If you download only one financial app, make it Mint. It links all your accounts (from savings to checking to credit card to retirement and more) to give you a quick look at your financial picture. Set budgets, reminders, view spending reports and get money-saving tips. Better yet, it's completely free.
Goodbudget Budget Planner
If you've got a one-track budget mind, consider the Goodbudget app. Track your spending through different categories — needs, wants and the like — to get a thorough idea of how you're using your dough.
If you want more than just a budget monitor, check out Budget Saved. Keep track of your spending and look at your patterns to see what's really necessary — and hopefully save some cash in the process.
Same deal as the other finance-tracking apps, but with a different interface. Money Monitor helps you track your income flow, your spending and ever-important budget. Plus, it can help plan for more important purchases. The only app on this list that's not free, it will cost you $1.99 to download.
Even though they're not thrilling, credit scores are important factors in modern life. Keep on top of yours with the Credit Karma app.
If you've already got your budget and cash flow tracking under control, check out Portfolio for investing news.
Attention freelancers and others who need to track their mileage for tax purposes! Download MileIQ immediately. It helps you easily track your work-related transportation and will help you save (money and headaches) come tax time.
You’ve got apps for managing your workouts, apps for booking a manicure and apps for sharing what you ate for lunch today (hi there, Instagram!). But do you have any apps that are really going to make a difference in your life long-term? We’re talking about personal finance apps — applications designed to help you keep track of your cash flow, monitor your spending and help you achieve those big-ticket money goals. Want to avoid that sinking feeling you get when you look at your ATM receipt balance? Download a financial app and get proactive with your money. Here, we’ve outlined the seven best personal finance apps, most of which are free. Try one or a few and revel in your newfound money confidence in 2016.