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Make Holiday Spending More Mindful with These Apps

By Amy Ouzoonian

It's that time of year again when we're throwing caution and cash to retailers like mad. The holidays are upon us and it's even more important than ever to stretch every dollar and make it count in your favor. Here are a few apps for you to consider using to help you approach holiday shopping with ease.

1. Mint: This app tracks spending, creates budgets, and sets financial goals. It connects to your bank accounts and categorizes transactions automatically, providing insights into your spending habits.

2. YNAB (You Need A Budget): YNAB's budgeting approach encourages users to assign a job to every dollar. It's particularly effective for planning both regular and irregular expenses.

3. PocketGuard: PocketGuard shows your disposable income after considering bills, spending, and savings contributions, making it easier to understand your spendable amount at any given time.

4. Goodbudget: Based on the envelope budgeting method, Goodbudget allows you to allocate income to different spending categories, promoting discipline in financial management.

5. Acorns: A micro-investment app that rounds up your purchases to the nearest dollar and invests the difference, Acorns is an innovative way to save while being introduced to investing.

7. Clarity Money: Clarity Money uses AI to analyze spending habits and helps cut back on subscriptions and other regular expenses. It also offers savings goals setting.

Each of these apps offers unique features to assist in managing your finances, so it's worth exploring a few to find the one that best suits your financial goals and habits. Want access to discounts and free trials on these services and more? Sign up for free for 2 weeks and unlock immediate savings!

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