10 iPhone Apps To Help You Budget and Save Money

Tax season is upon us! Its that time of year where you cannot help but think whether you have spent your money in the right places. Maybe you paid telecomm companies too much money for calling long distance. Or you spent more than you should have eating out rather than making dinner at home.

I like to splurge money on gadgets, but tend to be skeptical about spending a lot at bars. If you’re like me and are looking for better ways to budget using your iPhone, here are some apps that I recommend using.

1. Ace Budget

Cost: $0.99 [iTunes Link]

Ace Budget is a financial application that helps you track expenses and income. You can use the app to create a daily, weekly, monthly, semi-monthly, and yearly budget for an unlimited number of categories. The application can create graphs, historical data, and set reminders.

2. AirFare Pro

Cost: $4.99 [iTunes Link]

AirFare Pro searches nearly 10,000 airports and over 200 travel websites to find you the cheapest airline deals. This includes the ability to sort by the number of stops, price, total time, or airline. International flights can be searched.

3. AllRecipes.com Dinner Spinner Pro

Cost: $2.99 [iTunes Link]

AllRecipes.com Dinner Spinner Pro has a massive user-generated database where you can find recipes to meals and select the amount of time it takes to prepare it. This application is a great way to save money by avoiding eating out regularly.

4. Coupon Sherpa Mobile Coupons

Cost: Free [iTunes Link]

Coupon Sherpa Mobile Coupons provides you with hundreds of coupons to retail stores, restaurants, jewelry stores, and health/beauty products.

5. Credit Card Terminal

Cost: $0.99 [iTunes Link]

If you run a small or medium sized business, you may understand how costly it can get to have a merchant account for processing credit cards. Credit Card Terminal lets you accept credit cards on-the-go. This application was seen on an Apple TV advertisement.

6. Hundred PushUps

Cost: $0.99 [iTunes Link]

Hundred PushUps is an application that will help you save money when considering a gym membership. Rather than going to the gym regularly and paying a monthly price, why not work out at home? This application will help you track your progress along the way too.

7. Mixologist: Drink Recipes

Cost: $0.99 [iTunes Link]

Mixologist: Drink Recipes has a list of 7,900 drink recipes and 1,300 ingredients. You can use this app to learn how to make cocktails and Jell-O shots. Instead of going out and drinking at a bar, why not make the drinks at home?

8. PortfolioLive – Stock Quotes/Market Data

Cost: $5.99 [iTunes Link]

PortfolioLive is a stock portfolio management tool. Even when you are away from your computer at home or at the office, you can monitor changes in stock prices.

9. Skype

Cost: Free [iTunes Link]

The Skype iPhone application complements the online service. You can use Skype to call and IM anyone on Skype for free. You can use the Skype iPhone app to call landlines and mobile phones. You can also use the app to send SMS messages at great rates. The Skype app is free to download. The app lets you sign into Skype using a WiFi connection.

10. TextFree Unlimited

Cost: $5.99 [iTunes Link]

Textfree Unlimited lets you send an unlimited number of free texts for a while year from an iPod Touch or iPhone to any U.S. mobile phone. Incoming text messages are free too. Even if the app isn’t open, you can get notified of texts.

Honorable Mention:

9-in-1 Financial Calculator

Cost: $0.99 [iTunes Link]

Pulse2’s 9 in 1 Financial Calculator Suite has a tip calculator, sales tax calculator, mortgage calculator, car loan calculator, compound interest calculator, savings calculator, fuel cost calculator, inflation calculator, and millionaire calculator built into one. It is one of our company’s most demanded iPhone application for budgeting.

This article was written by Amit Chowdhry. You can follow me at @amitchowdhry or on Google+ at

10 iPhone Apps To Help You Budget and Save Money Comments

  1. arvind says:

    Brillian aps. Maybe i should try it out and see whether it works for me or not.

  2. daniel says:

    I found an app that helps me to decide how much I need to save, and then spending the rest, instand of seeing how much I spend and then saving the rest.
    try Budget Protector

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