In Short: You can let Trim keep track of your monthly subscriptions so you stop wasting money. We have all signed up for a free trial then forgot to cancel and Trim is here to stop that!
Confession time: I haven’t been to the gym in over a year. Why am I upset about this? It’s not because I get winded climbing the steps to my bedroom or have to ask my kids to carry the groceries in. It’s because I’ve paid over $1,000 in membership fees during that time. Yep. One thousand dollars to a gym I don’t even go to. And that’s not the only place I’m leaking cash. Fifteen dollars a month for the educational preschool site my tween-age kids would be ashamed to admit they know the name of. Another $15 to one of the three streaming services we have but don’t use. Twenty to that weird e-book thing I accidentally signed up for and then forgot to cancel before the free trial was over.
I know I’m not the only one who sees those automatic monthly debits every time I balance my bank statement, only to make the mental note to cancel and then promptly forget again. And that’s why I was so excited to find out about Ask Trim. It’s an app that identifies all your subscriptions and then makes it super easy to see how much they’re costing you.
All you have to do is download it and connect it to your bank account. (Don’t worry, it’s super secure.) The cute little robot, Trim, combs through your transaction history and brings up a list of current subscriptions and the price of each. When I saw the little note pop up, I knew it was time, and all I had to do was ask Trim — get it? — to cancel the gym membership. Trim does all the legwork. No waiting till no one else is in the gym to go in and cancel. No list of totally fake excuses given to the desk worker. No walk of shame back to the car. Bonus points: Trim cancels it for free.
The app’s developers have some cool things planned for Trim, so I’m happy I got in early so I don’t miss any updates. For now, though, it’s enough just to know that I don’t have to throw money away for services I don’t use anymore. One canceled style box here, another music streaming subscription stopped there, and I might just finally have enough cash freed up to buy that home workout plan.