Additional Tools & Resources to Help You Manage Your Money (and Life)
On this page you’ll find services, products, and companies that I use and/or those I know are valuable. I’ve made it easy so that you can quickly find great products and services all in one place.
Disclosure: There are some affiliate links below, but these are all products I highly recommend. I won’t put anything on this page that I haven’t verified and/or wouldn’t personally use.
Did you know that you can start investing with as little as $5? Investing can seem daunting, but Stash allows you to begin investing on your own without the high minimum opening account balance. With Stash you can learn how to invest yourself. They give you the choices, tools, and tips you need to build a portfolio that reflects who you are. The best thing is you can manage it from your phone. Even if you already have other investment accounts Stash is a good (and cheap) way to diversify your holdings.
People talk about automating your bills, digit automates your savings. It is a savings automation software that connects to your account and based on your account balance and spending habits, automatically saves money for you. I’ve saved an additional hundred dollars in the past 3 months by using this. It’s not a substitute for your regular savings, but a good, easy supplement to help you save even more. (Update: As of 4/9/2017 Digit will begin charging $2.99 a month for their service. If you would like a free option check out Qapital)
Shopping for life insurance doesn’t have to be hard. Policy genius has taken all of the confusion out of this very process and makes it easier to provide for your family and those you care about the most. If people depend on you, you need life insurance. Receive a free estimate now to find our how inexpensive protecting your legacy actually can be.
A lot of people have private loans and want to know how they can consolidate them. SoFi allows you to consolidate your loans. They’re a financial services company and working with them would allow you to consolidate all your student loans into one place and make one low monthly payment. They also have personal loans and now provide mortgage financing as well.
Make Your Money Work For You
This is an everyday way to make your money work for you. Whenever I purchase anything online, I check to see if they have any promotions going on and they usually do. Sometimes you can earn as much as 20% of your money back. Some of my favorite Ebates stores that I receive checks for using are Sephora, Macy’s, Amazon.
Saving Money While Getting Your Life
As a regular traveler, I have found that this is one of the most affordable ways to find reasonable accommodations at my destination city. I’ve stayed in AirBnB’s from Philadelphia to Los Angeles to Puerto Rico and Cartagena, Columbia and enjoy the authentic experience AirBnb hosts afford me. You can save $35 off your first tip by using my code here.
Small Business Resources
As a business owner you want to remain connected to your customers while respecting their capacity receive communication from you. I have tried more that six different email service providers and ConvertKit has been my favorite thus far. It integrates with other products you may use seamlessly and the e-mails are clean and professional, often bypassing SPAM filters. There’s a reason it is becoming an industry standard. You can try it out free for 14 days to see if it works for you. Sign up for your trial HERE.
Easy to use, affordable invoice software. I actually prefer this over programs I’ve used including Freshbooks. I found Zoho to be cheaper and the templates were easier to customize and were more professional. I use it to invoice my writing and coaching clients.
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