My Recommendations

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A few of my favourite things…

I’ve personally used these products, tools, and services and I recommend them because I genuinely believe that they will bring you value.

For products and services marked with an * , I may receive a commission if you make a purchase using my link/code. For more about how and why this site is monetized, please see my Monetization Manifesto.

Personal finance

  • Borrowell*: Check your Equifax credit score and credit report for free.
  • EQ Bank Savings Plus Account*: My favourite bank account (read my detailed review for more info).
  • Mogo*: Check your Equifax credit score for free.
  • Passiv*: The best tool to automate and/or simplify your portfolio rebalancing.
  • Wealthsimple Cash*: Send cash to your friends easily and with no fees (receive a $10 bonus using my code: FZE74D).
  • YNAB: My favourite way to track our money.

Investing

  • Questrade*: My favourite Canadian brokerage (receive a $25–$250 bonus using my code: 816205072429040).
  • Wealthsimple Invest*: An easy, low-cost way to invest (receive a $50 bonus using my link)!
  • Wealthsimple Trade*: Commission-free trades (receive a $10 bonus when using my link)!

Credit Cards

Utilities and bills

  • Backblaze*: Unlimited cloud-based backup for a very low annual price (we each get a free month of service when you sign up using my link).
  • Fongo Home Phone*: VoIP service for only $4.95/month (enter my email: chrissy@eatsleepbreathefi.com to give me one month of free service—thank you)!
  • Lightspeed Internet*: Faster internet for was less (receive a $10 bonus when you enter my customer number ‘18059’ as the referrer)!
  • Public Mobile*: My favourite mobile carrier (receive a $10 bonus using my code: ZZLLV8).
  • Square One Insurance*: I cut my home insurance costs in HALF by switching to Square One (receive a $25 bonus by using my link)!

Estate planning

  • Bitwarden: Give loved ones access to your passwords and other secure digital info.
  • Epilogue Wills*: Simple, smart online wills that you can complete from the comfort of home.
  • Family Emergency Binder*: A fillable, printable binder to leave for your loved ones in case of emergency (read my detailed review for more info).
  • PolicyMe*: An easy, convenient way to buy life insurance (read my review for more info).
  • Willful*: Online wills made easy (receive $20 off using my code: EATSLEEPBREATHEFI).

Blogging/podcasting

  • Fintel Connect: The best affiliate network for Canadians.
  • Fiverr*: For affordable help with your blog.
  • Money Mix Insiders*: An amazing mastermind group that’s helping me take my blogging to the next level (join today for a $1/month 3-month trial)!
  • Monumetric*: My current ad network—you’ll love their amazing support!
  • Porkbun: The fun and affordable domain name registrar that I use for Eat Sleep Breathe FI and Explore FI Canada.
  • Shortpixel*: The plugin I use to shrink my images without visible loss in quality (receive 100 images per month from the free plan + 100 one-time credits when you sign up using my link)!
  • Solo Pine*: Gorgeous blog themes and the BEST customer support (Eat Sleep Breathe FI is based on their Redwood theme).
  • Squadcast*: Our current podcast recording platform—the audio quality is fantastic!
  • Web Hosting Canada*: My current web host—great service and amazing rates.
  • WP Rocket*: My favourite caching plugin to speed up page loading (email me to receive a referral link for 10% off)!

Shopping

  • Flashfood*: An amazing way to save big, fight food waste and help the planet (receive a $5 credit when you use my referral code, CHRIWAMP; read my detailed review for more info).
  • Great Canadian Rebates*: Great for credit card sign-up bonuses.
  • Rakuten.ca*: Easy to use with frequent bonus earning events (receive a $30 bonus when you sign up using my link)!
  • Shopper Army: Possibly Canada’s best rebate site (read my review for more details).

Travel

  • Airbnb*: Our favourite travel accommodations.
  • Flight Network: I can book worry-free with their Price Drop Protection.
  • Kayak: I find the best flight deals through their app.

Other

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