6 Apps That Will Help Save Money Without You Even Noticing
Earlier this year I made a conscious effort to start saving more. Of course, it's easier said than done and come payday there was never much left in the pot. I needed to get better at budgeting but I had a hunch that I would find it easier to save if I didn't notice it happening. So I looked for some apps that would help me, and in using a combination of different ones, I've saved hundreds of pounds this year. I've cut my overdraft in half and bought many, many croissants on a weekend in Paris. There are a lot of apps that can help even the most reluctant of savers squirrel away some cash. Even if it's just a few pennies or pounds a week, they all add up.
Bear in mind that you will have to give some apps read-only internet banking information — including your online password — which is why many banks aren't keen to recommend them. You should always be aware of the details before signing up and research the apps carefully. As with any financial agreement, always read the small print and terms and conditions so you understand where your money is and how it's protected. I'd love for you to be able to pay for a surprise weekend away in a few months, but I'm not a financial advisor so do all of the necessary reading and have a chat with your bank about their saving options before downloading.