APP OF THE WEEK
Saving money is always a sensible precaution. But, as we all know too well, it's easier to make a resolution than to actually put some cash by for that proverbial rainy day.
A new tool called Money Mate might make the process a little less painful.
Created by a resourceful Thai, this free and very user-friendly app is used to record one's expenses on a daily basis under categories like food, clothes and transportation. Once you've entered the relevant figures (salary, outgoings) the app automatically calculates what you've spent and how much you have left to play with until your next payday arrives.
A special feature is a function that creates a chart enabling you to analyse where your hard-earned cash has gone. You can also compare what you spent this month with your outgoings for the previous month or even do comparisons on a week-by-week basis.
Should be a useful tool for those who find managing their income and expenditure a hassle.