Online Finance tool testing

This post is a little bit different to my normal posts.

An Auckland university student who is interning for a finance company has reached out to me. They are looking for people to user test a new product. Their product is a personal finance management tool that presents you with different insights about how you spend your money and helps you automatically categorise bank transactions. You get graphs and a fully calculated budget according to your expenses and I am sure that you will be interested in looking at your personal finances too.

I like to support new financial tools that have the ability to help people on their FI journey. I currently use PocketSmith to keep track of my spending, income, networth, and budgeting all in one place. And I currently like using PocketSmith, but any competition out there is good. Competition creates better products for everyone. So I gave PiggyCalc a quick go. Here is the user testing link. I uploaded my bank CSV file and it calculated the following.

Do you want to get $10?

The team at PiggyCalc are giving away $10NZD to each user that tests their product. The product is a personal finance management tool that presents you with different insights about how you spend your money and helps you automatically categorise bank transactions. You get graphs and a fully calculated budget according to your expenses. Simply upload a CSV file of your bank transactions, and let PiggyCalc do the rest!

To qualify for the $10 and get the chance to try a new product, you must meet the following criteria:

  • Must use the invitation link provided below
  • You must upload at least 200 transactions (more is better)
  • Upload transactions across at least the most recent 3 months (ideally 12 months or more)
  • Must be a genuine new user (e.g must not just use different bank accounts or split up accounts or manually modify CSV files or reupload different time periods, multiple email addresses etc)
  • Must create PiggyCalc account (otherwise they cannot reach out to you via your contact details to give you the funds)

Is this safe?

Absolutely. PiggyCalc has strict privacy policies in place that prevent us from selling data. We are doing this solely to test our product and improve upon it. You can read more about our privacy policy here.
https://app.piggycalc.com/privacy

Here is the user testing link:
https://tinyurl.com/5n99ywr8

Join our discord:
https://discord.gg/G7buNfm9Eg

The money will be distributed altogether in the week of 20 December. This is to allow us to check that people are not making multiple accounts/ modifying their CSV files. So make sure you do it before then!

Any questions feel free to contact [email protected]

What do you think?

If you get the chance to try out PiggyCalc, help out this university intern, and get $10, then please feel free to comment on how you found the product. I think it looks like it has potential. I’ve only given it a quick go at this stage. I will have a closer look in the next few weeks.


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