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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 are 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.
I’ve even gone as far as talking about peer to peer lending and my experience with Lending Club on the Fox Business.
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 by 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.
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!
MeetEdgar is an incredibly powerful social media scheduler. MeetEdgar is a simple and efficient way to schedule your posts on Twitter, Facebook, or LinkedIn. I have all of my blog posts broken down by category and scheduled to be sent out. It’s a never-ending cycle of content for your social media channels that randomly rotates your posts that you have scheduled. So, you’ll never run out of things for your audiences to read and share on social media.
Tailwind for Pinterest and Instagram
Tailwind is an incredible tool for Pinterest and Instagram. It allows you to upload images in bulk, drag-and-drop to a calendar, makes multi-board pinning easy and fast, and adds many more shortcuts built with your busy schedule in mind.
With Tailwind you can automatically optimize your Pinterest and Instagram schedules based on when your audience is most engaged. It includes analytics and insights on your published content that allows you to see what’s working and what’s not. Tailwind’s Browser Extension lets you easily create multiple posts from any site with a single click. It even repins on Pinterest.
Tailwind allows you to be more efficient. You can post all of your visual marketing content to Instagram and Pinterest from one tool with a single workflow. I highly recommend it.
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 of my websites.
Thesis Theme for WordPress
Money Q&A and all my blogs are powered by WordPress by The Thesis Theme for WordPress. It is great, and I can’t say enough about it. Whether you’re running a business website or a personal blog, Thesis is a perfect choice because it enables you to do what other WordPress themes can’t.
If you are considering becoming a landlord like I just did, I’ve also compiled a list of landlord resources as well.