After reading the article “The 7 Best Budget Apps for 2021” by NerdWallet I decided I was most interested in the app PocketGaurd. However, after reading the reviews in the google play store it seemed there were many issues with the app after a recent update. I then chose to download Mint which had better reviews.


The thought of linking my bank accounts made me slightly uncomfortable so I decided to read an article on how apps similar to Mint keep your information safe. From what I read, specifically for Mint, the information is kept in a “separate database using multi-layered hardware and software encryption.” which would make it difficult to hack into.

After downloading the app it was nice to see what I was spending money on in an organized way and how much I had spent in the month so far. The app is very pleasant to look at too.