I compiled this list of recommended services, products and companies that I have personally verified or use currently. This way you can quickly find great practical products or services to enhance your life or save you money. Sounds pretty good right?
Disclosure: There are some affiliate links below, but these are all products or services that I highly recommend and happily rave about on the reg.
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iPage for hosting I’ve been using them since 2012 and they have the most AMAZING CUSTOMER SERVICE! I could go on and on about how helpful they are. CLICK HERE and you can get your own domain name for only $1.99! I also use Wordpress, because DUH! *Side note: buy your domain name through iPage first then add WordPress to your iPage dashboard. It will save you tons time and makes the process is so much smoother. Wordpress is free by the way! Just chat the iPage people if you get confused, they are the definition of awesome.
Convertkit – I did my research people, they are HANDS DOWN the best in the biz for email marketing right now. The hype is real. They can also create landing pages and forms that integrate straight into your theme.
Restored 316 for my WordPress theme – more specifically the Simply Charming Theme. I cannot say enough good things about Lauren and her designs. Not to mention her tutorials are so simple and easy to understand. If you are looking for a fabulous theme that is super responsive and runs off of Genesis Framework, check out her stuff! You won’t be disappointed.
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CreditKarma.com – I’ve been personally using it since 2012. I realized my senior year of college it was about time to start monitoring and building my credit. Even then I felt late to the game but over 5 years later this website has been a wonderful asset to me building my credit score into the 800s.
E*Trade – I randomly decided spring of 2017 that I really wanted to learn more about the stock market. I researched which brokers I wanted to work with and E*Trade was the one I ended up going with.
Robinhood – There are pros and cons to this app for stocks. The biggest pro is there are no broker fees when you make a transaction. The cons are they don’t have the biggest selection of stocks and if you like to swing trade or day trade, there are slight delays and that can cost you if you need to get in and out of a trade quickly. If you are just a super casual and like to pick up stocks here and there and sit on them, then Robinhood may be a great option for you.
Acorns – My husband is not good at saving. It’s really a struggle. He downloaded this app, set it to a fairly aggressive setting and it works amazing for him. It saves and invests for him without him having to really think anything of it.
Personal Capital – A great app for keeping up with your net worth.
Financial Bloggers I Personally Love:
Millennial Money Man – Bobby’s so easy to relate too and has a great sense of humor. He also has a ton of information for people looking to get rid of their student loans. He is easily my favorite because he just seems so real and down to earth.
Making Sense of Cents – Michelle was the first financial blog I ever read or kept up with. I felt like she was somewhat of a pioneer with her blogging style. She’s really figured out how to generate extra income and live a life outside the 9-5. She and her husband RV full time and she blogs for a living.
Afford Anything – Her motto is “You can afford anything, but not everything.” Paula Pant not only has a blog with thousands of readers, she also has an awesome podcast. I have listened to MANY of her podcasts while driving around town. She is definitely worth checking out.
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