Saving money is easier than you think: these apps do it for you

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Caroline Stronkhorst in Saving Money

Last updated: 23 January 2020, 12:21 GMT

When it comes to saving money it can often feel like a big effort. Spending time working out your expenses and budgeting is not the most fun task! In day to day life there are lots of expenses you can save money on, but it can be hard finding these. 

Luckily there are lots of apps out there nowadays that can help you save money. From putting pennies into a savings account to storing all your loyalty cards in one place, these are the best money saving apps!

Monzo

By now it is pretty likely you’ve heard from Monzo before. With more than three million customers, this banking app is taking over the world! Monzo is a current account provider that focuses on budgeting, saving and clarity on what you are spending.

Not only do you get instant spending notifications to keep track of your money, you can also set spending budgets for different categories. For example, you can set a budget for eating out and through the Monzo app you can keep an eye on your spending. 

With Monzo you can also create savings pots. You can set a feature where the spare change from a purchase is automatically put into a savings account. You can even earn interest over this! We love this feature because you often don’t notice when a purchase is rounded up to a full number, but the pennies really add up in the long run.

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Stocard

Do you have a stack of loyalty cards that don’t fit in your wallet? Yes, us too. Every shop has a loyalty card nowadays and although they are great for money saving or collecting points, there are too many to carry around! Getting to the cash register only to realise you left your loyalty card at home is an all too familiar problem.

Stocard solves this by allowing you to save all your loyalty cards in one place. Add your loyalty cards to the Stocard wallet so you always have it to hand!

The app also has a feature where it shows you the loyalty card offers available, so make sure to check this before you make your purchase. You’ll never miss out on loyalty points again.

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mySupermarket

The mySupermarket is a fantastic app to save money on your food shop. You can create a shopping list on the app and it will tell you which of the major supermarkets sell it for the lowest price, or what offer they have on. You can use it for online or in store shopping.

What’s great about the app is that you can use it easily in store by scanning the product barcode. You can then see if you can get the product cheaper elsewhere. Especially for items such as washing powder, nappies and general higher priced items this is a great money saving app!

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These apps help you save money in your day to day life. It might be penny savings, but remember that these add up to lots of pounds towards the end of the year. You can use this budget for your Christmas shopping, or to book a nice holiday!

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