10 Google Play apps to help with your holiday budget

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With the holidays right around the corner, many of us are in full shopping mode. And while it can be exciting to pick out festive holiday decor or gifts for loved ones, it can also get stressful when the costs start piling up: In fact, one in four holiday shoppers report feeling anxious about gifts and other holiday-related costs.

With its wide selection of apps, Google Play has you covered. Today, we’re highlighting 10 apps on Play that can relieve your holiday budget — and your stress.

1. YNAB (You Need A Budget)

YNAB: Budgeting & Finance is a one-stop shop for taking control of your finances. With tools to organize bills, pay off debt and track your net worth, YNAB helps you reach your financial goals so you can get back to treating your loved ones (and yourself) this holiday season.

2. Cleo

Cleo can help you (literally) start a dialogue about your finances. Ask Cleo anything about your spending and budget through an AI-powered chat interface, and get clear answers to help you track your bills and stay informed about your financial situation.

3. NerdWallet

NerdWallet is a holistic finance app that keeps you smart when it comes to your long-term spending, net worth and credit score. In addition to analyzing month-to-month spending across all your accounts, NerdWallet provides insights into factors affecting your credit score so you have key financial information all in one place.

4. Goodbudget

Goodbudget, formerly EEBA (the Easy Envelope Budget Aid), is an ideal choice for budgeting across devices. It syncs your expenses — whether purchases like holiday gifts or utilities like your internet bill — across platforms so you can easily track your spending from the web or the app, and share with anyone else you’re budgeting with.

5. Honeydue

Honeydue is a finance app specifically designed for couples, helping partners track bills and bank balances while giving them insight into each other’s spending goals and habits.

6. PocketGuard

PocketGuard makes it easy to stay on top of your money and always know what works (or doesn’t) for your budget. The app can analyze your accounts, automatically identify subscriptions and other transactions and send detailed reports to help you stay on track.

7. RocketMoney

RocketMoney, formerly Truebill, helps you manage your subscriptions in one place and provides a clear picture of recurring payments, including those you may have forgotten about. With lower bills and higher savings, you can designate money toward things that matter, like holiday gifts for your loved ones.

8. Wallet: Budget Expense Tracker

Wallet: Budget Expense Tracker is built with financial planning in mind, allowing you to track bills, automatically sync transactions with your primary bank and get valuable insights about spending via weekly reports. You can also share your budget with others to stay on top of household expenses. Wallet accounts for flexible budgets as well, which is especially handy during the holiday season when spending can be unpredictable.

9. Productive – Habit tracker

We know that staying organized goes beyond budgeting during the holidays. Productive – Habit tracker is an easy-to-use app that helps you plan a routine, set reminders and customize your tasks for each day to create productive, long-term habits you can stick to. In addition to alleviating stress when it comes to spending money, it can also give you peace of mind on how you spend your time.

10. Calm

Speaking of stress, Calm can help you manage the pressure that comes with holiday budgeting and make your wellbeing a priority. A popular sleep and relaxation app, Calm includes Sleep Stories narrated by celebrities, guided meditations, soothing soundscapes and more to help you reduce your anxiety and practice self-care.

Original Source: https://blog.google/products/google-play/google-play-budget-apps/

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