Recommended Resources

Mama, we’re learning a lot together during this summit but there are many tools and resources out there that can help take you to the next level. We’ve rounded up our favorite resources for the mamas in our community – many of which we use ourselves! 

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Financial Foundations

Ibotta

Want to save on purchases you already make every day? Ibotta is our favorite free cash back rewards app, giving you real cash for everyday purchases when you shop, submit receipts, or pay through the app.

Ibotta made its name in helping families save on groceries, but with its new browser extension you can save on all your online purchases too!

Get a $20 welcome bonus when you use the code MAMA2020!

YNAB - You Need a Budget

Our absolute favorite budgeting tool for building better money habits. 

YNAB is developed to help you be more mindful of your spending by giving every dollar a job. Try for 31-days for free!

Note: YNAB takes some getting used to. I highly recommend checking out our YNAB setup guide to make the most of your free trial!

Debt.com

When you’re struggling with credit card debt, back taxes, or your credit score, sometimes you just need help. But with so many scams out there, it’s hard to know who to trust. Debt.com will work with you to understand your situation then match you with an accredited support provider at no cost to you.

Click the link below to learn more or call (844) 462-8280 to get advice on your specific situation.

Grocery Budget Makeover

Mamas Talk Money speaker, Erin Chase, is the queen of cutting grocery budgets while still enjoying great food at home. Her Grocery Budget Makeover course walks through every level of getting control of your food expenses (meal planning, grocery shopping tips, creating a pantry inventory, and so much more.)

This video course starts at just $29 and will revolutionize your grocery budget.

Hot Mess to Home Success

Mamas Talk Money speaker, Rosemarie Groner, shares in her session how your budget will never feel manageable if your life is in chaos.

Hot Mess to Home Success will help the chronically disorganized stick to a budget, keep their home clean, and build a habit of cooking at home.

Discover Credit Scorecard

Keeping a healthy credit score is an important part of managing your finances. Even if you aren’t a customer of Discover, you can sign up to see your free Credit Scorecard, including your actual FICO score (many free credit monitoring platforms offer an estimated credit score, not your true FICO score.)

Security & Legacy

Haven Life

Haven Life is an excellent term life insurance company, offering well-priced policies with a simple online application process. Haven Life offers coverage up to $3 million for those under 60 years old and has a variety of term options.

Most policies do require a health exam – those in excellent health may be exempt. 

In addition, Haven Life is focused on serving their customers throughout their life. Haven policies include a free will, access to a premium fitness app, a secure online storage vault and many other services.

Vanguard

Vanguard is the gold-standard in low-fee index fund investing. They manage significantly more assets than any other provider and are consistently lowering costs and minimums.

For hands-off investors, choose from all-in-one funds or manage your own investments with a wide selection of options.

Trust & Will

As parents, we all need an estate plan – but for most families there needs to be a middle ground between generic free documents and the high expense of hiring a lawyer. That’s where Trust & Will comes in.

Trust & Will makes estate planning extremely easy. Take their quick assessment to determine what type of documents you need, then complete the document through clear, step-by-step questions that explain every decision you’re making along the way. Have questions? Message their personalized support for help. It’s effective estate planning for the 21st century.

Family Emergency Binder

If an emergency separated you from your family or you passed away unexpectedly, would they have what they needed to keep the business of your life in motion?

The Family Emergency Binder puts the info your family would need at their fingertips. It is set up to guide your family through all those things we hope never happen.

Get 20% off with the code MAMA20!

Invested Development

Ready to learn about investing and feel confident about how you’re building your future retirement? Mamas Talk Money speaker, Amanda Holden, is the most fun investment teacher ever. Seriously, we aren’t exaggerating.

Her Invested Development course is run in small groups – ONLINE – live so you can learn, ask questions, and make progress while getting your questions answered. And laughing a lot.

Ellevest

Ellevest is the first robo-advisor designed specifically for women. This isn’t like the “pink tax”. Women have long needed an investment option that takes into account our unique challenges.

Women spend more time out of the workforce than men and live longer. That means it’s even harder to save for retirement. Ellevest is the first robo-advisor that caters specifically to women to make it more likely we reach our goals.

And even if you aren’t ready to switch investment providers, their free, customized investment plans are top notch.

Career & Business

Bluehost

Whether you want to start a blog, freelancing business, podcast or any other business – you need a website. In 2019, it’s hard to seem credible without one.

Bluehost offers quality web hosting from $2.95 a month, including your domain name and an email account.

With automatic install of WordPress, free staging (work on your site without it being open to the public), and helpful support for newbies, you can be setup and customizing your site in minutes.

Start your new site today!

Freshbooks

Simple accounting and invoicing for freelancers and business owners.

