Listen to your favorite books anywhere
Audible has helped me read over 35 books on personal finance, investing, real estate, and self-help. With a vast array of book selections for under $10, you can listen to more books faster and more efficiently than ever before.
Reasons why I love my Audible:
Configure your listening speed - I love to listen to podcasts and audiobooks at 1.5x. I am often able to collapse time and read a 10 hour book in little less than a week (10 hours at 1.5 speed = 6.67 hours / 1 hour commute each way = 7 trips).
Sleep Timer - Just like setting an alarm or your thermostat, you can set a sleep timer on your Audible so you can pause the narration when you fall asleep.
Offline download - You can download your audiobooks to listen to them anytime without internet connection or Wi-Fi.
Analyze Rental Rates in your area
Rentometer is the fastest way to find out the "going rents" - anywhere in the U.S.
Rentometer uses proprietary technology and data to provide a thorough rent comparison analysis in seconds. Rentometer has delivered over 15 million rent reports to date, – and are considered the go-to service for reliable rent data for apartments, condos and homes.
How can you get started with rentometer?
Live Confidently and Retire well
Personal Capital is the smart way to track and manage your financial life. Get award-winning financial tools AND personal attention from registered financial advisors for significantly less than traditional financial advisors. Personal Capital currently serves over 165 million registered users with over $300 billion in tracked accounts.
Personal Capital offers a free product that provides a personalized analysis of your financial situation. Personal Capital will analyze your current investment mix, and perform an assessment of the risks and opportunities that may be available to you. They will then make recommendations based on that analysis. The free version also includes full use of the dashboard, the 401(k) analyzer, an investment check-up feature, and the retirement analyzer. You will also have access to the mobile app.
Grow your credit
Credit Sesame provides people with free tools they need to reach their financial goals. Since launching in 2010, Credit Sesame has helped millions of consumers find better financial products and do more with their credit score.
Get graded on important credit factors, plus your free score: See how you score on the most important credit factors and get your free score from TransUnion updated every month
Understand your best next steps with a free credit strategy: Get personalized tips on how to manage your credit and loans, based on your credit profile and goals
Know your best options: Know if you are overpaying on credit card and loan interest, and see your best options to save money
Invest like a Pro
PeerStreet is a marketplace for investing in real estate backed loans. Their platform provides investments in high-yield, short-term loans focused 100% on real estate debt. PeerStreet is backed by American venture capital firm Andreessen-Horowitz. PeerStreet has been recognized by FinTech Breakthrough Awards - Best Overall Peer-to-Peer Lending Platform
Intuitive, scalable property management software
Buildium is the only Property Management software built to support the property manager's needs. For property manager's who want to grow their portfolio, save time and money, or build better relationships with Owners and Tenants, Buildium has it covered.
Save time: Set up your business in less than 30 days and get things done faster from your laptop, iPad, or mobile phone.
Manage growth: Find, win, and onboard new properties to your portfolio without investing more money to grow your staff.
Maximize profitability: 15,000+ customers, 60,000 users, and 4 Million tenants have streamlined business operations and outperform the competition.
Invest spare change
The path to financial wellness should be accessible to everyone, so Acorns makes it easy to invest in you. With Acorns, you can start early and invest often, without making big changes to your everyday life. In fact, you can start with as little as $5. Your investments are then diversified across more than 7,000 stocks and bonds and automatically rebalanced when the market fluctuates.
For our low monthly fee, you get—
Diversified portfolios and Automatic rebalancing
Investment support from their dedicated Support Team Access to Acorns Later, the easiest way to save for retirement
Access to Acorns Spend, the only debit card that saves, invests and earns for you
Find your freelance service
Fiverr is the world’s largest marketplace for digital services. Fiverr enables you to browse the selection of freelancers offering services, and to place orders in just one click. A service offered on Fiverr is called a Gig.
Signing Up: Signing up for Fiverr is free. Only registered users can buy and sell on Fiverr.
Finding a Service: You can find the services you need by browsing the Fiverr catalog in different categories, or by using Fiverr's search engine and filters to find a specific service or seller.
Placing an Order: Once you find a Gig you like, click it for more information, such as a description of the service, portfolio or samples of work, and pricing. When you feel you’ve found what you need, simply proceed with placing your order.
Taxes done smarter
TurboTax, the tax filing software arm of Intuit, is widely known for their simple, and intuitive solution when it comes to self-preparation. See below for some great benefits of working with TurboTax:
Income Tax Calculator
TurboTax offers a free calculator that quickly forecasts your tax refund with the TaxCaster based on new tax laws and guidance. This estimator will provide insight into how you might be able to receive this year or how much you owe prior to filing.
TurboTax Free Edition
You can file with TurboTax Free Edition if you use form 1040 with no attached schedules.
Simple tax situations covered in TurboTax Free Edition:
Limited interest and dividend income reported on a 1099-INT or 1099-DIV
Claiming the standard deduction
Earned Income Tax Credit (EIC)
Child tax credits
Recently, they have unveiled TurboTax Live, where users can have real CPAs and EAs review your return prior to filing to check for mistakes and missed deductions. You can chat with them for advice on demand and ask for help all year round. Click here to learn more.
An email marketing tool for creators, by creators
ConvertKit is an email service provider that is tailored towards bloggers, podcasters, YouTubers, E-Commerce stores, and others who are looking to build an audience and following. The great thing about ConvertKit is that it is easy to use, and allows the user to create automated email campaigns accompanied by a visual flow chart.
Also, ConvertKit allows “segments” or another tier of groupings that allow you to organize the tags created above. For example, if you are selling t-shirts, hoodies, and hats, you will be able see tags such as “Customers-t-shirts”, “Customers-hoodies”, and “Customers-hats”. If you wanted to see the bigger picture, then you would be able to segment them into “All Customers.”
Its simple, easy, and effective.