how to manage money on a busy schedule


How to Manage Your Money on a Busy Schedule

Get help managing your finances with one easy-to-use app.


We know you're busy.

When you're running around and trying to juggle work, family and a social calendar, it can be tricky to find time to manage your finances.

That’s one of the reasons why we created the LearnVest iPhone app. Our app combines everything you love about LearnVest all into one handy, easy-to-use mobile app that will help you master your money, even while on the go.

From our Money Center, which allows you to track your spending, set goals and manage your budget, to all of our free stories you can now read wherever you are, the LearnVest app has got it all.

Though the app only recently debuted in the iPhone App Store, the LearnVest team has had access for the past few months—and frankly, we’re a little bit obsessed. Find out how our staffers use the LearnVest app, and pick up some of their secrets for making the most of your money … on your phone. Then, download the app for yourself!

Jeff Green, General Manager, Financial Products
I use the app to stay organized whenever I have a free moment. I can folder my new transactions while I’m on the subway and my updates will sync up once I have an Internet connection again. It’s also great to be able to check how I’m doing with my budget when I’m out shopping. Now, it’s easy to answer the question “Can I afford it?”

Will Larche, Mobile Developer
My favorite thing to do is adjust my priority goals. I love to move the slider and see how fast I’ll pay off my debts and how much interest I’ll save! It’s also crazy-fun to recolor a folder. I guess I just like swiping all the sliders!

Amadeus Junqueira, Front End Engineer
I use it to keep track of my cash expenditures. I have noticed that, on average, over 20% of my income goes to transactions that I’ve paid for with cash from ATM machines (many places in New York only accept cash). It’s easy to add a cash transaction when I’m out and about. Now I can easily keep track of where I’m spending my dollars and cents and have a better idea of how to budget my money!

Stephany Kirkpatrick, Director of Financial Planning
I like to keep cash in my wallet since I hate parting with it, and I always stop and think before I spend, which I don’t do as easily with a card. To keep my Money Center current, I add a cash transaction right on the spot—I don’t even have to keep receipts! It is scary how fast cash gets spent, even when you are thinking carefully about it, and if you asked me at the end of the day or the week what went where, I could never had accounted for all of it unless I were logging things daily like I do now.

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