Best iPhone apps to help you take control of your personal finances: BillGuard, myFICO, BUDGT, and more!

The best personal finance apps for iPhone to help you monitor your credit, track your purchases, and save money faster!

Everyone wants to get a better handle on their personal finances. Whether it's remembering to pay bills on time or working on improving a credit score, iPhone apps are a secure, convenient way both to get started and to stay serious. No matter what your personal finance goals are, the App Store has lots of iPhone apps that can help you meet them. So, which are the absolute best ones?

BillGuard

Best iPhone apps to help you take control of your personal finances: BillGuard

BillGuard lets you track all your credit cards and monitor all activity on them in once place. It's even got Passbook support built right in so you can view where all your accounts stand at a glance. Since BillGuard is crowd sourced data, it's always up to date. Clear transactions you know are safe and flag ones you didn't authorize. BillGuard can even contact the merchant on your behalf. Aside from monitoring, BillGuard can also show you where your money's going and where you can save.

If you want the best credit card monitoring service available, look no further than BillGuard.

myFICO

Best iPhone apps to help you take control of your personal finances: MyFICO

FICO is a subscription credit monitoring service that keeps you up to date on your credit score and report. Any changes to it and you are automatically notified. The myFICO app for iPhone is a great way to stay on top of your score on the go. You are alerted via push notification to any change in your score and you can view your current score in one tap. You can password protect the app as well so no unauthorized users can view your credit info.

If you want to keep an iron grip on your credit report and score, myFICO is where it's at.

BUDGT

Best iPhone apps to help you take control of your personal finances: BUDGT

No one likes budgeting their money but some people have to, or they'll never save anything. I've found BUDGT to be the most painless budgeting app I've ever used. Not only is it drop dead simple to use, the interface is beautiful and just makes sense. Simply set a budget for different categories and then track expenses as you incur them. BUDGT takes care of the rest and lets you know at a glance where you need to scale back and where you've still got room to breathe.

If you're trying to spend less and save more, BUDGT can help you get back on track.

Check

Best iPhone apps to help you take control of your personal finances: Check

Check, formerly known as Pageonce, is a great tool for managing bills and making sure everything is paid on time. At a quick glance Check can tell you what bills you have coming due soon and remind you of approaching due dates via push notifications. If you choose to, Check can even pay your bills on your behalf. Check has lots of other useful features too and can manage and monitor as much or as little as you want to let it.

If you have trouble keeping up with due dates or want to avoid late fees, Check is a must have.

Splitwise

Best iPhone apps to help you take control of your personal finances: Splitwise

Splitwise is a handy app that lets you choose to split any kind of bill you need to whether it's a meal or groceries. It also lets you track money that you loan out to others. Going on a vacation with a group of friends? You can even enter expenses for a trip and then split them how you'd like.

If you want to track who owes you money and split expenses easily between multiple people, get Splitwise.

Your picks?

These are what I currently consider to b the best apps to stay on top of my personal finances. Did I miss one of your favorites? Anything you're using that we should know about?