I've been traveling abroad for 2 years - here are 5 critical apps I use to stay on top of my budget while traveling
- When living and traveling abroad, it's crucial to use budgeting apps to make sure you don't overspend.
- From tracking how much I spend on food and entertainment to helping me keep track of various foreign currencies, money apps like Trail Wallet and PayPal are a constant travel companion of mine.
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I've lived abroad for more than two years now, and one key way I've managed to do it successfully is by managing my budget.
Although the word "budget" doesn't necessarily conjure up excitement, it's a necessary element of any successful trip. Budgeting and finance apps definitely make keeping track of your money easier, and - dare I say - fun. As a freelance writer, my monthly income varies, which makes using these apps even more crucial.Read more: I've been living and traveling in Europe for 2 years - here are 9 things that are cheaper abroad than in the US
From seeing what categories I overspend in - such as food or entertainment - to monitoring my credit score, each app helps me track my finances in a different way.
During my time abroad, I've tested out various money apps. Here are five of the most critical ones I use to stay on top of my budget while traveling.