5 Personal Finance Tools You Should Be Using

By on May 27, 2013

Top 5 Apps

Whether you are the kind of person who lives paycheck to paycheck or you have a diversified investment portfolio, you need to keep track of your finances. If you don’t yet, use this as a kick in the ass to get started now. Some people keep track in a notebook/ledger, others use a spreadsheet or word document on their computer. While all the above methods work, personal finance tools are making monitoring your finances easier and quicker than ever.

“Whether you’ve got an investment portfolio the size of Texas or you’re just trying to keep a balanced checkbook, nothing’s more useful than a well made personal finance application.”

Lifehacker takes a look at the 5 tools to give you a brief synopsis of Mint, Excel, Quicken, Yodlee, and Microsoft Money. Whether you want to create complex budgets on your smartphone or monitor where you are spending your money- there is a tool for you, you just have to find the right one.

More: Five Best Personal Finance Tools via Lifehacker.

Also, check out my recent interview on Mint.com!

Russell Kith

About Russell Kith

Russell Kith grew up in small town Wisconsin, the youngest of 4 boys. Having devoted most of his adolescent years to troublemaking, he left home at 18 and roamed across the world taking a variety of jobs he declines to specify. These days, you can find him writing about personal finance on the web. You can follow Russell on Google+ or Twitter.

2 Comments

  1. Shawn

    February 21, 2013 at 9:09 pm

    Mint is my favorite of all the finance apps I’ve tried. I like that it doesn’t have access to do anything to my funds, just pull information from my bank but not modify it.

  2. Russell Kith

    Russell Kith

    February 22, 2013 at 2:04 pm

    Great point Shawn. Mint only seems to be getting positive reviews these days. Is it helping you stick to a budget?

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