2% Checking Account and $50 Just For Signing Up

SoFi offers a checking account that yields 2%, and doesn’t charge fees for almost anything, including ATMs.

Global Asset Allocation by Meb Faber

Meb Faber is a co-founder and the Chief Investment Officer of Cambria Investment Management.  His book, Global Asset Allocation is a tremendously insightful survey of the world’s top investment strategies. The book contains an awesome collection of performance data.

Robinhood – Zero Commission Brokerage

Robinhood allows users to buy and sell stocks and ETFs for free. It’s extremely easy to use, almost too easy. Studies have shown that overtrading has a negative impact on returns, so tread lightly. I recommend using Robinhood for the ETF strategies discussed on this blog. Robinhood can now be used to trade select cryptocurrencies.

WiseBanyon – Free Robo-Advisor

WiseBanyon is the first free Robo-Advisor. They charge a small amount for tax loss harvesting and instant deposits. I recommend using the tax loss harvesting, especially if you’re in a higher tax-bracket, but don’t paying for instant deposits. Between the beautiful user interface, non-existent fees and the best performance of any of the major Robo-Advisors, it’s a no-brainer.

Personal Capital – Financial Software 

Personal Capital has awesome free tools for tracking your wealth. You can link your investment accounts, bank accounts, credit cards and even your home value from Zillow. It’s an easy way to track your financial plan.

Finviz – Stock Screener

Finviz is an awesome resource for stock research, screens, economic data, insider trading and news. It’s my browser homepage.

Portfolio Visualizer – Backtester

Portfolio Visualizer is the best free backtesting software available online. The asset allocation backtester is a valuable tool for the strategies discusses on this blog.

Whale Wisdom – 13F Filings 

Research & Replicate Portfolios of the World’s Best Investors.

DATAROMA – 13F Filings

Track the portfolios of successful investors.

Global Index Briefing: MSCI Forward P/Es

Forward Price/Earnings Ratios around the world.