As COVID-19 continues to disrupt daily life in America, many have found themselves out of a job, or their hours cut, thanks to businesses closing amid stay-at-home orders. That's why, now, more than ever, becoming financially literate can be a valuable skill to have.
Thankfully, Acorn is here to help consumers and businesses through their 'Found Money' program. When you shop at any of their 350+ Found Money partners like Uber Eats, Walgreen's, Postmates and Walmart, they'll automatically invest in your Acorns account.
When you shop with their brand partners, those brands will give you bonuses that go into your Acorns account, which can help consumers learn how to spend smarter and earn more for their future. The Found Money extension is free and you can download it for your web browser here.
You can also sign up for an Acorns account and grow your financial knowledge through a vast repository of knowledge, articles, and experts that can help educate people who have been affected by COVID-19. From learning how the coronavirus stimulus check could affect your 2020 taxes, to how you can use this time to repackage yourself to earn more money with the economy reopens.
Check out the Acorns site and sign up for an account! When you sign up, you'll be asked a few basic questions about your financial goals, what type of investments you're looking for, and how long you plan on just leaving the money alone. Depending on your answers, Acorns will recommend a portfolio tailored to your income and goals.
The process is simple, easy, and only takes a few minutes.
No matter what happens over the course of the next few months, the challenges people face will only be defeated by knowledge, know how and wisdom. , and you'll be prepared for whatever comes next.
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