Favorites

This page provides a list of products, books, and podcasts 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.

Products

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.

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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 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.

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.

Visuals

I’ve always felt that charts, diagrams, and visuals make personal finance easier to understand, which is why I’ve created so many of them. Check out a list of every visual I’ve created on this blog here.

Books

Here is a short list of some of my favorite books:

Essentialism – Greg McKeown
How I Found Freedom in an Unfree World – Harry Browne
Ego is the Enemy – Ryan Holiday
The War of Art – Steven Pressfield
A Guide to the Good Life: The Ancient Art of Stoic Joy – William B. Irvine
Mindset – Carol Dweck
Grit – Angela Duckworth
Stumbling on Happiness – Daniel Gilbert
How to Fail at Almost Everything and Still Win Big – Scott Adams
The Slight Edge – Jeff Olson
Tools of Titans – Tim Ferriss
Tribe of Mentors – Tim Ferriss
The Millionaire Next Door – Thomas Stanley
A Random Walk Down Wall Street – Burton Malkiel
Deep Nutrition – Catherine Shanahan
The Nature Fix – Florence Williams

Find all of my book notes here

Podcasts

Invest Like the Best – Investing, Markets, Contrarian Thinking
The Mad Fientist – Financial Independence, Personal Finance, Early Retirement
Afford Anything – Investing, Real Estate, Business, Travel, Personal Finance
Animal Spirits – Markets, Investing, Psychology
The RV Entrepreneur – Business, Side Hustles, RV Life, Simple Living
North Star – Habits, Psychology, Entrepreneurship
Indie Hackers – Building businesses
How I Built This – Entrepreneurship, Business, Strategy, Life Lessons
The Tim Ferriss Show – Business, Self-Improvement, Investing, Work Ethic, Habits