As a freelancer I’ve gotten into the habit of being very meticulous with my finances. Weekly, I go over my income, spending, and projected income and expenses for the following weeks. I like to paint a two week picture of what my bank accounts will look like.
While I use several tools for this, Mint is what I use for spending, previous data, and organization. If I ever need to check something while I’m out, well, luckily they have a freshly minted (teehee) Android App.
I know that as a student, I like to know exactly how much money I’ve got in my account when I’m out and about. But having to log into your online banking portal via your browser can be a bit of a pain every time you want to check your financial affairs. Managing your finances, however, using your Android phone means you can update your account statements immediately giving you more control over your budgeting and a clearer overview of what you have and, more importantly, what you can afford to spend.
There is a wealth of personal financial software out there on the Market; these are my five personal favorites. (more…)