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The Science of Saving with Brigit

Making ends meet is hard, but with simple steps you can ensure your bills get paid and still have money left over. At Brigit, we’ve got your back during this process. Our advances are here to help you bridge the gap and our flat monthly membership fee makes it affordable to do so.  In fact, …

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Coronavirus: How to Budget for a Pandemic

Most of the world is trying to grapple with the woes that are accompanying the pandemic of the novel coronavirus, COVID-19. The time has come to start engaging in all the necessary safety practices such as social distancing, using ample amounts of hand sanitizer and disinfecting frequently used surfaces. Please follow anything else the CDC …

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August 30, 2019 My name is Gia, and I am a customer success specialist who also assists with recruiting for the department at Brigit! During a typical day at Brigit, I answer incoming tickets and inquiries from our users. My goal is to work towards keeping Brigit successful in making a difference in the lives …

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A Guide To Extending Your T-mobile/ Sprint Bill Payment Deadline

Sprint has merged with T-Mobile and is offering assistance for existing users. They are coordinating with T-Mobile to get their users access to T-Mobile’s network. T-Mobile has set up a special COVID-19 hotline for those seeking relief during the pandemic. They have also launched a new low-cost phone plan option called the Connect plan for …

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A Guide To Extending Your AT&T Bill Payment Deadline

AT&T is offering relief for customers during the COVID-19 pandemic by providing more flexibility for paying bills. During this time, they will not charge any late fees or terminate service. Extensions and late fee waivers are being offered for charges accumulated between 3/13/2020 – 5/13/2020. In addition to extending your due date, you can also …

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Alright! You’re on the list

You’re officially on the list for our Credit Monitoring and Identity Theft Protection. We’ll be rolling out invites over the next 3 – 8 weeks so keep an eye on your emails from Brigit. (Also don’t worry, if you decide later you don’t want the protection and monitoring there is no obligation to enroll, and …

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A Guide To Extending Your Verizon Bill Payment Deadline

Verizon is offering some very helpful options during the Coronavirus era. Individual customers, as well as small businesses experiencing difficulty paying their Verizon bill, can now extend their payment date to 6/30/2020. This can be easily done by logging into your Verizon account and confirming that you would like to have your payment extended. During …

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Incentives Matter: A Business Model That Stands Out

October 1, 2019 Corey Stone is the former Assistant Director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, Overdraft Division In a short period of time the Fintech ecosystem has produced a dozen or so companies that offer small increments of cash in the form of early access to earned wages or other forms of advances. These companies …

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How I Grew to Understand Bank Overdraft Fees Law

September 12, 2019 My First Lesson in Bank Overdraft Fees I was only sixteen years old when I received my first overdraft fee. Without much financial knowledge at the time, I was perplexed when I had been charged for having less than the required amount in my checking account. This charge then caused me to …

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Navigating Online Loans for People with Bad Credit

September 5th, 2019 Credit is crucial! In other words, a credit score is ever-present even if we are not always thinking about it. Having poor credit can limit your opportunities ranging from opening new credit lines, purchasing a car, or even renting an apartment. Better credit will allow you to leverage these things without having …

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A Guide to Unsecured Loans for Bad Credit Borrowers

August 12, 2019 In the United States, 16% of people have credit scores below 580. A score below 580 is considered quite low, and could seriously affect your ability to take out any sort of loan. While unsecured loans for bad credit borrowers are available, they aren’t great options due to high interest and fees. …

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How to Quickly Get Loans for Bad Credit

August 8, 2019 Ever try training a puppy? Well, even if you haven’t you can sort of picture the process. A lot of patience, lack of maybe initial knowledge and tons of frustration. This might be an odd comparison, but raising a young pup is actually quite similar to getting loans for bad credit. It …

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