If there’s one thing every household wants to accomplish, it’s saving money. Whether you live within a tight budget or you simply want a bigger cushion in the bank, cutting spending is something everyone is interested in.
Something else most everyone is interested in is electronics and technology. How convenient would it be if you could incorporate your savings into your lifestyle by utilizing your technology? Pretty convenient; good thing it’s easy to do.
Download savings apps
Your smart phone is more than just an easy way to upload photos of your dinner for all your friends and followers to see; it’s a money-saving device. There are a number of free apps available that allow you to save money in just a few seconds time.
The RetailMeNot app makes it simple for you to find the store in which you are shopping and gain instant access to current coupons and codes good online and in stores. For example, if you’re in a store with a coupon for 20 percent off your entire purchase and your total is $100, this app just saved you $20.
Barcode apps are another great way to save using technology. Simply scan the barcode of the item in which you are interested and see if it’s available for a lesser price at another store nearby or even online. It’s instant savings in less than a few second’s time.
It’s a nightmare to come home to a house that’s so hot you can’t breathe, but it’s also a nightmare to see the utility bill come in at the end of the month after leaving your air conditioning turned down low while you’re at work all day.
Instead of making sacrifices to your wallet and/or comfort, invest in a Nest Learning Thermostat. It’s simple to use; it learns your habits and works to your programming to keep your heat and air turned off when you’re not home.
You can even control it with your smart phone, computer or tablet, turning it on or off when you’re at work or traveling. It can save you as much as 30 percent in utility costs each year.
Bundle household technology
What three things do you use more than anything else at home? The answer to this question is your television, your phone and your internet. Instead of paying three separate bills with three separate sets of fees each month, bundle your phone, cable and internet and save significantly.
Technology makes life exceptionally easy when you let it. Let your technology make your life less expensive by taking a few minutes to see what type of technology fits into your budget, works best for your lifestyle and saves you the most money.