Three apps that could help you save a ton
Written on the 11 April 2018 by Arrow
According to some estimates, the average Aussie has over 30 different apps on their phone, the most popular downloads being social media and messaging apps.i Have you got more than a few apps on your phone that don't do much for you except make your photos look funny or keep the kids entertained for five minutes at a time? We've got some suggestions that may be well worth your time literally.
Keep on track with your goals
The voice of responsibility in your back pocket
Get your spare change working for you
By now you might have heard of Acorns, the spare change investment app that launched in Australia what seems like ages ago.iv But it's not the only app that helps you save and invest your 'virtual spare change'. FirstStep is a locally-developed (Acorns first launched in the States) investment app with an option to round up everyday purchases.v It works by securely linking with your everyday transaction account, reading your transactions, 'rounding up' each purchase to the nearest dollar, and deducting that difference from your account. Your virtual spare change is then invested in the investment option/s of your choice. And you don't have to do anything; it's all automatic, yet you can change your options any time.
Making apps part of your plan
Does the app's main aim or function fit in with my personal financial goals?
How much of my private information does the app need to work effectively?
Can I delete, cancel, or recover my app information easily if necessary?
i See report series at https://www.appannie.com/en/insights/topic/reports/
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