Thursday, April 15, 2021

People in County Kildare could save as much as €300 on average in April by simply putting away some money every time it rains.

By using Plum’s “Rainy Days” app, data from Met Éireann could see savings between €15 and €300, meaning that April showers could result in substantial savings.

Savings are automated to make it as easy as possible to put some money aside. Customers set a ‘moisture level’, ranging from €1 (a bit damp) to €20 (make it rain), and Plum’s AI tucks this amount away each day it rains.

We all love to grumble about April showers, but they can actually be pretty good for our gardens and our pockets.

The idea that the weather controls how much you save sounds a bit crazy, but believe it or not, it’s a very effective way to save small amounts. What a lot of people struggle with is the decision-making process — how much and when to save. So as long as the decision is made, it doesn’t really matter that it’s triggered by quite a random event.

Plum also gives the whole process a ‘no-hands’ feel by automating everything for you, so you don’t even have to remember to set aside €1 or €2 every day it rains. Personally, I like making the most of rainy days, so when it’s sunny I can go out and have some fun while still keeping my bank balance happy,” explained Jess Williams, Product Lead for Growth at Plum.

 

Counties

Average Rainy Days in April

Make it Rain” 

 €20

Cats and dogs” €10

No shower needed” €5

Slightly spitting” €2

A bit damp” €1

Cavan, Donegal and Sligo

19

€380

€190

€95

€38

€19

Leitrim, Mayo and Roscommon

17

€340

€170

€85

€34

€17

Clare, Cork, Galway, Kilkenny, Limerick, Meath, Offaly

16

€320

€160

€80

€32

€16

Carlow, Kerry, Kildare, Laois, Longford, Louth, Tipperary, Waterford, Westmeath, Wicklow

15

€300

€150

€75

€30

€15

Wexford

14

€280

€140

€70

€28

€14

Dublin

13

€260

€130

€65

€26

€13

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