Best Money Tools

These are the best money tools that I’ve found and I personally use or have used all of these tools myself. In fact, I still use many of them almost daily to track my own portfolio, invest, or run my businesses. There are a lot of crappy tools and apps are there, but there are truly the best money tools I have found.


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Personal Capital – Best Free Net-Worth Tracker & More!

I have been using Personal Capital for 4 years and use the free version. They continually add new features which allow me to track both my net-worth and my millennial money portfolio performance. If you want to learn more check out my Personal Capital Review.


Blooom – Best 401(k) Optimizer

Blooom is legit and the ROI of using the tool is insane. Most people leave money on the table when they invest in their 401(k), either because they are paying too much in fees or they aren’t investing in the right things. If you want to learn more check out my Blooom review. It’s worth signing up for Blooom to do a free analysis of your 401(k).


Betterment – Simple Automated Investing

Betterment is a robo-advisor that uses an algorithm to manage and re-balance an investor’s portfolio. I spent 1-year using Betterment and loved it. While I am not currently a Betterment user, I do recommend the platform if you are looking for an easy to use hands-off investing platform with amazing features.

Acorns – Best Automated Money Saving

Acorns is legit and helps you save money without thinking. Every time that you buy something it rounds up your purchases and invests the difference. I’ve been using it since 2015 and I’m a huge fan – it’s an easy way to save some extra money. It’s definitely worth trying out. You don’t even notice it and all of a sudden you have an extra $1,000 – $2,000 saved by the end of the year (at least for me).

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Fundrise – Easy Real Estate Investing

I’ve been using Fundrise since June 2017 as a way to diversify my portfolio. Of all of the real estate investing websites, I checked out this was by far my favorite and the easiest to use. If you are interested in real estate investing, definitely check it out.


Ibotta – Get Paid To Shop Online

There are a bunch of sites that pay you to shop online, but Ibotta is my favorite. I like the deals they offer and their payments. If you want to make extra money on the everyday purchases you make you should definitely check it. It’s free to sign up and you can get $10 free with my ibotta referral code.

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Survey Junkie – Easy Online Money

Survey Junkie is another way to make easy money online by taking surveys on a ton of different topics you’ll likely find interesting. You also get the benefit of helping brands shape their products, which is fun. I’ve made over $300 taking surveys in my free time and you should definitely check it out as a way to make some additional money or as an easy side hustle.

Survey Junkie

Credible – Average student loan savings is $18,668

Do you want to get the best rate? Then let student loan lenders compete to get your business. Credible provides real-time rates from lenders that are personalized for you. So you can claim the rate immediately and see how much you can save. I have recommended Credible to many readers and they have always been satisfied by their low rates. Saving on student loan interest = more money to invest! Definitely, start your student loan refinance search on Credible to see how much you can save in interest.


LendKey – $500 off (at least) using my link

I’ve never used LendKey personally, but I really dig their mission and have friends who have used happily used LendKey. The coolest part about LendKey is that they partner with local credit unions to service your loans – so no big banks, only the small homegrown credit unions on Main Street. 🙂 I can get behind that. If you need to refinance LendKey makes it super easy and it doesn’t hurt your credit to check the rates. Check them out.


Metromile – Pay Per Mile Car Insurance (Legit!)

I’ve been using Metromile for the past 3+ years. There is no better car insurance – period. I don’t drive that often and only end up paying about $30 per month. Switching to Metromile helped me save over $600 per year. FREE QUOTE


Bluehost – Launch a blog or website in 10 clicks!

I host this website on Bluehost and use it for many of my client websites as well. I recommend it to anyone who asks me how to start a blog because the pricing is simple and the set-up is super easy (only a few clicks and you are up and running). A few people have reached out commenting on Bluehost page speed issues, but they have been fixing them and are always quick to pick up phone calls to provide support. I recommend Bluehost to all new bloggers or anyone interested in launching a website.


Thrivecart – The Ultimate Online Cart

Do you have an online course or product to sell? Do you want to manage an affiliate program for your online courses or products? Do you want to sell subscriptions and build recurring revenue? Then you need Thrivecart! It’s legit.

Thrivecart is hands down the most powerful, intuitive, and feature rich online cart I’ve ever used (and I’ve tested a bunch!). I used Thrivecart for all of my course launches and highly recommend using it for your own online courses and more. Also, an added benefit is that unlike most online carts like ClickFunnels (which charge you a monthly subscription fee), Thrivecart gives you lifetime access for one fee. Definitely check it out.

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ThemeForest – $5 Premium Website Themes

Don’t pay more than $60 for a new website or awesome website design! ThemeForest is the world’s largest premium WordPress theme marketplace. Most of the themes come with awesome support and are super easy to implement. I’ve been shopping on ThemeForest since 2010, check them out


Constant Contact – Email Made Simple

If you want to experience financial success in the blogging world, you need to have a top-tier email service. This allows you to build a loyal fan-base, and send engaged users products and services you believe in.Constant Contact has proven to be a great option for capitalizing on this opportunity. The email service provider prides itself on being easy-to-use, which is great for the beginner. One great example of this is its drag-and-drop email builder. But, Constant Contact also offers the wide range of features other popular email services do, too, such as in-depth tracking for your email campaigns, which makes understanding what converts and what doesn’t really simple. I’ve also found their customer service to work well, providing both chat features and a phone number on the website which makes getting in contact with a support team member easily. You can learn more about Constant Contact and see if it is right for you on their website.

Podbean – The podcast host I use

Podbean is the best podcast host on the market. I chose them specifically because of their analytics capabilities, but love all the features. It’s super easy to connect to iTunes (I was approved in only 2 days!), link to your own URL subdomain, drag and drop episodes and update my feed. I couldn’t recommend them enough. Definitely worth if you plan to launch a podcast.

Legal Zoom – Form Your Company, Protect Your Trademark, Speak with an Attorney

I have been using Legal Zoom for at least the past 6 years and used their services to form two companies, file trademarks, and consult with an attorney through their subscription service. The platform is super easy to use and they make sure you don’t miss anything when filing legal paperwork.

If you sign up for an advantage membership you also get access to tons of legal templates you can use (I found the NDA and partnership documents particularly helpful). Finally, they have an awesome network of attorneys and you can book an unlimited number of 30 minute consults for about $30/month. They are a lot more affordable than hiring a big law office and Legal Zoom’s lawyers have always gone above and beyond for me.

SEMRush – The Best SEO/SEM Research Tool

I have been using SEMRush (the paid version) for over 4 years for all of my digital marketing and SEO work. It is the best SEO and competitive intelligence tool available – period. I couldn’t recommend it highly enough.