Growing up and adulting can be rough, which surely is no surprise news to you.
Luckily, there are so many different resources out there nowadays to help us overcome hurdles and obstacles, while learning along the way. Many of which can be found right in the palm of our hands.
In the age of technology and smart phones, we can find information and assistance on just about anything on apps.
There truly are apps out there for just about anything and everything – from organizing and communication to investing and planning, and everything that is in between.
That is why today we’re talking about some apps millennials should have, or at least try out!
First app is Apple News. As an adult, you should be knowledgable and in tune with what is going on in the world, because you never know when you may be put into situations that require you to be knowledgable about current events. Whether it be something as simple as the weather or traffic, or something much bigger like politics or, say, a worldwide pandemic.
Luckily, for those who don’t like filling up their phone’s storage space and home screen with tons of apps for different media outlets, there is the solution of Apple News!
Apple News has hundreds of outlets all under the roof of one app. So you can subscribe to which notifications you would like to receive, and from who! You can even choose certain topics that you want to be shown more often, so that you can stay in the loop with the things that interest you.
If you really just aren’t a fan of social media, that’s fine. However, there is one app that you really should have a profile on as a working adult – and that app is LinkedIn.
LinkedIn isn’t your typical social media platform. It isn’t something you’re going to open and scroll through to see pictures of parties or everybody’s opinions on everything. Rather this app is meant to be strictly professional. You can showcase your skills and work for others to see.
If you are searching for a job, this is particularly helpful because you can connect with professionals in different industries and from different companies to find your next venture.
Gone are the days of being unorganized and late for or forgetting about appointments, work events and everything else! As an adult, these things aren’t really excusable anymore.
The best thing about Google Calendar is how it can be accessed from anywhere you log into your Google account. Additionally, you can color code your calendar entries to be able to easily see from a quick glance certain appointments or events.
Additionally, you can set alarms or notifications to give you a heads up that something in particular is coming up!
In this day and age of technology, “splitting the check” should be a thing of the past. With Venmo, being able to quickly transfer money has truly never been easier.
Rather than bugging your waiter or waitress to split a check among you and seven friends (which, we’re sure is a total pain), all you have to do is hand over one card and then everyone else can chip in and venmo the friend who handed over the card.
Additionally, if someone owes you money, you can send them a quick request for the money, so that they don’t forget. Because let’s be honest, having to remind a friend they owe you money can be quite awkward.
Does anyone else feel we should have been taught more about stocks and investing in school? Most people don’t even know where to begin when it comes to the stock market – and that goes for people of any age.
However, if you are interested in investing, but don’t know where to begin – downloading the Robinhood app is a good place to start!
Robinhood makes it incredibly simple to buy and trade stock and crypto. Seriously, you can do it all with just the click of a few buttons.
Additionally, the app sorts companies and their stocks into different categories so you can see which are the most popular, which fluctuate a lot, etc. And for those who love to keep up with the latest projections and business news, you’ll find some of that in the app as well!
If you say you don’t enjoy saving money while shopping, you’re lying. Who doesn’t love getting a good deal or saving a few extra bucks?
While some retailers offer great sales, there’s still another way you can get cash back on your purchases, and save some extra money. The Rakuten app has hundreds of retailers who offer cash back when using Rakuten.
There are all different types of retailers on the app, so your cash back will be able to stack up, fast!
What’s more satisfying than cleaning out your closet? Making some money from those pieces that you’re getting rid of, of course! Poshmark is the perfect resource to be able to sell your unwanted goods.
The app allows you to sell clothing, beauty products, home goods and most recently pet supplies.
The best thing about this app is that it takes care of all of the backend stuff for you. So all you have to do is take photos of what it is you are selling, post it with some information on the piece and drop it in the mailbox when it sells. No worrying about shipping costs or anything, Poshmark factors all of that in for you!
If you don’t already have these apps, you should definitely download them just to try them out! They are all free apps, so no harm will be done if you download and test them out.
Have any apps that you recommend? Leave a comment and let us know!