Resources & Tools

Resources & Recommendations

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Free Resources

Money 101

An action based book to help you take control of your money so you can conquer your finances and live your dreams!

Conquer Your Finances

Get a free chapter of the book.

Personal Capital

  • See all your money accounts in one place, in real-time.
  • Get your Retirement Readiness Score in minutes.
  • Use Fee Analyzer to find hidden fees.
  • Start using these professional grade tools today, for free.

Stream to Your Hearts Content

Hulu

Enjoy the season’s hottest shows, hit movies, and original series all in one place with unlimited streaming. Pro Tip: The last couple of years towards the end of the year I’ve noticed Hulu offer a $1.99/month deal for 12 months.

Amazon Prime (Includes Video)

  • Instantly watch thousands of movies and TV episodes
  • Borrow Kindle books
  • Get unlimited FREE two-day shipping (no minimum order size)

Paramount+

  • Tens of thousands of episodes & movies
  • NFL on CBS live
  • Top soccer like Champions League live
  • Limited ads
  • 24/7 live news with CBSN
Pro Tip: Students Can Get a 25% Discount – scroll to the bottom of the sign up page to find it.

Destroy Your Debt

SoFi

SoFi is short for social finance, this is a company that really cares about you and your money.

If you have private student loans you may want to see if you can refinance them at a lower rate. SoFi is a great company to work with and I’ve been very happy since refinancing with them.

Payoff

If you’re struggling to payoff high interest credit card debt, Payoff can help you out with a loan at a lower rate.

TrueBill

Truebill identifies recurring subscriptions and cancels them for you with just one tap.

Potentially saving you hundreds and stopping you from incurring debt from subscriptions you don’t use.

Build Your Credit

OpenSky Credit Card

A secured credit card that doesn’t require any credit check. Perfect for those looking to build their credit.

  • No credit check to apply
  • Reports to all three major credit bureaus monthly
  • All the benefits of a Visa

Personal Capital

  • See all your money accounts in one place, in real-time.
  • Get your Retirement Readiness Score in minutes.
  • Use Fee Analyzer to find hidden fees.
  • Start using these professional grade tools today, for free.

Chime

With no credit check when you apply, Chime is a great place to start when you’re looking ot build your credit.

LIve Your LIfe

Prime Wardrobe

If you love StitchFix but are a huge fan of the price tag, consider giving Prime Wardrobe a try. It lets you try up to eight items at home and pay for only what you keep.

BarkBox

Have a dog that is constantly destroying toys? Barkbox to the rescue, besides having a super chewer subscription, you can request to have just toys, no treats if your dog has a sensative stomach.

Winc

Finally! An affordable wine subscription that will allow you to expand your palate without breaking the bank with bottles that start at just $12.99.

Audible

Audio books are great for enjoying books while you’re doing other things, driving, laundry, dishes, you name it. 

Stash

Stash is a personal finance app that simplifies investing, making it easy and affordable for everyday Americans to build wealth and achieve their financial goals.

Acorns

In under 5 minutes, get investment accounts for you and your family, plus retirement, checking, ways to earn more money, and grow your knowledge. Just $3 or $5 a month. From acorns, mighty oaks do grow.

Personal Finance Reads

Broke Millennial

Broke Millennial shows step-by-step how to go from flat-broke to financial badass. Unlike most personal finance books out there, it doesn’t just cover boring stuff like credit card debt, investing, and dealing with the dreaded “B” word (budgeting). Financial expert Erin Lowry goes beyond the basics to tackle tricky money matters and situations most of us face #IRL.

Conquer Your Finances

  • Learn to live within your means (without sacrificing having a life).
  • Kick your debt to the curb (and stop it from controlling said life)
  • And FINALLY understand money (so you can set yourself up for financial success).

Dear Debt

In her debut book Dear Debt, personal finance expert Melanie Lockert combines her endearing and humorous personal narrative with practical tools to help readers overcome the crippling effects of debt. Melanie provides a wealth of money-saving tips to help her community of debt fighters navigate the repayment process, increase current income, and ultimately become debt-free.

Start a Side Hustle

Become a Pinterest VA

Ready to build an online empire as a Pinterest Virtual Assistant? Thrive as a Pinterest Manager? It’s time to work less and make more. 

Walk Dogs with Rover

Get paid to play with pets.
Rover makes it easy and promotes you to the nation’s largest network of pet owners.
Earn money doing something you love.

Start Freelance Writing

Want to earn some money writing? Freelance Writer Academy will show you how to get going, even if you have zero experience as a freelancer.

Drive with Lyft

Looking to earn money using your car? Driving for Lyft gives you both freedom and flexibility to choose when you work and which rides you accept. Plus they usually offer a bonus for completing a certain number of rides in the first month.