Get Trim: The Application That Helps You Trim What You Spend
Want a personal financial assistant but can’t afford to hire somebody? Don’t worry! Trim has you covered and it’s not going to set you back the price of a math grad’s salary.
Trim is almost certainly going to save you a ton of cash too. Here’s what you need to know:
Trim Puts An End To Recurring Charges
If you’ve been shopping online or offline, sooner or later, somebody will have signed you up for some sort of subscription service. This is all well and good when you use that service. My kids would stop talking to me if we canceled Netflix, for example. However, if you don’t use the service, it’s a huge waste of money.
You connect Trim to your bank account using an encryption layer called Plaid (this sounds more complicated than it is, a couple of button pushes and it’s done) to ensure your data stays 100% private.
Then it goes through your spending history and identifies recurring charges. Then it texts (or sends a message via Facebook, it’s your call) for each such charge and asks if you want to cancel or keep it. If you say “cancel”, Trim handles the cancellation for you.
There’s Cash Back Too
Trim has a deal with Visa and they offer cashback deals via Trim to its users. We’ve found that you can normally earn $5-$10 a month like this. It won’t make you rich but extra money is extra money, right?
It Can Also Lower Your Bills
The bit I like best about Trim is that it looks at your biggest household bills and asks, “can this be cheaper?” From utilities to insurance, Trim goes through the lot with a fine-toothed comb and finds alternatives.
Oh, and did I mention Trim is free? So, what are you waiting for? Sign up today.