Over many years of managing our family’s finances, creating personal finance tools, and more recently writing a personal finance blog, I’ve read thousands of blog posts, listened to hundreds of podcasts, researched retirement savings regulations and tried a number of different products and services. I thought it might be helpful to you, and all my other readers, to share some of the resources I think are worth your attention.
There’s a little bit of something for everybody here. I also plan to add to the list over time, so please come back again. I hope you enjoy some of these resources as much as I have!
Some of the products listed below are affiliate links. Rest assured, I’ll only include products I have tried personally and which I highly recommend.
Money For the Rest of Us – “A top ranked personal finance show on money, how it works, how to invest it and how to live without worrying about it.”
The Side Hustle Show – “Because Your 9-5 May Make You a Living, But Your 5-9 Makes You Alive!”
Entrepreneurial Thought Leaders – “Featuring talks from leaders in technology, business, finance, education and philanthropy, the DFJ Entrepreneurial Thought Leaders Series continues to educate and inspire.”
Marketing Access Pass – “Marketing Access Pass was created for online entrepreneurs who want to take their business to the next level. This show will offer you inspiration, strategies, and tactics about various topics in digital marketing…”
So Money with Farnoosh Torabi – “The show brings candid conversations about money with the world’s top business minds, authors and influencers including Tony Robbins, Tim Ferriss, Gretchen Rubin, Seth Godin, Robert Kiyosaki, Danielle LaPorte and many others.”
Siteground – When I started Tools4Retirement.com I spent a lot of time researching hosting companies. Many of the big players were getting lot’s of bad reviews. When I came upon Siteground, everyone had good experiences to report. You can now add me to that list. They have been very supportive, fast, reliable and reasonably priced. Also, their website and cPanel are easy to use.
Namecheap – My research skills also paid off with Namecheap. I use them for all of my domain name research and registrations. They’re very supportive, reasonably priced and easy to work with.
ThriveThemes – ThriveThemes has helped my site design and conversions immensely. They provide a great suite of services, including fully optimized landing pages, pop-up light boxes, in-line forms, themes and much more. All include visual editor and simple A/B/C testing. I’m not using any of their themes yet, but have been using most of their other features and loving it!
eWordPress.org – WordPress.org is the most powerful and user friendly tool for developing and maintaining your blog. WordPress.org – not – WordPress.com. You can choose from thousands of free and paid themes and plugins. WordPress.org software is free to use, but you do need to pay separate organizations for hosting and domain name registration.
Social Security – Official U.S. Social Security Websites
Social Security Retirement Estimator – The Retirement Estimator gives estimated monthly social security payments based on your actual Social Security earnings record.
My Social Security Account – “You’ll want a my Social Security account to: Keep track of your earnings and verify them every year, Get an estimate of your future benefits if you are still working, and more.