Favorites

This page provides a list of products, services, and books that add value to my life.

Some of the links are affiliate links, which means I receive a commission if you click through to these sites and sign up for their products and services.

Personal Capital

Personal Capital is a financial tracking tool I have been using since 2015. It lets you see all your investments, income, and expenses all in one place online. It even offers investment advice and recommendations. It’s easy to set up, easy to use, and best of all it’s free. Check out my guide to Personal Capital here.

M1 Finance

M1 Finance is a hybrid between an online broker and an investment manager that allows for robo-directed investing and self-managed investing alike. While I prefer to invest the majority of my money in passive index funds, I use M1 Finance to invest some “play money” into a basket of individual stocks.

The best part about M1 Finance is that they have no minimum investment requirement, they charge zero dollars in management fees, and they allow investment in fractional shares. Read my review of M1 Finance or get started for free here.

CIT Savings Account

The highest-paying savings account that I’ve come across is the CIT Tiered Interest Savings Account, which currently pays an annual interest rate of 2.10%. The minimum amount required to open an account is only $100. There are no opening fees, monthly servicing fees, or transfer fees, which means you get to keep more money in your pockets. Open an account with CIT here.

Bluehost

If you run any type of blog, I recommend using Bluehost for your hosting because they make it incredibly easy to get a new site up and running with their one-click automatic WordPress Blog installation.

You can use your Bluehost account to host multiple domains so you don’t need to pay more for hosting when you want to start another website. Also, they provide outstanding customer service. I strongly recommend using Bluehost for your first website, and you can get started now at $3.95 per month. Check out my guide on how to set up a blog in under an hour with Bluehost here.

Elements of Freedom

Elements of Freedom is an ebook I wrote that distills the best ideas from the 600+ posts on this blog into one cohesive resource.


The Excel Genuis Toolkit

The Excel Genius Toolkit is a collection of 17 of my most popular Excel data visualizations available for download and designed specifically for anyone looking to improve their data visualization skills.

Books

You can find summaries of my favorite books here

Other Sites I’ve Built

Collecting Wisdom – A site that shares three curated personal finance articles per day, Monday through Friday.

Statology – A site that makes it easy to learn basic statistics.

Wander Cincinnati – A guide to the city of Cincinnati, Ohio.