These are the products or services I recommend when it comes to handling my personal finances, investing in retirement, making a little bit of money, keep up with my learning and more. Click here if you'd like to learn more about my affiliate policy. 


Budget Template


This is the excel budget template that I use every month. I've made it available to download for free by signing up to my community newsletter. You can sign up by clicking the Excel icon.



Capital One 360 is the bank I use for our checking and savings accounts (I have 7 sinking funds). Sign up today and get a $25 bonus for opening up an account. You can check out my review video here

CIT Bank offers a great savings account to park your emergency fund or short term savings account. With a high-yield and great service this is a one of the top online accounts. Click to get started here.


SoFi recently came out with a banking service (you can read more about it here). This is a great online bank for someone who is looking for simplicity and everything in one account. Sign-up right here.



Earnest is the company we used to refinance our student loans. This company can help you lower your interest rate that can give you more money in your pocket to attack debt faster. They have some of the best service in the industry. Check out the rates you can get here.


Looking at refinancing your home to either lower rate or pull cash out. Lending Tree might be one of the companies you want to look into. Check out the rates you can get here.


If you're looking to refinance your car loan, check out Lightstream. They can possibly help lower your interest rate. Click to get started here.



M1 Finance is an investing platform that offers so great features for beginner investors. One of my favorite features with M1 is being able to buy fractional shares, which means you can put small amounts to get started. There are many pros (and a few cons) that you can watch right here. If you'd like to get started with M1 click here to sign up.

Vanguard is a fantastic brokerage account with many great performing funds. When it comes to investing no one comes close to the low expense ratio on managing a fund. That means Vanguard lets you keep more of your hard-earned money. Learn more here.

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Robinhood is another investing app that I have used. I love the user interface and free trade with Robinhood. Unlike M1 Finance you do have to buy each share of a company in full (fingers crossed that changes over time). Still a great platform for intermediate investors. Check out my video on how to set up an account right here. As well as get a free stock for signing up with my referral right here.

Protect Your Money

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Vanessa and I have term life insurance to protect each other in case of an unforeseen death. Help protect loved ones with term life insurance. Get a free quote here. 

Making a will can give your family peace of mind knowing what you want done with your possessions after passing. Sounds morbid but nothing is harder than not knowing what your final wishes would have been. Check out the Last Will & Testament section here. 

Blooom is a 401k tool that can help optimize your potential earnings. They have a free analysis that you can use by clicking the logo above as well as some paid features to make your 401k work for you. Click here for more information about Blooom. 

Money Saving Tools

I never go to the grocery store without first checking ibotta to see my potential savings. Getting money back for my purchases is a pretty sweet deal. Sign up today and get a $10 bonus for using the referral. Check out the tutorial video here


Ebates is such an easy tool to help you save money on things you're already going to spend money on. Just be cautious not to send just because you can save. Use the link to earn a $10 bonus after your first $25 purchase. Sign up here.

Making Extra $$$


My wife, Vanessa, teaches on VIPKid to earn extra income for our household. She loves teaching children English online. Click here to check out the requirements to sign up and start teaching. 


Lyft is an excellent way to earn extra money. I used Lyft as a way to help us save for our one year travel. If you want to start earning side income click here to get more information. 

Uber is also a great way to make extra side income similar to Lyft. Many drivers actually set up an account with both companies to get as many pickups as possible. Click here for more information. 

Starting a YouTube Channel or Blog


Wix is what I'm currently using to run this website. It was super simple and easy to set up and I'm no coder. The price and service I get with Wix are great and I'm happy with how the site runs. Start here


TubeBuddy is the tool I use when working on my YouTube channel. It helps me with SEO (ranking videos), A/B testing thumbnails, and much more. Click here for more information. 

Other Tools I Use

Austin and his family are dedicated to helping families find their home in the Phoenix, AZ area. Even if you don't live in the area, they will help you find the right agent in yours. 

When life moves fast and you want to read the latest financial or business book try out audible for the first month free. Plus you get to keep 2 audiobooks for free even if you cancel after the free-trail


This is a list of all the most current and previous tools I have used for creating YouTube videos. From cameras to microphones and even camera stands as well. Check out the full list I used right here


FinCon is a financial conference for money nerd. Those of us who love to talk about money and have a platform to speak on such as video, podcasting, or blogging. This conference can have a major impact on your business as you build connections and meet potential sponsors. Check out the site right here.

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