Money Saving Apps to Get You Financially Fit: Part 2

Saving money is easier when you have the right tools. From lowering the cost of your energy bills to saving money on groceries and tracking your finances, your smartphone can help you develop a financial wellness plan and gain financial peace of mind. Part two in this series highlights ways to save with the help of your device.

Creating a financial wellness plan isn’t as difficult as you might think; you can start saving money by looking for ways to make your home more energy-efficient. Simple tips like turning your lights off when you’re not at home or unplugging wall electronics when they aren’t in use can help you save on energy costs.

With the Belkin Wemo Light Switch, you can use your mobile device to turn lights on or off – and even program the lights to go on or off at certain times. If you can’t remember whether you turned off the coffeepot or curling iron, don’t worry. You can turn it off straight from your wireless device!

The Nest Learning Thermostat is a smart way to regulate your home’s temperature, which may help lower your heating and air conditioning bill. The Nest Thermostat learns your patterns and adjusts temperatures accordingly. If you’re at work every day during a certain time period, the Nest will automatically adjust your home temperature. You can also control the Nest Thermostat from your smartphone or tablet.

Couponing apps are another great way to save. RetailMeNot is a free app on both Android and iOS. This app makes it easy to save in-store and online with thousands of coupons and deals from the places you love to shop – without having to print coupons.

Finding the best deals around town is easy with Groupon, a free app on both Android and iOS. It offers discounted deals on some of the best stuff to do, see, eat and buy in more than 500 cities.

Getting financially fit is simple when you use wireless technology to create and maintain a financial wellness plan. From money-saving apps to smart accessories, tablets and smartphones can help pad your wallet.