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  • Five Money-Saving Apps You Can't Live Without

    We’ve compiled a list of five great apps that smartphone owners can use to help save them money, no matter where they are. The best thing about these apps is that they’re all free! Check out our list of the best money-saving apps below:

    1.) RedLaser
    • Great for comparing prices
    • Available on Android, iPhone, Windows Phone
    • Before you purchase a product, scan or manually enter the product’s bar code into the RedLaser app. The app will then generate a list of the best prices for the desired product. The list also details where the product can be purchased online and/or a nearby store. The app also gives you the option to buy the product instantly. It will take you directly to the website with the best price or give you directions to the local store where the product is located.
    2.) AMEX Sync Your Card
    • Great for getting exclusive deals
    • Available on Android and iPhone
    • Sync your card to your social media accounts at sync.americanexpress.com. When you do this you can qualify for exclusive deals that will be credited on account statement. To receive credit it takes some social media interaction, like sending a tweet or checking in through FourSquare. In the end, receiving that extra $20 off at Target is worth it!

     

    3.) Key Ring

    • Great for all your loyalty cards
    • Available on Android, iPhone, iPad, BlackBerry
    • Nowadays every major retailer has a loyalty program that requires customers to carry around a plastic card, in order to redeem any discount or specials. Thanks to the Key Ring app, you no longer have to carry around 10 different loyalty cards! This app lets you store all the information in your phone. Take a picture or enter the ID number on your card, then show the employee your phone to save and redeem rewards!

    4.) Coupon Sherpa
    • Great for storing and keeping track of coupons
    • Available on Android, iPhone
    • This app eliminates hours of annoying coupon clipping and having to search through various binders of coupons. Coupon Sherpa brings hundreds of coupons from major retailers and grocery stores straight to your smartphone. Before purchasing any product make sure you check Coupon Sherpa for any new deals and discounts. You don’t want to miss out on possibly saving an additional 20% off your purchase!
    • **Hint—Apply these coupons with discounted gift cards you purchased from GiftCardRescue.com to save even more! ;)

     

    5.) Decide.com
    • Great for getting the best deals on electronics
    • Available on Android, iPhone, iPad
    • This app is a MUST if you plan on making any big electronic purchases. Decide.com tells you whether or not you should buy the product now, wait for the price to drop or wait for the release of an upgraded model. This app allows you to get the best deals on any electronic on the market.
     

    Bonus:

    Mint.com The mint.com app allows you to monitor all your financial information in one place, including bank statement, credit card information, mortgages and credit union information. Even information for the smallest federal credit union can be uploaded and viewed, giving you complete financial picture  right on your phone.

  • How-To Work More Efficiently Online

    With all the distractions that the internet provides, sometimes it’s a struggle just to stay focused on the task at hand. With social media, gossip websites and online shopping, some people find themselves spending the majority of the day not getting any work done. The truth is no one’s completely attentive to their work 100 percent of the time. I think it’s safe to say we can all use some guidance when it comes to avoiding interruptions in the office. If you regularly lose focus at work, here are some things you can do to avoid temptation and stay on task:

    1.) Get in the Zone-Surprisingly, music doesn’t contribute to us being distracted at work, it actually does the complete opposite, so go ahead and crank up your favorite tunes (just not TOO loud). Some sites that’ll allow you to get a good flow with awesome music streams are Spotify, SoundCloud, and Incredibox.

    2.) Remove the Clutter-Today, there are multiple tools available that will help you become a lot more organized and efficient with your online tasks. The first tool, Blossom, is a web app that helps you keep track of your development and personal goal tracking. The second tool is called MindMeister this is an amazing tool that helps you to brainstorm your most important tasks and capture them as mind maps. The last tool, Kippt, is a brand new approach to keeping your bookmarks. This tool lets you save links, read articles, watch videos and share notes as a public streams and engage in an amazing feed of content.

    3.) Put Your Health First- Now, you may be wondering how this will help you work more efficiently online, but it actually makes a huge difference. Getting at least eight hours of sleep a night is vital to your productivity. Lack of sleep makes you tired, irritable, and erodes your lack of focus. Also, make sure you stay hydrated by drinking plenty of water throughout the day. Even being a little dehydrated can make you sluggish and more susceptible to distractions.

    4.) Read for Motivation-Inspire yourself to be more productive by reading articles. They’ll help kick your productivity up a gear and stay on task when your feeling distracted. The first article is written by the master of productivity, Leo Babauta of ZenHabits. How To Be Insanely Productive and Still Keep Smiling is not just about getting more done, it’s about developing a happier self. The second article, The 10 Laws of Productivity, provides some very valuable lessons, as well as, how you align your productivity with your day. The last article, Why Boredom is Good for Your Creativity, is an interesting post about where creativity comes from.

    5.) Reflect & Prepare-At the end of every work day, take time to reflect on your work and think about what you want to focus on tomorrow. Make a short list of your priorities and goals for the next day, then review the list when you come in. Once you start doing this, you’ll also be able to look at your priority list at the end of the day and see what you did/didn’t accomplish. Use this list to keep you motivated throughout your work day.

  • Savvy Saver Tip #129

    Welcome to week #3 of our Savvy Saver Tips!

    Not only does boiling water in the microwave energy and money, but it also cuts the boiling time in half! This is because the microwave’s heat waves are focused on the liquid inside, not on heating the container around it. Therefore, most (if not all) of the energy generated is used to heat the water only. When you use the microwave to boil water instead of the stove, make sure that you stir the water to ensure that it’s heated evenly!

    Hope you all are enjoying these quick & easy money-saving tips!

  • Memorial Day Gift Card Giveaway!

    In honor of Memorial Day, we’re giving away a $25 gift card to Chili’s, On the Border, Macaroni Grill,  Maggiano’s. To enter, please comment and tell us, how you plan on saving money this Memorial Day weekend. For bonus entries the widget at the end of the post to share our giveaway on your social media sites! Good Luck! :)

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