Let's face it: opening up our credit or debit bills every month can be similar to ripping band-aids off of fresh wounds. It can sting. When running a small business, we understand that a lot of the time we will be sitting in debt and our credit scores will reflect that. Fortunately, in the digital age, we have an app for that.
Enter Trim. A service based around the concept of trimming the fat off of our credit and debit accounts, Trim goes on our behalf and contacts companies whose monthly memberships no longer mean anything to us. Lauded by The New York Times and Forbes, Trim is making things simple for persons who need to find the places they can make some financial changes. Got into a monthly credit report from Experian which you don't really care to pay $12 for? Trim can take care of it. Switch to a different hosting service for your website, but you're still paying for your old one? Trim's got your back. It's the friend who is willing to do the dirty work for you and make sure your wallet feels a little more full - that way you can help yourself to more of the little things that make life a little easier.
Revolutionary and attractive in its operation, Trim uses credit and debit information you give them to look into monthly finances where it breaks down the individual services paid for. They then text you the results: asking which services you would like to keep and which you would like to get rid of. Their representatives then do the work of removing these services by contacting the individual companies you would like to unsubscribe your recurring membership from.
This is a godsend for small businesses or individuals who work from home. In a world where the services we subscribe to become crippling either from anxiety over ending services that require talking to actual humans or because we feel we've become indentured to them, Trim makes things easy. Having a handle on finances are important when we work for ourselves because it enables our careers to move forward; saving $10 here or there makes the wiggle room appear a little more clearly.
As of now, Trim is a free service, but there may be options down the line, ironically, to have a paid version that makes things more in-depth, but if it means we're saving some coin by nipping things in the bud, maybe it's worth it for our fellow small business owners out there.
If you're interested in checking out Trim, visit their site here.