Best App for Checking Your Finances
Your Balance: After you set up a free account at Mint.com and give the site read-only access to your accounts, the app's overview screen shows the big picture. Tap to see recent activity or check alerts about low balances or unusual spending. The info comes straight from your bank, credit card companies, and investment accounts, so it reflects only cleared transactions. If the check's still in the mail, it doesn't show up at Mint.com.
Monthly Budget: The Mint.com website helps you craft monthly budgets, and the app lets you check how you're doing against your personal spending caps. You can't change the budget levels inside the app itself, but it's a useful way to see if you can really afford that new pair of shoes while you're on the go.
Version reviewed: 1.0.1
Carry a complete snapshot of your financial picture with this companion to Mint.com, a free online dashboard for monitoring your money. Like the site, the app shows all your balances, activity, and investments at a glance, plus a review of how you're faring against the month's budget. Look but don't touch: Mint.com offers lots of info about your fiscal health but doesn't handle payments. It helps you monitor your money, not spend it.
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