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Control your travel expenses with the best apps

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Natasha Machado
4/6/2024
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Organizing finances while traveling can be a challenge, but with the help of the right apps, this task becomes much easier. In this article, we'll present the best apps for controlling your spending, setting budgets, and even sharing expenses with friends during your adventures.

Simplify the financial planning of your trip

Forget complex spreadsheets and paper notes. With financial control apps, you can easily set savings goals, set budgets, and track your spending while traveling. These apps are designed to simplify the management of your finances, allowing you to enjoy every moment of your adventure without worrying about bills and expenses.

Some apps, such as Granna, help you set a financial goal and calculate how much you need to save daily, weekly, and monthly to achieve it. Others, such as Wanderlog, allow you to plan your itinerary, discover tours and control your spending in various currencies, with automatic conversion.

Essential apps for the budget traveler

  • Lambus: concentrate all the important information of your trip in one place, such as itinerary, tour suggestions, and individual or group expenses.
  • TravelSpend: set a budget in any currency and track your expenses before, during, and after the trip. The app calculates the average daily expenditure to facilitate control.
  • Nomad Wallet: a simple option to control daily expenses on solo trips, with currency conversion and viewing expenses on a calendar.
  • Splitwise: perfect for dividing expenses as a group or family. Post the expenses for each one and divide by amount or percentage.
  • TriCount: control the group's accounts, recording who paid what and dividing expenses fairly.
  • Wise: a digital multi-currency account with an international card, ideal for sending or receiving money in foreign currency with competitive conversion rates. Learn more at Complete guide: how to take money for a trip abroad.
  • Skyscanner: find the best deals on airline tickets, lodging and car rental, comparing prices from different companies and dates.
  • Enjoy your trip to Learn a language abroad or even take a University abroad, combining economy with personal growth.

Tips for making the most of spending control apps

To get the most out of these apps, it's important to download them in advance and explore their functionalities. Each app has its own characteristics and can be better adapted to your specific needs. Some travelers prefer to define a destination and adjust their spending according to the available budget, while others choose to schedule their costs, pool money and travel with more financial flexibility.

Regardless of your travel style, these apps are sure to make managing your finances easier. Remember that there are many ways to save money while traveling, but the desired level of comfort will also influence your spending.

How to save even more with Skyscanner

1. Use Skyscanner's price alert to be notified when airline ticket prices fluctuate higher or lower.

2. Compare the prices of different airlines, dates, and origin and destination airports to find the best deals.

3. Take advantage of the accommodation search and car rental function in the same app, saving time and money.

4. Be flexible with your travel dates, considering flights on less crowded days of the week, such as Tuesday and Wednesday.

5. Make your reservations in advance, because the sooner you buy, the greater the chances of finding lower prices.

Be Easy

In addition to saving money and making the most of your trip, how about turning it into an opportunity for personal and professional growth? A Be Easy Exchange offers programs that combine the experience of traveling with learning a new language or taking a university course abroad. Imagine being able to explore a new destination while investing in your education and expanding your horizons. Get in touch with our team and discover how we can help you transform your trip into a journey of self-knowledge and development.

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