I thought it would be helpful to have a master list of all of my top resources and recommendations.  I will constantly be updating this page as I learn more over time.  I would recommend you bookmark this page for quick reference and convenience.

Some of the links below are affiliate links.  However, they are all products I highly recommend in helping you make or save money.  I will be talking about products throughout this entire blog.  But the products on this page are going to be the crème de la crème.  I just want to make sure I am offering the best tools for you in your financial journey.

Budgeting & Savings

Mint (Free)

They are the leading budgeting online software website.  They have lots of bells and whistles but I still think you should Get personal with your finances.

Digit (Free)

Their motto is “Save money, without thinking about it.™”  You link your bank account and let them do the rest.  They even have overdraft guarantees.

Simple (Free)

They are not your typical bank.  They help you save a little each day through budgeting and savings.


A very reputable bank that gives more than the industry average on savings accounts.


Personal Capital (Free)

You can sync all of your syncs all of your financial accounts in one location. They create summaries of your spending, net worth, and most importantly your investment portfolio. The upsell is their paid financial advisory service.


This is where I house most of my ROTH IRAs.  I have a little system I use to maximize my returns and hopefully one day I will get a post on how and why I do it.  But they have about 90% of my retirement investments.  They also have some of the lowest fees in the industry.

Wealthfront (Freeish)

This is where I have the other part to my ROTH IRAs.  If you use my link they will give you $15,000 managed for FREE.


Other Personal Links


Who doesn’t love Amazon?  Not this guy.  I almost cancelled my prime account in 2014 but then I looked through my purchase history and quickly realised it wasn’t a good idea.  Now we are more addicted than ever before for many reasons.


We do a majority of our organic grocery shopping on this site.  And many times they have beaten out our local Hy-vee on cost comparison.


Blogging Platform

WordPress (Free)

I have been using WordPress ever since my first business and I have never looked back.  It is the #1 choice of almost every blogger/ business owner I know that manages their own site.



There are more hosting providers than I can count so I decided to set my own up.  I give you straight forward pricing and not a bait and switch like other hosting providers.  And if you do one of my combo offers I include the domain name in the package.

Other very notable and reputable hosting providers are:

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Trevor is the founder of Short-Term Pain, a personal finance, and lifestyle blog. His passion is to teach others about the power of being debt free. He has many tips and tricks up his sleeve on how to earn and save extra money.

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