We’ve compiled a list of our favorite apps, tools, and other resources for folks like us who want to get their financial lives in order. We get commissions for purchases and signups made through links in this post. We choose products carefully and recommend only those we believe are helpful and provide value. Learn More
Ibotta is a smartphone app that allows you to get cash back on groceries and other purchases, both offline and online. It’s simple to use and a great alternative to clipping coupons. Use my referral code eeyraol and you’ll get $10 for signing up.
With the Drop app, you don’t have to scan and upload any of your receipts. First, link a credit or debit card to your account. Then whenever you make purchases at certain stores or restaurants, you get cash back automatically.
Rakuten is a website that gives you cash back for shopping online. Before you make any online purchase, check Rakuten to see if there are any cash back offers available at your favorite websites. If there are, click the links on the Rakuten website and shop as you normally would.
Dosh is another app that gives you cash back automatically when you make a purchase at a participating retailer or website using a credit card you register with the app. It works with debit cards, but you must choose the credit option rather than debit when you’re checking out to get your cash back.
Coupons.com features tons of printable and paperless coupons for your favorite products. You can add electronic coupons to your store loyalty card or print them out and take them with you when you go shopping. Don’t forget to checkout this post for a list of companies you can contact to get free grocery coupons sent to you.
Swagbucks is an online rewards program that allows you to earn Swagbucks for filling out surveys, watching videos, searching the web, playing games, shopping online, and more. You can exchange your Swagbucks for gift cards or cash via PayPal.
MyPoints is a popular rewards website that’s been around since the mid-1990s. You can get points for shopping online, taking surveys, watching videos, playing games, and more. You can redeem your points for gift cards or cash.
Stash has no minimum investment to get started and no monthly minimum balance requirement. It’s a nice little app if you’re new to investing or don’t have a lot of money to open a more traditional account. The fee for the Beginner plan is only $1 a month.
Check out Acorns if you want to get started with investing but don’t have the time or the money to meet large minimum investment requirements. Acorns connects with your accounts and rounds up all your transactions to the nearest dollar. For a fee of $1 per month, they put the difference into an investment portfolio you choose.
Digit is an app that helps you save money for a rainy day or a specific goal like a vacation. Once you connect Digit to your checking account, the app analyzes your spending and automatically transfers money from your bank account to your Digit account. A monthly subscription costs $5 and can be canceled anytime.
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