Finance: Money Saving Apps to Get You Through the Season

I had a conversation with a good friend and “basketball mom outsider” and we discussed our estimated cost of a typical AAU basketball season... and she was shocked! From February to July, every year, we spend money on gym entrance fees, food, travel, hotels, and other expenses. Looking back , I truly don’t know how we did it. Only by the grace of God! Now that my son is playing high school basketball and plays for a sponsored team, the costs associated with travel still hasn’t changed too much because when family of four travels, it still requires money. My friend, who’s a bookkeeper, suggested I look into a few apps that assist with saving money. So, I dived into my app store and found a couple. After researching how easy they are to use, I decided on the Digit App.

How does the App work?

Every few days, Digit checks your spending patterns and moves a few dollars from your checking account to your Digit account, if you can afford it. Easily withdraw your money, any time, quickly and with no fees.

  • Digit automatically determines when and how much is safe to save based on your lifestyle

  • Digit doesn’t require you to figure out an arbitrary amount to transfer every month

  • All funds held within Digit are FDIC insured up to a balance of $250,000

  • Free to sign up and no transfer fees

  • Available on both the iTunes App & Google Play Store

  • Easy to link checking account

  • No savings account needed

  • Withdrawal at anytime

  • Daily text balance notices.

I signed up last week, set a goal of $500 saving by June 1st, and I’ve saved $8.32 so far (gotta start somewhere). Stay tuned to see if I reach my goal. If you're interested in signing up for Digit, use this link

Thanks to my friend @virtualbookkeep, I’m on my way to saving!

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