On this page, I’d like to share my favorite apps/websites that save me money or make my life easier. Most of them are FREE to use.
Personal Finance Management
Personal Capital – it’s a free tool that allows you to be on top of your financial health at a glance. You can securely link bank, investment and retirements accounts and receive tips for better retirement planning. It has both web and mobile options.
Trim – this website offers FREE negotiating of the bills for you. It works best with cable, satellite, cell phones, home security, and internet providers. There is a fee as a percentage of the savings for the first year. You’ll never end up with an expense, as you only pay for successful negotiation. No savings – no charge.
Acorns – the app for beginners in the investment world. It will round up the transactions on the linked credit cards and invest the change. You can also easily set up monthly or weekly contributions starting from $5. Become an investor without even feeling it.
Credit Sesame – this website provides you with free credit score report and monitoring. You even don’t need to enter your credit card.
Cashback On Online Shopping
Ebates – in addition to regular cash back on online purchases, this site has an option to link cash back offers to your credit cards and receive money for regular in-store shopping as well.
Paribus – this site monitors the prices of the items you’ve bought from various online retailers. Many stores offer price drop protection for specific periods of time after the purchase date. Paribus will automatically get you the adjustment if the priced dropped in time. There is absolutely no effort from your side, just give Paribus the access to the email where you get the receipts.
Honey – this browser extension helps to find online promo codes for any retailer, provides you with the price history of the item on Amazon and compares different sellers.
Grocery And Receipts Scanning Apps
Ibotta – $10 sign up bonus. The most popular grocery coupons app where you need to scan the receipts to redeem the offers. There are additional offers like cash back for online shopping and special bonuses as well. (>>Ibotta full review)
FetchRewards – $2-$3 sign up bonus with code A9KJM. Get cash back for any receipt from any grocery store in the US, without a need to browse and activate rebates. Any purchased product from participating brands is eligible for a bonus. (>>FetchRewards full review)
CoinOut – this app gives you money for ANY receipt, just download the app to your mobile and scan the receipts. Fast and easy. This is like finding nickels, pennies, and dimes every day. For US only. (>>CoingOut full review)
Makeena – grocery shopping app for healthy eaters who like organic brands and produce. Brands like Tom’s, Udi’s, Fresh Monster, Cabot, Bellucci and more.
Get Paid For Surveys, Watching Video And Other Tasks
Swagbucks – $5 sign up bonus. There are many options to make money with Swagbucks. What I personally use the most are the Daily Poll and watching videos (I just activate in on Swagbucks app when I’m in WiFi area and let it run silently till it hits the daily limit).
Inbox Dollars – $5 sign up bonus. The most popular money making options on this website are reading emails and completing surveys. You also can use printable coupons and other offers to complete and make even more. (>>InboxDollars full review)
CashCrate – $1 sign up bonus. Another great site that pays for surveys and other tasks
Fusion Cash – Get $5 just for signing up and earn from answering surveys, completing offers, reading emails and more.
Pinecone Research – this “by invitation only” surveys panel will pay $3 for each survey you take.
Harris Poll – one of the oldest survey companies with wide selection of high paying surveys.
Beginner Blogger Tools
Wealthy Affiliate – this is a One Stop Shop for anyone who wants to start a blog and make money with affiliate marketing. It covers everything you need – website creation, hosting, security, content writing, SEO, online entrepreneurship course, and endless amount of training on any related topic. Free to join and take the first course. (>>Full review)
MailerLite – this is an email autoresponder that I use for my blog. It provides an easy solution for email list management, including landing pages, sign up forms, pop-ups, automation and more. The best thing for a beginner blogger is that this is a free option for the first 1,000 subscribers.
Grammarly – the world leading software to help you with writing in English without grammar, spelling and punctuation mistakes. Grammarly checks for more than 400 types of spelling, grammar, and punctuation errors, enhances vocabulary usage and suggests citations. Download a FREE browser extension for Chrome, Safari, or Firefox.
Affiliate Networks I Use