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Are you feeling the pinch between your Social Security payments? Cash advance apps can help bridge the gap but not all apps are created equal. We’ve rounded up the top four apps to access fast cash with low (or no) fees so you can breathe easier and make informed decisions about your finances.
Credit card cash advances might look tempting in an emergency, but they come with high interest rates and fees that can leave you in a worse financial spot. We break down how credit card cash advances work with handy alternatives to help you get the cash you need without unwanted costs.
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Cash advances help bridge the gap until payday. But what happens if you can't pay your advance back? You might be worried about damaging your credit score, getting a knock on the door from debt collectors, or even getting sued! We unpack your rights and responsibilities in this guide (plus strategies to stay out of...
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Getting declined by your favorite cash advance app? It might be due to a low credit score, unstable or irregular income, or high debt. To help you get the cash you need, we’ll show you how to focus on improving your financial situation. Check out our tips and top alternatives when cash advance apps say...
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Looking for a budgeting app that you might actually stick with for more than a week? Cleo’s ‘Roast Mode’ uses a wise-ass chatbot (and plenty of GIFs and harsh burns) to show you how much you’ve spent and how little you’ve saved. This unique tool diverges from traditional financial advice by offering personalized, light-hearted critiques...
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The main difference between Dave and Albert is the cash advance limit available (up to $500 vs. up to $250) and the monthly fee. Dave charges $1/month to access the cash advance feature while you’ll need to sign up to Albert’s $14.99/month subscription. Both apps avoid interest and late fees and come with a range...
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Many cash advance apps use Plaid to connect the app to your bank account - which involves providing Plaid with the username and password to your bank account! If you’re nervous about sharing your bank account login information, or use a bank that isn’t compatible with Plaid, it helps to know your options. Check out...
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47% of Canadians live paycheck to paycheck (you might be the same). To help you cover expenses and make it to payday, we compared 3 new apps offering overdrafts and early access to your wages. Read on for our full breakdown of Bree, KOHO and Nyble including costs, hidden fees and how to increase your...
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Nyble is on a mission to help Canadians build their financial future with cover up to $150 for unexpected bills, credit score monitoring and credit building help, plus rewards for good money habits. Nyble isn’t free though and membership fees range from $4.99 to $11.99 depending on your membership type. Is Nyble the right app...
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Bree lets you access up to $250 in cash advances to prevent overdrafts. With no interest and no fees, Bree runs on tips - which is optional but “greatly appreciated” (Bree’s words, not ours). A financial partner created exclusively for Canadians, Bree claims to have NO fees… but has a ton of hidden fees to...
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The ability to access extra cash is crucial when you have a low income and little or no savings. It can be tough to qualify for a loan or cash advance when you have a low income, but we’ve found some lenders that are fast, easy to work with and offer the cash you need....
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Cash advance apps don’t care about your credit score, and there’s no hard credit inquiry to get started. This can make it easy to borrow cash in minutes. And since cash advance apps don’t report to credit bureaus, your credit score won’t take a hit if you’re late on your payments. On the flipside, since...
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Do you often find yourself in desperate need of cash at the end of the month because you spent a bit more than you planned? Well, whether you have budget issues due to an Uber Eats addiction or something more serious, Vola has you covered. Vola is a cash advance app without direct deposit requirements...