Things I Like

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I created this page as one of my pages on the menu at the top of my blog, but I figured I might as well make this a blog post too. Enjoy!

SAVING MONEY

Cash Back for Online Shopping – Ebates – Ebates is one of the most popular tools on the web for getting cash back when you shop online. You can get a $10 bonus if you sign up through this link.

Vacation Rentals – Airbnb – Airbnb is like Uber for lodging. People rent out rooms, apartments, condos, and houses for short periods of time. Use this link to get $40 off your first reservation.

Ridesharing – Lyft – Similar to Uber, Lyft is an on-demand ridesharing service. Click here to get a $25 to use on Lyft rides. If you’ve ever thought about driving for Lyft, you can get a $100 bonus by clicking here.

RidesharingUber – Many people have already used Uber, but if you haven’t, you can get a $15 toward your first ride with this link. If you want to drive for Uber, here’s my referral link.

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Shaving – Dollar Shave Club – I tried this out as I was starting to not like my electric razor as much. There’s a $1, $6, and $9/month option. It comes with 4 cartridges and 1 stick (for first order). Subsequent orders get just the 4 cartridges. I opted for $6 razor and the Shave Butter ($8) and am pretty happy with it. You can cancel it at any time. They recommend using 4 razors in a month, but it usually lasts me at least 2 months.

PERSONAL FINANCE

Net Worth Tracker – Personal Capital – A FREE tool that helps you manage and track your net worth. You can connect all types of accounts to it. It updates automatically and shows you your money in cool graphics, charts, and tables.

Online Checking/Savings Account – Capital One 360 – For my joint account with my wife, I useCapital One 360. I like how easy it is to set up new savings accounts for different categories and how you can automatically siphon money to different accounts. Also, it was easy to link our personal accounts (Bank of America and PNC Bank) so we could transfer money between these accounts and Capital One 360. The interest rates offered on the savings accounts are pretty competitive. They have other cool features like depositing checks using your smartphone camera, setting up savings goals, and mailing checks for free.

FOR BLOGGING

Web Hosting – bluehost When I moved my blog over from my old wordpress.com site (livefrugalee.wordpress.com) to a self-hosted site (now just livefrugalee.com), I did a lot of research and ended up choosing bluehost for web hosting. For those using the WordPress platform, bluehost is highly recommended and optimized for WordPress, which is the main reason why I chosebluehost. They have great 24/7 support, and it’s been serving me very well so far. Use my link to get a discounted rate of under $4/month.

Photo Editing – PicMonkeyI use PicMonkey to edit my photos on the blog. I have very little skill in this arena, but PicMonkey is relatively easy to use. I’m still trying to learn more and more of the features, but the basics are easy to grasp, even for someone like me.

Affiliate Programs – ShareASale – ShareASale has relationships with tons of companies and get help you get paid for promoting products you use or like.

GETTING RID OF STUFF / DECLUTTERING

Where I sell books – Half.com – For me, this is the easiest way to sell books. Once you have an account, all you have to do is enter the ISBN of the book and some other info, and your book enters a marketplace visible to millions of people. If you have a bunch of books that you’ve read or aren’t reading, I would encourage you to give it a try.

Where to sell CDs/DVDs/Games/Blu-Rays (free app) – Decluttr.com – I’ve only used this once because I don’t really buy many DVDs or Blu-Rays. However, I know some people have hundreds or even thousands of these. If you don’t need them anymore, they have a great app that uses your camera to scan the barcode on the back of the item, and they tell you exactly how much they’ll give you for it. It probably won’t be much, but if you want to get rid of a lot (they require at least 10), it’s a great way to get a little bit of money for it.

Where I sell almost anything else – craigslist.org – Most people that know me know I sell a ton of stuff on craigslist. People will buy anything (almost)! I’ve sold some pretty random things because they have a category for everything. It’s also a great place to buy things at a discount if you don’t need the item to be new.

Another place to sell – Amazon – Ok, I know almost everyone buys stuff on Amazon. But did you know you can sell stuff there too? It’s even easier if the product is already on Amazon. Just look up the item and click “Sell on Amazon” and follow the instructions. They do take a commission, but it gives you access to a huge marketplace.

BOOKS I LIKE

The Total Money Makeover by Dave Ramsey

The Richest Man in Babylon by George S. Clason

The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing by Marie Kondo

The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho

David and Goliath: Underdogs, Misfits, and the Art of Battling Giants by Malcolm Gladwell

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