In a sea of applications for mobile phones, there are many wonderful apps that can help consumers save money. Here are a few money-saving apps that are free!
- Redlaser- Looking for the best price on something that you need to buy? Redlaser transforms a phone's camera into a bar code scanner allowing you to scan an item that you are interested in purchasing. The application gives a description of the product, reviews and where to find the best price on the item. This app also tells you if there are any coupons available for the desired item.
- Gas Buddy- This application allows you to find the cheapest gas prices in your area. It can also give you directions to the nearest gas station if you are in an area you are unfamiliar with.
- Expensify- It is easier to determine where you can make cuts in your budget if you can see a single, concise expense report. Expensify allows you to sync credit cards and bank accounts and track all of your purchases. The data is turned into a user-friendly expense report.
- Grocery iQ- One great way to save money at the grocery store is to only purchase items that you need. The Grocery iQ app allows you to build new shopping lists quickly by: saying the item name, scanning the barcode, or using predictive search. This application is operated by coupons.com so it will also let you know if there are any coupons available for the items on your list.