smart spending

5 apps to save on road trips

5 apps to save on road trips
Next
Slide 1 of 6
5 apps to save on road trips

If you recently splurged on a new smartphone, you can use your device to help save a bundle of money and enhance your vacation experience this season. That's because there are many free and low-cost applications that can help you plan a smart road trip and find good deals along the way, says Nicholas DeRenzo, an assistant editor at Budget Travel magazine.

"The app market is enormous, whether you're on an Android, BlackBerry or Apple phone," he says. When people buy new smartphones, there are a few apps they feel they absolutely must have, and trip-planning apps should be in that category, DeRenzo says.

Here are five ways smartphone apps can help enhance your road trip. As long as you obey all texting and cellphone laws, and don't let smartphone usage interfere with driving, the apps can help you save money, find good spots to rest and be well-prepared for your trip.


Next
Slide 1 of 6

 

 

 

advertisement

Show Bankrate's community sharing policy
          Connect with us
REFINANCE HOME EQUITY AUTO CDs CREDIT CARDS
Product Rate Change Last week
30 year fixed refi 4.00%  0.09 4.09%
15 year fixed refi 3.08%  0.12 3.20%
10 year fixed refi 3.13%  0.11 3.24%
 
View Rates in your area Next
Product Rate Change Last week
30K FICO-based HELOC 4.32%  0.02 4.30%
50K FICO-based HELOC 3.98%  0.02 3.96%
100K FICO-based HELOC 3.83%  0.02 3.81%
 
View Rates in your area Next
Product Rate Change Last week
60 month used car loan 2.75% --0.00 2.75%
48 month used car loan 2.99% --0.00 2.99%
60 month new car loan 3.19%  0.01 3.20%
 
View Rates in your area Next
Product Rate Change Last week
1 Year CD 0.99% --0.01 0.98%
2 Year CD 1.22%  0.01 1.21%
5 Year CD 1.87% --0.00 1.87%
 
View Rates in your area Next
Product Rate Change Last week
Balance Transfer Cards 15.76% --0.00 15.76%
Cash Back Cards 16.44% --0.00 16.44%
Low Interest Cards 11.04% --0.00 11.04%
 
Next
advertisement
FRUGAL NEWSLETTER

Discover new ways to cut costs and save more every day. Reduce your spending, not life’s pleasures. Delivered weekly.

advertisement
Partner Center
advertisement

Connect with us