2018’s best tech for saving money
Saving money can be a challenge, especially when there are so many things we want to do and buy. With unexpected bills and emergency financial circumstances occurring now and then, there is always the option of a wide range of payday loans, to help to fix these problems if you are low on funds. However, it is recommended that for everyday spending, you set a budget for how much you can spend and you stick to it. Here we are looking at 2018’s best tech for saving money to help you to do exactly that.
Money Saving Apps
When looking to save money, it can be difficult to know where to start, however, we have found that a money saving app on your phone is a great way to budget. It allows you to view your monthly balance which you have allocated to your budget, and ensure that you do not spend over that. With it being an app, it means that it is portable, so you can use it on the go and in the shops.
These money-saving apps, including ‘Money Dashboard’ help you to categorize your money and see how much you are spending per month in a customizable and easy- to- navigate dashboard, which is perfect if you are wanting to keep track of your money, as it is all in one place. In addition to this, there are apps such as ‘Vouchercodes’, which search the web to find you coupon codes to help you save money when shopping online, meaning that you can save money every time you shop.
Another smart piece of tech is a smart meter. This will help you to monitor the amount of energy that you use within your home, so you can ensure you do not overspend. With a wide range of smart meters on the market and some available directly from your service provider, you can begin tracking how much you are spending on energy, at an affordable price. If you are looking to invest in a smart meter to add to your home, be aware that the prices can vary, ranging from £34.95 to £200, depending on the type of model you wish to purchase.
Although this seems to only be a small piece of technology, a little change can go a long way, especially when saving you money. During the winter months, the energy bills seem to rise dramatically due to the darker days and the need to have more lights on being increased. However, your energy bill can be easily reduced by switching to LED light bulbs. These light bulbs are cheaper to run than your standard blub and can save you up to £240 a year, which is a worthwhile investment you should make.
Filtered Water Bottle
This simple gadget can save your household a lot of money, particularly if you are spending large amounts on bottled water per month. This smart bottle, with a built-infilter, filters the water as you drink it, removing all the impurities that you can often taste from tap water. This will save you money if you live in an area in which the water is heavily chemically treated because you will be able to drink tap water and reduce the need to purchase bottled water and thus saving you money on your weekly shop.
In addition to all of these technologies, there are new inventions that are coming out every day that are specially designed to help you to save money and stay within your budget. So, which piece of new technology from 2018 will you be using to help you save money in your everyday life?