Five Great Financial Apps That Are Free

Take control of your personal finances with these money-saving mobile apps.

I probably don’t need to tell you that it can be a challenge staying on top of bills, tracking your spending, monitoring accounts and doing everything else that needs to be done to manage your money. Fortunately, there’s assistance at your fingertips. A multitude of apps that you can quickly download on a mobile device can help you take charge of your finances.

Here are five, in particular, that we like because they can help you save money by tracking your spending, avoiding fees and hidden charges, maximizing credit card rewards and automating deposits into savings accounts. All are free, work on both Android and iOS devices, and boast high-level security.

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Cameron Huddleston
Former Online Editor,

Award-winning journalist, speaker, family finance expert, and author of Mom and Dad, We Need to Talk.

Cameron Huddleston wrote the daily "Kip Tips" column for She joined Kiplinger in 2001 after graduating from American University with an MA in economic journalism.