Smart phone apps have opened up a new world of fitness, gaming, and even finance. Trying to wade through the hundreds of personal finance apps to figure out which are the most helpful can be a challenge. When trying to stretch your budget, these seven apps can help you save, scrimp, and splurge.
Mint is the free, do-it-all budget app. If you haven't been using the online platform, it's time to sign up. Today, personal finances aren't just relegated to a single bank account. Between credit cards, savings accounts, and checking accounts across multiple banks, keeping your finances under control can be a challenge. Mint distills all your money information into a single platform that can be accessed at a moment's notice. It's a completely free and completely safe way to get a handle on your money and control your spending. Get it on Android and Iphones.
With the constant flux of gas prices eating into your monthly budget, getting the best deal on gas is a necessity. Gasbuddy makes it easy to find the cheapest gas in your area using user input on gas station prices nationwide. Just jump on the app and enter your location. Gasbuddy will list all the nearby gas prices so you can fill your tank and be on your way.
Dining out with friends can get tricky once the check arrives. Figuring out how much you owe, let alone what to tip can involve a lot of debate and more than a little math. Tip Calculator solves the problem of splitting checks and leaving tips by doing the math for you. Never accidentally stiff a server or leave an unnecessarily gratuitous tip again. Tip Calculator can be downloaded free on Iphones.
If your idea of a lazy, fun Sunday is wandering around the mall, Shopkick is a must-have. Shopkick is an app that rewards you just for walking...