Give back!

This page contains affiliate links, which means if you purchase an item or sign up for a service via one of these links this blog may receive a small commission. This is at no additional cost to you, so if you chose to use any of these links, thank you.

Below are some things I use, like or otherwise experiment with. Some may appear in blog posts sooner or later. If there’s something I love, I’ll gladly endorse it, independent of the incentive. If I am on the fence, I will tell you so. If I am not convinced, I won’t bother, no matter how well it pays.

You certainly don’t have to use my links to check any of these services out. If you decide there’s something you may be interested in and you do use them, I may get a small commission, so thanks for helping me help out others. Any money I may make from this blog, will go to causes, I support. It was my original plan to start a donor advised fund during my last year of employment, but as I quit my job two years earlier than planned, that did not happen, yet. I am far away from making any money from this blog, but if I ever do, it will be given away.

Books that changed my life!

I know that sounds overly dramatic, but these three books had a huge impact on me!

The Simple Path to Wealth by JL Collins

Your Money OR Your Life by Vicky Robin and Joe Dominguez

(there’s a new version of this book, but I am specifically referring to the original version by Robin and Domingues!)

How I found Freedom in an unfree world by Harry Browne

And more recently I am fascinated by I could do anything if I only knew what it was
as well as Refuse to choose by Barbara Sher, who unfortunately passed away in 2021



RAKUTEN (previously EBATES)  (gives you rebates for your online shopping, they also have a sign up bonus, so at the very least try it once for the bonus and see if you like it)

Ibotta referral link (Ibotta is a shopping app that lets you get rebated for things you buy, it’s easy to use and there’s a $10 signup bonus for you when you try it out and submit a rebate, sometimes they have rebates for fruits, veggies and dairy)

Get free printable coupons now from (you will need to install a printer app or put in a phone number to print coupons, I usually do a quick check for things I am planning on buying anyways)

Amex Blue Cash Preferred Credit card for 6% back on groceries and 3% or more back on gas.

Oh and Ebay.



I  have used Bluehost since I started this blog and am quite happy so far. Web Hosting $6.95

Phone Service:

We use a mix of various phone services, which gives us a better chance of coverage in areas where one or the other happens to be the better choice.

I have been a happy Red Pocket customer for three years now. We use the CDMA (Verizon) Version of this plan and the GSMA (ATT) Vresion of this plan, which give us unlimited talk and text, international calls, plus currently 8+20GB of data respectively. We supplement this with a VISIBLE plan (When you use my friend code, 3mNFrR, you’ll get your first month of service for only $5 and I’ll get a discount as well).



We used Harvest Hosts for a while, but didn’t use it enough in the last year, so we let our membership lapse for the time being. We are planning to sign up again, when we are going to head East. I personally love camping at farms and buying fresh produce and eggs from them.

We have been HIPCAMP since 2018, but recently have been disappointed with the value we see when looking for camping spots. We just generally prefer to boondock on public land, whenever possible.

Roadside assistance

We use Good Sam, which gets you discounts at Flying J / Pilot gas stations and Camping World. Good Sam Roadside Assistance has really saved our behinds on several occasions and here’s why I strongly recommend having it.


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