Would you bet on your New Year’s resolution?

It’s that time of year again for the big Resolution. While it’s no secret that few actually follow through with their resolutions, would money incentives motivate you more to reach your set goal? Two apps attempt to help users do this through making a bet – where your money is literally put on the line to accomplish a certain goal. See if they are for … Continue reading Would you bet on your New Year’s resolution?

How to Travel on a Budget

Hotel, Travel, Tourism, DealsWith summer around the corner, it’s time to make those beach computer desktops a reality! To start off our travel series, here are some new apps that are really “taking off” in the traveling world. So pack your bags and read on to find out how you can do simple things to save money next time you go on vacation!
Skyscanner – It’s time to fill up your passort! If you’re flexible on when or where you fly, this app is a great way to find cheap seats on flights from the touch of your Smartphone. Skyscanner compares millions of flights on over 1000 airlines and you book directly with the airline so there’s no commission or hidden fees. If you’re really feeling spontaneous, you can also let Skyscanner inspire you by using the “explore the globe” feature. This allows you not to specify a location and let the app pull up the cheapest flights from your nearest airport. Just one advise for caution, this can and WILL lead to heaps of fun adventures!
Download this FREE app at http://www.skyscanner.com/mobile/iphone.html
FlightView Flight Tracker – This app just made tracking your flight easier than ever! Track flights by flight number or route between 2 cities – search flights yesterday, today, tomorrow, and up to six months in the future – and view a real-time map for in-air flights showing the plane’s current position, speed and altitude, and national radar weather. Viewing flight schedules between cities also lets you know alternate flight options in case your travel plans are disrupted by flight delays or cancellations. Need to get in touch with the airline to ask a question or rebook? One-touch dialing lets you call them right from the app.
Download this FREE app at http://www.flightview.com/
HotelTonight – After a full day of exploring, touring, and discovering a new city, finding a hotel can be a stressful task. This popular smart-phone application gets you great deals on unsold hotel rooms for that evening’s use. It is very simple to navigate, just type in your current city after 12 o’ clock the day of and quality hotels are listed with discounts up to 70% off. “Credits” are also given when you use the app to book a room, so the next time you have an itch for adventure you’ll have even greater savings.
Download this FREE app at http://www.hoteltonight.com/
Any other apps you’d like to share or have a review for these? Let us know below!
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Don’t Let Rising Gas Prices Get You Down

Everyone seems to be affected by the continuously rising price of gas. If you’re like me, you pull into the first gas station you pass after your gas light comes on without regard to the cost. You may not realize it, but you could save a lot of money on gas if you put in the research before you pump.

Visit Gasbuddy.com to get the lowest reported gas prices in your area before just driving up to any pump. This Web site allows you to type in your city or zip code, and it instantly summons a list of gas stations around your area with recent price reports. It’s that simple! Continue reading “Don’t Let Rising Gas Prices Get You Down”