If you are like most parents every day can seem like another trip around the hamster wheel. Getting kids off to school, getting through the work day, then after school activities, dinner, and homework leaves little time for financial planning. Kids also seem to get more expensive as they get older so having a family budget and ways to save money are important to all families.
Top 4 Apps to Save Families Money
- Amazon Prime & Amazon Family - Amazon Family is a subset of Amazon Prime and adds $2.99/month to the $99 a year Prime subscription but it also gives families free videos, e-books, and games as well as significant discounts on products and product subscriptions for things families need each month. You still get everything with free two-day shipping and all of the other Prime benefits.
- Gas Buddy - GasBuddy is an app that shows you the lowest prices for gas near you or whatever neighborhood you choose. You can sort by distance or by price so you’ll always know where to buy gas and save at the pump.
- Kids Eat Free - Kids Eat Free is an app available on iTunes that helps parents find restaurants that offer free dining to kids with the purchase of an adult entrée. This can offer great savings to families going out to dinner to save the hassle of having to cook and clean dishes afterwards.
- Sit or Squat - Sit or Squat is an app sponsored by Charmin to help parents locate the nearest public restroom facilities wherever they might be. It also offers a cleanliness score so you won’t have to wonder what you’ll be walking into when you need to go and you won’t have to buy a Happy Meal just to use the bathroom.