But we get it, it’s not always easy either. Researching financial products and making the next big life move can be daunting. Researching on your own can be time-consuming, confusing at times, maybe involve some guessing and sometimes even include a bit of luck. TPJ is here to gather the best money saving tips and financial information in one place for you so you can focus on the important things in life. It is our goal to put vetted research into fun posts that don’t make you start to count sheep, provide a community of active savers to provoke healthy discussion, and hopefully offer some new financial challenges and tools that will help make your financial journey a little more interesting.
Remember that time you were looking for financial advice on some nerdy finance site, and they tried telling you that a credit card was literally the best for everything? Or perhaps you noticed that default assumptions are in no way realistic for a reasonable person. $300 a month for a paperclip budget? That seems reasonable.
You know what those sites have in common? They have a team of salespeople looking to maximize their revenue, and that means giving you advice that makes the most money. Sometimes that means you're being sold a financial product that is the best for someone that buys 1,000,000 paperclips every year. The Penny Jar strives to cut through that noise with honest advice, more user engagement, and a noticeable lack of salespeople.
Now, let us be honest, “everyone has a price” is a saying for a reason. We aren’t going to argue there. You want to buy The Penny Jar? Let us know. We won't mind going to space with Jeff Bezos.
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Also, we’re here to save money, just like you! We are passionate about finding new ways to save money to help reach our family goals, and we want to make deal hunting and financial planning a community sport. Let’s fill our penny jars together.
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We partner with financial institutions, lenders, and other advertisers to better provide you with the most up-to-date product information that can help you make the important decisions in your life, but our content is not financial advice. Your personal situation and needs are personal to you -that's why it's called personal finance.
Your trust in our process is essential, and we strive to maintain transparency when it comes to our advertiser partners. You can find a list of our current partners in our advertiser disclosure. We never allow our advertisers to influence our opinions, analysis or influence our star rankings.