There are so many different available options for investing today, though don’t let this seemingly endless array of investments overwhelm you. If you prefer a simplified approach to investing geared towards relatively straightforward goals such as passive wealth accumulation and/or saving for retirement, then Stash Invest could be just what you’re looking for. Stash Invest launched its first app in 2015 with the goal of simplifying the investment process so even folks with just $5 to invest could try it out. Oftentimes people who feel like … [Read more...] about Stash Invest Review – How to Invest with as Little as $5
If you find yourself struggling to save money or find other areas of your budget to cut back on, then you’re not alone. Millions of Americans want to save more money, but it’s easier said than done in many cases. After all, it doesn’t just come down to an individual’s financial discipline. For instance, consumer cable bills have risen 40% between 2012 and 2018, which isn’t something you can easily control for, thanks to the relative monopoly status that cable companies have in their markets. Fortunately, free personal finance apps like Trim … [Read more...] about Ask Trim Review – Save Money with Trim Automated Finance Personal Assistant
If you’re trying to cut back on your budget and save money on regular expenses, then your monthly cell phone bill is a good place to start trimming. After all, the average person spends hundreds of dollars per year on data, texting, calling and phone upgrades – but is this really necessary? Step aside, Verizon, AT&T, and T-Mobile; it’s all about saving money with Mint Mobile now. This up-and-coming cell service provider offers incredible 4G LTE coverage and low, transparent prices on their phone plans compared to other major service … [Read more...] about Mint Mobile Review – Cheap Mobile Phone Plans Starting at $15 per Month
When it comes to investing with robo-advisors, there are plenty of low-cost, automated trading platforms available today. While there are unique advantages (and disadvantages) to each one, newest robo-advisor on the market called M1 Finance gives the more established, sophisticated investors great investing options.
Developed by a 25 year-old Stanford graduate, M1 Finance simplifies the investment process for beginning and experienced investors alike. Unlike other robo-advisors, M1 Finance does not charge a fee, and it gives you the option … [Read more...] about
One of the biggest barriers people face when they want to get started in investing is the perception that they don’t have enough money to set aside in an investment portfolio. If you’re in a similar situation, then low-cost investment options are the perfect solution to help you build interest-accruing savings with minimal upfront monetary requirements. Take Stockpile, for instance, which allows investors to get started with as little as $5. Many of us can afford to invest $5-10 per month, though a platform as easy-to-use as Stockpile, you … [Read more...] about Stockpile Review – Stockpile Is an Easy Way to Start Investing in Stocks
It’s important for all consumers to keep their credit scores as high as possible, but a vast majority of Americans don’t even check their credit report on an annual basis, let alone weekly or monthly. Although there are laws and regulations in place to help consumers protect themselves from thieves and cyber-hackers, you could lose quite a bit of money or watch your credit score plummet if you don’t act quickly when you see fraudulent activity on your credit report. In 2017 alone, 1.1 million consumers reported incidents of finance-related … [Read more...] about Credit Sesame Review – Get Your Free Credit Score & More?
There are many different ways to save money while shopping online, but the most popular tactics typically involve researching valid promo code offers, signing up for e-newsletters to get access to special deals (clogging your inbox in the process), and ironically spending more money to get access to offers like free shipping or rebates. If you’re looking for an effortless and free way to save money at the store and online then look no further than the Dosh app. Launched in April 2017, the Dosh app has revolutionized the way consumers save … [Read more...] about Dosh App Review – How to Get Cash Back for Your Everyday Purchases
It can be difficult to determine what exactly is a good rate of return on your investments due to additional factors like tax rates, commission fees, account management fees, and so on. Even if you’ve been involved in managing your own investments with a human advisor or a robo-advisor for a while, investing is nevertheless a complicated venture. Anyone with other hobbies and a day job knows that. If you’re looking for a simplified, low-cost solution to the confusion swirling around the stock market and best investment strategies, then … [Read more...] about Robinhood Investing App Review
A lot of young adults don’t understand how to save or invest money nowadays, and financial literacy rates continue to decline year after year. This is evidenced by the student loan debt crisis and stories of college students racking up tons of debt (student loans, credit cards, payday loans, etc.) while working minimum wage jobs. If you’re planning on having kids or you already have kids in your family, how do you plan to teach your kids about money? Of all the mistakes young parents can make, not teaching your kids how to manage money from … [Read more...] about BusyKid Smartphone App Review – Tracking Chores and Teaching Kids About Money
Did you know that 70% of Americans reportedly wouldn’t be able to cover a $2,000 unexpected expense? Perhaps this figure isn’t surprising, especially if you’re in the same boat. So, what happens when huge expenses arise out of nowhere? Typically, people either put the expense on their credit cards – and rack up more debt as a result of high interest rates – or take out a personal loan (also with considerably high interest) to cover the emergency costs. This can be a serious setback for anyone trying to improve their financial situation, but … [Read more...] about MoneyLion Review – Personal Loans, Credit Monitoring, Rewards, and More