3 Money-Saving Sites & Apps

Woman with Pile of MoneyWe all have the same wish: If only I had a little more cash in my budget. These three super-easy services, recently featured at Finovate (the high-tech banking conference), will help you find and keep extra dough.


    • CashStar
      Every year, consumers leave billions in unredeemed credit card rewards and loyalty points on the table. (Not that we had to remind you!)

      Now you can put that money back into your budget with CashStar, which converts untapped rewards into a mobile gift card of sorts. Need new jeans or just a cup of joe? Use the CashStar app at one of 200 retailers (the app even maps those near you), and spend your “found” money.


    • BillGuard
      Is that $5.95 mystery charge on your statement a scam? Or just a fee you’ve forgotten?

      Using unique crowdsourcing technology, BillGuard gathers data on scams across the web—and flags them for you, if any show up in your accounts. It takes 30 seconds to sign up, and your accounts are instantly on guard—saving you time and money.


    • Offermatic
    • If you’re tempted beyond your budget by daily deals and steals, try Offermatic, a service that gets you discounts at the stores where you already shop. By using Offermatic, you can also accumulate points that bring you further discounts. Here’s to shopping and saving.


Speak up. How do you squeeze cash out of (or into) your budget?