All articles tagged Savings (27)

Digit: The Smart App that Learns Your Spending Habits and Automatically Saves the Optimal Amount of Money for You

Digit: The Smart App that Learns Your Spending Habits and Automatically Saves the Optimal Amount of Money for You

In a Nutshell: Establishing a savings habit can be a challenge, especially if money is tight. With Digit, you can start saving without having to change your habits or even think about it. The app’s predictive technology learns your spending habits and automatically saves for you. And, you can let Digit determine when and how much to save or you can customize with limits or specific goals. The handy app has helped users securely save more than $1 billion. With all the tasks and... read more »

EARN.org Research Demonstrates How Prize-Linked Savings Programs Can Motivate Consumers to Put Away More Funds

EARN.org Research Demonstrates How Prize-Linked Savings Programs Can Motivate Consumers to Put Away More Funds

In a Nutshell: Research shows that prize-linked savings initiatives encourage more low-income consumers to build healthy savings habits. EARN.org is a nonprofit that conducts research and leverages fintech to implement prize-linked savings programs like its Scratch & Save game. Not only does EARN.org’s research help to guide its own programs and strategies, but it also shares its results to help other nonprofits improve their own approaches to helping consumers save more. In... read more »

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 »