Elke has been using the Cake app for almost a year now. She is sharing the house with her partner and mom at the moment. For Elke, this is the ideal way to be able to save money and soon start looking for a place of their own. Read her whole story here.
- Name: Elke
- Age: 24
- Hometown: Aalst, Belgium
- Family members: 3
- Using Cake since: Spring 2020
- Profession: Operational Management Trainee at H.Essers
- Hobbies: Running, walking, singing, cooking
When did you start using Cake?
I have been using the app for about a year now. My boyfriend read an article in the newspaper about Cake. He was immediately excited, which triggered my curiosity as well. I installed the app, linked my bank account to it, and it was up and running.
Why did you start using Cake?
I found the fact that I can link accounts from different banks to it and therefore no longer have to switch between different banking apps very interesting. But also the ease of the automatic Cake Rewards system convinced me.
Which is your favourite Cake feature?
I find classifying my spending by category very convenient. The app does most of it automatically, but I can also assign spending to specific categories myself. I now have a much better view of what I really spend my money on. It also makes me think twice before I spend any more money.
Especially since we are currently saving for our first home, we are very focused on controlling our costs and spending. It’s really helpful that the Cake app provides such simple tools to keep an overview!
But I also find the Cake Rewards a nice extra. Especially because it is really simple. You don’t have to do anything yourself. You don’t have to cut coupons or activate anything. Just pay with your own bank card and then the Reward will automatically be deposited into your account.
Which cost category does your family spend the most money on?
Without a doubt, we spend most of our monthly budget on groceries. But some money also flows to take-away meals lately. Cooking may be one of my hobbies, but some variety on our plate is still nice.😅
How much have you already earned with the app?
I have already earned a little over 14 euros now. Especially the Rewards at Lukoil come in handy for me since I don’t have a company car yet. My boyfriend has already taken advantage of the Rewards at LensOnline.
Why should others use Cake too?
The first step in a healthy financial behavior is insight. And Cake brings those insights automatically as soon as you link one or more bank accounts to the app. Even if you don’t want to put too much energy into tracking everything yourself, in one click you have a very easy to understand ready-to-use overview.
That provides the foundation for thinking about how you can save more, for example.
What upcoming features of the app are you looking forward to?
The integration with Paypal so I can also see those expenses immediately in my overviews.
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