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How Your Phone Can Save You Money

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Written by Paul Strauss | April 22, 2014

There are hundreds of thousands of mobile apps out there for everything from playing movies and games to shopping. But not every app is designed to make you spend money. There are many really great apps that can actually help you keep more money in your pocket. Here are just a few of my top picks for apps designed to save your cold hard cash.


Level Money (Android/iOS)

This app automatically tracks your income and bills directly from your bank account, and provides feedback on your disposable income. It works with most major US banks, and provides real-time updates on your spendable funds on a daily, weekly and monthly basis. You can also set savings goals, and those will be automatically figured into your budget. Level reinforces positive spending habits every day, and without the need for cumbersome spreadsheets.

Cost: Free | Download Here


RedLaser (Android/iOS/Windows Phone)

Wondering if you’re getting the best price possible on purchases? Simply scan them with RedLaser, and it will run the item through their price comparison engine, searching for the best deal. And if you like to shop locally, it’ll even help you find the best price in your area. It also holds virtual copies of rewards cards for major retailers, and offers daily coupons.

Cost: Free | Download Here


Kayak (Android/iOS/Windows Phone/Kindle Fire)

Travelers will love this app, which can search thousands of airlines, hotels, and rental car companies for the best possible travel deals. It’s easy to use, saves itineraries, tracks flight status, and can notify you automatically when the price of a specific trip changes.

Cost: Free | Download Here


GasBuddy (Android/iOS/Windows Phone/BlackBerry)

Find the best prices on gasoline in an instant with this incredibly handy app, which is powered by user submitted reports on local gas prices. It’s also great if you’re traveling and looking for the nearest gas station.

Cost: Free | Download Here


RepairPal (Android/iOS)

Does your car need service? RepairPal provides ballpark estimates on typical repairs, and helps you find local repair shops. It also tracks your repair history, and offers pay-as-needed roadside assistance.

Cost: Free | Download Here


SavedPlus (Android/iOS)

While SavedPlus doesn’t get you discounts or cash back, it helps you put money away in savings automatically, which can certainly pay off in the long run. Every time you shop and spend money, the app will automatically transfer a pre-set percentage of the amount into your savings account(s), and can forecast your long-term savings from using the app.

Cost: Free | Download Here

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Disclosure of Material Connection: This is a “sponsored post.” Technabob received compensation for writing it, however, we only recommend products or services we find interesting or have used personally, and believe will be good for our readers.