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Below are a list of products I use everyday to make my life more convenient, why don’t you give it a try and see if it makes your life better?
Amazon: I use Amazon for almost all my shopping purposes. From electronics to tools to even skincare products, Amazon fulfills my every need with just a simple click. I don’t even need to leave my house until the package arrives. If only the package could enter my home by itself, then everything would be perfect. If you like or use Amazon frequently as well, support me and send a few pennies my way (at no cost to you) by purchasing your daily essentials from the Amazon link.
Mint: Mint is my everyday transaction recorder. It links all of my accounts (savings, checkings, investments, property, etc) and consolidates them into one cool dashboard that I look at towards the end of the day. I can easily keep track of what transactions were made during the day and even adjust my budget mentally before making an expensive or needless transaction.
Personal Capital: In addition to using Mint, I also use Personal Capital. However, I don’t use Personal Capital daily, but usually once a week as transactions update slower than Mint (on their website and mobile application). One thing that Personal Capital does great and Mint doesn’t is displaying the type of investments you have in your account. It does an amazing job of displaying what your portfolio holdings.
If you are looking to start a blog, there are a wide variety of choices out there on the internet. Here are a few that I recommend:
NameCheap: For Smart Provisions, I use NameCheap to purchase cheap domains. They offer a “free” privacy protection service called WhoIsGuard, which would protect your personal details from anyone who queries for the contact details of the domain’s owner. NameCheap has little downtime when you transfer domains in and out of other domain registrars, which means if you don’t like NameCheap and want to transfer to another registrar like GoDaddy, it will be super simple and easy.
BlueHost: BlueHost is a simple web host for WordPress. It is cheap and effective and can serve as a great starting point for beginners. They also offer great customer support and you can also get a free domain name when you sign up with them (this means you don’t have to purchase one from NameCheap). Additionally, they have automated backups of your site, so you don’t have to worry if something goes wrong.
Digital Ocean: Smart Provisions is currently hosted on DigitalOcean. If you’re like me, you like to tinker and customize things you on. For as little as $5.00 a month, you will get a VPS (Virtual Private Server) to host your little projects on. It can be cheaper than BlueHost if you know what you are doing, but there are a lot of great guides on DigitalOcean to help you get started. Finally, this can also help you further your knowledge on Information Technology (IT) if you are really interested as you will have your own little server to play around with.