As I have started writing more and trying more services and companies, I thought it would be useful to put together a list of sites/services I recommend. I.e. my recommendations page.


Here is a quick list of site sponsors and services provided.

Financial planning and insurance:

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Blog/website hosting: Blue Host

For blog/website hosting I recommend Blue Host. Their service has been easy to use, including a simple Word Press install and good technical support. If you want to know who to start a blog then check out my post, Starting a blog!

Living trusts and wills: Legal Zoom

I put together my living trust through Legal Zoom for under $300. It was an affordable way to get my financial house in order and I recommend it to anyone who has dependents and a significant amount of assets. It not only protects your assets from going into probate, but you can also determine how your kids will be raised if you and your spouse die. I have written about how to set up a Revocable Living Trust through Legal Zoom and what assets to put into the trust.

Affilate marketing course: Making Sense of Affiliate Marketing

I used Michelle Schroeder-Gardner’s course to learn how to optimize affiliate marketing for my site. She goes from the basics of affiliate marketing to requirements and disclosures and more. There are additional bonus lessons including one where she has a guest post that discusses how to optimize Pinterest. There is also a lesson on what to do when something goes viral. I definitely found value in this course and recommend it if you are interested in learning more about affiliate advertising.

Fire your financial advisor

The White Coat Investor has a great course discussing personal finance. You can read more about it here. If you are interested in personal finance and learn well with lecture formats, then it is worth checking out this course. There is a money back guarantee, so you can try it and see what you think.

Shopping: Amazon

I love Amazon and use them all the time. Amazon is likely our biggest monthly expense outside of our mortgage and groceries. We purchase almost everything from there including toys, clothes, and toiletries. The benefit is a convenience, the downside is convenience. Some purchases made are not needed, but with an easy return policy, it is hard to argue with its service.

Below is a list of books I recommend for those interested. If you do click on the link and by the book, Amazon will give me a little cash.


Children and mindfulness

Penguin problems by Jory John

Zen Ties by Jon Muth


First, if you are looking for Finance books for upcoming high school and college graduates then check out my post: Finance books for recent grads!

Here are some of my favorite books:

The White Coat Investor: A Doctor’s Guide to Personal Finance and Investing by James Dahle

The Millionaire Next Door: The Surprising Secrets of America’s Wealthy by Thomas Stanley

The Richest Man in Babylon by George Samuel Clason

I will teach you to be rich by Ramit Sethi

Your Money or Your Life by Vicki Robin

Simple Path to Wealth by Jim Collins

The Groovy Guide to Personal Finance by Mr. Groovy

The Doctor’s Guide to Eliminating Debt by Dr. Cory Fawcett

Asset protection

Asset protection for physicians and high-risk business owners by Robert Mintz


The Minimalist Home by Joshua Becker

The More of Less by Joshua Becker

There you have it. The products I use recommended for your use.

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