Onward: Co-Parenting Expenses

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4.6
164 reviews
10K+
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Everyone
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About this app

Onward enables you to split each expense with your co-parent without having to rely on unnecessary and emotionally-charged text conversations. You can now propose how you would like to split a particular expense, share the details with your co-parent, and settle up directly in the app once you hook up your bank account or via our connections to apps such as Venmo, PayPal, Zelle, or CashApp.

Onward lets you keep track of:
- What you've spent
- What they've spent
- How much is owed by each parent
- Settling up on expenses

We understand that co-parenting can be difficult, so we’ve created a one-stop child expense tracker to make things easier. With Onward, you can now avoid awkward text messages about money and easily add expenses, share them, and pay your co-parent back right from within the app!

Onward also helps you and your co-parent see what you are spending on your children to help you improve transparency and better plan for your children’s future. That means you can ditch the messy budgeting and expense spreadsheets!

We are on a mission to improve the lives of co-parents and help them build happier homes for their children. You can count on Onward to handle all expense-related communication with your co-parent so that you don't have to. Add your expenses, upload receipts and split them with your co-parent so you can both easily track your money!

Here are some features that make tracking and splitting expenses hassle-free with Onward:

- Easily Track Expenses
With the Onward App, you and your co-parent can easily track all expenses related to your children right from your phone anytime, anywhere. You both can add expenses, assign them to a category (like education, clothing, or activities), and even include a receipt or photo. The app helps you streamline your shared parenting and finances in order to make these decisions easier for both of you.

- Settle up in Seconds
Onward enables you to split each expense with your co-parent without having to rely on unnecessary and emotionally-charged text conversations. You can propose how you would like to split a particular expense, share the details with your co-parent, and settle up with your favorite apps like Venmo, PayPal, Zelle, or Cashapp.

- Visualize Your Financial Plan
Onward tracks your expenses and generates automated reports to support you in better understanding your overall spending. You and your co-parent can view the expense report by month, child, and category to understand how much you are spending on your children to better plan and budget for each of your futures.

- Streamline Communication
By providing an easy and hassle-free way to manage your shared finances, Onward helps in streamlining communication. It provides a neutral platform for both parents to manage and split co-parenting expenses, helping you to keep negative emotions out of the conversation and away from your kids.

- Get Paid Faster
Are you tired of reminding your co-parent to pay their share? Or annoyed with the amount of texts asking you to pay them back? Onward has got your back either way! Onward supports you by sending personalized reminder notifications to your co-partner to tactfully nudge them to settle up. Reminders help you get paid faster and with ease, without ever needing to send a text yourself again!

We have carefully designed all of these features with empathy and compassion so that we can help ease tension between you and your co-parent. Knowing first-hand how hard co-parenting can be, we also know that conversations about money management can make things harder and even negatively impact children.

With Onward, we’re here to support you and enable smooth expense tracking between co-parents. So are you ready to take the first step toward making your co-parenting journey easier? Tap the install button and get started.
Updated on
Jan 25, 2023

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4.6
164 reviews
Anne Gerro
October 28, 2021
My #1 tool for better coparenting- This app has been a game-changer for communication with my ex! We had been trying (and failing miserably) to track expenses for the kids through text messages for years. Now I can just take a picture of a receipt, choose how we want it split, and he gets a notification to pay it back, and vice versa. The whole process takes less than a minute. The reports are super helpful too!
27 people found this review helpful
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Onward Co-Parenting
December 2, 2021
Thank you for this lovely review, Anne! Success stories like yours are what drive us to spend every day working to improve the lives of co-parents and their children. Please don't hesitate to reach out to us at support@onwardapp.com if we can ever be of assistance.
Freddy Villegas
January 10, 2023
I want to start liking it. But when im ready to upload.. Sometimes it wont let me login or its always updating or it says there is a new update but when you click there is no update and won't let you go pass the pop up which sucks.
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Onward Co-Parenting
January 11, 2023
We're sorry! When shipping our latest app updates on Android, we had an issue. We've since fixed the problem and hope that you are able to use the app as intended!
Philip Freeman
December 20, 2022
it's hard to think of anything wrong with this app. I can get rid of my spreadsheets now thanks to the reports I can export from the app!
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What's new

We update Onward often to continuously improve the experience for you. This version contains user experience improvements.