Ever since we started blogging about money and personal finance, we’ve become known to our circle(s) of friends as the go-to couple when it comes to blogging, money, and personal finance.
So that’s why we created this resource page. It lays out for you, our readers, the same products and services that we recommend to our friends. Hopefully they help you do money right. Enjoy!
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🏆 Survey Junkie
There are a lot of spammy survey companies out there — believe me, I’ve tried pretty much every survey site on the Internet — but Survey Junkie is 100% legit, and it does not send you spammy junk emails.
Their payouts are excellent, and they pay you in cash via PayPal. Its interface is also super smooth and intuitive (unlike the majority of survey company websites that look like they were built in 1997), and members are paid in cash via Paypal. Oh, and Survey Junkie also has an 8.9/10 rating on TrustPilot — the highest of any online survey company. Click here to start earning money with Survey Junkie.
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Whenever we travel, we use AirBnbs, the value is even greater since renting out a whole house on AirBnb comes out to a lot less money than booking hotel rooms for everybody.
Bonus: sign up at Raise.com to get an additional 3% off AirBnb.
Ebates is a no-brainer if you like saving money and do any online shopping whatsoever. All you do is go to Ebates, search for the name of the store you want to shop at, click the link to that store, and shop as usual.
You will receive 1% – 40% cash back via Paypal depending on the store. Also, if you sign up through my Ebates $10 Sign-Up Bonus Link, you’ll receive a $10 sign-up bonus when you spend your first $25 through Ebates!
What Ebates is to online shopping, Ibotta is to brick-and-mortar shopping. Ibotta is a simple, easy-to-use app for your phone that gives you cash back via Paypal on everyday items like apples, bananas, butter, cereal, eggs, ice cream, meat, milk, oranges, yogurt, and more. Also, if you sign up through my Ibotta $10 Sign-Up Bonus Link, you’ll receive a $10 sign-up bonus!
Insurify is what we use to shop around for auto insurance rates. We do this every year when our policies expire. You answer a few questions (takes about 3 minutes, tops), and they compare rates for you at all the legitimate insurance companies:21st Century, Farmers, Liberty Mutual, Mercury, MetLife, Nationwide, Safeco, The General, Travelers, USAA, and more! And it’s 100% free!
So if you have 3 minutes of time, head on over to Insurify to check your rates. If you currently don’t have car insurance, Insurify is a great place to get your rates fast. And even if you are currently insured, it doesn’t hurt to see if you could be getting a better deal elsewhere.
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Betterment is a robo-advisor. Their team has developed an algorithm in which you answer a few simple questions — such as your goals, your income, how much you have to invest, and when you want to retire — and then this algorithm invests your money for you.
See, Betterment’s algorithm is not based on emotion or the next big stock pick but rather on a statistical analysis of stock market performance over the last 100 years. I don’t know about you, but I’ll take that over the latest stock tip you heard from some guru or your old college buddy.
LendingClub is a peer-to-peer lending platform. All that means is that instead of the bank lending money to borrowers, you and thousands of investors lend money to borrowers — your so-called “peers”.
And instead of one person or institution making one very large loan to a borrower, peer-to-peer investors can invest as little as $25 into any one loan, thereby mitigating their risk significantly.
Investors can also choose which particular loan or loans they’d like to invest in. They can see a potential borrower’s credit score, monthly income, job title, and many other characteristics before choosing to invest in that borrower’s loan.
And LendingClub charges absolutely no commissions to its investors. You can get started with just $25 today by clicking on our LendingClub sign-up link.
📊 Personal Capital
Personal Capital is a free personal finance software and app that tracks your income, expenses, assets, liabilities, and net worth in real time. You can see how you’re doing against your budget, how your investments are doing, and how much your net worth has grown in the past month all with a glance at your phone.
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