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American Giant

Purveyor of 100% American-made clothing. These guys make the best sweatshirt you’ve ever had a chance to try on.

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Backblaze

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Birchbox

If you like trying out new product, especially trendy ones, Birchbox is a great company to sign up with. Every month they send out a box with the latest and greatest trends in fashion, cosmetics, gadgets, etc.

Code School

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Coinbase

If you’re wanting to try out Bitcoin, Coinbase is a good place to start. They’re the world’s largest Bitcoin bank (if you will), and have a great user interface with security features I’d like to see put into place by my financial institution.

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Digital Ocean

These guys are awesome! Get a access to a new virtual private server in less than a minute after sign-up. Plus, there’s tutorials a-plenty to get you started on whatever you need to build. Don’t settle for anything less.

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Dropbox

I’ve been with Dropbox since the first year they started and they have yet to fail me. They are the most integrated sync service out there and essential for the modern productivity enthusiast.

Receive 500 MB additional space for free when you sign up for Dropbox.

Keyboard Maestro

Whenever I get the automation itch, Keyboard Maestro is there to scratch it. For making macros, running scripts, and performing all sorts of repetitive tasks, this is the best tool out there!

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Lynda

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Namecheap

Namecheap is an ICANN-accredited domain registrar and web hosting company. Way better than GoDaddy. ‘Nough said.

Next Issue

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Quirky

Quirky is pretty cool, and well…quirky! They have come up with hundreds of ideas that, if you help influence, provide a means for beer money (or more if you’re lucky). I have earned over a grand here by simply providing my opinion throughout the product development cycle. Take a look!

Sierra Trading Post

I have found excellent deals on overstock items at Sierra Trading Post for over a decade. They have great customer service, awesome sales (be sure to sign up for their newsletter), and a wide selection of items. This is a great way to find deals on otherwise expensive outdoor equipment.

Here’s a $10 coupon to use at Sierra Trading Post, one of my favorite places to shop. Enjoy!

TOMS

Comfortable shoes with a humanitarian benefit: every one that you buy provides another for someone in need.

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Treehouse

Team Treehouse offers a great way to learn HTML, CSS, Ruby on Rails, Python and many other ways to code. More importantly, however, is that they teach you with the end goal of getting a job. Find a college that does that for less money! Highly recommended!

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UPromise

Help send my kids to college!

Contribute to my kid’s college fund.

Verizon

Though most of us don’t have much of a choice in the cable company department, I think I have a pretty decent one. Verizon is my current provider. They did just upgrade me to 50/50 internet and free HBO, so I don’t have too much to complain about!

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