There’s an app for pretty much everything these days. Want to be more productive? There’s an app for that. Want to know what it feels like to become a celebrity overnight? There’s an app for that. But, before you rush and download the newest insta-fame simulator, why not take a look at app that can actually save you some benjis.
Considered by many as the G.O.A.T. of personal finance apps, Mint makes it both possible and simple to track all of your financial activity from every account you have. All transactions from your savings, checking, retirement, etc are automatically recorded and categorized. This powerhouse app also keeps track of your spending patterns and will create a customized budget that you’ll actually stick with. Available for: iOS and Android
If your bank statement is starting to look more like a food journal, this is the app for you. Say goodbye to impulse purchases and finally get your grocery budget under control. Grocery iQ allows you to create grocery lists by using their internal database. If a product is not included, you can use voice recognition or barcode scanning to add it. The app also includes a store locator feature and offers coupons. Available for: iOS and Android
Tired of having ramen night after night? This Eat Street-powered app provides the best deals on restaurants near your college or university. You can order right from your phone for pick-up or delivery, plus earn points for rewards that you can redeem at your favorite food spots. Available for: iOS and Android
When you’re not spending money on food, you’re spending it on gas. GasBuddy helps you find the cheapest gas prices in your area, plus, you can earn points towards winning the weekly $250 prize to fuel up. Available for: iOS and Android
If you’re going to binge watch the next season of your favorite guilty pleasure show, make sure you’re getting something out of it. With Viggle, you can “check in” and earn points that can be redeemed for rewards from Sephora, Amazon, Starbucks, and other brands you love. Available for: iOS and Android
Ever wish you could earn real money for just shopping? When you use Ibotta, you can browse the different offers in their product gallery and choose the ones you’re interested in. Once you complete a task such as taking a poll or watching a video, real cash is added to your account and after you’ve actually purchased the product from one of the partnered retailers, your money will be waiting for you in PayPal account. Available for iOS and Android