Thank you for checking out the resources page. Below are a list of items that I highly recommend. I will not put anything on this page that I don’t use myself and believe in. If you have any questions at all, email me at [email protected].
The first things that I have to recommend are books. Books are largely responsible for opening my eyes to much of what I know now, and for getting me on the path towards ultimate wealth… And they can do the same for you. A few that I cannot recommend enough:
- Think & Grow Rich – Napoleon Hill:
- The top rated book on creating a life of massive riches and wealth. It is deep the first time you read it, but get through it, practice it and repeat. It will change your life. I re-read this book every single year.
- How to Win Friends & Influence People – Dale Carnegie:
- This is my personal favorite book of all time. It changed the way I operate, and made me a better person, leader, friend and family member. And these things all lead to more happiness and success. It is one of the core books that I recommend for anyone.
- Rich Dad, Poor Dad – Robert Kiyosaki:
- This book is an easy to read and understand introduction into how you should be thinking about wealth and wealth creation. Robert Kiyosaki shares the tale of two dads, one with a wealthy mindset and the other with a middle class mindset. This sheds light on where you need to get your head, and will get you on your way to wealth.
- The Slight Edge – Jeff Olson:
- Success is a decision; it is a process. And it takes time. It all starts with one good decision or habit, and then another, and another… and then you are successful. It doesn’t matter what it is, this philosophy is the way to success at anything. Read it and re-read it.
- Market Wizards – Jack Schwager:
- One of the pillar books for anyone in the investment community. Learn from so many different individuals that have found massive success in the stock market. They are all different, yet they have some common consistencies that help make them as great as they are.
- Secrets of the Millionaire Mind – T. Harv Eker:
- What is your money blueprint? You can’t change what you don’t know, and T. Harv Eker does a great job in helping you identify what is holding you back. It is always yourself, and once you conquer that, the world is yours. We live in an abundant world, so fix your mindset and go get the wealth of your dreams!
- Outwitting the Devil – Napoleon Hill:
- This book was banned for years by the Hill family due to being too radical. In today’s world, this books is mild. But the lessons from it are impeccable. The lessons from over half a century ago are just as true now.
- The Psychology of Trading – Brett Steenbarger:
- It all starts upstairs, and few say it better than Brett Steenbarger. Trading is hard and goes against human emotions most of the time, so you have to be self aware and understand how to truly be the best investor you can be. There are many books on the topic, and all should be reviewed.
- Straight From the Gut – Jack Welch:
- The first business book that a mentor gave to me, I was hooked right away. Jack’s mindset, business philosophies, and willingness to take risks in business are something to be studied by all in business.
- Think Big & Kick Ass – Donald Trump:
- The hair, the confidence, the passion, the resourcefulness. (Exclude the hair.) This books is seriously a book that helped kick me in the ass to THINK BIG and take action! The title says it all.
- Interactive Brokers
- I use Interactive Brokers for the majority of my relatively short-term trading. The fills are good, the trading costs are cheap (as low as $1/trade), and they have the ability to connect API/programs to it so that you can automate your strategy.
- ThinkorSwim by TD Ameritrade
- ThinkorSwim offers a great platform with some good tools to do analysis, find stocks, and is really dedicated towards being one of the best options trading platforms for investors.
- Google Finance & Yahoo Finance
- Don’t overthink it. These sites have great tools to keep you up on all of the action of the stock market.
- FreeStockCharts.com & StockCharts.com
- Great long term charts to help you understand the big picture. When you pull back the timeframe and look at things from a wider lens, it becomes more clear. I used these to help set some of my longer-term (retirement fund) strategies.
Online Money Tools:
- Mint.com – $0
- Mint.com is a great way to get all of your finances and expenses in one location. It is secure (created by the founders of TurboTax), and is a solid way to evaluate how you are spending. You can set goals and see your progress. Everyone can reduce their expenses by 20%, and you should do so!
- PersonalCapital.com – $0
- How much are you worth? This site will tell you by combining all of your assets, including: retirement, savings, cash, checking, etc.
- WordPress.org – $0
- The best blogging service, hands down (in my opinion). This is what the pros use, and it’s free!
- Bluehost – ~$4.95/month
- This is where you host your website. They have the best service, and you get an email address. This is the perfect host for any beginner.
- GoDaddy – $1.99 per Domain (or less)
- Get your own domain! At yes, $1.99.
- Hootsuite – $0
- Such a great tool to schedule your social media posts at any time in the future. You can also view and manage all of your social media from one simple platform. I’m a huge fan of Hootsuite!
- Buffer – $0-10/month
- Similar to Hootsuite, but here you can easily bulk upload a bunch of posts. I use this bulk loader for Buffer to post a lot of quotes and posts for weeks to come.
- Skype & Google Hangouts – $0
- Both are outstanding ways to communicate in the world today. Everything and everyone is online, and you should be too. 🙂
- Canva – $0
- This is an amazing tool that was recently recommended to me to make great looking infographics, pictures, and banners.
- Flickr – $0
- One of the best photo-sharing tools, and you can get pictures from here to use on your website if they are Creative Commons approved.
- Audacity – $0
- The free open source program that makes editing audio a breeze.
Add’l Online Tools:
- Evernote – $0
- By far my favorite tool ever. This is a great place to keep your goals, notes, ideas, blog posts, etc. It is an online notebook that you can access from anywhere. USE THIS!
- Google Drive or Dropbox – $0-10/month
- Start with Google Drive, but if you need more space, go to Dropbox. It is easy to share and you can access your files from anywhere. Everything is on the cloud, and Dropbox is as good as it gets as the leading online storage platform.
- Amazon Prime – $72/year
- You should be reading a lot! Free shipping, and free movies via Amazon Prime. If you order more than 20 things from Amazon throughout the year, it is WELL worth it.
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