You might think that all apps save time and make your life better. But, for every meditation, fitness and just plain fun gaming app, there are ones that cause you to fork over major coin every time you use them, whether you are conscious of it or not.
With the current pandemic and recession, along with the overall amount of uncertainty and desire to save this year, many people worldwide are looking for ways to stretch their budget and save some money. To do so, you need to look no further than the apps you use the most. We will show you how deleting some apps and replacing others will help keep your wallet happy in the long run. Your savings account – and future self – will thank you.Read More »
Secondhand and thrifted items can be cheaper then items bought from a retail store, and, not to mention, they are having a revival as a trend. But, it is becoming more and more commonplace for sellers to mark up goods for buyers and for sellers to wait for months, even years, for some of their inventory to be purchased. Also, scoring credits for sales and the cheap prices may lure some to spend too much. Many cheap items add up to be more than an item bought from elsewhere, especially when you factor in the mark-ups and pricey shipping costs. Not exactly cheap.
As an alternative, install Gone for Good, a mobile app which helps users in the U.K. and the U.S. find the best way to offload unneeded items. Showing descriptions of charities, procedures for drop off and ways donations can help others can help you give old items a second life for free, while saving money that could have been spent on too many used items or shipping costs.
Delete Food Delivery Apps and Stick to Calling Restaurants
Apps such as Uber Eats and Grubhub make it easy to get your fix for everything from fast food to fine cuisine, but they also take the effort out of eating. How many times have you ordered that Big Mac and fries after a long day at work, or added item after item at that fancy bistro, not thinking of the overall cost, but rather the convenience? Add in the delivery fee and tips, and that ends up being a much pricier meal than if it was acquired through other methods.
In the mood to save? Try to cook most of your meals at home, and then, when you really want to order out, call the restaurants or do curbside pickup. Doing so forces you to look at the menus, think about what you really want and calculate prices before ordering. It may mean a few less dishes for you, but a better financial outlook in the long run.
Delete the Amazon Mobile App and Install RetailMeNot
We all know how convenient Amazon is for ordering everything from candy to a whole new wardrobe, and the app makes that process especially simple. It can be all too tempting to browse the vast selection and find yourself ordering hundreds of dollars worth of items five minutes later.
Save yourself the hassle and the credit card debt by making a pact to download RetailMeNot, a coupon mobile app which also offers cash back benefits to put into savings. When you absolutely need to spend, get some of it back in your wallet. Score!