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Ratings and Reviews
Easy Saving and Investing for LONG TERM
First of all, markets fluctuate and gains are usually better for 1y+ (also you pay more taxes on short term investments)
I wouldn’t start up if you have less than $100 to put in because your fee of $1 with absolutely negate any earned almost 100%. But for relatively cheap your savings have the potential to earn. There’s a $1 monthly fee for their “core” account. $2 for “later”. And $3 for “spend”. I find it hard to find money to save usually. However, with Acorns I find it motivating to track the balance and unlike a traditional savings with your bank your money cannot just be transferred immediately as it takes 3-6 days to receive your money, so you can’t impulse spend it. I just made my first investment that they’re going to allocate into RTFs highlighted by portfolio. I went moderately aggressive, and I will try to update every now and then. Dividends are paid quarterly for the stocks and monthly for the bonds. If anything it’s better than the savings accounts most offer with a monthly fee of $3 with balances less than $50 or $200 as there is no minimum account balance penalty, just a minimum of $5 to start investing.
No Feedback on Account Setup
Acorns has since solved my problem, turns out they were simply experiencing a serious backlog to new accounts looking forward to the weeks ahead to see how much I can round up on my card transactions.
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Like everyone I was very excited to start rounding up sadly I never had the opportunity to experience any of the feature sets Acorns has to offer. The account setup was pretty easy and enjoyable although finding out after signing my certificate that it still would take 1 - 3 business days to verify my account was a bit disappointing but I get it. Here is where Acorns fell short, till this day 5 days later it still says I need to wait 1 - 3 business days for my account to be setup, uh hello it’s been 5 days! Like any American on day 3 I picked up the phone and called support, I was on the phone for about an hour before I got disconnected due to interruptions in service. I also tried email support but have heard nothing, no confirmation to my email over my support ticket nothing, maybe somethings up with my email but at this point I would prefer to speak with a human being and I think any service offering to make transactions from your bank account should support quick and easy customer service. I am open to changing my review if I ever get any support to rectify this rogue issue.
Developer Response ,
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Not free to withdraw
I never saw a benefit to using Acorns except using it as a savings accounts. I like companies that can figure out a unique way for people to save money. Acorns rounds up your purchases and takes the spare change but you’ll see it gone in one big chunk rather than rounding up your purchases and taking the change each purchase. It messes with your mind because it can make you feel like you’re deducting more than you want but on the other hand, it’s like Digit in that it takes chunks for you without having to do it yourself. Withdrawing for “free” doesn’t happen. There’s a 10% charge to withdraw “early”, whatever early is. I never saw my money increase because of stocks or investments and I honestly don’t recall ever a suggestion as to where to invest to make money. If you withdraw, then they say they have to sell your shares but guess what, you’re not making money off those shares they put your money into. We can only assume they make that money and that’s why this program is free. They did suggest companies to buy from to make a percentage to add to Acorns though. I was hoping I’d see an increase in which I’d make extra money and could withdraw and start over. There’s not really a good explanation on how except that they take extra change. So in the end, it’s a savings account but with a charge to withdraw. I’m just waiting to close my account instead.
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