Absolutely stupid app 1/5
Gonna take your money don’t use
Easy to Use 5/5
I love this app. It’s so easy to use. Beautiful user interface. The iOS 14 widget is a great addition.
Never deposit any checks on acorns 1/5
By kooapp favors
Never deposit a single check here unless u want ur acct locked for 5 business days until u can use ur acct this app is absolute garbage on customer service
By Acorns is a scam
This app is a scam.
They keep promising you with a lot of stuff and at the end they won’t deliver anything.
I signed up for a $300 bonus if I referred 4 friends and I referred 6 but they manipulate the referral system and there is no way to track that and I ended up with nothing.
It is a scam guys. Don’t sign up or give them your information because they will steal from you.
It is supposed to be free app but I found out that they charge me $3 monthly subscription fees.
Love Acorns 4/5
This is the easiest and most efficient way to build a savings account! But please bing back the Performance Details graphs! It’s an important part of this program!
No options 2/5
I don’t like that I can’t decide which stocks I’m investing in. I also don’t like that you aren’t offered a spending account that is linked to investment account that offers additional stock for every purchase made with the debit card provided. I only use Acorns to save through purchases I make on through PayPal. With Stash I get to choose the stocks I want and get paid in additional stock for just paying my cell phone (Apple stock anyone?). If I want a Dunkin’ iced coffee I earn extra stock on that too. I also get to move my money around as I want. Acorns is very limited. I also pay just $1 a month for Stash and get much more for the money.
I have been throughly enjoying acorns the entire time I have used it besides the last week. I was tight on money this week so I decided to turn off all of my automatic transfers on my acorns accounts including roundups, and transferred the money currently in my acorns account to my banks accounts. This morning however I woke up and saw that a transaction from acorns attempting to pull money from my account occurred, ending in a NSF fee from my bank for 29 dollars. I then went to the acorns app to be sure I had turned off all my transfers and of course, they were all off. So I just wanted to know if there was any way I can permanently turn off my acorns account and I am sure this is a long shot but possibly a refund for the money I lost.
Cool idea to save, yet ineffectual 1/5
By Aspie Rocco
I have had acorns for going on three years and it has consistently lost money every quarter in the accounts I have it in. There has been zero growth and only losses. If it wasn’t for the “found money” on eBay and few other partners the account would be a total loser. Monthly fees obliterate any gain unless heavily invested. Would not recommend this, instead discipline your self to save. I have 5.14% total losses and no actual gains.
I wanted the 7 dollars so bad I even got a new card for this now it’s done, it’s a sad sad day to invest.
Great way to invest 5/5
Have been using the acorn app for a few months,very pleased with the app.
The iOS 14 widget doesn’t update and is therefore pointless? 5/5
I was very excited to use the new widget feature with acorns but it doesn’t seem to update unless you open the app. This is powerfully pointless and should be removed until the widget updates on its own with the app running in the background.
Acorn cares only about the money and making sure they can get as many sign up as possible while not giving customers the promised referral bonus. One of my referral has an unfortunate situation with their account, acorn didn’t even try to work with me to give me some of the referral even I successfully signed up 3 other individuals. They strictly care about the money and screwing people over hence why they take so long to transfer money because they don’t want to it back to you once you deposit it. Don’t use this app to save any money. Use Robinhood or any other financial app that isn’t this one. Trust me.
Not as advertised and the account totalswhen calculated do not represent the earnings they claim I have made by using their deceiving platform. I did my do diligence and have not heard or seen any reviews, or any sign of anyone else having similar issues as I have had. From denying almost all of my spend account transactions, acorns found money not being rewarded as advertised and in less then half of the rewards I should have earned getting credited and the investment account total actually calculates to $20-50 loss rather then the displayed “40 dollars earned” displayed on the investment pages earnings report. I submit many reports to the support staff but have yet to get connected to an account manager like I had requested many many times. It’s to the point where im starting to wonder if I am being classified or discriminated against, because my name is muhammed, and that implies I’m of a Muslim or Islamic religion, rather then the technical difficulties and consistently getting ignored and brushed off with an auto response when I write detailed long requests describing the issues with detail, taking half an hour of my day and then being slapped with an automated AI response or standard pre written response from a team that maybe do not like people that are Muslims? There is basically no other explanation witch would explain every issue I have had with acorns. I am open minded to hearing your issues and hope these issues are not specific or more concentrated among consumers of an implied specific religious background
Can’t use it 1/5
I was super excited to use this app, but I have PNC bank and I can not link my account to the app.
