Budgeting just sounds so un-fun. It conjures up images of penny pinching and math. (So much math!)
But, budgeting doesn't have to be like that. Not now, not with all the great new apps that make budgeting a breeze. With just a few clicks, you'll be on your way to taking control of your finances and building your savings.
Let's take a look...
Get the one budgeting app that truly does it all
Ever look at your bank account and wonder where your paycheck went? Poof, it's gone and you're not exactly sure where you spent it. A budgeting app like Truebill can help you take control of your money — spend intentionally on the things you value and stop throwing money away on unimportant things.
Once you have a complete picture of your finances, it's easy to see ways to save. And Truebill can help make those potential savings a reality. Their expert negotiators can call the cable company and phone company to help lower your bills. They'll also help you cancel unwanted subscriptions and put that money back in your bank account where it belongs.
Truebill has already helped save its members over $50,000,000 on their bills without much time and effort.
Save an average of $2500 and ditch your debt for good
Debt bites. Bills pile up, interest snowballs, and you get thrown into a vicious cycle you have to claw your way out of. But what if you could escape the debt trap for good, just by saving a little bit of money every day?
It's possible, with Digit.
Digit is an app that analyzes your spending habits, intelligently setting aside money from your bank account (in amounts you’ll hardly notice) to meet your financial goals. Just tell Digit what your goal is — like paying off your credit card or building an emergency fund — and let their smart algorithms do the rest.
Digit can help you avoid overdraft fees, pay off debt faster, save bucketloads on interest, and even set aside money to invest and grow your wealth. Digit users save an average of $2,500 per year!
Turn a photo of your grocery receipt into an Amazon gift card
Even if you're on a tight budget, what’s one expense that won't go away? Your grocery bill.
Now you can get rewarded for your grocery bills with an app that lets you earn gift cards from pictures of your grocery receipts.
All you need is your phone and the Fetch app. After you're done shopping, just snap a photo of your receipt. Your photo earns points. Then you can redeem those points for gift cards at popular stores like Amazon, Target, and Home Depot.
BONUS: You'll get 2,000 points bonus when you enter this referral code: BUZZ before you scan your first receipt.
Budget & start investing in Apple, Tesla, and other companies for just $5
Even if you don't have a lot of money to invest, you don't have to let that stop you — you can start investing with $5 or less. With Stash, you can buy fractional shares (partial shares) in companies that are household names like Apple, Google, Amazon, and more3. 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.
Stash was not only built to help beginner investors get started, it's also an app that can help you take control of all your finances. You can use their advanced technology to build healthy spending, saving, and investing habits. Set your savings goals and let Stash automatically round up your purchases to effortlessly save. It's amazing how fast that spare change can add up!
As a bonus, Stash will give you $5 to invest after you deposit $5 or more into your personal portfolio.1
Want even more tools and guidance? If you choose the Stash+ plan2 when signing up, you can earn 2x stock rewards when you spend on eligible purchases!4
Save up to $500 on car insurance in Virginia
Car insurance can be expensive, so you want to make sure you're not overpaying on your current premium.
FinanceBuzz has made it easy to search and compare quotes. Think of it as Kayak, but for car insurance.
We can help match you to insurance carriers and regional agencies to help you save on your car insurance. FinanceBuzz can save drivers up to $500 per year compared to their current insurance premiums.
It takes less than 5 minutes to fill out the form and you'll receive a list of matches that show you online, email, and potentially phone quotes.
See how you could find $2,076 in extra tax savings this year
If you're a side hustler, gig worker, freelancer, small business owner, or solopreneur, you know what a hassle it is to keep track of all your expenses for taxes. You don't want to miss anything, but you're also not sure if that Spotify membership or latte should really be expensed.
Keeper Tax can help you discover tax write-offs among your purchases. The average Keeper Tax member finds $2,076 in extra tax savings annually.
How it works: Just connect your financial accounts and Keeper Tax will automatically scan your past purchases for tax write-offs. They'll match you with a (human) bookkeeper who will help monitor your purchases. There's no manual entry, no categorization, and no receipts needed.
Over 50,000 people have saved over $40M on their taxes with Keeper Tax's help.
Get hassle-free renters insurance starting at $5/month
Protecting your home is important, but dealing with insurance companies can be such a drag. They give you the hard sell up front. You make your monthly payments, but when you actually need money for a claim, it's delay after delay.
Lemonade is a new type of insurance company that takes the hassle out of home, renters, and condo insurance. Using AI and transparent business practices, they make it easy to find the perfect policy in just minutes. If you already have insurance, they'll help make the switch simple and seamless. If you need to file a claim, they're committed to paying claims instantly whenever possible. More proof this isn't your typical insurance company: Lemonade donates leftover money at the end of the year to causes that you - the policyholder - care about.
Lemonade offers renters insurance policies starting at just $5 per month and homeowners policies starting at just $25 per month.
Bonus: Build wealth better than the 1%
The 1% doesn’t deserve all the riches. So why do we keep letting it happen?
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