A good martial artist knows that having an arsenal of weapons is a great way to ensure winning a fight. Just like in martial arts, it’s important to equip yourself with the right tools for financial success. On this page, I’ll do my best to provide the best products that I’ve used and have found value in. Some of the links are affiliate links which means I’ll get a small commission if you make a purchase by going through the link. You’ll be helping out the blog if you do this and thanks for that!
Vanguard is my favorite way to invest in the stock market. With some of the lowest fees out there, you can be sure you’re paying the least amount possible to have your assets managed. I suggest putting all of your money in the Vanguard Total Stock Market Index Fund if you’re just starting out.
M1 Finance allows you to trade any stock/bond ETF free of charge, as well as free portfolio automation and rebalancing. I personally just throw all of my investments into Vanguard funds, but you may get some value from this app if you are more of an active investor.
Net Worth Tracking
Personal Capitol is a net worth tracker that I’ve been using and love! You link all your financial and loan accounts (if you have any) and it shows your exact net worth. Using a net worth tracker is a great way to motivate yourself to earn more and spend less!
Every Dollar is the budgeting app I’ve been using for the past 2 years and I have yet to find anything else as easy to use. Budgeting gets a lot of mixed reviews but I’ve found that tracking my income and spending habits has really helped me build wealth quicker. There’s a free and paid version of the app and you’ll have to manually punch in your expenses if you go with the free version. Although Dave Ramsey hates credit cards, you can still link them to your Every Dollar account if you use the paid version.
Bluehost is the hosting service I use. If you plan to start a blog that may earn some money in the future, you’re going to need to use a hosting service. Bluehost seems to be the most popular hosting service around and has been great for me so far. If you need help creating your first blog, be sure to check out this page where I walk you through the process of creating a blog.
If you’re new to travel hacking and want to learn how to travel for nearly free, check out Travel Miles 101. It’s a free course that a doctor and CPA came up with. They were both into travel hacking as a hobby and decided to work together to develop the course. I learned a lot about travel hacking from this course and will be able to implement a lot of the things they teach to save money on travel in the future.