Spread the Health

Apps for Poor College Students

Afraid to check your bank account’s balance for fear there’s nothing there? Don’t let your budget bully you anymore! This semester, resolve to get your finger on your finances. This post features apps that help you make the most of your money.


Available on: iPhone, Android, the web
Cost: Free, but you’ll need a free Mint.com account first!
Rating: 4 stars

Why We Love Mint:

  • It’s simple: Staying up to date on money management can be hard work, but Mint makes it easier by streamlining all your accounts to one place
  • It’s safe: Mint is a read-only service and uses the same level of security as your bank, which means you can’t move funds in or out—and neither can anyone else
  • It’s smart: Mint automatically categorizes expenses, fees, and income, and provides you with customized information about other savings or credit programs based on your spending habits
  • It’s encouraging: Visualizing where your money really goes motivates you to stick to a budget and make smart spending decisions on the go

Now that you’ve got a handle on your budget, stick to it by shopping smart and finding the best deals out there using iSlick!


Available on: iPhone, Android, or the web
Cost: Free!
Rating: 4.5 stars

Why We Love iSlick:

  • It’s extensive: You can find coupons, sales, and freebies for just about any category
  • It’s customizable: You can find deals local to Boston and the surrounding area
  • It’s community-driven: You can join forums, have discussions, and become friends with other members to find the best deals for anything on the site

Want more app recommendations? Check out The Best Money Apps by Money Under 30.

SPREAD THE HEALTH: Mint.com and iSlick are just two of the many mobiles tools designed to help you make smarter choices with your wallet.

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