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Frugal Fanatic Favorite ResourcesI receive a lot of questions and emails about products and services that I recommend. So to make it easy on all of you I have created this resources page with companies that I recommend and I know will be valuable for you to use.

Not only do I love finding new ways to save money and make money, but I love to share them with all of you. I broke up my list into products that will help you save money and products and companies that will make you money. There are affiliate links in this post.

MAKING MONEY

Blogging – If you are interested in starting your own blog I highly recommend using Bluehost for your hosting needs. Their plans are extremely affordable and I personally use them to host one of my blogs. Find out how you can easily setup a blog in my step-by-step tutorial. Also, you can check out all of my blogging resources to see what I recommend using.

Inbox Dollars – Allows you to complete online surveys to make money. I have personally used them and they are a legitimate company. They even offer $5 just for signing up with their company. Click here to sign-up for Inbox Dollars.

Website Tester – Did you know that you can get paid for testing websites and apps? User Testing will pay you $10 paypal for every 20-minute session you complete. Sign-up and get started testing websites!

Amazon – Most people only think about Amazon when they want to make a purchase, but did you know that you can actually make money selling on Amazon? I was surprised to find out that people actually make a full-time income selling used or new items on Amazon. Read how you can start Making Money on Amazon.

Etsy – A nice way to make money is by creating your own Etsy store. If you have ever been on Etsy then you have seen the huge selection of hand crafted items you can purchase. Creating an account is free, but there is a posting fee for your items. Read more about how to Earn Money Selling on Etsy.

Craigslist – Another great way to make money is by selling your used or unwanted items you have around your home. You may be surprised with how much money you can make. I like using Craigslist because it allows you to create a local listing and you do not have to worry about shipping. You do have to be careful since you will be meeting the person to make the sale. You can also find work from home positions on there, but be on the lookout for scams on Craigslist.

Freelance Work – Being a freelancer offers a lot of freedom for different ways to make money. I know a lot of people who do it to earn a full-time income while others do freelance work on the side to earn extra money each month. If you are interested in finding freelance work you can read these articles about ways to get started and who will hire you: Photography Freelance Jobs, Magazines that Hire Freelance Writers, Fun Freelance Business Ideas.

SAVING MONEY

Ebates – Using Ebates is one of my favorite ways to actually save money and make money. They will give you cash back on your online purchases and they have a large selection of stores to choose from. Ebates makes a commission for referring you to a store and they give it back to you in the form of cash back. When you sign-up using this link you will get a $10 gift card just for signing up! Check out how I have made over $1,000 with ebates.

Straight Talk Wireless – If you are looking to save money on your cell phone bill be sure to check out Straight Talk Wireless. I have been using them for more than a year and we have saved a TON of money on our monthly cell phone bills. They allow you to bring your own device and even offer unlimited plans for much less than other carriers.

$5 Meal Plan – Are you looking to save money on your grocery bill each month? My family and I have been wasting a TON of money on food, and I know it is because I do not use a meal plan. Recently, I came across the $5 Meal Plan. It only costs $5 a month and you will get meal plans sent straight to you along with a shopping list for those meals. WOW! Could it get an easier?

Budgeting – To help you learn where your money is going I have created a Simple Monthly Budget spreadsheet and a Yearly Household Budget that automatically calculates your income, expenses and savings each month. This budget will help you to save more money each month by learning where you can cutback.

Personal Capital – This is a financial software that allows you to track your investments, cash flow, net worth and much more. Personal Capital allows you to manage your finances with this free program and even connect your bank accounts and credit cards.

Coupons.com – If you are looking to save money shopping then make sure you print your coupons before heading to the store. I always use Coupons.com to save money on the items I purchase for my family. Every dollar helps!