A large majority of our mobile media time is spent using apps. These low storage memory programs can do almost everything from providing us with the latest gossip on our workplace colleagues all the way to reviving Super Mario to defeat Bowser after decades of dormancy. Something else apps can do is help keep your wallet and bank accounts full throughout the year. Here are six different free personal finance apps you can use to get and keep more money.
If you are in the market for purchasing a car, then you have to use AutoGravity. This app compiles competitive vehicle finance offers quickly. All you have to do is select the make and model of your desired automobile, and choose a dealership; the app will compile up to four financing offers, in which you can apply for through the app. It’s a huge time-saver. You will know the amount of financing you are qualified for, and the whole process takes about 10 minutes.
Similar to AutoGravity is Squeeze. This app is like the Priceline or Expedia for your bills. You just simply input the bills you pay in their respective categories — like your cell-phone, Internet and TV services — and Squeeze compiles a list of competing rates, in which you can select the best service or package for your needs. This app also boasts a spending-habit analysis tool, along with a “hot deals” tracker.
M1 Finance's philosophy is investing made simple and visual. The app does a good job with displaying your portfolio through a series of neat and eye-catching pie charts. The app breaks your portfolio down into different asset classes, such as stocks, fixed-income, ETFs, and represents them in a very interesting, delicious, and relatable way.
You decide how you want to make your pie. After you are finished with making your pie, you have to start filling it with money. Every deposit you make with the app, M1 automatically invests your funds according to the charts you created. You just keep adding funds to the app, and M1 does the rest. Just check-in every once in a while to see how much your money (or pie) has grown.
This app helps you gather and spend your rewards and loyalty cards. Just simply scan all of your cards into the app, and it will automatically collect your loyalty and rewards points as you make purchases. Bink also gives you info on your most recent transactions.
Workfrom helps people find great workspaces to work remotely. The app searches more than 1,200 cities across the world and provides details on local alternative workspaces. Just think of Workfrom as the Yelp of remote workspaces.
Venmo is easy to use. Just link the app to your bank account, and then you can receive and send money to your friends as easily as sending an email. Venmo is perfect for small reimbursement transactions with people you already know. Funds transfer quickly, typically one day to clear.