Keeping it simple with spending apps.

Author:Tisdale, Stancey
Position:STANCEY TISDALE'S TIP OF THE MONTH - Spending Tracker app - Brief article

When you start down the road to "financial wellness," financial experts across the board say you must begin by determining where your money is going. Many recommend that you spend anywhere from a week to a month writing down everything you spend. While that's a great idea in theory, even well-intentioned efforts to keep receipts, jot down spending, etc., can fall by the wayside. I recently started this exercise, as part of my 'financial spring cleaning, and have found success with MH Riley's free Spending Tracker app. In addition to keeping track of your regular fixed expenses, like rent, mortgage, etc., the app categorizes everything you spend. You do, however...

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