Watching and Tracking Finances

Watching and Tracking Finances - Anna Down South

Remember about a week and a half ago when I posted my post-grad goals? One of them was titled “save, save, save”. I’m trying to take that goal and run with it. A huge part of saving is figuring out what you are spending so much money on in the first place.

I’m actually pretty good with money. I save more than I spend- but I don’t track percentages. It’s just hard to do.

So I decided to look into some accounting and finance tracking apps. I looked at Mint first, which I know is super popular and super easy to use. The problem? I didn’t feel comfortable giving the app my bank account password. It just didn’t sit right with me.

So the app I settled on?

It’s called AndroMoney. You get to customize your categories, so if you have strange hobby you don’t just have to throw it into “personal spending”. For example, I have a pet’s category with a subcategory for both the kittens and the horse. It lets me really understand what I’m spending on.

You can check out graphs and statistics on your spending’s at anytime. It will even let you know if you spent less eating out this month than last month.

The only down side is that you have to manually enter the money you spent and earned into the app, unlike Mint that tries to do it itself (I say try, because it doesn’t always sort correctly!)

I’ve only been using this app two weeks, but so far I’m really pleased with it! I feel like it will really help me understand where my money is going and how to save more.

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