Your smart phone can help you be smarter with money. From budgeting to coupons, there's an app for that. Scroll through the slideshows below to learn about some great apps that can assist you.
Mint helps you track all of your financial transactions in one convenient app and helps you create a budget based on your spending patterns. You can set up alerts to notify you when balances are low, budgets are exceeded, and more.
Created by financial guru Dave Ramsey, this app helps you create a zero-based budget (budgeting every single dollar). By telling your money where to go each month you gain control of your money - rather than allowing it to control you.
Track the due dates of each of your bills and set notifications to remind you to make payments.
Money Saving Apps
Save money on items you buy regularly including groceries, clothing, gifts, and more. Answer trivia questions, watch ads, or participate in polls to earn cash back on your purchases. After shopping, verify purchases by scanning barcodes and take a photo of your receipt. Rebates are typically deposited into your Ibotta account within 1-2 days. Take a withdrawal when your balance reaches $20 or more.
Just like the website, retailmenot.com, this app offers coupon codes for online and brick-and-mortar retailers. Search for stores and websites to start saving money on your phone.
If you're a frequent Walmart customer, download the Walmart app to use the savings catcher. Walmart guarantees the lowest prices on their items. Scan a receipt into the savings catcher app and if a competitor offers a lower price on an item you've purchased, Walmart issues a refund of the difference in price by an electronic Gift Card to be used on future purchases.
Because those Target trips always seem to add up more quickly than intended, you can save money on those extra purchases using the Target Cartwheel appl. As you shop, scan items in Cartwheel to find savings. Present the checkout barcode on your phone to the cashier at checkout to receive your savings. The more you save, the more discount slots you unlock for even more money saved.
Collect printed coupons on your phone by taking photos of them and then present a digital barcode of the coupons to your cashier at checkout. You can also browse for additional downloadable coupons on the app.
Link your loyalty cards to the SavingStar app and download coupons directly to your loyalty card. When presenting your loyalty card at checkout, coupon savings will automatically be deducted from your total.
Find the best gas prices near you by checking the GasBuddy app. Report gas prices to earn entries into a weekly drawing for $250 worth of gas.
Find and compare local parking garages and lots in your town. You can even book and pay for a parking spot in advance - great for guaranteeing a spot at large events, concerts, and games.
Find the lowest airfares using Hopper. See how your flight date can affect airfares and find the best time to purchase your ticket.
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