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10 AMAZING BUDGETING APPS TO ORGANIZE YOUR FAMILY'S FINANCES

Jan 07, 2014

10 Amazing Budgeting Apps to Organize Your Family's Finances

Crunching numbers and wearing the hat of household CFO isn’t the sexiest way to spend our time. We’d much rather be hanging with the kids or perusing our favorite online boutiques, which is where we get into trouble in the first place. Nowadays, those brilliant yet insidious virtual shops save our payment information, circumventing that 10-second moment of reflection it once took us to reach for our credit cards. And who can say no to the kids’ imploring eyes when they ask for a couple of extras at the crafts store? However, this year we’re determined to shut the door on frivolous spending

If you made a resolution to quit wasting money and jumpstart your savings, there’s more than one app for that. Where human willpower fails, artificial intelligence gets the job done. We’ve rounded up ten incredibly handy apps for budgeting that’ll make balancing your family’s finances a breeze.

*A word of caution: Many of these apps, which assure bank-grade security, require access to your financial accounts in order to analyze and track your spending. However, if you’re not comfortable sharing this information, we’ve included a couple of (not too) old-school options.

By Cordelia Tai

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