Resources

Tools

Audacity

Audacity

I use this to do some basic audio editing for the podcasts that I produce. It gets the job done and it’s free!

Canva

Canva

This is one of the best ways I’ve found to create media content for free online. Anything from video thumbnails to social media posts, you can create it on Canva and download in high resolution for free.

DaVinci Resolve Logo

DaVinci Resolve

This is what I use to edit all my videos. It’s tremendous and free!

Hootsuite

Hootsuite

Hootsuite is a great way to manage your social media accounts. I use it to schedule posts on LinkedIn, Facebook, and Twitter. It saves a bunch of time.

Life360

Life360

Amanda and I use this to see where the other is and make sure we’re both safe. It’s a great tool that we’ll be utilizing as we build our family.

NZXT CAM

NZXT CAM

This little piece of software has been very helpful with my new PC. It can control the RGB lighting built into my NZXT H710i case, as well as monitor temperatures, fan speeds, and other metrics.

Photopea

Photopea

This is one of the most absurd things I’ve ever come across on the internet. It’s an online clone of Adobe Photoshop and it’s completely free. Mind = Blown.

PowerToys

PowerToys

This little piece of software has many different uses, but I use it for handling multiple displays on my Samsung 49″ Super Ultrawide monitor. It makes window layout management an absolute breeze. And it’s free!

Printful

Printful

This is one of the best services to create brand merchandise with. You create the product (there are tons to choose from), add it to your online store, and then when someone buys, Printful makes the item on demand and ships it directly to the customer. Virtually cost and hassle free.

Restream

Restream

I love this platform and I use it every day! Highly recommend.

Streamlabs OBS

Streamlabs OBS

I’m actually not sure how this is a free tool. It makes live streaming so simple while not sacrificing any features or options.

VLC Media Player

VLC Media Player

I really like VLC for quick and easy video playback. It has a ton of other built-in tools like converting as well. All for free.

YellowDuck

YellowDuck

Currently, there is no way to live stream to Instagram directly from Streamlabs OBS or Restream. However, YellowDuck is an easy workaround and makes it possible for free!

Services

Private Internet Access

Private Internet Access

If you click the link below and sign up for PIA, you’ll get 30 days free!

Sticker Mule

Sticker Mule

This is a great company with awesome products and fantastic customer service. Plus, they offer blowout deals almost every week on certain items.

Vistaprint

Vistaprint

I have gotten many business cards from Vistaprint and thought the products they produce are top-notch. They have a huge catalog of marketing materials with just about anything you could think of.

Google

Google Keep

Google Keep

This is my go-to note and to-do list app. I had no idea it existed until I started poking around in my Google apps list. Now, I can’t live without it. Notes sync to your Google account, so you can see them on your phone, desktop, tablet, etc. I use it every day and highly recommend it.

Google Pay

Google Pay

I am obsessed with minimalism and love the idea of having a virtual wallet. I use a ton of Google software, so Google Pay makes the most sense. I use it everywhere I can. If you click the link below, set up Google Pay, and we’ll both get rewards on your first payment!

Finance

Traditional

Ally Bank

Ally Bank

I’ve had a high-yield savings account with Ally Bank since March 2019 and switched to them for checking in January 2020. Ally is unique in the fact that they are a completely online bank. That essentially means 3 things: there are no physical branch locations, you can’t directly deposit physical cash, but there are no fees or minimum balances.

Before switching, I was a PNC Bank customer. They’re a solid bank, but I did not like the fees and some of their online systems. I never stepped foot into a branch, so that was not an issue for me. I do sometimes, however, have to deposit cash, so that was a hangup for a short while. (I solved that by getting a fee-free WesBanco account). Personally, I love Ally Bank.

Discover it

Discover it

If you click the link below, apply, become cardmember, make a purchase in the first 3 months, you’ll get a $50 statement credit!

Mint

Mint

I was searching for an all-in-one automatic budgeting and net worth tracking solution for 2 years and then I found Mint! It is incredibly powerful and really makes finance fun! Just link your online bank accounts, credit cards, loans, etc. and Mint shows you your total financial landscape. I absolutely love it.

QuickBooks Online

QuickBooks Online

If you click the link below and sign up, you’ll get 50% off your subscription for the first 3 months AND a $50 Visa gift card!

Robinhood

Robinhood

I’ve been using Robinhood to buy and sell stocks since 2017. I’ve always like the user interface and thought it was very simple to use as a new investor. If you click the link below, sign up, and link your bank account, you’ll get a free stock!

Webull

Webull

I occasionally use Webull to access more detailed stock data. It’s one of the best platforms available for researching and trading. If you click the link below, sign up for Webull, and fund your account with $100 or more within 30 days, you’ll get 1 free stock and 3 months of level-2 Advanced Trading!

Crypto

BlockFi

BlockFi

If you click the link below, create an account, and deposit $100 or more, we will both earn $10 in BTC!

Coinbase

Coinbase

If you click the link below, open an account, and buy or sell $100 or more of crypto, we’ll both receive $10 worth of free Bitcoin!

Coinbase Pro

If you click the link below, open an account, and buy or sell $100 or more of crypto, we’ll both receive $10 worth of free Bitcoin!

CoinStats

CoinStats

If you click the link below and create an account, we will both get CoinStats PRO for 3 months.