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Triggator is a product of Savvy Savers Academy for all of your budgeting, saving and debt pay off planning. Triggator features the ability to budget by paycheck, plan for irregular expenses and a powerful debt payoff calculator to help you pay off debt sooner.
Free credit score and free credit monitoring. We recommend getting your credit checked every year to verify accuracy of reporting and to be aware if there is anything fraudulent going on in your name.
SoFi is a reliable company for refinancing your student loans. If you'd like to consolidate loans down to a single account, secure a better interest rate and possibly save money on your student loan payments, check out SoFi. You can read about student loan refinancing and our experience with SoFi here.
Save Money Shopping Online
Save money while shopping online. Activate an offer from Ebates to earn cashback rewards from your purchases. If you plan to make a purchase, you might as well get some money back, right?
Honey is a free browser extension (currently only available on desktop) that searches and automatically applies coupon codes to your online order at checkout. You can also earn "Honey Gold" which is basically a cashback rebate in the form of points that can later be redeemed in the form of a gift card. Finally, Honey will help you find the best price when you are shopping on Amazon.com.
Save Money on Groceries and Meal Planning Services
Food is one of the largest expenses in many families budgets, but it doesn't have to be. With the right shopping methods and meal planning you can cut the amount you spend on food each month.
Load Your Cart for Less is an online grocery saving course produced by Cameron of Savvy Savers Academy. Learn everything she does to keep her grocery bill to $400 or less per month for her family. Yes, she uses coupons, but you don't have to be extreme to see great savings. Her couponing strategies are the easiest you will ever learn.
If you haven't started using this smart phone app yet, you should! This little app allows you to get rebates on the groceries you buy by simply taking a picture of your receipt. Small amounts really add up! Cameron has saved over $200 (and growing) with her ibotta app. Sign up with this link and get a $10 free when you redeem your first rebate.
5 Dinners 1 Hour is an exceptional option for those who lack time for meal preparation. You'll be provided with a meal plan and shopping list for meals that can be simultaneously prepared (in about 1 hour) and stored in the refrigerator for the week. Each night just grab the dinner that has already been prepped and cook it fresh. Find out more here.
Extra Income Opportunities
Here are some legitimate opportunities that we've found to earn extra money. We don't currently recommend taking online survey's as a legitimate way to make extra money ... we've tried them and found they were not worth our time and not likely worth yours. We recommend finding extra work with a local company where you live, or you can try these resources for home-based business opportunities.
If you need extra cash in a hurry, driving for Uber or Lyft might be a good opportunity for you. You can drive on your own time and get started within a few days of being accepted. There is a potential to earn bonuses (depending on the companies current offerings). Nate, co-owner of Savvy Savers Academy, has driven for both companies and has provided his referral links. Find out if driving for Uber or Lyft is right for you in this article.
The Work at Home School provides information and training for learning about different business opportunities. It helps you find, build and growing the right home business for you. (No scams allowed, we checked! And no selling stuff to your friends.)
We got our start in the financial world several years ago through the teaching and advice of Dave Ramsey. This book is a foundation to some of the things you will learn through Savvy Savers Academy.
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This is an outstanding book about getting your act together if you can handle a little tough love. Larry tells it like it is and doesn't beat around the bush. It's quite entertaining to read, gives you the extra push that you need and offers solid financial advice.
(Let's face it, sometimes a swift kick in the butt is exactly what we need to get us moving in the right direction!)
Gaining financial freedom has everything to do with your money mindset. Julie has nailed down the beliefs that are limiting you from achieving (or expanding) your financial dreams. I love, love, love this book! I was surprised to find how many limiting beliefs I had been holding onto that affect my actions and therefore the outcome of my goals. This is a must read!
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