Which are the best apps to help me save money?
Published Sun, Dec 9, 2012 Updated Tue, Feb 16, 2021
Using your iPad or iPhone to save money is a great idea; after all, you are paying a hefty premium for owning them in the first place, so you might as well make them work for you. The best apps for saving money depend on exactly how you use your iPhone/iPad so there are a few options to consider. Here are a few general ideas:
Learning to keep a budget is an essential cost saving measure that everybody should try to get into. Of course you know whether or not you will actually give it a go, but if you do you will find saving money is fairly easy.
The best budgeting app depends on how carefully you want to budget. If you are a meticulous budgeter then consider getting one of the more sophisticated apps such as mint.com’s app (and sign up for an account). But if you just want a basic bit of budgeting then there are plenty of free apps which will work. The best app is the one you will actually use, so try a few and see what works for you.
There are plenty of cost-saving apps to consider. One really popular option is RedLaser; this is basically a barcode scanning app which lets you scan any product in a shop and will then give you various information on that product including whether it is available cheaper elsewhere. This lets you double check that you are getting the best deal before you spend your money.