Monzo

  • Free to download and register
  • Available on iOS and

Monzo is more than a helpful financing app – it’s an actual bank account. Unlike traditional banks which had the brick and mortar first with an app following, Monzo was born straight from the app store. It’s free to open a bank account with Monzo and there are options to upgrade accounts for a fee, but the free account offers some great saving opportunities.

  • Savings pots
  • Roundups
  • Savings goals
  • Notifications of spending
  • No charges for using your card abroad.

Monitoring your finances and tracking your savings has never been easier thanks to the apps on our phones and tablets. Why don’t you find some clever ways to make and save money with help from Free Money?

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