Big News From ImpulseSave

 We’re excited to announce that ImpulseSave is being acquired by Betterment!

Our mission at ImpulseSave has always been to build a great product that would help improve the financial lives of our customers. With that mission in mind, we couldn’t be more excited to join the Betterment team. They share our belief that great technology paired with thoughtful design can enable us to make smarter financial decisions and reach better outcomes.

We want to thank you for your support and for all the creative ways you’ve helped to make the ImpulseSave community so successful. As of today we are no longer registering new customers. If you already have an account you may continue to use ImpulseSave until Nov 1, 2013. The ImpulseSave web site has more information on what to expect.

We’d like to extend a special thank you to all of our users. It has been a pleasure working with you, and we'd love to have you join us at Betterment!

All the best,
The ImpulseSave Team

PS- Our new friends at Betterment have extended a special offer for our customers. If you're an ImpulseSave member, just follow the link you received in the email announcement on October 18 to receive 3 months free.

10 Ways to Save Money on City Living

5. Carry snacks ALWAYS.

City life moves at a fast, dizzying pace so don’t be surprised if you find yourself at 4pm starving because you forgot to eat lunch...and oh wait, ya that thing called breakfast. The best way to keep this from turning into an expensive impulse-purchase or two from the nearest food source is to carry snacks always. A handful of almonds, granola bars, an apple and such can hold you over when you're in a pinch.

6. Keep an emergency $5 stash in an unexpected place.

No, I’m not talking about your brazier, or shoe but keeping $5 in an uncommon place such as the back of your Moleskine or inside your iPhone cover will tide you over in case crisis hits and your wallet is not where you are or you don’t feel like spending $25 dollars just to buy a $3 subway ticket by using an ATM.

7. Keep a constant eye on thrift stores.

When I moved to the suburbs I was devastated to find that thrift stores just carried junk. Whether it’s the sheer volume of people, the presence of wealth, diversity or college and graduate students, city thrift stores are goldmines for cheap apartment decor. While the antiques might not be as prevalent in the city, I have found many an abandoned IKEA furnishing for pennies on the dollar.