Cut Costs, Not Corners: Ways to Save in 2023
From 4K TVs and Geforce RTX gaming computers, to the latest iPhone release and Sony headphones, there’s tech in every household that may come at a certain price tag. In 2019, consumers spent an average of 1.69 trillion dollars on their favorite devices and were forecasted to reach 2.06 trillion in 2023. However, with inflation rates at an all time high, it’s important to get the most value out of all your purchases, and budgeting in general, no matter how big or small.
While value is essential to saving money during turbulent economic times, no one should have to sacrifice quality when we live in an era where our work and social lives run on the fastest and most reliable gear available. Learn how to cut costs, not corners, with these savings tips straight from our tech-loving household to yours.
Know Your Device Options
If you were faced with two pieces of tech that operated the same, but one was lower in price, would you take it? While the past decade had most smartphone users running for iPhones and Samsung Androids, they are no longer considered the only quality option. With Google Pixel 7 prices ranging from $499+, it’s easy to get fooled into thinking the lower price means sacrificing some of our favorite attributes in Samsung and Apple devices. Thanks to huge strides in cutting-edge mechanical advancements and the ability to connect to all Google services seamlessly, the new Google phones easily match the competition in performance. With an adaptive battery that can last over 24 hours and photo features that put some professional cameras to shame, it’s easy to see why the Pixels are rising in popularity with consumers. And saving money isn’t just for smartphone purchases. Thanks to monumental technological improvements, smartwatches, earbuds, headphones and countless other devices have similar options that cost far less. And, when you begin to explore your options, make sure to visit your local Verizon Victra store for help finding the devices to meet your budget and needs perfectly.
Visit Victra Stores for Seasonal and Annual Deals
Finding a local retailer who is involved in and cares about customer needs is the best place to start. For example, our Victra Verizon stores include easy-access locations across the country and feature special savings throughout the year, such as amazing deals on smartphone trade-ins. We alert buyers whenever the best deals are available and work to make sure they get the best rate whenever they walk through our doors.
Turn Your Device into a Money-Saving Machine
We’ve discussed saving money on a new device, but what if the new device could also save you money? That’s right, with some of this year’s top financial apps, you could be well on your way to fighting inflation head-on and getting ahead on those financial resolutions. Here are just a few of our personal favorites:
- Fetch Rewards: There’s a new social media in town, but instead of posting videos or photos, users post receipts. Say what? Don’t worry, your personal information stays completely private, but users on the iOS app Fetch enjoy earning rewards with their friends and compete against one another to win big prizes like gift cards, cash and more to their favorite brands and stores. All you have to do is post the receipts from shopping, dining, recreation, and more and the app will automatically start collecting those rewards. Cheers to getting more of that “drinks are on me” money back into your pocket.
- Inuit Mint: Finally, a simple way to save money that doesn’t involve complicated budgets. From the parent company that brought your favorite financial software, like TurboTax and Credit Karma, comes another money-saving monster that makes cashflow crystal clear. Intuit Mint uses 256-bit encryption and multi-factor authentication to protect user information like it’s their own while helping track all of their accounts and bills in one simplified dashboard. Plus, with down-to-the-cent budget tracking, it’s easier than ever to see where your money goes and where there’s room to save more for the things that matter most.
- Acorns Investing: How about an investment app that doesn’t require paying thousands to a financial adviser or diving into the weeds of calls and puts? Sign us up, please. Popular app Acorns is bringing new light to the old value of saving. The app (and plugin) will give you the option to round-up online purchases and then invest that spare change for you. The diversified portfolios are built by in-house experts and include ETFs managed by pros at the world’s top investment firms like Vanguard and Blackrock. Now there’s a way to make saving for retirement look as easy as… rounding up that next online purchase!
Ready to make the leap on saving money without sacrificing quality? Your local Verizon Victra retailer is on standby to get you set up with the best savings and recommendations, from new tablets, smartphones, earbuds, accessories, and so much more. You’re one click away from saving a lot of cash while never sacrificing quality.