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Dobot charges $1.99 per month now

Per their email:

Hi Lazy Money Guy,

We wanted to thank you for including Dobot on your journey to financial health, and share news about our relationship with you.

Whether you’re saving for an emergency fund, home down payment or that special trip, we hope you’ve found our auto-savings feature enables you to save easier than ever. Your responses to our texts have been awesome. We’re very excited that so many Dobot savers take advantage of the easy text commands to save an amount, apply savings to your goals without opening the app and learn helpful tips to improve your finances. And, of course, the super popular joke command makes sure that saving is never boring. 😀

It is vital that we are able to continue providing the services you’ve come to trust, so today we are sharing important news about our relationship with our Dobot savers and how we make money. Dobot will begin charging a small monthly fee for the services we provide. The fee, $1.99, will begin on July 31st for all accounts created before July 1st. For new users of Dobot, there will be a 30-day trial period.

Our strongest desire is to always do what is right for our customers. We also want to ensure that we are open and transparent about our decisions and the thought behind them. This small monthly fee will allow Dobot to continue supporting and growing our services for you.

Thank you for choosing Dobot. We remain committed to helping you create financial health.

Save On!

The Dobot Team

Digit’s New Fee Schedule

Email from Digit:

Hey Lazy Money Guy,

Today we have a couple of big announcements to make.

As Digit becomes a more important part of our customers’ financial lives, we’ve decided to make a conscious decision about how we want to make money: We work for you, and you pay us. It should be that straightforward. Too many financial services complicate things by making money doing things not in the best interest of their customers. Charging for Digit will allow us to support our service while making sure we always do what’s right for the customer.

A monthly subscription will cost $2.99. For all existing users, Digit will remain free for the next 100 days.

We are also significantly increasing the Digit Savings Bonus. All customers will now earn a 1% Savings Bonus (up from 0.20%). With the recent introduction of Goalmojis, customers are saving more than ever, and we want to make sure you’re earning real rewards for saving with Digit.

Thank you for being an early user, believer and fan. You have helped sparked the savings revolution. We promise to continue building products that make your financial life easier and better.

Feel free to reach out if you have any questions.

Long Game

Long Game is an app that helps you save money and you get points based on how much you save.  You can use those points to play games and win prizes or cash!  They call it Prize-Linked Savings.

How to Long Game:

download the app iconDownload the App and start a Long Game account.
make a deposit iconMake a Deposit and start earning coins.
play games iconPlay Games for a chance to win cash and other prizes!
Click Here to Get The App!  Use code JKO6WNX for an extra bonus for signing up!

Shift Savings

Shift Savings is a spare change/rounding-up program, similar to Qapital, Acorns, and others.  It will round up your purchases, and then place the difference into a savings or EFT account (ETF accounts are investing accounts).  If you spend $1.50 on a candy bar, for example, Shift will round up that purchase to $2.00.  The $0.50 difference is what is then added to the savings account in Shift.  They total all the roundups and transfer them every Saturday.

Click here to sign up!

Shift Savings (formerly Milo Savings)

Email from the CEO, Craig Sweeney:

 

Hi Lazy Money Guy,

I wanted to personally reach out to fill you in on some exciting news. Today we’re announcing that we are changing our name from Milo to Shift!

Shift is a name that is representative of our mission to helping people. Helping people shift their mindsets and look at a new way to save for the important things and people in their lives. Helping people save money by shifting habits of spending to habits of saving and building momentum toward a healthier financial future. Shifting to saving.

Shift Savings

We’re thankful that you’ve been a part of our journey so far and are looking forward to helping you shift to a brighter future in the days, months and years to come.

Best,

Craig Sweeney
CEO & Cofounder

Finimize

Finimize provides a daily newsletter about the latest in financial news with an analysis of how it can affect the economy and how it can affect investors.  I’ve been reading them for months and had good results from it.  They also send a weekly email (for Finimize Insiders) which summarizes the events of the week as well as providing further analysis and information.

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The information they provide works for both beginning investors and experts alike.  The information they provide has links to their sources, too, if you want to look further into what they are analyzing and reporting.

This is a free financial tool they offer.  It has helped me with investment decisions and been insightful for learning new things about the US and Global economies.  It also comes with an iOS app for Finimize Insiders, and an Android app will be rolling out soon.

Click here to sign up!

AskTrim

Ask Trim is an A.I. that helps trim the fat off your finances.  It links to your bank accounts and will hunt down spending patterns, identifying subscriptions, unusual spending, balances getting too low, and other helpful resources and guidance.

You can even ask it to cut ties with your subscriptions that it finds, like Hulu, Netflix, or other things.  I love Hulu and Netflix, so I won’t cut off those unless I can’t afford them.  But everyone’s finances are different.

Sign Up Here and Ask Trim!

FunBills

FunBills is a way to track bills, pay them, and do other things (surveys, competitions, etc.) to earn points called FunBux.  These fun bucks can be cashed out or used towards paying bills.  If you use them towards paying bills, they are worth more than the amount you would get just cashing them out.

Click here to Get Started!

WealRo

Using an innovative AI programming to help manage my savings and investments.  I put in my extra money and let it work on making it grow more valuable.  It uses formats like Facebook Messenger, where you can ask questions like balances, goals, status of subscriptions (Netflix, Spotify, etc.), and even make changes according to your savings and investment plans.

It will also be updating to communicate via text, Kik, Hangouts, and other chat methods.  You will be able to set up alerts, reminders, status updates, scheduling different things like transfers, paying bills, etc.

Signing up enters you for a chance to win an iWatch and a year of free investing services from WealRo!

Sign Up Here to Enter the Contest and Sign Up for WealRo!