Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Save Time and Money with a Smart Phone

     Ever had to run an errand during the big game?  No problem!  A smart phone can download a software program (called application or app) that allows you to stream a radio station through your phone speaker.  Sometimes you can even watch the game on your phone. 

Smart phone are convenient and they can also save you money.  Here are some of my favorite apps and different ways to use your smart phone: 
  • Avoid overdraft fees- Check your bank account balance before you checkout at the store (to make sure your covered)
  • Find the cheapest gas- Use the app gasbuddy to find the cheapest gas prices near your location
  • Never get lost- A navigation app will tell you the most direct way to get to your destination (no more asking for directions or wasting gas driving lost)
  • Buy cheap- Shopsavvy is an app that allows you to scan a barcode and get full details about the product.  The app also pulls up a list of where the product can be purchased for the cheapest price.
  • Avoid costly directory assistance calls- You can search for a local business phone number and dial it (all in less than 30 seconds on your smart phone).
  • Get free music- The app Pandora gives you free music right on your phone.  It allows you to customize your own channel by selecting which songs you like and which ones you don't.
  • Get more work done- I have done online work from my phone many times.  It's perfect for times when you are waiting for something (bus, store checkout, restaurant seating, etc.).
  • Know the weather- Want to know if your softball game will get rained out?  Use the Weather Channel app if you aren't near your t.v. or computer. 
  • Get a recipe- While at the grocery store you decide that you want to try a new dish.  Search and find the recipe on your smart phone. 
    How do you save time or money with your smart phone?  



  1. The ability to get work done is amazing. I was a late adopter of smartphones, but if you are on the bus or subway you can really answer and send more emails then I could have imagined.

  2. Hi paul,its sadia(a member of financial community).What a great idea of Save Time and Money with a Smart Phone!! i'ld like to know more how many people you met on 1st sept, i'm quite late to see this blog.Very good! Nice information this is really interesting. Good luck in building the table.Sadia jahan recently posted how to get out of debt

  3. I agree smart phones can be helpful for some things, however, I have had to make my office a "No Smart Phone Zone" as the they can also be a huge time suck.

  4. I have been looking for excuses to finally buy a smart phone. Thanks for the ammo.