Our Recommended Stuff

Our recommendationsThroughout our daily lives, we use electronics, websites, and gear, but it always seems that we complain more than we rave. This page contains all the raves that Freedom From 40 has. We don’t like to complain and we would rather be helpful than detract from your daily life. Remember, these are our personal recommendations, and you should always research before purchasing anything.

1&1 IONOS Hosting – We are currently using 1&1 IONOS hosting and it is working out very well. They are a low cost provider, but they don’t slack off in any performance areas. They have WordPress hosting and it is serving our needs well. We will write a full review once we have more time under our belt and a better understanding of all their features. Definitely give them a shot! Read our review here.

bluehost – We also highly recommend bluehost for your hosting needs. They are a little pricier to start, but their reputation for up-time and reliability is unmatched. If cost isn’t an issue for starting your blog or online store, you can use them and be confident that your site stays up and active for your readers or buyers.

M1 Finance – This is our personal investing platform of choice and my full review is here. All of their basic trading options are free! In other words whether individual stocks or any funds you choose, the trades are executed for free! It’s a beautiful app with very easy to use functions. This is our choice for our broker and investing platform.

Stress Free Investing Course – Joseph Hogue, CFA has created an absolutely amazing course that takes all of the worry and stress out of investing for your future. We recommend this course because most folks spend too much time over analyzing and chasing returns in the market. If you need step by step advice that takes the stress out of investing, start here.

Google Fi– This is our personal choice for the best possible service at the lowest possible price. With simple billing, extremely flexible data plans, and good coverage, you can have your smartphone for as little as $27 a month if you go easy on data. Check out our full review!

Republic Wireless– is very similar to Google Fi in how they operate, but for our location, they didn’t quite have the coverage we wanted. However, they may be perfect for you and are a similar cost to Google Fi. With a single line starting at just $15, you can get great service for very little money here.

If you are ready to take the plunge and go frugal with your cell service, then you will need an inexpensive phone to help you. When we switched to Google Fi, we found the Motorola X4 had the best combination of features at the right price. Check the price at Amazon.

My foray into YouTube is just beginning, but I needed a low cost microphone so that I didn’t sound like crap. After researching all of the options, the microphone with the best cost to value ratio was the Blue Snowball. You can check the current pricing at Amazon.

The Logitech c920 was the perfect choice for the burgeoning YouTube career that I am starting. I can’t be frugal and go full DSLR, so I went with the highest quality camera for the least amount of cash. Check out pricing on Amazon if you want to be a YouTube star too.

Because it’s fun, and because we have a passion for pizza, we recommend a pizza stone(and cutter) for your homemade masterpieces. Making the best food at home saves you a bundle, and what food is better than pizza? (Serious question.) Run over to Amazon and see if this one is right for you.

Recommendations Disclaimer

As time goes on we will add more to this page and will only give you the absolute best of the best. We will review everything we use and that we believe will help you on your mission to Financial Freedom. These links are Affiliate links and by clicking on them we may receive compensation. If you want to support us, this is the best way to keep this blog thriving.

We would also love to hear what has worked for you, and what has made your life easier. Living a frugal, thoughtful life isn’t always the easiest, so we need to support each other in our mission. If you would like to recommend anything that we should use or try, or if you have a business inquiry, you can reach me at dm@freedomfrom40.com