You are just one week away from giving your bank account the shot of adrenaline it needs.
If the thought of organizing your spending sends you into full panic mode with a side of stress eating, you aren’t alone. We all want to be financially secure but it’s hard to know when or how to start the process.
The key is to get in control of your money.
Only then will you feel a sense of relief and the ability to do the important things in life like saving for retirement, buying a house, paying off debt, and taking a well-deserved vacation.
You do not need to be an economic guru to organize your finances and save some cash.
Here are 7 things you can do – in 7 days – that will help you become the boss of your bank account.
Day 1 – Add up to 300 points to your credit score
Your credit score is your ticket to being able to make big purchases such as a home or a car. It is very important to keep an eye on it and make sure it keeps you in good standing.
The free website, CreditSesame will show you your score as well as give tips on ways to improve it. You can also spot errors that may be negatively affecting your score. (one in five reports have one)
Day 2 – Invest $1.00 in the stock market
Sometimes you only need a little to get a lot. If you want to be a part of something bigger and benefit from it, you might be interested in stocks. Most of us think investing is for the rich, however, you don’t need millions to own a tiny piece of a company. With an app called Stash, you can invest in companies such as Amazon, Google, Apple for as little as $1.00.
Day 3 – Change your car insurance carrier
It is always a good idea to compare insurance rates. If it’s been a while since this was on your radar, then you could be paying too much on your current policy. Luckily there is a website called SmartFinancial where you can check rates in about 3 minutes.
Some rates are as low as $22 a month, which could save you about $700 a year.
Day 4 – Give your family up to $1 million
Being the boss of your bank account also means planning for the future. If you have kids under 18 or a spouse that relies on your income, you need to think about how they might manage after you’re gone. If you haven’t thought about term life insurance, now is the time.
Applying for a policy at Bestow takes minutes and could possibly leave your family with $1 million. Some policies start at just $16 a month but this increases depending on your age. So, take advantage of low rates and give your family the security they deserve.
Day 5 – Get $225 a month for watching short videos
Yes, it’s true. You can make money just by watching news clips. Research companies rely on feedback from viewers and they want to pay you for it.
After signing up with InboxDollars, you will be sent news clips to choose from each day. Then, you have to answer a few questions about the clips. Is there a catch? Only that you have to answer honestly. Other than that, you are on your way to potentially making an extra $225 a month!
Day 6 – Get free money from your debit card company
Aspiration debit card allows you to earn free money. Yes, that’s correct. By using the Aspiration debit card, you will get 10% cashback every time you use it. Just think of how many times you use your debit card and how much money you could be getting back. This one is a no-brainer.
Day 7 – Get $83 for playing Solitaire
Download the free iPhone app called Solitaire today and earn some cash while playing a classic game. Most of us are on our phones a lot during the day. Why not try to earn some money at the same time?
There is potential to earn up to $83 per win.
These small but impactful changes will start you on the road to financial stability.
Start this 7-day challenge today and get yourself some easy money!
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