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Want to make money, or at least save some? Try these apps!

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Posted at 2:16 PM, Jul 05, 2017
and last updated 2017-07-05 17:16:03-04
Your cell phone is probably within reach much of the day. How would you like to make, or at least save money with it?
 
There are dozens of apps claiming they will help you do just that.
 
Ever pretend you were a private investigator? A free app called Quickthoughts turns your cell phone into private-eye technology. The app sends you on secret missions, all you have to do is accept your mission. The goal is for you to get the goods on businesses. For example, it could prompt you to go to a nearby drug store, snap a photo of the seasonal display and you'll earn gift cards to Amazon or iTunes. It has surveys too. You can score 50 cents to $3 dollars per survey depending on the length.
 
The Trim app helps save a little cash. It tracks subscriptions and cancels the ones you no longer use. It also promises to get you money back on price drops after online purchases. But, you will need to provide some personal information, including bank information.
 
Another app that has excellent reviews is called Acorns. It scans your transactions, rounds up and invests the change for you. It also asks for personal information, including your bank account number and social security number.