Life Optimization

Personal Capital

Personal Capital is a ChooseFI favorite. It combines all of your accounts into a single chart that gives you a great visual representation of your current net worth and progress over time.

Policygenius

Policygenius is a fantastic tool for pricing all types of insurance. It's the easiest way to compare rates from various carriers for life, health, auto, homeowners, renters, pet insurance and more.

Last Pass

There are a few software solutions that I try to get everyone to use this is one of them. LastPass, an award-winning password manager, saves your passwords and gives you secure access from every computer and mobile device.

Credible

Compare rates to find the best student loan refinancing options. Credible pulls in offers from multiple lenders so you can find the best refinancing offers for your student loans. You can choose your term and see how that affects your interest rate and payment amount.

Legacy Binder

Legacy binders are a way of telling your loved ones everything they need to know if you pass away. This legacy binder is a 90 page fill-in-the-blank PDF that makes it easy to ensure nothing is left out.

Mint

With the Mint app you can manage your finances all from one place. The personal finance software has budgeting and tracking features that are easy to use.

Investing

Personal Capital

Personal Capital is a ChooseFI favorite. It combines all of your accounts into a single chart that gives you a great visual representation of your current net worth and progress over time.

M1 Finance

M1 Finance is a completely free investment platform. Their unique "pie" structure of their platform allows you to easily customize your holdings and rebalance as needed. It's the perfect blend of robo-advisor and DIY investing. And it's free!

Start a Blog

Siteground

Siteground makes hosting your own website simple. They offer a wide variety of hosting plans and have expert Wordpress support. If you've been thinking of starting a blog, or just need a website for your business, Siteground is a great place to start.

Convert Kit

If you end up blogging for any period of time you need to have an email list. If you ignore it for the first couple of years you will regret it. There are free options that are worth considering in the early days. but as soon as you are serious about building your email list We highly recommend ConvertKit

Elementor | Page Builder

This is a page builder and while you can start blogging and writing as soon as you have wordpress installed and have your theme picked. if you want to build your own custom site with total autonomy without any coding knowledge then consider a pagebuilder. and Elementor is easily the best one on the market. I can't say enough good things about it

Generate Press

This is the theme we use to build our website and is clean, lightweight, and very easy to use. Generate Press is the perfect choice for someone who wants the ability to customize every aspect of their site. Paired with an excellent support team and community, it's an easy choice. We use the paid version which offers incredible customization options.

Digital Ocean

Digital Ocean is a low cost and high performing cloud computing provider with amazingly simple control panel. It features entirely scriptable automation (e.g. providing APIs to spin up resources dynamically) to spin up virtual computer systems running most modern Linux distributions as well as the ability to use their simple control panel to add resources (CPU, Disk, memory, network bandwidth) as needed. It also offers kupernetes and managed database services.

If you just want to run a blog on Wordpress, you probably don't need this level of control. However, if you're building custom applications or have needs beyond a managed hosting provider is willing to offer, Digital Ocean is a great lower cost alternative to Amazon, Google and Microsoft. With droplets as low as $5/month, it's super competitive even to managed solutions, if you're willing to do the systems work to get your software up and configured.

Productivity

Todoist

This is Brad's all-time favorite productivity app. A beautifully simple task-tracking app. In his words "It allows me to off load my brain" It’s free (with premium features for less than $2.50/month), syncs across all platforms and devices (and the web), has recurring tasks, multiple lists, and is incredibly intuitive to use

Last Pass

There are a few software solutions that I try to get everyone to use this is one of them. LastPass, an award-winning password manager, saves your passwords and gives you secure access from every computer and mobile device.

Google Calendar

The Google Calendar app allows you to view, edit & sync your schedule across platforms and devices, so you're never without it. Toggle from day, week, and month view so you always know what's next Update events in real time, with no broken links or outdated information.

Google Drive

Google Drive is a safe place for all your files. it allows seamless non destructive sharing between family friends and coworkers. It puts all your files within reach from any smartphone, tablet, or computer. Files in Drive - like your videos, photos, and documents - are backed up safely so you can't lose them.

Trello

Trello gives you perspective over all your projects, at work and at home. Whether it's managing a team, planning a podcast episode, or just making a grocery list, Trello is your sidekick for getting things done and staying organized.

Side Hustle

Siteground

Siteground makes hosting your own website simple. They offer a wide variety of hosting plans and have expert Wordpress support. If you've been thinking of starting a blog, or just need a website for your business, Siteground is a great place to start.

Airbnb

Airbnb is one of the largest vacation rental webites around. If you want to start house hacking listing your rental on Airbnb is an efficient way to get top dollar for your space.

Digital Ocean

Digital Ocean is a low cost and high performing cloud computing provider with amazingly simple control panel. It features entirely scriptable automation (e.g. providing APIs to spin up resources dynamically) to spin up virtual computer systems running most modern Linux distributions as well as the ability to use their simple control panel to add resources (CPU, Disk, memory, network bandwidth) as needed. It also offers kupernetes and managed database services.

If you just want to run a blog on Wordpress, you probably don't need this level of control. However, if you're building custom applications or have needs beyond a managed hosting provider is willing to offer, Digital Ocean is a great lower cost alternative to Amazon, Google and Microsoft. With droplets as low as $5/month, it's super competitive even to managed solutions, if you're willing to do the systems work to get your software up and configured.

Freshbooks

Freshbooks makes the accounting of your freelance or small business a breeze. It handles everything from bookkeeping to time tracking with ease.

Spend Less

Mint

With the Mint app you can manage your finances all from one place. The personal finance software has budgeting and tracking features that are easy to use.

Republic Wireless

Save money on your cell service. Republic Wireless is a reliable discount cell provider that runs on the Sprint/ T-mobile network. They offer low-cost monthly plans and quality service.

Education and Skill Building

Khan Academy

Khan Academy is a nonprofit with the mission of providing a free, world-class education for anyone, anywhere. Learn for free about math, art, computer programming, economics, physics, chemistry, biology, medicine, finance, history, and more. They even offer free SAT and ACT Prep classes

Treehouse

Treehouse offers a 6 months online Tech degree with a job placement program. Graduates can expect to make anywhere from 50,000 to 100,000 think of this as a modern day trade work. Coding is in incredibly high demand with an expected 900,000 jobs going unfilled each year