Update 3/9/20: Log into your SoFi Invest account and you should find a pseudo-claw game that can win you some free stocks. No cost to play. Screenshots below. I got $5 of Berkshire (no dividends = no tax paperwork), but maybe you’ll do better!
SoFi (“Social Finance”) has expanded from students loans into a cash management and stock brokerage account. They’ve also updated their bonuses for trying them out, and if you have a spouse/partner, you can refer each other to grow the total bonus. There is also a new $75 direct deposit bonus for existing customers.
SoFi Money (Cash Management Account)
Get a $75 cash bonus when you open a new account and make two direct deposits of at least $500 each. This is my referral link. The referrer gets $25, so thanks if you use it!
After joining, if you refer a friend yourself, you will get $25 and they will also get the $75 bonus. That means a couple together can earn a total of $175.
FDIC-insured. No account fees. No minimums.
Free debit card with unlimited reimbursed ATM fees.
After joining, if you refer a friend yourself, you will get $100 and they will also get the $100 in free stock. That means a couple together can earn a total of $300.
SoFi Invest allows fractional shares (“stock bits”), so you can get exactly $50 worth of Apple, etc. Trade as little as $1 at a time.
No trading fees.
For example, you can get $100 of Apple, S&P 500 ETF, or Berkshire Hathaway. Find your referral links to refer others in the SoFi app after joining.
Opened an account recently? New targeted $75 Direct Deposit bonus. If you opened an account, or after you do open an account, be on the lookout for an e-mail offer of another $75 bonus if you make two direct deposits of $500+.
You can also get another $100 bonus if you refinance your student loans through SoFi.
SoFi has a lot of competition as high interest savings accounts and free trades are what’s hot these days. The good news is that SoFi makes the opening process quick and simple. You can open, apply, fund online and be poking around the app all in the same day.
Bottom line. SoFi is offering cash and free stock bonuses for trying out their new products. They can quickly add up to easy money for a minor amount of effort. Existing users may also be eligible for a direct deposit bonus for even more free money.
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