App Warns You When You’re on the Verge of a Splurge

Posted April 18th 2016


No trip down Madison Avenue or the local mall is complete without window shopping. But for some, window shopping can quickly spiral into yet-another maxed out credit card. Online banking firm Ally wants to help curb the unexpected spender inside of us with its own little app called Splurge Alert.

As the name suggests, Splurge Alert aims to stop you from spending too much money on guilty pleasures. Anytime you get a little too close to that Starbucks, Macy’s, or Best Buy, Splurge buzzes up in your phone and warns you not to break the bank again.

You can set up your stores by category, including designer fashion, fast food, electronics, and even liquor stores. Then, Ally’s Splurge app will use the Google Maps API to locate nearby stores that meet your category, and warn you to stay strong and avoid temptation as best you can.

via Digital Trends