Did you make it a New Year’s Resolution to save money, stop frivolous spending, or to stick to a budget? Hopefully, you’ve been keeping that resolution, but if not, we’ve got some tips to help you budget and save in 2017.
Here are our favorite money saving tips for 2017
Create a Budget
Of course, you would expect to see create a budget on a list of money saving tips. This is because budgets work. Tracking how you spend money can shed light on wasteful spending habits. You can take budgeting to a new level by utilizing budgeting apps such as Goodbudget. Goodbuget is a budget app that gives you the ability to plan your spending instead of just tracking it.
Have you ever purchased something and then later see the exact same item cheaper at another store? We’ve all been there before – the ultimate buyer’s remorse. However, there is a way that you can prevent this from happening – and it’s all in an app.
Slice is really a package tracking app that scours your email for online purchases and tracking numbers. Not only does Slice make tracking deliveries easier, but the app will help you get a refund if the price has dropped on any of your purchased items.
Some people take couponing very seriously. If done correctly, couponing can save you hundreds, if not thousands on your shopping bills annually. Don’t think you have the patience for all the coupon cutting and organizing? Couponing apps, like Flipp, make it a breeze to browse weekly circulars and clip digital coupons.
Who doesn’t love getting cash back? Well, what if we told you that you can get cashback on many of your online purchases? With the rebate shopping app, Ebates, you can get up to 40% on online purchases you make at retailers such as Amazon, Walmart, and Groupon. The best thing about Ebates is that you get a $10 gift card just for signing up, plus money for sending referrals their way.
Don’t give up on your New Year’s Resolution. You can create a budget and stick to it by using the tips we’ve highlighted above. Do you have a unique money saving tip? We would love to hear. Drop us a comment letting us know how you save money.