CLEVELAND — Having trouble saving money? Some people transfer money within accounts. Others put money under the mattress. If none of that seems to be working for you, why not try an app. We found a few helpful money saving apps that are free and fun.
The Long Game app creates a savings account for you. Each time you put money in, you get coins to play games and win cash. You can transfer the money to your real savings account too. You can learn more about Long Game here.
Qaptial is another money saving app. You choose from different game rules to help you save. One rule rounds up to help you save little by little. Another rule puts money into your savings each time you spend on a guilty pleasure. Click here for more information about Qapital.
Digit is one of the most popular and highly-rated apps. Digit calculates what you can save then sets it aside. Many reviewers point out that they downloaded the app because it offers a 1% savings bonus every three months too. See what else Digit offers by clicking here.
All three apps are insured by the FDIC. Their prices vary. Long Game is free. With Qapital, you get a 30-day free trial, then the basic plans starts at $3. Digit is also free for 30 days, then it’s $5 a month.
Bankrate.com also recommends downloading Tip Yourself and Dobot to help you save money. The website says Tip Yourself is ideal for “anyone who wants a simple way to save for short-term goals. Tip Yourself is free or you can pay $9.99 for the pro-version, which comes with added perks and options.
Fifth Third bank owns Dobot and it’s free. It’s different from many other money savings apps because you can use it with a checking account from any bank, but your money will be deposited in a savings account at Fifth Third.