I created this recommendations page to easily list services, products, and companies that I use and/or I know are valuable. This way you can quickly find great products and services all in one place. Make sure to email me and let me know if any of these have helped you!
Disclosure: There are some affiliate links below, but these are all products I highly recommend. I won’t put anything on this page that I haven’t verified and/or personally used.
Ebates: I absolutely LOVE Ebates. Anytime I shop online I always check to see if I can get cash back through Ebates. All you have to do is go to Ebates first (or download their toolbar button like I did) and shop normally. I buy most of my Christmas gifts online so last year I got a large check back from Ebates. If you use this link you get $10 in your account for free (after you spend $25 through Ebates!)
Viator: When traveling to Australia I booked my tours through Viator. Viator has great tours for places all around the world at a reasonable cost. You can compare tours, check prices, and read a ton of reviews. I highly recommend booking through Viator for your travel tour needs.
Chegg: Chegg saved my life (and budget) while I was in school. You can rent or buy books at a fraction of the cost. They also have more programs like tutoring and class help. I still buy my textbooks through Chegg for my MBA classes.
Groupon: Looking for great local deals or even a getaway? Make sure to check out Groupon. I have bought car washes, manicure gift cards, restaurant deals, and even gifts on Groupon. Before you buy something full price make sure you check Groupon!
Ibotta: Ibotta is a great way to get some money back on the groceries you are already buying. All you have to do is check the offers they have on the app (they have most grocery and convenience stores), take a photo of your receipt, and click the applicable offers. That’s it! Then you get money back for your purchases. Make sure to use my exclusive link for a $10 welcome bonus.
Credit Sesame: It is important to check your credit score and see what you need to do to increase it. Credit Sesame allows you to check your credit score for free. It also doesn’t hurt your credit score to check it! Check out my post Why You Should Care About Your Credit Score.
LendEDU: LendEDU helps you compare student/personal loan refinance options for FREE. It does not hurt your credit either! You can compare up to 6 lenders and save thousands on your loans. It cannot hurt to check it out and see if you can save money on your loans.
Personal Capital: Do you need help budgeting? Want to figure out your net worth? Personal Capital is a free tool where you can analyze your net worth, savings, debt and make a plan for the future. You can view it on your computer or on the phone app so it is super convenient and easy to use. If you need investment help you can also hire one of their experts to manage your investments and help you prepare for retirement.
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Swagbucks: Swagbucks is another quick and easy way to earn free gift cards for tons of stores (including Amazon, restaurants, target, PayPal). You earn the gift cards by completing surveys, playing games, and watching videos. This is something else you could do while watching TV or right before you go to bed. Through my code, you can earn a $5 signup bonus!
Stockpile: If you are a rookie investor without a lot of money to invest like me, Stockpile is a great way to learn about the stock market by buying fractional shares. You can also buy stock as gift cards (this makes a great graduation or Christmas gift). For my full review of Stockpile make sure to check out my post. If you use my link you get $5 in your account!
Robinhood: If you are a beginner (or expert) investor this is a great app for investing. There are no minimum balance requirements and no trading fees. If you use my link you get a free share of stock (it might even be a share of Apple or Microsoft). No strings attached. You don’t even need to transfer money into your account to get the stock! You can keep the stock you are given for free or sell it and get another one. It is a great way to start learning about the stock market with minimal risk.
VIPKID: Do you have a bachelor’s degree and want to make some money working from home? You need to check out VIPKID. You can make $17-22/hour teaching children English. You do not need a teaching degree you just need a bachelor’s degree in anything. It is super convenient and you do not need to create lesson plans. To learn more and sign up click here.
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Making Sense of Affiliate Marketing: This was the first and only course I bought and really helped me figure out how to make an income through blogging. Whether you have been blogging for a day or for years you NEED this course. For a full course review check out my post and if you are ready to get started with the course click here.
Blue Host: If you are looking to start a blog for cheap, then I recommend choosing Bluehost. You can start a blog for just $3.95 a month! Bluehost is one of the top web hosting companies and I use them for my blog!
Share a Sale: Looking to make more money blogging? This is how I find new companies to become an affiliate for. Share a Sale is super easy (and free) to sign up and once your application is approved you have access to over 4,000 companies. This is great for all niches.