What you need to know
- FI Scouts is a new iPhone app that hopes to help you on the road to financial independence.
- You'll track your progress, net worth, and FI number as you go.
FI Scouts is a new app for iPhone that's designed to help you on your way towards becoming financially independent. Saving money sounds easy and in theory, it is. But sometimes we all need a helping hand and FI Scouts is here to lend one.
There are tons of different apps in the App Store that promise to make you better at managing your money, but few actually do so in a way that works for everyone. Sometimes you just need to find the one that clicks with the way you think – and hopefully FI Scouts is the one that clicks for you.
Financial independence means having enough money in the bank to keep you ticking over after retirement. That might seem a long way off for many of the people reading this but, as someone rapidly approaching their 40s, I can promise you that it isn't!
Like all good apps, FI Scouts promises to keep your data safe and secure and there is no syncing mechanism with any third-party accounts to worry about, either.
You can download FI Scouts from the App Store now. It's free, with in-app purchases available purely by way of a tipping mechanism. If FI Scouts helps you, please do consider helping out its developer in return.
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Oliver Haslam has written about Apple and the wider technology business for more than a decade with bylines on How-To Geek, PC Mag, iDownloadBlog, and many more. He has also been published in print for Macworld, including cover stories. At iMore, Oliver is involved in daily news coverage and, not being short of opinions, has been known to 'explain' those thoughts in more detail, too.
Having grown up using PCs and spending far too much money on graphics card and flashy RAM, Oliver switched to the Mac with a G5 iMac and hasn't looked back. Since then he's seen the growth of the smartphone world, backed by iPhone, and new product categories come and go. Current expertise includes iOS, macOS, streaming services, and pretty much anything that has a battery or plugs into a wall. Oliver also covers mobile gaming for iMore, with Apple Arcade a particular focus. He's been gaming since the Atari 2600 days and still struggles to comprehend the fact he can play console quality titles on his pocket computer.