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How to Avoid Late Fees and Keep More of Your Money

May 29, 2019 I don’t know about you, but I like saving money. I like saving money so much that I primarily shop secondhand, keep all of my plastic shopping bags, and have even signed up for rebates and rewards at all of my favorite retailers. But even after all this, I still think of …

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A Quick Guide to a Chase Bank Overdraft Fee

May 29, 2019 To understand how a Chase Bank overdraft fee works, we first need to know what an overdraft fee is. An overdraft fee occurs when you don’t have enough money in your account to cover a transaction but your bank covers the charge for you. Overdraft fees average around $34 for many banks …

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5 Steps to Raise Your Credit Score by 200 Points

May 28th, 2019 So maybe you recently checked your credit score and saw it was 650.  At the time, you thought, “Oh, 650 is a good credit score!” That is, until you checked online, only to find that it wasn’t as good as you originally thought. Although your new goal becomes to have a ‘good’ …

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What is Overdraft Protection and Why You Should Avoid It

May 27, 2019 Picture it, if you will, the year is 2015 and I am living my best life. If by best life you mean constantly hitting zero on my checking and savings account simultaneously because I don’t know the difference between a want and a need. When I say zero what I really mean …

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What You Should Know About Cash Advance Loans Online

May 24, 2019 We’ve all experienced a time when we’ve run short on cash to pay an upcoming bill. Maybe the bill just slipped your mind or an unexpected emergency expense came up, leaving you short on cash to pay your remaining bills for the month. In times of need like this, you may look …

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The Truth About Overdraft Protection and Bank Fees (And What it Means For You)

May 21, 2019 When your balance is low and you’re in urgent need for cash, it’s as if your survival mode kicks in, and you start frantically looking for the easiest and fastest way to get the money you need. This may mean turning to a friend, family member, or your bank for money. If …

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All in Good (Financial) Health

May 10, 2019 Stock market rallies Tech IPOs mint fresh new millionaires Unemployment rates near historical lows Headlines such as these paint a promising portrait of a prospering economy. A reader could be forgiven for believing that this portrait depicts the average American’s financial standing reaching escape velocity from the depths of the recession. Yet …

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My First Week at Brigit and What I’ve Learned

April 17, 2019 After 2 months of job hunting, getting a job offer from Brigit was an extremely satisfying experience. From the gritty process of sending out job application after job application to scheduling phone interviews to landing the in-persons, it finally all comes full circle and viola! Negotiate + Accept + Sign + Celebrate …

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The App that Beats Dave and Earnin

January 3, 2019 We’ve all gone through it. Your rent is coming up soon. You’ve texted way too many friends and your phone bill knows it. And your Chihuahua is binge eating like a 60-pound Labrador Retriever and doesn’t understand the concept of a budget. To many of us, it’s no secret that getting through …

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Why Brigit is Better for Students than Other Apps Out There

August 30, 2018 When most of us think back to our years as a college student, we think of the good times. Making new friends, laughing for hours, free campus food, staying out till 4am, etc. We also remember the times that weren’t so fun. Like living in the library, stress-studying, stress-eating from stress-studying, and …

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Real People, Real Issues and a Real Solution

June 20, 2018 After years of diving through the problem, recruiting the right team, and analyzing four billion transactions to create our secret sauce. Finally, we had member number one! Countless times, we contemplated key questions. Will people like Brigit? Are members going to trust us as a company working on real problems we relate …

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Why You Should Choose This App Over a Chase Overdraft Fee

June 6, 2018 If you don’t remember your first overdraft fee, you probably remember the point when your overdraft fees began to get out of hand. What’s probably even more vivid in your memory is the name of the bank responsible for charging you all those fees to begin with. Overdraft fees are expensive, with …

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