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. 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!

2. 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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3. 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!

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. 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!

6. 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.

7. Take Up a Side Hustle That won’t Cut Into Family Time

Whether it’s a dance recital or a Little League game, dads have a lot of responsibilities and not a lot of time to make an extra dollar.

But with SurveyJunkie, it only takes a couple minutes to answer questions about your favorite products and services. Signing up is simple: answer a couple question about yourself and

SurveyJunkie will curate a list of recommended surveys based on your interests. The more surveys you fill out, the more points you can redeem for cash via PayPal and gift cards.

Start sharing your opinions today for some fast cash!

 8. Get Cash Back by Online Shopping

Just because you’re a dad, doesn’t mean you like online shopping any less than the next Amazon Prime addict.  And with more than 1,800 retailers offering deals with Ebates, online shopping has never been a more attractive way to save money on the things you love most.

Just log onto Ebates, find your store, and get access to the discounts and deals currently being offered.  Then Ebates will tally up your savings and send them to you via check or PayPal.

Sign-up today and never step foot in an overcrowded mall again!

9. Automate Your Savings

One of the parts of saving money that makes it so painful is thinking about it all of the time. No, dads don’t get that luxury.

People who are great savers will be the first to say they do it by turning saving into a necessary expense (in other words, saving $300 a month, no matter what).

Worry not dads, this is where Digit comes in. The app will automatically pull small amounts from your checking account throughout the month so you won’t even miss the money. According to Forbes, the average Digit user saves between $80 to $170 a month. 

This is truly the easiest way to save, try Digit now!

10. Earn Cash From Where You Shop The Most

Dads may shudder at the thought of malls, but online shopping from the comfort of their man cave is something they can always get behind. Especially when the online shopping service Affinityy offers upto 20% cashback on some of their favorite products from Walgreens and Apple.

Just search through Affinityy’s offers, click on the coupon you want, and complete your purchase as you usually would. Affinityy will then automatically wire you cash via PayPal.

You also earn double cash back on any store purchases of $250 plus.

And if that isn’t enticement enough you can earn upto $25 when you refer your friends and/or share your opinion on the products via website or blog.

Sign up today and earn an additional $20 back after your first purchase.

What You Need To Know:

Cut down on your grocery bill – Ibotta
Automate your savings – Digit
Earn money watching videos – InboxDollars
Start investing with as little as $5 – Stash
Get cashback shopping online- Ebates
Earn Cash From Where You Shop The Most – Affinityy
Free banking – Chime
Reduce Your Cable and Internet Bills – Truebill
Automate your rewards – Drop
Quickly share your opinions for cash – SurveyJunkie

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