It’s hard to believe that we’re in the middle of October already! It has been a wet fall (that’s an understatement!), but the leaves are turning and it will soon enjoy spectacular colors at Smith Mountain Lake.
Whether you’re gearing up for holiday shopping or just looking for some ways to cut down on spending, I wanted to share some apps that can help. Two will help you replenish your savings, and the other two help you save when you shop and eat.
This trusty shopping app offers promo codes and discounts to save you money at some of the most popular stores and eateries around the country.
RetailMeNot offers both in-store coupons and online promo codes. There’s an option to turn on location services, which allows you to view deals at shops, malls, and restaurants near you.
Digit is an app that makes it painless to save money. You link it to your bank account and it will analyze your spending and determine the perfect amount to automatically set aside each day. It aims to divert an amount small enough that you won’t even notice it, but over time, the savings can add up drastically.
This nifty app allows you to roll your spare change into an investment account that has the potential to grow much faster than a savings account.
You can link Acorns to your debit card, and when you spend less than a whole dollar amount, it will round up and automatically reinvest the remainder into your account (for example, if you spend $4.75, it would invest 25 cents). You can also add money on a one-off basis.
Never pay full price on clothes or shoes again when you use Poshmark.
You’ll save big bucks by buying pre-owned (sometimes brand new) items from other users. On top of that, you can sell your own gently used clothes, shoes, and accessories like jewelry and sunglasses to make some extra bucks.
These are just a few ways to save money this holiday season. If a new home in or around Smith Mountain Lake is on your shopping list, I’d be happy to help you. Please call, email or text at your convenience! Here’s my contact info.