The Good Life For Less: More Ways To Save Money With Apps

We’ve been talking all week in ‘The Good Life For Less’ blog about ways to save money using apps on your cell phone. We’ve mostly talked about budget planners and account organizers for your phone, but there are tons of apps that can help you get the most for your money.

Check out this article by one of my favorite life advice sites — Lifehacker. They show you 10 apps that can help you find more ways to save. You’ll find tools like cheap gas finders, fee-free ATM maps, coupons you don’t have to print and can use straight from your smart phone and more.

I want to know: what is your favorite financial app? If you have one or know of any other deals, share them with other ‘Good Lifers’ in the comment section. You can also read more money-saving blog posts here and text WCCODEALS to 84816 for a ‘deals of the week’ reminder.

  • Citizen

    OMG. Only a generation that wants to be linked up 24/7 would find this article the least bit informative. You want to save money? Get dirty. Plant a garden. Go to the local farmers market, get fresh produce, can and freeze it. Cut coupons from the newspaper (or download, if you don’t remember what a newspaper is). Combine all the errands you run in your car into one trip (then find the cheapest gas). Use cloth bags instead of paper at the grocery store. Mow your own lawn–you can probably use the exercise anyway after just sitting all day at a computer or just using the iphone. Or buy an electric mower that is quiet and uses no fossil fuels–just plug it into the grid. If you can afford it, get a hybrid car the next time you need a car. Learn to do your own oil changes and tuneups. Learn to sew and mend clothes. And maybe, just maybe learn to cook. I’m appalled at how few young people can cook. But maybe they are just too busy downloading apps….

  • Citizen

    My favorite financial app? Learning how to balance a checkbook and understanding that there is a finite amount of money in there–checks can’t be written on money that isn’t there. Is this article for real? More indication that our schools have seriously failed kids today.

  • Citizen

    Sorry. My age is showing. I should have said you can’t use your debit card or app for money that isn’t in the checking account. I risk misunderstanding by young people who do not know what “checks” are.

  • JoeK
  • Mike

    This site has great local deals and is updated 3 times a day.

  • Alex

    Citizen, for somebody who says we should spend more time outside, you sure spend a lot of time writing worthless comments on websites.

  • Jade

    I have to admit, I love -thought I’d share it with you guys… check it out, pretty sweet. They have quite a diverse collection of daily deals to choose from for more savings everyday.

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