8 Clever Moves When You Have $1,000 In The Bank

Keeping tons of money in your checking account means you're missing out.
Last updated Aug. 25, 2022 | By Christy Rakoczy
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Saving up $1,000 in your checking account is a big milestone. But leaving the money in checking likely doesn't make much sense since most checking accounts pay minimal or no interest.

Once you've worked hard to amass $1,000, you want to put your money to work for you. Here are eight money moves you can make to get the most bang for your buck and get on the path towards a bright financial future.

Invest in Apple, Amazon, and other companies for just $5 

Once you've built up your savings, one important next step may be to come up with an investing strategy. Even if you decide not to invest a lot of money, don't let that stop you — you can start investing with $5 or less.

Stash was built to help beginner investors get started. You can buy fractional shares (partial shares) in companies that are household names like Apple, Google, Amazon, and more 1 . Normally a single share of these companies could cost hundreds or even thousands of dollars, but you only need as little as $5 to get started with Stash.

If you're thinking about saving for retirement, you can start investing in an IRA and enjoy the tax benefits that come with retirement accounts. Stash also offers tools and guidance to help you along the way.

As a bonus, Stash will give you $10 to invest after you deposit $5 or more into your personal portfolio. 2  Want even more tools and guidance? If you choose the Stash+ plan 3 when signing up, you can earn 2x stock rewards when you spend on eligible purchases! 4

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Stash Benefits

  • Get $10 to make your first investment
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Author Details

Christy Rakoczy Christy Rakoczy has a Juris Doctorate from UCLA Law School with a focus in Business Law, and a Certificate in Business Marketing with an English Degree from The University of Rochester. As a full-time personal finance writer, she writes about all things money-related but her special areas of focus are credit cards, personal loans, student loans, mortgages, smart debt payoff strategies, and retirement and Social Security. Her work has been featured by USA Today, MSN Money, CNN Money and more, and you can learn more at her LinkedIn profile.