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Top 5 money management apps
When it comes to keeping on top of your money, it has never been easier to save, stick to your budget on the move and check purchases and any incoming money wherever you are. Technology is what has made this simpler and with the rise of apps, especially money management apps, there are plenty of options to help you keep an eye on your money.
Whether you are wanting to create a budget you can update wherever you are or you are looking for ways to save money, we’ve listed some good examples and how they can help you below.
These apps all focus on you creating a budget and sticking to it by updating it on the go or as and when you can. Depending on how in depth you want your budget to be, you can create a general monthly spend limit or split your spending into relevant sections such as bills, entertainment etc. You will then be able to see exactly how much you are spending a month and where you will be able to save money and cut back.
Money saving apps
These apps can help you save money in a number of areas from your weekly supermarket shop to meals out and luxury purchases. The deals last anywhere from a week to a couple of months and can range from 10% to 75% off, depending on what the retailer in question has decided on, and they are a perfect opportunity to save cash on necessary spends and little treats for you and your family.
Cashback sites and apps offer you the opportunity to make money on what you spend. They usually work via online shopping as you browse one of the sites listed above, click through to the website you want to shop on, buy your goods and you’ll receive your cashback. It’s a simple process and this is why many people use these sites to make a little extra money.
Spend tracker apps
These work in a similar way to budgeting apps where you update what you spend on the go but there is not usually the budget setting function which other apps offer. Instead you just log your spending and you can see how much you are spending a month and where. This is good for when you are trying to cut down on what you spend in a month as it will highlight where you could save money quickly and easily.
Your bank’s app
Finally, one of the best ways to keep track of your money, spending and income on the go is to download your bank’s app. Most banks have apps these days which makes it easy for you to check your balance and statements, make balance transfers and pay friends or family there and then. The security on these apps is improving all the time making them pretty safe if you are careful with log in details and passwords.
As technology and apps become ever more sophisticated and it focuses more on specific areas, it is worth taking advantage of what is already out there to help you with your money.