Gadgets, we’ve all embraced them with open arms, they’re fun, they’re useful and ultimately they make our lives just that little bit easier. You only has to look around you to see the impact the modern gadget has made upon our lives; tablets, cameras, fitness trackers, games consoles and the list goes on. Oh and do you know anyone who doesn’t have a mobile phone?
Yes gadgets are everywhere and not only that, they’re big business. The UK alone is estimated to own around £60 billion worth of gadgets! So with us spending so much money on gadgets isn’t it about time we used them to help us improve our finances?
Dial a Dollar
From the mundane to the sublime, there are tons of ways you can use your phone to help improve your finances. Mobile banking apps are a handy way of checking your account, transferring cash and paying bills, you can do this anytime and anywhere you have a signal. Using your mobile banking app sensibly means you need never go overdrawn or miss paying a bill again and this will save you money on charges.
But what about making money? There are thousands of ways to make money using your mobile phone. Take eBay for example, declutter your home and make money at the same time buy selling your unwanted stuff on eBay.
There are more adventurous options available however and trading stocks and shares online is one of them. IG, an online trading company offer a free mobile trading app as part of their service and you can use this to make trades and money while on the go. Investments with IG are contracts for difference (CFDs) and allow you to trade on a wide range of markets including indices, shares and Forex (currencies). The potential for big money is there should you wish to take it.
Health, Wealth and Happiness
It is a well-recognized fact that a healthy person is a more productive person with more clarity of mind, stamina and powers of concentration. These attributes combined could help make you more successful at your place of work. Fitness trackers are fast becoming popular and they no longer just monitor how far and how quickly you have walked or ran. The new breed of fitness tracker will, among other things, monitor your heart rate and the quality of your sleep. Even if your clients or your boss fail to notice the cool fitness tracker you are wearing, you can be sure they will notice your renewed energy and vigor and this in turn may pay financial dividends.
Time is Money
This old cliché remains popular for a reason, the more time you can save doing the things you could really do without, the more time you’ll have to do the things you love and if building and looking after your finances falls into the latter category then there are plenty of time saving gadgets on the market that can help you do so. It may seem like a no-brainer, but Sat Nav is a gadget that can help you save time and potentially money. Not only will a good Sat Nav gadget make sure you don’t get lost and therefore save you time, it will also make sure you arrive at work or for business meetings on time and this goes a long way with employees and clients.
Finally, if you are the owner of a wayward cat, then you may spend a great deal of time trying to find it and this is frustrating. Well, you can now buy a gadget that can locate your cat to within a few centimeters, Tabcat can save you time and therefore money!