Crafty ways to pay less for your summer vacation

Crafty ways to pay less for your summer vacation

Planning a getaway? If you’re not, you better get on it – because summer won’t last forever. With everything you worry about on a daily basis, there’s no doubt you need a vacation – though, you may be wondering if you can afford one. Well, we crunched the numbers and we can cautiously say: Heck yeah, you can.

Sure, sure, we don’t know exactly what’s on your plate at the moment, or if you’re battling to cover some debt or overdraft. Assuming things are more-or-less under control, though, and you’re just about cutting it in terms of taking a vacation, we […]

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Taking Home the Trophy: Change Wins BBVA Fintech Startup Competition

Taking Home the Trophy: Change Wins BBVA Fintech Startup Competition

We’ve got some exciting news to share, folks: We recently participated in the 9th annual BBVA Open Talent Competition for FinTech startups, one of the most prestigious FinTech competitions in the world. But that’s not the exciting part – the exciting part is that we won!

So, what does it take to win?

Each year since it was first launched in 2009, over 500 startups apply to the competition in the hopes of earning a coveted spot among the 10 finalists chosen to present their ideas. The judges are composed of the banking group’s executive team, along with a team of […]

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Happy 4th: 4 Financial Freedoms You Don’t Take Advantage of, but Should

Happy 4th: 4 Financial Freedoms You Don’t Take Advantage of, but Should

In a gutsy move two hundred and forty one years ago, the thirteen American colonies that formed the United States declared their independence from Great Britain. We’ve been sovereign and loving every second of it since then, and every year on the 4th of July, we celebrate that spirit of freedom, which has become America’s symbol. Whether you’re chillin’, grillin’, drinkin’, or all of the above, we hope you’re out there making the most of your Independence Day. But are you exercising your financial freedom to the fullest?

Probably not. No, we don’t mean what you’re doing in order to […]

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Save an Extra $1,290 this Summer by Avoiding these 5 Overlooked Expenses

Save an Extra $1,290 this Summer by Avoiding these 5 Overlooked Expenses

Change users often mention how helpful they find messages pointing out recurring payments, and their true, aggregated cost from a yearly perspective. These fees are easy to overlook since they typically only involve one entry point (initial signup and payment info), and then an easy-to-overlook line on a transaction sheet no one pays much attention to, to begin with.

While we aren’t delusional enough to claim that millennials are blowing their home-buying money on avocado toast, we’re all guilty of absent-mindedly depleting our reserves by committing to pay certain (usually small) sums on a regular basis, for who-knows how long. […]

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Lydia’s Eye Opening Moment

Lydia’s Eye Opening Moment

Financial change means different things to different people. For one, it may be sticking to a budget for the first time in eons; for another, it could be meeting savings objectives for a palpable goal. Whatever the reason, users all over the United States are experiencing change thanks to Change. In this series, you’ll get a glimpse of the ways Change has made an impact on the way others think about, and handle, money in their everyday lives.

Meet Lydia from Houghton, Michigan, an Administrative Aide at a University Research Office. She dreams of working in a capacity where she would […]

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3 Sneaky Ways to Maximize Retirement Savings before You’re 30

3 Sneaky Ways to Maximize Retirement Savings before You’re 30

Much like investing in the stock market, investing in your own retirement requires a strategy that combines patience, foresight and time. While 20-somethings may not have the first two down pat, by kicking off their retirement savings early, they’ll be able to fully leverage the advantage of time. In this case, time is literally money.

Compound interest is the best kind of interest

Retirement savings work in such a way that the longer you’re saving, the quicker they accrue interest. With the advantage of an early start, and with firsthand memory of the damage failing to save can cause after witnessing the […]

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Decisions, Decisions: Kristin Makes the Cut

Decisions, Decisions: Kristin Makes the Cut

Financial change means different things to different people. For one, it may be sticking to a budget for the first time in eons; for another, it could be meeting savings objectives for a palpable goal. Whatever the reason, users all over the United States are experiencing change thanks to Change. In this series, you’ll get a glimpse of the ways Change has made an impact on the way others think about, and handle, money in their everyday lives.

Meet Kristin from Salt Lake City, UT. A Recreational Therapy student and intern by day and a self described ‘Beyonce superfan’ by night, […]

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Yes, this is Happening: Earn up to 3% APY Bonuses on Auto-Saving

Yes, this is Happening: Earn up to 3% APY Bonuses on Auto-Saving

Picture yourself sipping an ice cream cone on a breezy afternoon. As you are about to bite down on the delicious waffle cone, you think: It can’t get better than this. Out of the blue, an ice cream fairy appears and plants a second scoop right where the first one once sat. Your day just got even more awesome – and you’ve learned a valuable lesson: Things can always get better.

That was precisely our mindset when we decided to make already-great Auto-Saving tool even greater, by launching our coolest feature yet: Savings Bonuses. Essentially, we’re giving Change users who’ve enabled […]

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We Are the 51%: The Unique Financial Challenges Women Face

We Are the 51%: The Unique Financial Challenges Women Face

In the 1960s, Betty Friedan coined the term the feminine mystique in a book by the same name; she wasn’t referring to women’s elusive allures as perceived by men, but to the social norms that confined and limited women at the time. Numerous monumental rights had been achieved by then (suffrage, education) but the gender gap was palpable in both the workplace and the home. While many glass ceilings have been shattered since, women’s issues are still part of the political agenda – out of recognizing their implications on women’s lives, opportunities and personal finances.

With a viable female presidential […]

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Fees aren’t Getting Past Sydney’s Radar

Fees aren’t Getting Past Sydney’s Radar

Financial change means different things to different people. For one, it may be sticking to a budget for the first time in eons; for another, it could be meeting savings objectives for a palpable goal. Whatever the reason, users all over the United States are experiencing change thanks to Change. In this series, you’ll get a glimpse of the ways Change has made an impact on the way others think about, and handle, money in their everyday lives.

Meet Sydney Banks from Boston, MA. As a sales professional, she’s well aware of the money-in, money-out equation, yet from time to time […]

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