Financial Resources I Use And Recommend
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From time to time, I’m asked about which financial products I personally use and which I would recommend to others. Below is a list of many of the different financial resources, firms, services, and products that I personally use.
Financial Resources That I Recommend
Lending Club – I have been investing with Lending Club for years now. I’ve had my ups and downs with the loans I have invested in thanks to my own crazy risk appetite. Now, I have a safer portfolio of only A and B rated loans that is currently earning me a 10% annual rate of return. If you are looking to boost your rate of return on your investments, I highly recommend that you check out investing in peer to peer lending with Lending Club.
The Total Money Makeover – You didn’t really think that I was going to get very far on a financial resource page and mention Dave Ramsey did you? Be sure to check out what I have written about Dave Ramsey’s baby steps in previous blog posts. I’m a huge fan. I give away tons of free copies of his bestselling book, The Total Money Makeover. Be sure to check out how you can possibly get your free book from Money Q&A for simply asking a personal finance question!
Wall Street Survivor – Learn how to invest in stocks and how to buy stocks by playing Wall Street Survivor’s stock game. Their virtual stock market game is the best way to learn to invest. Wall Street Survivor’s step-by-step courses, dead-simple articles and videos and real-time simulator will help you develop the skills you need to take control of your nest egg. At
At Wall Street Survivor, the company combines articles, videos, and courses with a stock market simulator. They give you fake cash to invest in real companies under real market conditions to test what you’ve learned and how you want to invest. All of Wall Street Survivor’s game trades are processed in real-time to bring you the most authentic experience.
Mint.com – Mint is the gold star, standard of budgeting software. Their website and smartphone app are one of the best ways to track everything about your money, income, debt, investments, and all kinds of other financial data all in one place. The site gathers all of your financial information and shows it to you all in one place.
Mint INSTANTLY categorizes your spending – FREE! There is also a huge community on the site that can help you stay on track, accomplish your goals, and stay motivated to meet your financial goals. Mint.com is also a free service.
Blogging Services And Resources
The same is true for the many different programs that I use for blogging. So, I’ve tried to round up all the programs, companies, and services that really help to make life easier and provide a great service.
Intuit Quickbooks Self-Employed
I’ve just started using QuickBooks Online and love it. The online portal and app are so easy and helpful. It links to all of my business’ bank accounts and helps me manage all of my income and expense tracking.
QuickBooks is the #1 Accounting Software in the US, Intuit QuickBooks Self-Employed – Helps freelancers automatically track mileage, expenses, and deductions, and prepare for quarterly taxes. QuickBooks Self-Employed: Untangle Business and Personal Spending. Start Your Free 30-Day Trial!
Start Blogging Online – A great resource site I’ve found that helps beginners to create their own blog. Worth looking into!
Freshbooks – I use Freshbooks to invoice all of my clients for my freelance writing business and for most of the advertisers here on Money Q&A. Freshbooks has a great accounting system, professional invoices, and make it very easy for me to track the expenses and income from my websites.
Thesis – Money Q&A and all my blogs are powered on WordPress by The Thesis Theme for WordPress. It is great, and I can’t say enough about it.
If you are considering becoming a landlord like I just did, I’ve also compiled a list of landlord resources as well.