When you’re business was new, you probably didn’t need an accounting software. You only had a few transactions and could use a simple spreadsheet. But as things grow, a service like FreshBooks can help you stay organized for tax season.

Starting at $15 per month, Freshbooks is a very popular small business accounting platform with an excellent invoicing system. It is a bit more user friendly than QuickBooks, a major competitor, but does have somewhat fewer accounting and tax tools. Head over for a 30-day free trial!

Unlock Your Career Clarity

Want to find a career that doesn’t feel like work, where you can use your unique skills to do work that matters? Mamas Talk Money alumni speaker, Dr. Tega Edwin, is a professional career counselor and her Unlock Your Career Clarity Bundle will help you identify the best career for you in just a weekend.

It’s the career counseling support we all wish we had in high school!

The Mom Project

The Mom Project is committed to helping women stay engaged in the workforce on their terms by creating opportunities to network with companies that need their expertise, doing important research on how companies can better support working parents, and creating a community of working moms.

If you’re looking for your next professional opportunity or returning to work after a career gap, join the Mom Project’s free platform to discover openings with companies committed to hiring and supporting working moms!

Shopify

Shopify is a platform that allows you to create online stores to sell physical or digital goods. And they are the best at what they do.

Today, Shopify powers over 600,000 online stores and their shop owners have generated over $82 billion in sales.

The shops are easy to set up, have beautiful and easy to navigate themes and templates, and make it easy to manage sales and inventory.

With pricing plans starting at just $9 a month (where you can sell on Facebook or an existing website), Shopify is a great deal to help you increase sales online while maintaining control of your brand and customer information.

FB Side Hustle Course

Want a side hustle you can do from your house, without a website or experience? And where you can earn an extra $1,000 to $2,000 a month?

The FB Side Hustle course from Laptop Empires will teach you how to start a side business running Facebook ads for local businesses in just 2 to 3 hours a week.

The demand for Facebook ad experts is high, which is why this is one of my favorite side hustle courses on the web!

30 Days to VA Success

Working virtually—from home (or anywhere!)—is becoming more and more common, and the demand for virtual assistants is higher than ever before. 30 Days or Less to Virtual Assistant Success – from Mamas Talk Money speaker, Gina Horkey – will walk you step-by-step through launching and growing your virtual assistant business.

You’ll learn about setting up your online presence, choosing what services to offer, finding clients, pitching potentials clients, what to do after you get your first client, and much, much more.

There’s no fluff. The course content is clear and actionable which keeps you from getting hung up on tasks that don’t lead directly to income.

Profitable Etsy Printable Shop

We all know the best side hustles generate passive income. Do the work once, reap the profits for years. And an Etsy Printable Shop can be the perfect entry into building your passive income streams.

The Profitable Etsy Printable Shop course will help you identify a niche, create Etsy listings that sell, and start earning a profit for your shop with no major investment. 

The Smart Money Mamas Etsy shop, which is not linked to from the blog and doesn’t use paid ads, has earned almost $6,000  in 2020! Get your shop started today!

Earn More Writing

The demand for writers is high. If you can hit deadlines, follow the direction of an editor, and commit to improving your writing with each new project, you can make great money as a freelance writer. You don’t need an advanced degree or any formal writing training. And the best person to learn from is Holly Porter Johnson.

Holly makes over $200,000 a year freelance writing and her course helps new writers pitch effectively and get paid what they’re worth (no writing in exchange for ‘exposure’). When I took the course, it paid itself back when I booked my first client two days later!

Kids & Money

CEO Kid

The CEO Kid is an online course broken into powerful, bite-sized videos with simple worksheets to help kids think through their idea like a seasoned entrepreneur. They will learn how to define their customer, determine their marketing and branding strategy, create an amazing customer experience, and set prices profitably.

The CEO Kid is a course designed for any child who has ever asked to have a lemonade stand, sell handmade bracelets door-to-door, or who seems curious about business. It’s also the perfect way to build business education into their learning experience.

FamZoo

In a world where money is increasingly invisible, hidden behind credit and debit cards and online banks, teaching smart money skills has gotten harder. 

FamZoo is our favorite service for teaching kids of all ages how to handle money in a digital world. By using prepaid debit cards, FamZoo allows parents to create a “Bank of Mom & Dad”, where their kids have their own money but still have oversight from parents.

FamZoo offers a ton of cool features like the ability to create virtual save/spend/give jars, pay interest to motivate savings or charge fees for bad behaviors like skipped chores. 

Moonjar

Our favorite save-spend-give piggybank to start teaching young kids about money. Sections of the jar are solid, transparent plastic so that the kids can see the amounts in each section. Parts are held together with a strong rubber band to be separated as needed.

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