Below is a list of our recommendations for products and services that we personally use and enjoy the benefits from to make our lives a little more luxurious. We want to spread the wealth and help you save money, too! There are some affiliate links below. However, know that our word is gold: we recommend only that which we truly enjoy and believe are worth passing on to you.

Great Financial Sites

Personal CapitalIs a great, free tool that allows you to monitor all of your investment, savings and retirement accounts on one simple, clean page. Additionally, they provide free and paid financial advice tailored to your specific financial goals. What’s not to love about that?

Mint: We are all busy individuals. And keeping track of our expenses and budgets can be burdensome. This site is an awesome way to automatically keep track of your finances and help keep you on budget. Best of all, it’s free and easy to use.

Money Saving Travel Sites

TripAdvisor: Need to compare price deals on hotels, flights and car rentals? Kayak does it all for you. On top of that, you can get great advice from fellow customers who have used these travel services.

Money Making Sites

Looking to make a couple of extra bucks from the comfort of your couch? Online surveys is a great avenue to make that goal a reality. Here are our top research opinion companies (that are legitimate and worth your time). Signing up is free. All that they ask is for your time and honest feedback.

PandaResearchToluna –InboxDollars –AmericanConsumerOpinion

Money Saving Outdoor Adventure Sites

REI: Join this large outdoor retailer co-op and reap the rewards -not only by their large selection of outdoor products in store and online, but you will also earn a 10% cash back dividend on the items you purchase.  Looking for discounted deals? Check out REI Outlet. Additionally, REI offers a great selection of free and paid outdoor courses and outing excursions -everything from Avalanche Safety to Mountain Bike Trips.

Money Saving Fine Food Sites

HundredAcreOliveOil: Owned by Cassandra’s family. Grown in the Gold Country of Northern California, this family-run and operated boutique fine foods company provides you with the finest quality, hand-picked and cold-pressed Extra Virgin Olive Oil, complementary Red Wine Vinegar & hand-harvest Heidi’s Honey.

Epicurous: A fantastic site that covers everything from recipes and party menus to great money-saving ingredients.

Money Saving Beauty & Fashion Sites

Amazon: For clothing, shoes, accessories and all things beauty-product related, this site is your one stop shop. Sign up of Amazon Prime and you’ll get free two-day shipping, as well as access to thousands of movies and TV shows among other great perks.

Lancôme: I (Cassandra) am a big believer that beauty starts and ends with great skin. In order to get great skin, you should use high quality skin care and cosmetic products. Hailing from France, Lancôme has proven to be the leader of beauty products for more than 80 years. Sign up and earn Elite Rewards on great Lancôme products.

JollyChic: Awesome site that provides the latest trends in men’s and women’s fashion on-the-cheap.

Money Saving Blogging-Related Sites

BlueHost: Hands down the most cost-effective blog hosting provider. Join today and pay just $3.49 month.

StationSeven: For gorgeous, handcrafted blog themes at great prices.