Great App 5/5
Just over a grand saved and I don’t even notice is coming out of my checking. Found money option is great too. Free money for shopping. I highly recommend.
STEALING MY MONEY 1/5
DONT sign up for this. I canceled this months ago and they have still be taking money from my bank!!!
Taking money from my account!! 1/5
By DRIP RICH
I have opt out of this app along time ago and it still keeps on taking $5 out of my account I am literally $40 negative in my bank account due to this and i don’t have overdraft protection. I do not know how to unlink my bank account so it doesn’t take any more money it’s been doing this for the past couple of months now and it’s ridiculous I want out of This horrible app don’t download this app without know the ins and outs of this app
Worst app 1/5
By no customer care phone
There is no way we understand what’s going on with investment. There customer care phone number to talk. If we ask to close the account their response with closing steps. And they still transferring money after I request to close the account. We don’t know the status of the account whether it is closed or not even after we requested to close the account.
Referrals are a JOKE 1/5
By Torrey S
Acorns is fine if you want to squirrel money away for a very small percentage return and never think about it, or try to actually make it worth it with referrals (which is the sole factor in making a large return with this app). It is unethical at the lease and unlawful at the most extreme. I referred SIX people for the July promotion of 5 referrals for $500. The way you have to complete referrals is so complicated I had to walk everyone I referred through the process and two people still did it wrong. I only realized this in august after the referral offer was no longer valid. The customer service phone line is a joke, the line is so scratchy half the time you can’t hear the acorns representative. After probably 25 emails and 10 phone calls to acorns (I’m not kidding) to try to retroactively apply the credit for referring six people (1 over the 5 people required for said promotion) they said the referral bonus was in engineering and should be processed... Joke was on me because the “referral bonus” they were referring to was the $5 referral for one person, not the $500 I earned. Again, I this was after weeks of detailed conversation with customer service highlighting the fact that I rightfully earned the $500, and them acknowledging they were looking into it. I was speechless. This review is the last time I give this company a second of my time. I urge you not to waste yours.
Single Parent 5/5
Love this for myself and kids. It’s hard being a single mom and out of work due to medical problems. This helps me save money for us for the future.
Very Helpful way To save! 5/5
By Hooker man
I love this app!
Referral fees 1/5
Referred 4 of my family members and waited for my referral bonus for weeks and never got it. Talk to the customer service and they told me that I never referred anyone. This is just mind boggling.
This is a bad business and I’m going to close my account and hopefully I’ll get my money quickly.
Looney Tunes 4/5
I was originally impressed by this app. So impressed that I hit the 10x multiplier. Then for no reason, they withdraw my round ups instead for depositing them . One disconnected number later, I reach them on Facebook where they send me a video on “not panicking” and email me instructions on how to turn my multiplier off. Then they email me saying they suspending transfers into my account saying they would overdraw my account more! What made these crooks think they could handle money is beyond me!
Update May 18: multiple attempts to contact them have failed. They claim to not have my new bank account information, yet they make withdrawals with no problem. Just try to delete your account! They don’t like my new password and user name. It takes me to a page to change it. There is a reason why my bank won’t communicate with them!
Several months later they prove to be more competent than Stash. I no longer see the multiplier, but apparently it’s still being done. Just don’t try to switch banks on them. They keep sending codes that don’t work. I try to put in a 5 and it registers as 2. Hmmmm...
Love Acorn! 4/5
Love Acorn! Would have been a 5 star if money transfers came a little faster. I’m still going to stay with Acorn. It’s that great!
Capital One 3/5
Wish I could do round up with Capital One accounts
Need on line bill pay and I could bank with you
Love Acorns 5/5
The best way to save money!
No total for all acounts 1/5
By Howard C, Miami, FL
I see the individual values for each account. It would be nice if it showed all your investments total. Currently it only shows when you log in and only shows for a few seconds.
Brunson Commerce LLC 5/5
By Will Withswirl
Best app out hands down
Need some extra cash 5/5
This app is amazing I’ve only been using it for a short time but I can already see profit being made.
