Homepage

The One App You Should Install On Your iPhone RIGHT NOW To Save Money

November 16, 2017 by Justine Schwartz
shefinds | Homepage

The holidays should be a joyful time, but more often than not, money matters kill our vibe. Right? We want to be buying great gifts for loved ones, going on an Insta-worthy trips , and making it rain on New Year's Eve... but that's not always possible.

 

It's totally normal to be financially strained in December. For one, you're due for a raise, plus you're over-spending on holiday travel and gifts. (AND, there are just too many good sales to pass up on.) The truth is that finance is closely tied to psychology, so the only financial app (and there are plenty of them out there) that's going to make a meaninful difference in your life will address that. And what do you know, once such app just launched. Joy is the ONE app you need to download on your iPhone immediately. If you do so, you will be saving more money and, most importantly, feeling better about your financial position by the New Year. Swear.


How does it work?

The first step is to take a quick 5-minute quiz to determine your financial "personality" (questions about your income, drink of choice, what you're typically doing on a Saturday morning at 9AM). I don't know the different personality types, but I was designated a "Contrarian." The next step is to be assigned a Money Coach that can give you customized recommendations. This is another 6-question quiz, very simple and straight-forward, designed in messenger format. The entire app is set up this way, which is perfect. You want personalized recommendations, but you also feel more comfortable answering questions about money sincerely since it's a bot. My guard was totally down.

 

I was assigned "Dash" as a money coach, a conversational-style, encouraging and advice-giving bot. Perfect! 

 

Now what?

 

The next step is to link your bank accounts. It takes a few minutes to sync, then asks you to assign a feeling (happy or sad) for recent purchases. Ie. How do you really feel about that $4 latte at Starbucks? This is the most gamified/fun part of the app. It forces you to reflect on past purchases that many of us mentally block out after we swipe our cards. It's fun to quickly assign a smiley or frowny face to each. You can assign feelings for as many of these as you want. Then you can also build a savings account right on the app (something most of us need).

Overall, the app is easy to use and it's approach to finance is totally refreshing and dare I say, revolutionary. I've never used a financial app like it. It will definitely open your eyes to your own *relationship* with money, and inspire you to think about things a little differently. It's like couples counseling for you and money. And who doesn't need that. 

 

Get it now in the App Store. 

 

Tags:

apps, iphone, tech

From Our Partners

Learn more about RevenueStripe...

From Our Partners

Learn more about RevenueStripe...

Fashion

This $26 Dress Looks Good On *Every* Woman

December 13, 2018 by Jeanine Edwards
The. Best.

Fashion

These Bestselling Nordstrom Leggings Are 50% Off For A Limited Time Only

December 13, 2018 by Jeanine Edwards
You're welcome!

Fashion

Every Woman Should Own This Sweater Dress--It's Super Warm And It Looks Good On *Everybody*

December 13, 2018 by Jeanine Edwards
The perfect winter dress!

Fashion

Psst! The Best Waterproof Boots Are On Sale For Less Than $40 Right Now

December 13, 2018 by Jeanine Edwards
Don't think twice.

Fashion

The Coat Everyone Will Be Wearing This Winter (& It's Not Puffers!)

December 13, 2018 by Jessica Harrington
We're shopping this trend ASAP.

beauty

The Best Lip Balm You Should Switch To ASAP If You Have EXTREMELY Dry, Cracked Lips

December 12, 2018 by Jessica Harrington
It's a best-seller!

Fashion

The ONLY Jeans You’ll Need This Winter, According To Hundreds of Customer Reviews

December 12, 2018 by Emily Belfiore
They're on sale for $37 right now!!

Fashion

6 Things You Can Get From Anthropologie's Sale Section Right Now For Under $21

December 11, 2018 by Jessica Harrington
Who's ready to go shopping?

beauty

9 Products You Should Try If You Have Naturally Thin Hair To Add Volume Instantly

December 11, 2018 by Jessica Harrington
You need these!

Lifestyle

How To Spend A Weekend In Monterey, California

December 10, 2018 by Alisha Stacy
The perfect getaway!

Fashion

This $26 Dress Looks Good On *Every* Woman

I love a deal as much as the next woman, ...

Fashion

Psst! The Best Waterproof Boots Are On Sale For Less Than $40 Right Now

With the official start of winter just a few days ...

Fashion

Believe It! All Of These Luxe Leather Gifts Are $65 Or Less #ThanksCuyana

If you're anything like me, then chances are holiday ...

Lifestyle

How To Spend A Weekend In Monterey, California

Many of you might know Monterey, California from the hit ...

LOAD MORE
+
LOAD MORE POSTS