Consumers who commit to a budget and paying down debt can use all the help they can get. Free organizational tools could be as close as your pocket or purse. You paid enough for your smart phone, now let it save you money by taking advantage of free personal finance apps.
Top 5 Money-Saving Apps:
Mint Money Management: Available for both Android and iPhone, Mint is consistently rated among the top personal finance apps. Users can track spending, monitor accounts including checking, loans, credit and retirement. You will never be late with another bill with their helpful bill reminders.
Easy Envelope Budget Aid: Take the old school envelope budgeting method into the digital age. Those who divided their monthly expenses into envelopes of cash, can save a trip to the bank by doing it virtually.
RedLaser: Who has time to shop around? Get the best price by scanning a product and let RedLaser compare prices online and at local retailers. This shopper’s dream is available on both iPhone and Android.
Dinner Spinner: Food takes a big bite out of your budget. If you lack inspiration in the kitchen and want to know what you can make with the dregs of your fridge and pantry, Dinner Spinner can cull from its 40,000 user submitted recipes to find a dish using what you have on hand. The scanner, available on both iPhone and Android, can help you generate a grocery list. The app allows you to search by dish, ingredient or cooking time, and includes vegan, vegetarian and gluten free recipes.
Gas Buddy:Commuters and consumers on the go know that gas prices can drain the budget quickly. Find the cheapest gas in town, see prices from stations nearby and report good prices and shortages from your phone.