Getting your degree is expensive, not to mention time-intensive. If you’re an online and/or nontraditional student, stockpiling ramen noodles and pulling all-nighters probably isn’t your style. Instead, we’ve found better ways to help you budget your time and money. Check out these simple apps that you can download today. The best part: they’re all FREE.
1. You Need a Budget Free (IOS, Android)
Many people return to school to get a better-paying position so they can break the cycle of living paycheck to paycheck. This app is designed to help you break that cycle before you even graduate. You Need a Budget (YNAB) syncs with your bank account and helps you keep track of your monthly expenses in real time. YNAB allows you to keep track of those little costs, like a cup of coffee, so that you know you’ll always know how much you’ll have when bill time comes around. The best part is that YNAB is free for students.
2. RedLaser Free (IOS, Android, Windows)
There’s nothing worse than finding out you paid more for something than you should have. Use RedLaser to scan barcodes in the store and it will quickly pull up retail and online price comparisons.
3. Evernote Free (IOS, Windows)