Recommendations

I created this page to list all of the financial products, services, and apps that I use and/or find valuable in helping people Take Back Control of Life and Money. If you’re looking to improve your finances, the recommendations listed below may help you!

Disclosure: You will see some affiliate links below, but I only recommend products which I have personal used and/or reviewed and deem valuable.

Money Saving Websites

Airfarewatchdog: If you travel often, you may be able to save significantly on your fares with Check it out for yourself and snag a welcome bonus!.


CardPool
: Cardpool is one of my favorite sites to buy, sell, and exchange gift cards. You can often find discounted gift cards for your favorite retailers!

GiftCards.com: Another quality site to save money gift cards is GiftCards.com. They feature offerings from a wide variety of retailers and restaurants.

 

TopCashBack: TopCashBack is a simple way to – you guessed it – get money back on your purchases. It is safe, secure, and works with over 3,500 retailers! Give them a try!

Ebates Coupons and Cash BackEbates: Since the program began, Ebates users have earned over $325,000,000 cash back! After signing up, simply shop with your favorite retailers (like Kohls, Wal-Mart, Walgreens, etc.) through Ebates, collect cash back on your purchases, and later receive cash back. It’s simple. Check it out for yourself and collect a welcome bonus!

Swagbucks: Swagbucks is another great way to earn money back on your normal shopping purchases. You may earn up to 20% cash back on many of your purchases.

You can grab a $5 welcome bonus when you sign-up using this link.

 

Home Saving Options

Hearth: Planning a home renovation project in the near future? Not sure how you’re planning to pay for it? You can gather a good look at your options for responsible borrowing and evaluate your renovation readiness when you visit Hearth.

Hearth is not a lender. Instead, they help people looking to borrow money for renovations evaluate their options with a variety of lenders. You can get started by filling out their 60 second application and be on your way to reviewing offers.

GuideToLenders: If it has been a while since you’ve taken a look at your mortgage financing options, now may be the time. Mortgage rates remain at historically low levels, making it easy to possibly save hundreds of dollars or more each month. I recommend reviewing your options with GuideToLenders.

Money Apps

Digit: Digit is a personal savings assistant designed to help make saving money easier and automatic. Their mobile app and simple platform helped me and my wife save over $1,500, and we used the money for a vacation. It’s FREE to create your account here.

Ibotta: Ibotta is my favorite app for saving money and earning cash back on my regular grocery purchases. They recently upgraded their interface, making it even easier to save money. You can sign-up and earn money for referring your friends, too!

Acorns: I have been using Acorns as an experiment in micro-investing for several months and watched my account balance steadily grow. If you feel like you don’t have enough money to invest, Acorns is for you!

You can start with very small deposits and work your way up over time, if you choose. And if you sign-up using my link, you'll start off with $5.00 in your account automatically!

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