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With this new year marking the beginning of a new decade, it’s the perfect time to give your finances a boost. Unfortunately, for most of us, making the resolution is the easy part; actually accomplishing that goal is where far too many of us fall short.
Luckily, technology has stepped in to make managing money far easier, simpler, and, importantly, more consistent.
The experts at FlipGive — a team funding app that's helped North American families save more than $20 million by earning cashback on their everyday purchases— know all about using technology to improve your family’s financial health.
They've created a shortlist of some of the best saving applications that may help you go from resolving to resolved this year. Below are just a few of the essentials to start putting extra dough back in your wallet in 2020.
1. TRACK YOUR SPENDING WITH LEARNVEST
The first step to reaching your goal is understanding where you are and there are few apps better to help you track your spending, create a budget built around savings goals, and keep tabs on it up to the minute than Learnvest.
2. MINTBILLS HELPS YOU KEEP IT CONSISTENT
Like going to the gym, saving money is one of the first things to go when life gets hectic. Mintbills lets you not only track your spending but pay all your bills right through it, including your savings contributions. Automating the system makes it harder to break.
3.EARN BACK ON ALL YOUR SHOPPING WITH FLIPGIVE
FlipGive helps teams, groups, and schools earn back on all their shopping, dining and travel spending. The cashback earned on everyday purchases gets pooled into a team fundraising account. If you’ve resolved to make the most of your everyday spending (and raise money for your group or team at the same time), FlipGive is your ticket to smart shopping.
4. DIGIT TELLS YOU EXACTLY HOW MUCH TO SAVE
Once you know how much you have and how much you spend, it's time to figure out how much to save. This is where so many people lose focus. But Digitcalculates how much you should be saving based on your spending and income, allowing for some realistic goals that you can actually meet.
5. LOOKING TO SAVE AND INVEST, TIME TO COLLECT THOSE ACORNS
Acorns is more than a saving service, its a growth service. Essentially, Acorns rounds up everything you spend to the nearest dollar and invests that money into an investment portfolio that they help you create. Sure, there's always a risk in playing the market, but there's no better way to maximize savings than to put your money to work.