Top apps to help you save
Getting into a habit of saving can be tricky, especially if you’ve never done it before. But there are so many tips and methods out there to help you become a pro saver! Nowadays there are many apps that allow you to keep control of your expenses and income, daily. So, the question is… which apps to help you save are best?
Here are 6 of the most recommended apps to help you save:
If you find it difficult to save money each month, then the Chip app could be your answer. Once you connect it to your online banking, it will gather all information about your spending. It’ll use that data to work out how much you can afford to save. Every few days it transfers an amount it believes to be affordable into a separate savings account. It basically does all the calculations for you! How handy!
Do you find it hard to make your salary stretch throughout the month? Let alone trying to save… well, you’re in luck. You’ll need to get your salary paid into a separate account (run by Barclays – legitimately). Then Squirrel will gradually release money into your current account so you aren’t spending it all at once.
You can even tell the app when your bills are due so that the money is in your account in time. This service has a monthly fee of £3.99 however in emergencies it can be overridden.
This app has great features for when you need to know what you’ve been specifically spending your money on. It’s also free!
All you have to do is connect the app to your bank account and any credit accounts, then when you spend money it’ll appear on the app’s dashboard display. Any spending is categorised which will allow you to see exactly what you’re spending the most on and where you can cut back.
We understand how frustrating it can be when you want to withdraw your own cash to follow your budget plan and the ATM charges you a fee. Not to mention, all the news from Link about the cut-down of free-to-use ATMs… that’s why ATM Hunter comes in. It locates free-to-use ATMs and shows you exactly how far away they are from you.
Sometimes it’s hard to work out if something is a good deal or not, especially if you’re relying on memory alone to check. This app takes the memory work out of that by showing you recent prices for items that look like they’re on sale, comparing prices to other supermarkets and giving you vouchers so you are initially saving money!
This app allows you to easily split expenses with family or friends. For example, if you pay half and half on rent with your partner, the app allows you to synchronise with others so that you can figure out a way to work it out, stress-free.
All of these apps can be find for Apple and Android devices so you can always be connected financially and able to take control of your expenses on a daily basis. Let us know which one’s your favourite!
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