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Money Saving Basics

  • Ways to save money

    Finding extra money in your budget can be tricky, but once you get the hang of it, you’ll be surprised how much was there! Simple steps like getting free stuff when you can, comparing grocery store prices, using cash back apps, and refinancing your debt can cut your monthly costs and free up money for short- and long-term goals. Our archives include tips for saving on the essentials and building your nest egg.

  • Spending less

    Most things you do cost money -- but they don’t have to cost so much money. From small steps like downloading coupons and paring down your wardrobe to lifestyle changes like driving less and living in a smaller house, you have an enormous amount of control over how much life costs, from monthly bills to big purchases.

  • Building a nest egg

    Whether in a 401(k) or a change jar, every penny you set aside is a boost to your future. It could turn into a down payment for a home, a new car, a college education, a dream vacation, or a comfortable retirement. The best thing you can do for your future is start saving early for big purchases, even if you only have a little to spare for now.

  • Do you need an emergency fund?

    Yes! You want money to fall back on in case of illness, job loss, or other major disruption to your life. Whether that means a few hundred dollars or tens of thousands depends on factors such as your cost of living, financial obligations, the flexibility of your lifestyle, your family, your profession, and more. Determine your need, and build a rainy day fund you can quickly tap into when you need it.

Cash Back Sites and Apps

Save on Life Events and Big Purchases

Free Stuff

Reviews

  • Save Money with Ibotta

    Ibotta is an app that has partnered with some of the top retailers and companies around the world to provide you with competitive cash back offers on purchases you make every day. No need to hunt for discounts or carry around coupons, Ibotta does the work for you.

  • Save Money with Shopkick

    Shopkick is a free app that lets you earn gift cards to major retailers without spending any money, although making purchases increases your earnings.  While it’s only offered on mobile devices, they still offer many ways to earn points.

  • Save Money with GetUpside

    The GetUpside app gets you quick cash back on purchases at participating gas stations, grocery stores, and restaurants. The easy-to-use app is free, doesn’t require a lot of personal information, and gets cash in your pocket within days.

  • Save Money with Drop

    Drop App is one of the most popular mobile apps available today and offers consumers rewards for the shopping that they’re already doing. By partnering with top retailers around the world, Drop allows you to earn points when you make purchases using your debit and credit cards.

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