Best Money Saving Apps
Saving money is hard. Especially when you're a college student or a recent grad, and everything (including debt) seems to be piling up. Thanks to these apps, though, saving money can be a breeze. Below are the top four money saving apps everybody, from college kid to boardroom executive, should have in their back pocket.
Every day, the free app, Digit, will go into your checking account and evaluate your spending habits. Then they’ll pull out a tiny, tiny amount—even just a few cents!—and move in into a “Rainy Day” Fund. You won’t notice the one or two cent withdrawals until you check your Digit and see that you’ve actually made quite a little nest egg in just a few weeks.
One of the best budget managers in the app store, Clarity Money gathers all your financial information to display it in one easy place. Just add your savings, checking, and what other accounts you may have, and Clarity will clearly display your total financial picture. The app will even help provide advice on spending, whether you’re on track with your spending, and alert you to unwanted subscriptions. Best part—it’s a 100% free!
You may have seem some ads for Trim, the new app marketed at helping you take control of your finances. Well, all these ads are true—Trim is truly the online assistant that saves you money! The app takes look at all your accounts and finds all of those pesky subscriptions that were draining your bank account without you even knowing. They’ll alert you and you can easily delete subscriptions you didn’t even know you were paying.
From the makers of TurboTax, Mint is a free financial tracker app that looks at your total financial picture. They collect all your financial assets—your bank accounts, credit and debit cards, investments, and bills—and manage it for you. The app can help you check your credit score, stay on top of bills, and prepare you for financial longevity. Who needs a real-life financial advisor when you have Mint?
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