As a twenty-something, money can be tight. Even if money isn’t inherently tight, as a twenty-something, you should be living with a tight fist, in order to pay down debt more quickly or build an emergency fund. I subscribe to the Dave Ramsey plan and believe whole-heartedly that you can and should live a debt-free life. I am working very hard to get there and believe that I could be debt-free in the next twenty-four months. Along the way, I’ve been working hard to find ways to find free money in the world you’re already living in. Yes, I promise that free money exists, and you can get it with just a couple of steps. Paribus comes in. Authorize Paribus to sit in your email. Any time a confirmation of a purchase slips into your inbox, Paribus is automatically tracking prices to see if there's a price drop. If it does, Paribus files price adjustment claims. Last year, I saved about $100 with Paribus. They take a small percentage of the amount they find, so you still end up saving money! Sign up for Paribus here. Try Billcutterz here. Digit to your bank account, the program analyzes your spending patterns and steals just a couple of bucks each month. Believe it or not every dollar adds up quickly! I started using Digit in September. By December, I had saved enough to pay for my ticket and weekend in Philly for my third trip to Army-Navy. Since then, I've diligently let Digit save for me. I'm not going to wind up with a million dollars at the end of the year, but if I can save a pretty penny to add to whatever financial goals I'm working towards at the end of December, I'll be in slightly better shape. Now, I know that Digit isn't exactly free money, but since Digit always takes less than $2 at a time (for me), I never really feel it go away. Sign up for Digit here..
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Emilie is a recent Princeton University grad, currently living in Baltimore, MD. She is half of the brains behind BurkeDoes.com, a life and style blog that specializes in personal finances. Together, Emilie and Laura write about overcoming debt, while balancing trying to eat healthy, stay fit, and have a little fun along the way. She also makes to do lists at MyToDoList.Me. You can follow her around the web: Twitter. Instagram. Foodstagram. Facebook. Pinterest. Bloglovin'