Here are a few great budget apps to help you stretch your dollar!
Transportation – #1 SpotHero
This is one of my favorite apps! This parking app allows you to search for parking garages, valet, and other parking areas to locate the best price. The great thing about this app is that you can choose the times you desire and the lots that are close to you. It searches all nearby parking options and provides you with options to park at a cheap rate. And the best thing is that the prices are often cheaper than what is offered by the parking company, so you really do get a great deal!
Budgeting – #2 Mint.com
I like to call this an “eye-opening app!” Many people budget but don’t really do a great job of tracking how much they actually spent. This app does not only tracks every dollar you spend, but it lets you know whether you are spending within your approve budget! This is also a great app to use if you are using a joint account because it allows each person to know the current balance of each account. One glance can tell you whether you had a “latte” too many!
Credit Score – #3 Credit Wise
This app allows a person to track their credit score. In addition, it also provides a simulator component. If you want to know how a certain transaction will impact your credit score, this app can help you do just that. For instance, if you want to pay off a credit card and desire to know how this will impact your credit score, the simulator can do just that. It also provides you with changes to your credit score to help you monitor it.
#4 Gasoline – Gas Buddy
If you want to make certain you are not overpaying for gasoline prices – Gasbuddy.com is a great app. Simply enter your zip code and it will provide you with a search of the cheapest gasoline prices in your area. The great thing about this app is that it also provides opportunities to win gas cards to help you with the cost of gas.
#5 Air Travel – Hopper
Hopper analyzes billions of flights and provides feedback not only on the lowest prices but the best times to fly to save more money. You simply provide your desired flight and it will provide predictions when prices may decline and the best time to buy. It will also let you know whether prices are expected to rise.
Remember, your choice your future!
Kemberley Washington is a certified public accountant who owns Washington CPA Services. She is the author of several books, including The Ten Commandments to a Financial Healing. She appears on many major media outlets and writes devotions for YouVersion Bible App! Check out her blog at Kemberley.com.