Living paycheck to paycheck can mean sleepless nights spent wondering how you'll cover your bills if something unexpected happens. Even if you're an expert at timing your bill payments so nothing bounces, it's still SUPER stressful.
Ready to break the cycle of living paycheck to paycheck (and finally sleep soundly again)? We've got some simple moves you can make today to start earning and saving more. Let's do this!
Stop overpaying when you shop online
Shopping online has its perks. It's super convenient, but it can be time consuming to find the best deals. Instead of hunting for coupon codes (that don't always work!) and opening tons of browser tabs comparing prices, you can try Capital One Shopping.
Capital One Shopping makes saving money effortless. Just add the browser extension and when you check out, they will automatically add the best coupon code in their extensive database to help you save cash. And before you check out at favorite stores like Amazon, Target, Home Depot, and Best Buy, Capital One Shopping will notify you with a friendly pop-up if the item you're buying is available cheaper somewhere else.
Capital One Shopping is free to use and will never show you ads. Add it today and stop overpaying!13
Cancel your car insurance
We’ve got bad news. You could be wasting $500 every year on overpriced, second-rate car insurance. And you should probably cancel your existing insurance right now, because there’s something much better.
This new tool from FinanceBuzz can tell you if you’re overpaying for your car insurance in just a few clicks. On average, we find around $500 a year in savings for drivers. And once you try it out, you’ll never have to look for affordable insurance again because we find you the lowest rates that other companies can’t match.
Oh, and it’s also free. And come on — you can’t tell us you don’t want to save up to $500. To find out if you’re losing up to $500 or more a year, just enter your zip code here, answer a few questions and see if you’re overpaying. It takes less than 2 minutes.
Use your Netflix®, Disney+™ and Hulu™ streaming service payments to boost your credit scores14
Your credit scores affect whether you can get approved for a personal loan, a credit card, or even a new job. Usually, it can take weeks or months to improve your credit scores, but there's an innovative new tool that could help you raise your FICO®3 Score instantly.
Experian Boost™15 can help you get credit whenever you pay your phone bill and utility bill on time. And now, it can help you get credit when you make your Netflix®, Disney+™ and Hulu™ streaming service payments on time, too!
The process takes just minutes and if qualifying payments are identified, you can include this positive information in your Experian® credit file. (Don't worry: If you have any negative payments, those won't count against you.)
Since launching, Experian Boost has collectively increased FICO® Scores across America by over 10 million points. It's 100% free and new credit scores take effect immediately.
See how much money you can get back from this account
We hate to tell you this, really. But if you aren’t using the Aspiration debit card, you’re missing out on extra cash with every purchase you make. Don’t worry though… it’s easy to fix.
There’s a debit card from a company called Aspiration, and they give you up to 10% cash back every time you swipe your card. Like when you’re…
Shopping for clothes? Yep… cash back.
Going to the pharmacy? Mhmmm. Cash back.
Getting groceries for the week? Yes, cash back!
It’s so simple. Who doesn’t want extra money? To see how much you could earn, just enter your email address and link your bank account16. By the way, Aspiration is free, your money is kept safe with military-level security, and your deposits won't fund fossil fuels.
Borrow up to $35k to finally crush your debt
If you're looking for a chunk of change to pay off debt, a personal loan could be a good option.
Our partner LoansUnder36 will match you with loan providers that fit your specific needs. Just fill out one application — there's no application fee and no minimum credit score to apply — to see multiple loan offers.9
Why not see if you qualify? If approved, you could receive your loan as soon as the next business day.
Find a side hustle that could add $1000s to your income
Imagine having an extra $5,000 in income this year. What would you do with it? You could pay off bills, slash your debt, and maybe even take a much-needed vacation. And having a few extra thousand in the bank could make it a reality.
Luckily, it’s not that hard to achieve.
While there are plenty of ways to add extra cash to your bank account, one of the best ways is taking on a side hustle. But with all the junk and scams out there, how do you know which opportunities are legit? And how do you know which side hustle can help you earn real money?
FinanceBuzz has you covered. We make it easy for you to get matched with the perfect side hustle that can match your skills, needs, and available time. Stop wasting hours on side hustles that don’t work out — just answer a few questions and in less than 60 seconds, we’ll match you with the perfect side hustle that could help you earn some serious cash on the side.
Turn your skills into cash
With new projects coming through HomeAdvisor Powered by Angi every two seconds, there's something for everyone. Whether it's painting, mowing lawns, cleaning houses or larger projects like roof and fence installations, HomeAdvisor can connect you to these jobs. HomeAdvisor will set you up with an online business profile and help you collect customer reviews to land your next job.
With over 100 million lifetime service requests and thousands of users searching every day, what are you waiting for?
Get your pay up to 2 days early
A lot of banks have great features, but very few have a fully built suite that takes care of all of your financial needs. GO2bank is different — they offer a wide variety of banking features that could make your life much easier, like:
- A fully-mobile banking app with free ATMs nationwide10
- Up to 7% cash back on eGift Cards from popular merchants when bought in the app
- Early payday — get paid up to 2 days early with ASAP Direct DepositTM11
- Pay bills directly from your phone
- Up to $200 in overdraft protection with opt-in and eligible direct deposit12
GO2bank is a great choice if you want simple, mobile, seamless banking with tons of extra features to make all aspects of your financial life easier. Sign up today — it takes less than 5 minutes!
Bonus: Build wealth better than the 1%
The 1% doesn’t deserve all the riches. So why do we keep letting it happen?
Worthy is an email newsletter that teaches you how to invest smarter, earn more money, and live the life you want. It’s for the rebellious, the radical, the 99%er who fights like hell to earn their keep. Easily consumed in less than 5 minutes a day, you’ll get the latest financial resources, news, and money trends that could impact your wallet for years to come.