Being A Dad Is Expensive: Here Are Some Ways To Offset Those Everyday Costs

Mekelle Bess
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Think back on your life before you became a dad. Bet nothing prepared you for what was to come. Being a dad is expensive — worth every dollar — but still expensive.

We can help you with some matters you might not have thought of.

1. Compare Your Finances With Other Dads Out There

What if you as a dad could compare your finances with other dads out there, without anyone ever finding out ? Status Money lets you do just that. Status Money will provide you your complete financial picture in comparison to others and if you find an area where others are spending much less than you, you will be able to hone in on that and cut back.

See the areas of your monthly budget that you could cut back on using Status Money!

2. Unsubscribe From The Subscriptions You Never Use With Trim

Ever signed up for a free trial, had a kid, forgot all about it and since been stuck paying for it?  One way to get out of that route is by signing up for Trim.

Once you sign up and link your bank account, Trim scans your transaction history for any recurring payments notifies you of what they find and helps you cancel unnecessary subscriptions.

Start saving by unsubscribing today with Trim!

3. Earn Money Watching Videos With InboxDollars

If you’re like most dads, once the kids are in bed it’s time to kick the feet up and catch up on your Netflix shows, DVR recordings, and games on ESPN. Well, if you want to make a little extra cash on the side, all from the comfort of your couch, check out InboxDollars. They will pay you to watch videos and movies online. It’s easy, mind-free money whenever you want.

Earn money from watching videos from your couch with InboxDollars!

4. Start Investing With As Little As $5 With Stash

If you’re not investing yet, start now with Stash. Most people think you need a large sum of money to start making investments, but that’s not the case with Stash. All it takes is $5 to start investing and buying fractional shares of Exchange-Traded Funds (ETFs) or stocks like Amazon and Facebook.

It takes just a few dollars to start investing in your family’s future with Stash! Get started!

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5. Make Sure Your Bank Isn’t Costing You Money

The last thing dads or anyone for that matter wants to do is pay banks to use their own money. That’s why we are such big fans of free banking with Chime.

Chime offers completely fee-free banking, operates online only and allows you to get your paycheck two days early when you get paid through direct deposit. Opening an account only takes minutes and you’ll get a checking, savings and debit card all for free. Most importantly, never pay overdraft or other banking fees again.

Say good-bye to banking fees forever and sign-up for Chime!

6. Cut Down Your Grocery Bill With Ibotta

Saving on grocery bills isn’t a priority for most dad. Lets Change that. Ibotta offers cash back on the groceries you are buying anyway. All you have to do is scan your receipt and items that qualify will register entitling you to cold hard cash. That money is then given back to you via PayPal. There’s no couponing or extra time involved, which is why we are such big fans.

Sign-up today to get cash back on your next grocery run!

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7. Save On Auto Insurance

Two monthly bills dads can almost certainly cut down are car and homeowners insurance. To consistently pay the lowest amount per month and to keep your coverage competitive, you need to evaluate and possibly even switch providers every year or so.

It’s easy to put off rate shopping for car insurance because it can seem like such a headache.

Quote Genius is an insurance comparison tool that connects drivers over the phone to local insurance agents who will find you the best price.

8. Reduce Your Cable And Internet Bills In Minutes

Kids and technology go hand in hand, which means more bills. There is taking back on that, but we can help you cut down those pesky bills.

In comes Truebill, whose goal is to lower your bills. Sign-up for Truebill and either log-in or snap a photo of your bill and Truebill’s negotiators will get to work finding hidden discounts and promo rates you would never have been aware of otherwise.

There’s zero risk to see if Truebill can get your bills lowered because you only pay if they are successful. Customers have attested to saving hundreds of dollars a year thanks to Truebill.

Cut your phone, internet and cable bills with Truebill now

These tools will not only save you money this month and next, but will cut down on your spending tremendously over the course of the year. Give it a try from now until December to see just how much you can save. You deserve it dad!

Bonus offer

Automate Your Card’s Rewards And Earn Gift Cards

Like me, most dads are too preoccupied to drag along all those rewards and loyalty cards?. Use the Drop app instead.

With the Drop app you earn gift cards for the money you’re already spending. Just link your cards with the Drop app.

The app doesn’t care which card you use. The best part, it will make the merchants fight against each other for your loyalty, which means you get the best offer in return.

As a bonus, when you reach a certain number of points, you can redeem them for gift cards from popular retailers.

Get the Drop app here.

What You Need To Know:

Cut down on your grocery bill – Ibotta
Analyze your budget – Status Money
Earn money watching videos – InboxDollars
Start investing with as little as $5 – Stash
Unsubscribe from the subscriptions – Trim
Free banking – Chime
Save on auto insurance – Quote Genius
Reduce Your Cable and Internet Bills – Truebill
Automate your rewards – Drop

 

 

 

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