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Betterment
Investing made simple

Betterment is a robo-investment service that invests your money in low cost index funds. Simply make a deposit and watch your money go to work.

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Acorns
Invest your spare change

One of the easiest ways to start investing within minutes. Acorns invests spare change automatically from everyday purchases into a diversified portfolio.

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Vanguard
Low-fee investments for the masses

By opening an account with Vanguard, you gain access to an industry-leading portfolio of low-fee index funds. Vanguard provides the lowest investment fees in the industry and has an outstanding reputation among the investing community.

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LendingClub Investing
Invest in borrower loans

With just $2,500, you can spread your investment across 100 Notes. 99.9% of investors that own 100+ Notes of relatively equal size have seen positive returns.

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The Four Pillars of Investing
By William J. Bernstein

This down-to-earth book lays out the four essential topics that every investor must master: the relationship of risk and reward, the history of the market, the psychology of the investor, and the folly of taking financial advice from investment salespeople.

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A Random Walk Down Wall Street
By Burton G. Malkiel

A Random Walk Down Wall Street provides everything you need to know about investing in the market. By busting common investment myths and explaining the various aspects of the market, you’ll come away with the confidence to be a great investor.

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It’s alarming how little we’re educated on how our 401Ks or IRAs can benefit us and our retirement planning. If you’ve ever been overwhelmed when choosing your retirement funds at work, this is the book for you.

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Digit
Save money without thinking about it

Every few days, Digit checks your spending habits and removes a few dollars from your checking account if you can afford it. Easily withdraw your money any time, quickly and with no fees.

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Republic Wireless
A better cell phone plan

Republic Wireless is one of the most affordable cell phone services available. They offer a no-contract, unlimited talk and text plan for $10, along with a $15-per-GB data plan. Even better, they refund you for the data that you don’t use each month.

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Project Fi
Google's answer to expensive phone plans

We recently made switch to Project Fi, and it’s been an awesome experience. With plans starting at $20 for unlimited text and talk, along with $10/GB in data, it’s a very affordable option for phone service. My first bill was $36!

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Capital One 360
Powerfully simple online banking

We recently made the move to Capital One 360, and it’s been a great experience. With no fees, easy check deposit, and access to nationwide ATMs, it’s is a great alternative to brick-and-mortar banks. Get $25 when you open an account using the link below.

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Ally Bank
Online banking with high-yield savings

We’ve used Ally’s high-yield savings account for over a year now. With 1% APY, it’s a great place for us to store our short-term savings. Better yet, there are no fees.

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A Better Financial Life

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Credit Sesame
Free credit history tracking

Credit Sesame makes tracking your credit incredibly simple. Within minutes, you’ll be given a full breakdown of your credit score and history, and best of all, it’s absolutely free.

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Your Money or Your Life
By Vicki Robin

Your Money or Your Life will change the way you look at money. Through the authors’ 9 step process, you face what’s most important — your money or your life.

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The 4-Hour Workweek
By Tim Ferriss

This book will change the way you think about your 9-to-5. Not only that, but it’ll empower you to think differently about starting a business and everything you’ve ever known about productivity. A must-read for the truly adventurous.

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The Total Money Makeover
By Dave Ramsey

This was one of the first financial books my wife and I read, and it had a dramatic impact on how we viewed money. It laid the groundwork for getting us out of debt and continuously improving our financial knowledge.

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Budget Better

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You Need a Budget (YNAB)
You've never budgeted like this

You Need a Budget (YNAB) is easily one of our favorite budgeting tools. With its awesome interface and powerful reporting tools, it’s one of the most effective ways to maximize your budgeting skills and see some amazing results with your finances.

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Mint
Your financial life, in one place and easy to understand.

Mint gathers all your financial information into one place, giving you the whole picture in a way that’s easy to understand and take advantage of. Add the accounts, cards and bills you’d like. See what you have and what you owe. Track your spending patterns, investments and more.

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Automate Your Finances

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Personal Capital
The money master’s secret weapon

Personal Capital allows you to accurately track your net worth, get day-to-day updates on your investments, and gauge your overall financial health.

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Digit
Save money without thinking about it

Every few days, Digit checks your spending habits and removes a few dollars from your checking account if you can afford it. Easily withdraw your money any time, quickly and with no fees.

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Acorns
Invest your spare change

One of the easiest ways to start investing within minutes. Acorns invests spare change automatically from everyday purchases into a diversified portfolio.

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Crush Your Debt

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LendingClub Personal Loans
Consolidate your high-interest debt

It might at first seem counterintuitive, but you could save thousands by paying off your high interest debt with a low, fixed rate loan. Lending Club offers low rates with excellent customer service.

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SoFi Student Loan Refinancing
Consolidate your student loans

Become a SoFi Member to refinance and consolidate your federal and private student loans – an average savings of $14K. If you lose your job, SoFi will pause your payments and help you find a new job. It’s no wonder they’ve been trusted to fund over $5 billion in loans to date.

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SoFi Personal Loans
Consolidate your high-interest debt

With low rates and a fixed monthly payment, a SoFi Personal Loan could help you save thousands by paying off high interest credit cards.

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Pulse
Monitor the heartbeat of your small business—your cash.

Pulse is the easy, online way to manage and project your cash flow. When you use Pulse, you’ll know when to hire another employee or make a big purchase. You’ll know when you need to take on a new project and when it’s safe to turn one down. With Pulse, you’re in control.

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LendingClub Business Loans
Get up to $300k for your business

Borrow up to $300K at rates starting at 5.9%.

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DreamHost
Powerful web hosting

We’re web developers/designers by trade, and we’ve used DreamHost for over three years now for our web hosting needs. Use promo code SAVEMONEYDAMMIT during checkout to save 50% when you purchase one year of hosting.

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Libsyn
Powerful podcast hosting

We’ve used Libsyn (Liberated Syndication) ever since our very first podcast episode. Their plans start at $5/month, and they’ll take care of all of the heavy lifting with hosting your podcast. Record, upload to Libsyn, and share it with the world.

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