These two books help us get started on our debt free journey and help us accomplish our goal of paying off $109,000 worth of debt. When asked for a book recommendation, these are always my top two.
The Millionaire Next Door: The Surprising Secrets of America’s Wealthy – by Stanley & Danko
Besides Microsoft Excel, these are the two tools I use to help keep our money and savings organized.
Personal Capital – I really like having one place to aggregate all my accounts. Super easy to use and offers a number of free tools to help keep your finances organized.
SoFi – Need to lower an interest rate? If you do you can pick up a $100 bonus when you refinance student, parent PLUS loans or take out a personal loan. SoFi is super customer friendly. Check out their member stories for first-hand accounts of others success with SoFi.
Ibotta – I saved $30 in the first month using Ibotta. It’s an app you use to scan offer before you shop, once you complete a transaction you scan your receipt and collect rebates. New users received a $10 welcome bonus.
Rize is a saving tool that gives you the ability to save for goals you set that add value in your life, like retirement, a vacation, or a future purchase. You can have multiple savings goals at once which all help you start building a saving habit and separate this behavior from spending.
EvoShare – is a company that enables you to save for your retirement or reduces your student debt by simply doing your daily shopping. As online shopping continues to grow each and every day this platform could influence your finances invaluable ways for years to come.
The Financial Gym – Founder Shannon McLay is a friend and her goal is to help anyone in need. You can visit her Financial Gym location in New York City, or soon on Long Island, or her team can meet with your virtually to get your finances on the right track.
Broke, Busted, and Disgusted – A great documentary film that all high school students and their parents should watch if they are planning on going to college.
I would not recommend a credit card unless you are debt free and can use the card responsibly. By responsibly I mean paying off in full each month, and living within your means.
We use the Southwest Airlines Rapid Rewards Visa from Chase and have accumulated travel rewards and have saved thousands of dollars on travel costs.
Board Booster – is a pin scheduling tool that helps manage Pinterest accounts by automatically spreading new pins over ideal pinning hours.
Social Warfare – A WordPress plugin that adds social share buttons and formats photos for the varies social media platforms.
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