Budget Effectively with Mobile Apps

Aspen: Aspen Dental

Date:December 18, 2017 

As a dental student with a significant investment in your future, it is important for you to develop your financial awareness. Developing a budget and monitoring it are key to the process, since dental students graduate with an average of $225,000 of educational debt.

As a dental student with a significant investment in your future, it is important for you to develop your financial awareness. Developing a budget and monitoring it are key to the process, since dental students graduate with an average of $225,000 of educational debt. What, then, is the best way to track your finances? Apps for your phones, tablets, and computers allow you to easily track your finances. Experiment with a few of our favorites and find one that you like. Once you have a way to track spending and create a budget, you can use this budget to guide your daily spending and be accountable to yourself.

AndroMoney

If you’re an Android user and like to have information at your fingertips no matter where you are, AndroMoney works with GoogleDrive and allows you to export data into Drive easily.

Budgt

This app does not ask for your personal information and is very simple to use. It is probably best for those who already have a pretty good handle on their finances but want something to track expenses.

Goodbudget Budget Planner

This free app is helpful as a personal finance tool and enables budget sharing with spouses, family members, or even among friends. It can also be synced across multiple devices and the web.

Level Money

Level Money helps you stick to a budget by showing you what you can spend today, this week, and this month. The app also helps you figure out how to save for bigger purchases or pay down debt.

Mint

This is a good option if you want a solution that connects your personal bank accounts and credit cards into a single app. You can create a budget in this app and also set alerts so that you are notified when you are about to hit a particular limit. Mint has an app for iPhone and Android.

Think about adding a budgeting app to your mobile device the next time you head to the school store for teeth or burs—or even out for an evening to blow off stress. There are numerous options available—but the most effective is the one you actually USE.

Staying on Top of Your Money

Keep Track

Life as a dental student can be costly, so budgeting your money wisely will ensure you don’t have any financial woes.

Mint

Connects bank accounts with credit cards

Budget

Tracks expenses

AndroMoney

Exports data to GoogleDrive for Android users

Toshl

Divides data into four categories of expenses, income, sum, and budget.

GoodBudget

Allows sharing of budgets with linked family/friends

“Once you have a way to track spending and create a budget, you can use this budget to guide your daily spending and be accountable to yourself.”