5 ways technology can save you money

In this world of instant gratification, technological advancements sure can make life easier. If you use technology correctly, it can also save you a lot of money. Here are some ways technology can save you more than a few bucks.

Smartphones apps

There are a ton of apps available that can save you money. There are apps that will help you monitor your budget, find travel discounts, find the cheapest gas prices, as well as loyalty apps that will help you earn rewards for what you spend.

Doing everything online

All the best deals are online. If you spend time in line at the store buying birthday presents, you’re wasting time, and time is money, so you’re wasting money. Shop online. If you’re driving down to your bank to deposit a check, you’re wasting gas and gas costs money, so you’re wasting money. Deposit that check with your mobile banking app. If you’re mailing in a check to pay a bill, you’re spending money on checks and postage and that’s wasting money. Pay that biller online!

Get rid of that landline

We all remember that phone on the wall in the kitchen that had the super long cord that would allow you to talk and walk to the other side of the house. These days, landlines aren’t as popular. Some people like the security and reliability they provide, and if that’s you, I totally get it. But if you’re looking to save a few bucks on something you’re probably not using as much as your cell phone, it may be time to disconnect.

Get a smart thermostat

Some of the more advanced thermostats know when the house is empty and will adjust your heating or AC accordingly. Thanks to GPS, they also can see when you’re heading home and readjust the temperature for your arrival. I understand that may sound a little creepy, but it’s also super cool and cost effective.

Cut those cable cords

You’ve heard me preach this before, and if you’re still paying for cable or satellite TV, you may as well go outside and light your wallet on fire. With all of the available streaming options out there these days, you can get almost the exact same channels for half the price.

John Pettit

John Pettit

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