Recommendations

If you are looking to grow your wealth and financial knowledge then you’ve come to the right place!  Aside from our blog, there are many sources available to improve your financial lifestyle.  That’s why we have handpicked some of our favorite references on how to spend less, learn more, and research safe.

Spend Less

Comparison and Deal Sites

Bankrate – Mortgage Loans, Savings and Checking Accounts, CD interest rates
HometoGo – Vacation Rentals
Slickdeals – Deal Sharing
Escape Flights – If you like to travel, check out this flight deal site
eBay – Online Auction
OneCraigs – (Aggregates Craigslist) Online Used Marketplace

Cash Back

Mr. Rebates – Cash Back when Shopping Online

Credit Card

Cash Back Credit Cards – Straight-forward credit cards with no annual fee and 2% cash back

Mobile

Republic Wireless – Cellular provider offering affordable plans with no contracts starting at $15/month

Mattress

Bed In A Box – Zinus has the best mattress for your money.

Health Insurance (Cost Sharing)

Blog post coming soon…..

Learn More

Books

The Bible – Check out Proverbs, and the first four books of the New Testament.  They are packed full of timeless wisdom.
Decision Quality by Carl Spetzler, Hannah Winter, Jennifer Meyer – How to Make Better Decisions, it’s the decision not the outcome we can work on.
Thinking, Fast and Slow by Daniel Kahneman – My favorite book on behavioral science, its dense and a must read.
The Intelligent Investor by Benjamin Graham – The father of value investing, a great place to start for enthusiastic value investors.
Security Analysis by Benjamin Graham and David Dodd – The father of value investing’s text book.
The Most Important Thing by Howard Marks – Howard Marks is an investing visionary, his blog is also worth subscribing too.
Margin of Safety by Seth Klarman – My favorite book on value investing.
Quantitative Momentum – Wesley Gray & Jack Vogel – The best book on the investment strategy, momentum.
The Signal and the Noise: Why So Many Predictions Fail, But Some Don’t – Nate Silver – Nate Silver is an expert at weeding out noise.  A must read if you are interested in eliminating bias and figuring out what matters in debates on the stock market, climate change, and terrorism.
Your Money or Your Life – This book is full of examples, stories, and experiences of people who followed a 9 step program to achieve financial independence.  I experienced anxiety when hitting our financial independence number and this book helped me understand what was going on.  If you want to save with financial independence in mind, this book is for you.

Learning Programs

PY4E – A top notch, free resource, for those looking to get into programming, specifically Python.  My new passion is creating sustainable solutions to problems through the use of Python.

Duolingo – Awesome resource for learning a second, third or fourth language.  I love competing against my buddies and listening to Duolingo’s podcasts.  It is totalmente asombroso.

Podcasts

Meb Faber – Quantitative Investing
Clark Howard – How to Save More and Spend Less
Patrick O’Shaughnessy – Invest Like The Best

Blogs

HIT Investments – Personal and Behavioral Finance
Mr. Money Mustache – Financial Freedom through Badassity

Research Safe

Web Browser

Brave – a browser dedicated to privacy, speed and fixing the online advertising monopoly (Google and Facebook).  Save time and battery by blocking unwanted trackers and get paid when viewing advertisements, if you so choose.

Search Engine

Duck Duck Go – Start eliminating your biases by using an internet search engine that emphasizes protecting your privacy and avoiding the filter bubble of personalized search results.  DuckDuckGo distinguishes itself from other search engines by not profiling users and showing everyone the same search results for a given search term.  Try using it in combination with the browser Brave.