Hey everyone and thank you for coming back to join me for this week’s Friday Finance with Josh! Today, I decided to call my Mom and find out what Moms want to know this week. She told me about an app her friend told her about and that an article about the best money saving apps. Who better to get a topic idea from than Mom! I thought it was great so, today I’d like to talk about apps that moms can use to save money. These days, the new technologies are all the rage and there is no shortage of them in the personal finance realm of things.
DealSnap is a pretty neat tool to have when you are out shopping for gifts or even every day items that you’d like a better deal on. All you need to do is download the app, focus the product barcode in your screen and tell DealSnap to do what it does best, find local deals. The app will generate a description of the product and image to make sure it’s the product you’re looking for. It will also display great local deals on that product. So, when you are at a store that claims to always have the best prices and, you find a better price with DealSnap, you can often use your app to put the price match guarantee into action!
Decide.com is a great app for those of us who love electronics or are looking to buy gifts for an electronic lover. From cameras to computers and more, Decide.com can help you make sure the deal you see is the best deal you can get. When it comes to electronics, prices often fluctuate. Simply waiting a week to make a purchase can save you tons! Decide.com predicts the price fluctuations in electronics so you don’t have to. It also gives you a way to know when the best price has hit on an item you’ve been watching with price alerts. The downside to this one is that it’s only available for Iphone but, if you have a smart phone you can go to Decide.com right from your browser and get the same benefits.
The Coupons App
If you didn’t like coupons, chances are, you wouldn’t be a reader of Penny Pinchin’ Mom! That being said, The Coupons App has a name that says it all but doesn’t say quite enough. It will generate a list of local coupons, often for free things like a free sandwich at a local restaurant or free drink at a local bar. It also gives you the ability to save the coupon directly to your phone in an easy to find place so you won’t find yourself searching for too long at the checkout! But, that’s not all it does. This nifty app also has a gas price comparison to help you make sure you pay as little as possible at the pump!
Last but not least, SavingStar is a great way to save on the every day items like those you get at grocery stores or pharmacies. This app manages your store loyalty cards for you. It will provide you with coupons for the stores that you enjoy shopping at and, when you link your loyalty cards, it will credit your account for the purchases you make using the coupons. Your credits earned will eventually turn into cash back!
I have to start today’s final thoughts by saying, thanks Mom, I hope you enjoyed my article! Now, where was I…Oh yea, in today’s world of technology, there are few limits on how and when you are able to save money. Simple concepts like money saving apps provide us ways to save every day. These are some of my favorites but, there are tons out there. I’d love to hear about the apps you’ve found in the comments below!
About The Author – Joshua Rodriguez
This article was written by Joshua Rodriguez, proud owner and founder of CNA Finance and avid personal finance journalist. Join the conversation about any personal finance topic on Google+. I’d love to help you reach financial stability!