Originally posted on January 1, 2019
2018 was a big year for FloatMe.
Our development team ran two successful beta tests of our digital app which provides employees with early access to their wages. Our financial education team created some great tools, guides and articles about how to stay financially healthy during the holiday season. Most importantly, we received overwhelmingly supportive and constructive feedback from users, mentors and business owners about our product and mission.
So what do we have planned for 2019? Let’s take a look, shall we?
More Guides and Financial Wellness Tools
We already have two calculators on our website: a car loan calculator and a budget calculator. We’re planning to expand that number significantly throughout early 2019, since many of our readers have asked for more!
We’re also excited to announce that we’ll be rolling out new budget and finance worksheets and guides each month throughout 2019. Our credit management workbook and our guide on how (and why) to raise your credit limit were among our most popular resources in 2018. Some of our upcoming worksheets include:
- Budget builder sheet
- Spending analyzer
- Insurance planning tool
- Housing cost workbook
- Net worth calculator
We hope that all these tools will help people to enter 2019 on a firm financial footing!
More “Fast Content”
Many of the people we’ve worked with love our long-form articles and our in-depth analysis pieces. However, we only have so many hours in a day, and the few breaks that we have are often short ones spent waiting for the coffee machine, walking to the car or enjoying a moment of quiet when the kids are doing their homework.
That’s why we’re committing to providing you with more “fast content”: short (<250 word) articles and quick tidbits of knowledge on platforms like Twitter and Instagram. We’ll also be introducing additional mediums to provide more content.
More Resources and Partners
We’re big fans of not reinventing the wheel. The biggest problem we’ve heard from many of our users isn’t that they don’t want to learn or haven’t tried to learn how to become financially fit – it’s that it’s hard to sort the good advice from the overwhelming number of predatory sharks and finance gurus that are trying to peddle their plans.
We’re committing to building a growing library of guides and resources, both from ourselves and from our fantastic partners and non-profits. The goal is to be a one-stop-shop for your financial health.
An Improved FloatMe App
Our app is live on both the Google Play Store and on Apple’s App Store. Although we’ve temporarily stopped adding users to our active beta, our developers are hard at work improving the FloatMe app so that users have the best experience possible!
Looking to 2019, we expect to see new features and integrations, as well as the ability to access our resource library and financial wellness tools directly from the app.
We hope you have a happy and healthy new year!