The goal of this post is to share with you all personal finance resources that I personally use and love. These resources can include services, sites, and products. They have helped me tremendously as an individual passionate about personal finance and a blogger. I will be constantly updating this post to share more tools as I discover them!
Drop is a popular online cash-back shopping site in the US. Yes, this means that for every single purchase that you made through Drop, you get a discount! Drop has more than 2,500 stores from a wide array of categories listed, including many well-known brands like Amazon and Starbucks.
By performing various online activities on Swagbucks, you can earn points, called SBs, and redeem for gift cards. The activities are simple. They include shopping at your favourite store, searching the web, answering surveys, watching videos, or playing games.
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Acorns is the leading micro investing app in the U.S. It is a super easy-to-use app that enables you to invest your life’s spare money. You only need under 5 minutes to sign up, and there is no minimum investment required. You will be investing in a low-cost, diversified portfolio of exchange-traded funds, and watching your money grow effortlessly.
Moka is the Canadian version of Acorns. If you are in Canada and can’t wait to see how your spare change can grow, download Moka today!
Your credit score can have a big impact on your financial future, whether it’s buying a house, renting an apartment or landing your dream job. Join over a million Canadians and get the tools you need to help understand, manage and master your credit – in under 3 minutes.
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If you are interested in learning about how I use these fantastic resources in my daily life, you may want to check out the following posts!
- 25 Ways to Get Free Drinks at Starbucks
- Small Luxuries to Have in Your Budget
- Ways to Treat Yourself (and Enrich Your Life) for under $10
Bluehost is one of the largest website hosting providers and powers millions of websites. It is the backbone of this site, bellawanana.com. Check out my Bluehost review to learn more about my experience!
- FREE domain name for 1st year
- FREE SSL certificate
- 1-Click WordPress install
Canva is a graphic design platform that allows users to create social media graphics, presentations, posters and other visual content.
Personally, I use Canva to design my pins for my Pinterest account. Canva has many pre-loaded designs, and I am confident that you will find something you need.
Canva has a free version, which is what I started with. I encourage you guys to check it out! They also have a fancier, more powerful version called Canva Pro, which offers a lot more flexibility than the free version.
Media.net is a leading global advertising company. By revenue, it is the second largest contextual advertising business worldwide.
Media.net is the first advertising network that I signed up for. What I like the most about it is that you have a dedicated account manager who actually takes the time to answer your questions. As a blogger who was just starting out, I had many questions, and the account manager was both patient and fast in her responses.
If you want to give it a try, use my link here to get a bonus of 10% over and above your regular earnings for 3 months.
Ad Inserter is a free (with a Pro version) WordPress plugin that makes it easier for you to manage ads you display on your site.
I find it particularly useful if you want to display ads, such as those from Google Adsense or Media.net, repeatedly within your posts. I especially appreciate how much flexibility it provides that allows you to specify the positioning of the ads to optimize exposure and user experience.
Bella Wanana is a freelance writer. She is the owner of bellawanana.com, a personal finance and lifestyle blog. She loves sharing with her readers the best tips and tricks on personal finance and how to live a balanced but fulfilling life. She has been featured on sites like MSN.com, Reader’s Digest, The Financial Diet, Yahoo Finance, and GOBankingRates.