Lots of us are barely scraping by with our earnings after paying bills and basic living expenses and living like that can make saving a big problem, sometimes even impossible. Luckily for you there are apps out there to help you save some cash, these apps certainly aren’t going to make your money problems go away but if you keep using them it will certainly pay off.
Here’s a list of 5 apps that help you save money:
YNAB (You Need a Budget)
This app gets your finances super organized and aims to change the way you manage your finances. It does it by using four rules for you to stick to in order for your finances to stay or get in shape.
The only downside to this app is software you have to purchase for your Mac or Windows in order to use it costs $60 but you could argue that you would save much more in the long run by using it to budget.
For all you students out there trying to eat on a budget can be a challenge, especially if you want to eat takeaways with friends, but not with this app. Campus special shows you all the best deals on places to eat located near your campus or university. You use the app to place your order and earn rewards to be redeemed at your favorite places to eat. The more you use the app to place an order the more rewards you can get.
Lots of people don’t bother buying Sunday newspapers anymore, I suppose with all the news we get online there’s not much need in buying them, but one thing we are missing out on is the amount of coupons you could get from the newspapers. With Flipp you can still have all those free coupons. It has all the coupons from 800 retailers big and small. The best thing about this app is the fact that coupon clipping is not a must. By adding the identification numbers from your loyalty numbers and get some discounts automatically while your items are scanned through at the store.
Gas prices can be harsh on your finances, especially if you rely on your car for work commutes. With GasBuddy you can compare prices and find the cheapest price that’s local to you, the app even uses your location so if you’re not in your hometown you can still find the best prices nearby. You can even earn points that go towards winning their weekly $250 gas prize just for alerting them of app prices.
FinalPrice is a must get app for frequent travelers. This is a subscription based app that costs $99 for a year’s subscription, but it will save you up to 10% on flights with over 750 airlines, not just major ones. If you travel throughout the year this app will pay for itself quickly and to top it off it even includes the best prices for hotels and rentals.