Acorns is a great way for auto-investments. If you’re longing to invest, but looking for something “low-maintenance” because of your busy schedule, Acorns is the way to go. Acorns offers pre-made diversified portfolios, so that you don’t have to build one yourself! What makes Acorns different from other stock investing applications is that you can automatically invest YOUR spare change from everyday purchases! For example, if you buy a coffee for $2.75, Acorns will round up to $3.00 and automatically invest $. 25. This is so convenient for those always “on-the-go”, and don’t have time to do research on potential stock growth.