Even the sharpest and keenest financial minds may run into a little trouble now and then. Of course, with the advent of technology, life has become so much easier when it comes to managing money.
Smartphones are amazing tools. Not only for communication but for managing your life. When it comes to finances, there are several apps you can download which might be able to right the ship and help you save a little money.
The days of cutting out coupons from magazines is over. Apps like Vouchercloud will find your location through the phone and display nearby deals for a wide range of shops and stores. This can save you a little here and there, with discounts for restaurants, retail shops or even the local gym. By getting used to using Vouchercloud before venturing out you can trim costs.
If you’ve ever travelled more than you needed to in order to fill up the car at a cheaper petrol station, then MyGas can help. It scans the area and displays petrol stations and the current prices. It can also follow a particular chain if you have a loyalty card.
Perfect for those who are looking to buy a home for the first time, although existing home owners will also get a lot of use out of the app. Mortgage Mentor will:
- Display monthly payments on mortgage amounts that you enter.
- It will let you see how much payments might cost at XX% for X years.
- Breakdown the information and visualise it into simple charts
Potentially, the app can help gain an understanding of the payments you need to make, allowing a more concise and detailed financial plan when it comes to your home.
On a similar not, iXpenselt will do something similar for the rest of your other finances. It allows you to record you daily expenditures and create specialised reports. This way, you have all the information you need to inform where exactly your money is going, how much and when.
Perfect for those with a keen eye for business. Shareprice will track investments with real-time streaming information. You’ll be able to track share prices instantly, and manage various portfolios at the same time. Shares can be bought or sold at the right time, saving you money, and even making it too.
Rachel Hurley is a content writer for Sell Pension, the pension advice specialists.