All articles tagged Savings (25)

Long Game Savings App Uses Gamification to Engage the Mobile-First Generation in Learning Healthy Financial Habits

Long Game Savings App Uses Gamification to Engage the Mobile-First Generation in Learning Healthy Financial Habits

In a Nutshell: The Long Game Savings app was launched in 2015 to help millennials practice healthy financial behaviors by combining two of the demographic’s favorite things — mobile games and prizes. The app encourages users to save money by rewarding them with in-app Coins, cash, and cryptocurrency for meeting their goals. They can also play games, participate in drawings, and prepare for the tech-forward financial landscape of the future. Long Game Savings combats poor spending... read more »

9 Best Coupon Blogs for Dads

9 Best Coupon Blogs for Dads

Let's be real — most people think of couponers as young moms who have big families and spend countless hours clipping coupons for next week's groceries. However, this isn't the case at all; couponers come in all shapes and sizes, including dads who love to save as much as they can. To inspire other dads to get out there and start couponing, we’ve compiled a list of the nine best coupon blogs for dads. Readers will find everything they need to get started – or perfect... read more »

How ecoATM Gazelle Extends the Consumer-Device Lifecycle Through Convenient Kiosks and Secure ReCommerce

How ecoATM Gazelle Extends the Consumer-Device Lifecycle Through Convenient Kiosks and Secure ReCommerce

The Crunch: The yearly release of high-tech devices means consumers rush to trade in the old for the new. This trend has led to explosive growth in the electronic resale market. That is why ecoATM Gazelle gives consumers fast, convenient, and secure ways to trade their devices for cash or find deep discounts on certified, pre-owned electronics. Consumers can trade-in and shop for used devices on Gazelle.com or recycle their old devices through secure ecoATM kiosks in retail stores for... read more »

Stephanie Nelson Uses the Power of Coupon Mom to Drive Donations Through Grocery Savings

Stephanie Nelson Uses the Power of Coupon Mom to Drive Donations Through Grocery Savings

In a Nushell: What started as a way to feed her family on a single income turned into a charitable initiative to supply food pantries and, eventually, became a successful business for Coupon Mom Stephanie Nelson. Many shoppers are aware of the savings available using coupons for groceries, but they are intimidated by the effort they think shopping with coupons takes. Coupon Mom aggregates available coupons with local ads for grocery and drugstore chains and provides free,... read more »

Fidelity Investments Study Reveals Near-Record Average Retirement Account Balances and Record-High Auto-Enrollment Numbers

Fidelity Investments Study Reveals Near-Record Average Retirement Account Balances and Record-High Auto-Enrollment Numbers

In a Nutshell: As employer pension plans become rarer, members of the workforce must learn to be shrewd curators of their retirement investment plans. Fidelity Investments recently identified an upward trend in retirement account balances, with the average 401(k) balance nearing an all-time high. The study also explored how auto-enrolling employees increases participation and savings over time. The data, which comes from Fidelity’s Q2 analysis of more than 30 million retirement... read more »

Where to Turn if You’ve Been Wrongfully Denied Your Retirement Benefits

Where to Turn if You’ve Been Wrongfully Denied Your Retirement Benefits

In a Nutshell: Retirement should be the reward for decades of work and sacrifice. However, many people spend their later years fighting for the pension and retirement benefits they’ve worked hard to attain for themselves and their families. The Pension Rights Center acts as a resource center for six federally funded pension counseling projects that together serve retirees across 30 states. To date, the pension counseling projects have recovered over $242 million in earned retirement... read more »

uSwitch — Our Editor’s Choice for Comparison Tools that Help UK Consumers Make Educated Financial Decisions

uSwitch — Our Editor’s Choice for Comparison Tools that Help UK Consumers Make Educated Financial Decisions

In a Nutshell: The internet has made comparison shopping easier, but the process isn’t always a snap. Many comparison websites feature solid information but without personalization tools that consider the financial needs and goals of each individual user. uSwitch is changing the status quo with a platform that allows consumers to compare credit cards, insurance, loans, and even internet service providers to receive a personalized analysis of available deals. And, once an offer is... read more »

Expert Jean Chatzky Discusses Women’s Unique Retirement Savings Goals (& How to Reach Them)

Expert Jean Chatzky Discusses Women’s Unique Retirement Savings Goals (& How to Reach Them)

In a Nutshell: Over the course of the last century, the role of women in the global economy has steadily grown, with women today holding 30% of the total private wealth. With that growing wealth, however, comes growing responsibilities — including the responsibility women have to themselves to create their own financial security. We talked to financial expert Jean Chatzky about how women can adapt to longer lives, a pay gap more akin to a chasm, and caring for their families so they... read more »

Mozo Helps Australians Save Money By Comparing Multiple Banking, Energy, and Insurance Providers

Mozo Helps Australians Save Money By Comparing Multiple Banking, Energy, and Insurance Providers

In a Nutshell: Few things can make someone feel worse than making a purchase or signing up for a service without knowing if you got the best possible deal. Internet consumer reviews can help shoppers make informed decisions, but these reviews typically highlight singular experiences and rarely compare one company to another. Mozo fills in the gaps by providing Australians with in-depth and real-time comparisons of banking, energy, insurance, and other service providers throughout the... read more »

CIT Bank Recognized with Our 2018 Editor’s Choice Award™ for Its Top-Yielding Money Market Account

CIT Bank Recognized with Our 2018 Editor’s Choice Award™ for Its Top-Yielding Money Market Account

In a Nutshell: The popularity of online banks has increased so rapidly in the last five years that their brick-and-mortar competition has scurried to keep up. Internet-only banking companies frequently offer superior rates and technology thanks to their lower overhead costs. A leader in this tech revolution is CIT Bank, which unveiled its first Money Market account in March 2018. The account features a low $100 minimum deposit to open and pays interest at a rate of 1.85% APY,... read more »