Managing your Money with Mobile Apps

I should know better than to go to the grocery store when I’m hungry. As I wait for my turn in line, I look at my cart and realize that I have gone way overboard this time. It’s okay, I think…

The more I think about it, the more I’m not so sure that it is okay. Let me just check my balance. I don’t want any surprises at the register when I swipe my card.

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Mercer Savings Bank

Android / iOS

I pull up my Mercer Savings Bank app, and in a few clicks, I have my answer. Whew! I’ll have to make these groceries last a while.

What else does this app do? It looks like I can transfer money between my accounts, pay bills, and even deposit a check with my phone. That’s great. I can take care of all of my banking while I’m waiting in line at the grocery store.

What I really need is an app to help me do better managing my money. Let me see which budgeting apps have the best ratings.

Mint

Android (4.3 stars)  / iOS (4.4 stars)

Manage your money with Mint, the free financial tracking manager app from the makers of TurboTax®. Know where you stand with every account. See what you are spending, where you can save, and what needs to be paid. And best of all, it’s free.

PocketGuard

Android (3.2 stars) / iOS (4.6 stars)

Stay on top of your finances with PocketGuard, an easy-to-use personal finance app. Track and compare multiple credit card, bank, and investment account activities at one time. Designate spending limits to receive automatic notifications. It’s easy to use and free!

Wally+

Android (3.4 stars) / iOS (4.4 stars)

New lifestyle money management app Wally+ treats your expenses as experiences. Set financial goals and use Wally+ insights to reach them as you balance your income and expenses. Know where, why, on what, and with whom you spend your money. Got to love this price – it is free!

GoodBudget

Android (4.4 stars) / iOS (4.5 stars)

Manage all of your household finances in one place with GoodBudget. This real-time, easy-to-use personal finance manager is a proactive budget planner that helps you stay on top of your bills and finances and allows you to share your budget figures with others, all free of charge.

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Take a look at these options and see which app will work best for you. For more than 125 years, Mercer Savings Bank has been serving the needs of your community. Need help setting up a budget? Contact us or stop by Mercer Savings today.

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