The following are a list of recommended tools and resources that I use to help stay organized with my money and blog. Please note that these links help support the blog.
If you have any additional tools and resources that you use and would like to recommend them, please don’t hesitate to contact me. I’m always looking to improve.
If you have any questions about any of the items on my list, please reach out as well.
These three books help us get started on our debt-free journey and help us accomplish our goal of paying off $109,000 worth of debt. These are three I regularly gift, and when asked for a book recommendation, these are always my top three:
The Financial Gym – Founder Shannon McLay is a friend, and her goal is to help anyone in need. You can visit the Financial Gym location in New York City, Washington DC, or the team can meet with you virtually to get your finances on the right track.
Family Money School is an educational course to equip and support parents as they teach their kids about money, and improve their money skills. It’s a course built by parents to help parents. It’s a video-driven course developed by an educator, school administrator with close to 15 years of classroom experience with a Masters in Education and most importantly, a busy parent. Family Money School provides 17 video lessons stretching over eight modules, and you’ll have everything you need instantly at your fingertips to start raising your own money rockstar. Click Here to find out more about the course.
Are You Tired Of Worrying So Much About Money? Big Money is a straightforward and actionable guide that shows you how to achieve financial freedom by building wealth, reducing risk, and conquering your money goals as a professional who earns an income – big or small.
You don’t need to read a 200+ page book to learn how people actually get wealthy. MONEY BACK GUARANTEE: If this book does not improve your finances and change the way that you think about money, let me know and I will refund 100% of your purchase price.
Besides Google Sheets, these are the tools I use to help keep our money and savings organized.
Blooom – Blooom is THE robo advisor for your 401k. For a flat $10 a month, blooom will pick the funds in your 401k that best align to your retirement goals while also minimizing hidden fees so you can set it and forget it.
Ibotta – I saved $30 in the first month using Ibotta. It’s an app you use to scan offer before or after you shop, once you complete a transaction you scan your receipt and collect rebates. New users received a $10 welcome bonus.
Personal Capital – Is a free wealth management tool that allows you to aggregate all of your accounts in one place. I like having one place to aggregate all my accounts on a single dashboard. Super easy to use and offers several free tools to help keep your finances organized.
Stockpile – Stockpile lets you buy fractional shares of over 1,000 stocks and ETFs. It’s Free to sign up, cost 99¢ per trades, and has no monthly fees. They also offer gift cards for various stocks. It’s a tool I’m using to help my three children get started with investing. If you use this link, you get a $5 bonus just for signing up.
Swagbucks – Swagbucks is the fun rewards program that gives you free gift cards and cash for the everyday things you already do online. Earn points when you shop at your favorite retailers, watch entertaining videos, search the web, answer surveys, and more!
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.
On-Demand Investing Tool:
Identity Guard – is an identity theft protection service based in Chantilly, Virginia. The service offers several different identity theft protection products to help consumers protect themselves from identity fraud and misuse.
SendFox – The best and most affordable email marketing. A great email marketing program that offers a lifetime plan option, automation, landing pages, etc.
Social Warfare – A WordPress plugin that adds social share buttons and formats photos for the various social media platforms. This plugin makes it super easy to share your content.
Tailwind – is a pin scheduling tool that helps manage Pinterest accounts by automatically spreading new pins over ideal pinning hours, creating secret boards, and in general, makes Pinterest much easier to manage.