Mobile Money: The Down-Low On Finance Apps

Over the last year, I have become obsessed with finances.

Blame it on adulthood, blame it on nerdiness, but I’m proud to say researching finance tools, tips and tricks puts me in my happy place. It started with the discovery of the Mint app, followed by tips from the tax man and clever ways to make money for holiday gifts—all of which compounded into a New Year’s aspiration for financial fitness.

About the same time I was setting up a Mint budget, I heard about other finance apps including Level Money, Acorn, Goodbudget, Digit and more. But I wondered, which ones were worth looking into? What were they? What did they do?

While talking to Hannah Sorenson, a financial associate at Thrivent Financial, and Alicia Kellebrew, a financial counselor at The Village Financial Resource Center, I found these types of apps have both advantages and disadvantages.

As with anything, practice makes perfect. Kellebrew said, “It’s kind of like a muscle: the more you do it, the more it’s going to become automatic.”

Check out the full article published in The Forum on August 13. You can read it here.

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