The US reportedly lost 140,000 jobs this past December. While economists feel the country’s employment outlook will rebound in the spring as more people get vaccinated, we can expect further losses this month and next. That means that families, many of whom are already stretched, will have to find new ways to make their dollars go further in the meantime.
One of the best ways to ensure financial stability in tough times, experts say, is to plan accordingly. Make a budget and stick to it, cut expenses, and find savings where you can. But doing so can be easier said than done. Luckily, there’s 21st-century technology to help us plan our finances these days, and there’s one app in particular that could be a real difference-maker.
That app is Truebill, an all-encompassing financial planning tool that does more than calculate pluses and minuses, which is the limit of what most other apps on the market can do. While it’ll help you set a budget, it also does some pretty unexpected things like analyze specific expenditures ― such as your online subscriptions ― and finds savings by lowering your bills.
So, let’s talk about those online subscriptions. You may have registered for some of them years ago, but do you still use them? If you’re like most, then probably not, which represents a serious waste of money. And that’s one of the ways that Truebill shines. It’ll actually connect to all your accounts — safely and securely, of course ― and, if empowered by you, cancels the ones you’re not using, which is something no other consumer-grade finance app does as far as we’re aware.
If that weren’t enough, Truebill also connects to your service provider accounts like your phone and cable and then negotiates lower prices on your behalf, thus saving you even more. We’re talking savings of up to 20 percent, which is significant. Especially over the course of a full year. When you couple these potentially life-changing features with an interface that’s extremely easy to use that offers visual clarity over one’s entire financial picture, then this is the next level budgeting app that no one can afford to overlook.
Some dark times might be ahead, but there is light at the end of the tunnel. In the meantime, it’s important to take control of your finances and trim the fat where possible. But don’t try doing it alone. Instead, get a finance management app and put it to work right out of the gate. And, to that end, you may not find a better option than Truebill.