As an iPhone app, Next took the checkbook model and turned it on its head, collecting your transactions and displaying them as a gorgeous picture of your financial trends. Now, developer noidentity has brought the spending tracker to the iPad as its own paid companion, and while the minimal concept works well enough on the larger screen, we have a tough time recommending a double-dip here.
Our iPhones make it easier than ever to keep our budgets in check. There are an abundance of spending trackers in the App Store that will alert us when our bills are getting out of hand, but they're really only as smart as we make them. Constant vigilance is required to catch errant charges, and if you're not careful, fees and fraud can pile up and siphon money from your wallet. BillGuard looks to take human error out of the equation. By leveraging the power of crowd-sourcing, the app scans every credit and debit card transaction and alerts you to anything that looks suspicious.
If there’s one thing we could all use in today’s topsy-turvy financial world, it’s an app for keeping tabs on our debts, with an eye toward paying them off. The creators of BillMinder are back with a companion app called DebtMinder that aims to do just that, using the popular “debt snowball” method recommending by money experts.
Money might not be able to buy happiness, but a lack of it can sure bring a whole lot of misery. If you’re willing to spend a few bucks sensibly in the App Store, sticking to a budget will be easier, and you’ll be flashing that several-hundred-dollar smile in no time.
Before you can work out your monthly budget, you’ll need to map out your expenses, starting with recurring bills. For complete control of your financial burdens—including a sortable calendar, cloud syncing, and due-date notifications—grab your unpaid bills, a copy of BillMinder ($1.99 iPhone, $4.99 iPad) and start inputting.
BillMinder for iPhone users have raved about the app in reviews, and now developer return7 has introduced something that will have them screaming for joy as they make short work of paying bills each month -- BillMinder for iPad has arrived.
It's tax season, that time of year when so many of us make the financial equivalent of a New Year's resolution. You promise to spend your money wisely, keep every receipt, live within your budget, and save some money for a change. But this time you mean it. This time you're going to make that resolution stick.
Your first step? Paying your bills on time to avoid those pesky late fees. And your iOS devices are going to help you do just that.