Get financially fit with these smartphone apps

Use these apps to save money and keep track of your finances.

Use these apps to save money and keep track of your finances.

If you’re struggling with how to manage your money on top of class, work, and the numerous other activities that make up daily life, your smartphone may be able to help. Download these apps to get organized, save money and start down the road of financial fitness:

1. Mint

You can sync your bank accounts, investments and loans to this handy app so all of your financial information is in one place. Use it to track expenses and payments, and Mint will help you create a monthly budget. This app will even recommend ways you can save money and notify you if you have a payment coming up.

2. I Love Free Things

Who doesn’t love free stuff? This app will tell you where you can find free things near your location and gathers all the day’s free deals in one convenient place. You can also head to their website for an extensive list of freebies.

3. GasBuddy

If you have a car, you don’t want to get caught without this app. GasBuddy will help you find the least expensive gas nearby, so you can avoid paying top dollar at the pump. This is also a great app to have on a road trip to make sure you don’t accidentally pass the only gas station for 50 miles.

4. Chegg

Forget buying textbooks, rent them! Use Chegg to compare prices or save money by renting those astronomically expensive textbooks instead of buying them. They’ll even send a prepaid label for you to use when you return your books at the end of the semester.

5. LivingSocial

Just because you’re on a budget doesn’t mean you can’t have fun! LivingSocial will help you find great deals on activities happening in your city. You can also use it to find discounted travel packages for when you just need to get out of town.

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