Stacks: Save Better FAQs
We are a short-term group savings app aimed at making saving money easier by having our users create goals, set up automatic payments (either weekly, biweekly, or monthly), and invite friends to save with you!
First, you start by creating a Stack, or a goal that you’re saving for (vacation, holiday, etc.). Next, you go about personalizing your Stack by giving it a name, description, start/end date, amount needed for the goal, and setting up your payment. Then, click “Start Your Stack”, and we will withdraw your first payment within 2-3 business days!
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First, the creator can invite you to the Stack. From there, you just accept the invitation and designate your preferred method and amount you’re wanting to contribute. The second method involves you manually going into the Stack and clicking either the “Add Recurring Contribution” or “Make Single Contribution” button. Most will want to make a single lump-sum contribution, so click that, and then designate your preferred amount!
We may help you save money, but we are much more than a traditional savings account! Here are the differences:
- Save for multiple goals at once, unlike a saving’s account where you just have a big lump-sum of cash.
- Short-term. Saving’s account are typically for long-term goals, while we are more designed to help you save for goals within 1-3 years! Many small goals occur in this span of time, so we cater to that.
- Automatic payments. You can save for your goals weekly, biweekly, or monthly, and you can change these frequencies or amounts you want to save at any time.
- Group-saving. Save with friends for a group trip, present, event, etc.
- Others can contribute. If your parents or friends or even strangers want to support you and donate money towards your goals, they can!
- Editing A Stack
Yes! Simply go into the Stack, click “Edit Recurring Contribution”, and change the amount you want to contribute weekly. You can also change the frequency at which you put money into your goal (from weekly to biweekly, biweekly to monthly, etc.).
You can’t add/edit the location, category, admin, or privacy of your Stack. You also can’t un-invite friends you’ve already invited.
- Ending A Stack
The creator of the Stack will receive a notification that the goal has ended and will promptly ask if you want to continue it or withdraw the money. If it’s a group Stack, each member will receive a notification asking if the Stack’s creator has your permission to withdraw the funds. The money will then be transferred back in to the bank account of the creator.
Yes, you can always end your Stack early and retrieve your funds! Simply go into the Stack detail page, click “Edit Recurring Contribution”, and change the amount to zero. This will stop the app from making automatic payments to your goal. To withdraw the money already put into the Stack, click “Withdraw”.
You cannot officially delete a Stack, only cancel your remaining payments.
- Group Saving Stack
We understand that not all Stacks will be your goal alone. For example, you could be saving for a group trip, present, or event that involves multiple people. On the other hand, a relative may want to help you reach your saving’s goal and donate to your Stack. To make this easier on everyone, we’ve created an invite friends feature that allows more than one person to contribute to a Stack! They can make a one time donation or weekly donations. Either way, when it comes to saving, the more the merrier!
Yes! As long as your Stack privacy is set to “public” and they have a verified Stack’s account and funding source, any kind soul can donate to your cause!
You can do this by looking under following on your home tab which shows you all recent Stacks made by whoever you’re following. You can also search for your friend’s username in the search tab, go directly to their profile, and contribute to the Stack you want!
No, they must have a verified Stacks account and funding source!
Yes! You can withdraw your funds and cancel your future weekly contributions.
When you sign up, you link your bank account to the app. If you want to add a new funding source, simply going into your profile, click “Settings” in the top left corner, go to Account Details, click “Remove Funding Source”, then add a new one! You can also choose from what account you want the money to be withdrawn from (checking, savings, etc.). The money is then deposited into your secure Stacks account.
We have implemented bank level security to keep your money safe!
A bank or credit union transaction usually takes 3–4 business days to complete via the Automated Clearing House
network (ACH) used by banks to transfer funds. Please note that transfers take longer to complete if over a
weekend or a holiday.
Sometimes transactions to or from a bank or credit union can fail. Here are a few reasons why a transaction can fail:
- Insufficient funds. There are insufficient funds in the sending bank or credit union account to complete the
- Frozen account. A bank or credit union account has been frozen.
- Other reasons. A bank or credit union rejects the transaction for some other reason.
Please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with your username and the amount. If the transfer is pending, we will cancel, but if the transfer has already occurred, you can withdrawal it back to your bank account.
After your money has been withdrawn from your bank account, it can take 2-3 business days (bank holidays and transfers initiated after 4pm EST will push this back 1 business day) for it to transfer to your Stack’s account! Have no fear, we’ve partnered with a payment provider who processes billions of dollars a year, so you’re money is safe and will get to you!
If you donated a one-time contribution, this process will only occur once. If you’ve set up weekly reoccurring contributions, this will happen weekly.
To cancel any further contributions (withdrawals), go into the Stack, click the contribute button, and enter $0 for your weekly contribution!
No worries! All you need to do is go to Settings, Account Details, and add a funding source. First, search for your bank. If it doesn’t show up, scroll to the very bottom where it says “Don’t see your bank? Link with account numbers”. Then, proceed to enter in your routing and accounting numbers for your bank account. Within 1-3 business days, we will make two small deposits into your account to verify it, and once you see these deposits, return to the app to confirm them and start saving!
We will not withdraw any money from your account unless you have above $100.
Email email@example.com with any additional questions.