Whether you’re saving for something small or large, at the beginning of your savings journey or nearing the end, it always helps to get a savings boost! Although I’m a fairly disciplined saver, I wanted to try something new to see if I could increase my savings by a few extra (unplanned) dollars. My husband and I are planning to fly to Ireland next Christmas, my goal is to set-up a separate savings account and strategy for this trip.
What’s my plan? I’m going to use Digit (digit.co), an online service that links to your account, analyzes your income and spending and slowly moves money from your account to your Digit savings account. They claim that the amount of money they move to your savings account is almost unnoticeable, so I’m excited to see what that looks like.
To use Digit you have to text message via cell phone (this is their way to communicate and for you to manage your account), but most folks text these days so I imagine this isn’t a problem for too many. You can also easily move money from your Digit savings account back to your checking account, so I’m comfortable giving this a try.
This is very early in my blogging journey so I don’t have referral links set up for any of these services and will only recommend ones that I like and use. I’ll provide updates to my Digit Savings Challenge as year goes by and let you know how I fair before December!
Here’s how to start saving with Digit:
- Sign up for an account at Digit.co or via my Digit referral link (you will also get a referral link to share with friends once you sign-up).
- Enter your name, email address and create a password.
- Follow the steps to confirm your account by providing your cell phone number.
- They’ll send you a text message with a code; enter that code when prompted.
- Link your bank account (choose your bank, enter your login and password information); if you have more than one type of account with that bank you’ll need to identify which account you want to link.
- Start saving!
Best of luck to everyone as you start (or continue) to save. Let me know if you’ve used Digit or what other savings tools you’ve found worked well for you.
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