Awesome app 5/5
So far so good, can’t wait to see where it takes me.
Fine for saving money, not great for investing 2/5
By Preview Works Better
This app is fine for saving money through your roundups, but my return on investments is horrible compared to Ellevest. For $300, Acorns had a return of about $2. On Ellevest, for $130, I have a return of $10. If your goal is to just save pocket change, you can go with this app. If it isn’t, find something else. Though, more apps are offering roundup investments. Ellevest just added this feature as well. You just can’t multiply your investment.
Simple and Easy 5/5
This app is so easy to use and I love how you can shop through the app to get even more savings. I would recommend.
Great app 5/5
Use my card daily haven’t regretted the decision to download this app crazy how much I’ve invested within a month
Never thought investing could be so easy 5/5
By AJC Twone
Love of this great app esdy fof anyone to set a goal and its just semple why not invest in you
All my roundups just magically disappeared. After about 2 or 3 times of the roundups hitting $5 then disappearing i decided to close my account. I was told that money would be sent back to my bank within 3-6 business days. I realize $10-$15 isn’t the end of the world but maybe it is to some people, and I’ve heard of this happening to countless people sooooo. They are just straight up robbing the people that use this app
Great way to buy stocks no worries 5/5
I love the no-worries platform they handle everything. I love it
With this app you can invest
Unable to link bank account 2/5
By Write a reviwe
Im unable to link my bank account for weeks now it dose not let me I’ve been trying and it keeps saying unable soemthing about institution and it dosent let me link it and it goes through and then a message goes up saying unable I need help please contact ASAP!
Mindless Saving 4/5
By Ryan from Illinois
Easy to use and encourages you to save/invest in ways you’d never imagine. Highly recommended.
Awesome easy way to save and invest
Watch this company... if you input your banking information and afterwards close the account then open the app again, they will automatically start dabbing your money. A very bad practice. I hate munchers even if it’s for 1.00!!!
No support for my banks :( 3/5
I just switch my checking account to a new bank... twice! The lack of support for accounts with Chime or even BMO Harris make the app basically unusable for me now. Been using it for the last two years and it’s such a shame... can’t even link a debit card to the account but I have to log into my bank through the app but I can’t find my bank in their list! So sad
Does Not Mention Subscription Fees 1/5
Arbitrarily took out a subscription fee from my bank. Others have mentioned this practice as well. I am sure it’s under the fine print as to get by legal, but not at all obvious when connecting your bank account. This is highly unethical behavior, and when I asked for a refund I quickly received a “no.”
Look at other negative reviews. This is clearly part of their sketchy business model.
Setup deposit 1/5
The 2 small deposits have still not hit my account, so I can not verify
Great Passive Investment Option 5/5
By CAPTAIN36 H.O.P.
Acorns provides a great platform for people that need to set it and forget it. Round up options increase your account a great deal and you never feel it. I started this and invested minimally with $20 weekly recurring deposits and round ups and before I knew it there was thousands of dollars in my acct!! Highly recommend this to any novice investors and those who lack investment discipline.
Amazing Way To Save & Invest Without Being Wealthy! 5/5
Acorns is amazing, I can’t say enough about it! First off, my wife and I are not the saving type of people but with Acorns round ups, you can have them automatically save your spare change from purchases you made...and what’s even better is that they automatically invest that $ into a diversified fund with a risk profile of your choosing! So if you want your saved money to grow a bit but don’t want to risk losing any bc of the market fluctuations, you can adjust your risk tolerance. furthermore, they offer parter vendors that will give you cash back into your acorns account if you make a purchase through clicking on their website through the Acorns “found money” section. I earned money just by getting insurance quotes, buying a sweaters at Macy’s and even by buying everyday things like food and gas.
Bottom line, if you are like most people and don’t have the money to invest in the stock market but want a savings account that actually shows you growth results, Acorns is the way to go!!!! Trust me...
Can’t create account 1/5
I’ve been trying for an entire day to create an account. I want to use this really bad but I can’t get passed the initial account creation. When you go to enter your name, birthday and ssn it just errors out and says “something went wrong try again in a few minutes” but all day :/
I set up recurring transfers for Friday, but they keep taking it out on Monday, I’ve decided just to use another app and turned off recurring and transferred my account back to my bank.