First and foremost, the purpose of this website is to help you get better control of your money and enjoy your financial life. From the very beginning, we’ve been driven by our passion for personal finance and our enjoyment of the community.

After working on Save Money, Dammit! for several months, we found that it was possible to begin generating income through this website. Better yet, we found a way to do this that lined up with the values we hope to convey.

How does this blog make money?

We earn money from this site through one primary source – affiliate marketing. Whenever we find a product or service that we like, we sign up for their affiliate program if there’s one available. From there, the service pays us whenever we refer new customers to them. In all cases that we’ve found, it’s the company that pays us for this referral, and the customer doesn’t face any additional charges to cover these commissions.

What we’d like to point out is that in no way does this commission affect which products we recommend. We solely promote products based on our own positive experiences with them. It takes quite a good bit of time and research to begin recommending a product, so it’s in our best interest to promote products that we enjoy the most. To begin promoting products based solely on commissions would make the act of running this blog extremely unfulfilling.

We will always provide recommendations that we believe in and would happily use ourselves if we aren’t already. In general, the most important criteria that we use to determine the product we promote is that it must provide value to your financial life.

Here is a list of our current affiliate partners:

  • Personal Capital
  • Betterment
  • Acorns
  • Digit
  • Republic Wireless
  • Lending Club
  • Amazon
  • DreamHost
  • SoFi
  • Credit Sesame

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Save Money, Dammit! is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to amazon.com.