With the holidays looming, it's time to start saving. SaveUp.com provides tools to make saving easy, fun and rewarding.
SaveUp.com was created by two young entrepreneurs who want to encourage Americans to develop better financial behaviors. The website offers saving and investment calculators, and allows users to earn points for prizes.
SaveUp.com promises secure registration via its Intuit platform, which encrypts private information.
Enter information for your savings accounts, retirement accounts, credit cards, student loans, etc. Earn credits by growing your savings accounts and paying down debt. Use those credits to play for prizes, which change each week and typically include gift cards from popular merchants or for electronics, home or wardrobe makeovers, luxury vacations and cars, and there’s a $2 million grand prize.
You can earn credits also by learning more about debt management and financial stability, and by inviting friends to the site.
To take full advantage of SaveUp.com, link all of your accounts. More accounts allow users to earn more credits. Take advantage of the educational resources, and visit the site often to keep track.
Savings Tip: It’s the beginning of the month. Clean out your coupon organizer, and visit redplum.com, coupons.com, target.com, etc., to get this month’s coupons.
Correction: In my column last week, I gave the wrong amount for an AARP subscription. It is $16 per year.
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