If you discovered something that’s a total game-changer in the realm of saving, we bet you’d shoot an SMS or ring your buddies to share the good news with them. You’ve gone through so much together—heck, you don’t know how to exist without each other. You want the best for them as much as they want the best for you. Make sure you walk the talk and truly help your BFF live her best life—beginning with giving her wise financial advice!

We hope by now you’ve told them about our free browser extension Piggy (also available as an Android app and an iOS app), which automatically adds coupon codes to your cart at check out and gives you cash back, whether you’re buying clothes or food or electronics. It also works on countless airline and travel booking sites, so you get to save big time on your vacations. What’s more is Piggy also has wonderful cash back offers from its partner stores, averaging between 2% to 10% but can sometimes reach more than 20%!

You getting others hooked on Piggy is a win-win situation for everyone because of Piggy’s cash referral program. Simply tell your friends about Piggy by going to your account section in the upper right corner of the screen and selecting “referrals.” Then, click on the method you wish to use in sharing Piggy’s awesomeness with your buddies (Facebook, Twitter, or e-mail) and you’ll get a unique link. Once your friends use this link to create a free account on the Piggy website and make a qualifying purchase, you can get anywhere between $5-$25 dollars referral fee (depending on how many friends use your link to sign up). Your friend who signs up also gets an incentive, a.k.a New Member Bonus.

Who would’ve thought that you and your buddies can also strengthen your ties as you level up your financial quotient? This is, no doubt, one of the most purposeful bonding moments you’ll ever have together. Continue your financial savvy friendship with a few more tips to be money smarter:

Hold accountability sessions.

Help each other keep track of his/her spending by doing casual catch-ups over lunch or coffee centered on your financial behavior. Be as open and transparent with each other regarding this, as you are when it comes to other areas of your life. You’re in this together, after all—no judgment, just pure concern for each other’s welfare.

Opt for “free” activities together.

These not costly activities actually end up being the priceless ones, as they focus more on human interaction versus material consumption. Cheesy as it sounds, these are walks in the park, volunteer work at shelters and other charitable organizations, at-home fitness get-togethers, and the like.

Encourage recycling.

Because what better way to combat consumption than by recycling? Help each other mix and match the items in your wardrobe to create fresh new looks. Play around with the nooks, crannies, and décor in your homes to rejuvenate your respective homes. Hold a swap meet among your circle of friends for cool additions to your stash, as you get to declutter, too.


Do you have your own tried-and-tested ways of helping your friends become wiser when it comes to their finances? Share it with us in the comments section!

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