Made Whole Tool Kit

Get quick access and direct links to references and resources made directly in Made Whole by Tiffany "The Budgetnista". Please click directly on the title to open and close each chapter section.


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Chapter 1: The Made Whole Map and Mindset

Chapter 2: 10% Whole: Budget Building

Budgeting Tools:

List of favorite online financial institutions:

Best Credit Unions:

Best Online-Only Savings Accounts

Develop a relationship with a credit union before you need to borrow money.

Chapter 3: 20% Whole: Save Like a Squirrel

Best Online-Only Savings Accounts

Digital Rebates (cashback while shopping online) Rakuten 

Chapter 4: 30% Whole: Dig Out of Debt

Chapter 5: 40% Whole: Score High (Credit)

Trusted credit reporting agencies:

Trusted credit reporting agencies:

Banks that offer second chance accounts:

Get your (FICO) credit score for free:

  • First, check with the bank(s) you have a credit card with to see if they are partnered to provide free FICO score updating

Free Credit Reports:

Best Secured Credit Card:

Chapter 6: 50% Whole: Learn to Earn (Increase Your Income)

Home Buying and Selling: 

Chapter 7: 60% Whole: Invest Like an Insider (Retirement and Wealth)

Use these calculators to help you identify how many years of savings and investing it will take you to be fully ready to retire:

Top brokerage firms:

BrokerCheck: A free tool to research the background and experience of financial brokers, advisers, and firms 

Free Investing Risk-Tolerance Assessments

My top DIY brokerage firm picks 

My top Robo-adviser picks

 Top S&P 500 ETFs

DIY & discount brokerage companies:


Financial advisor search sites 

Investment simulators (virtually play the stock market)

Chapter 8: 70% Whole: Get Good with Insurance

Life Insurance quotes:

Best Disability Insurance: 

HSA custodian brokerage firms:

Chapter 9: 80% Whole: Grow Rich-ish (Increase Your Net Worth)

Chapter 10: 90% Whole: Pick Your Money Team (Financial Professionals)

Chapter 11: 100% Whole: Leave a Legacy (Estate Planning)

Reputable online option for estate planning documents:


My Lisa Rule (Disclaimer): I have four sisters and Lisa is the baby (well she’s not a baby anymore). Of all of my sisters, I’m the most protective of her. Before I share any product or service with you, it must pass my Lisa Rule.

What’s the Lisa Rule? If I would not advise Lisa to use a product or service, I won’t advise you to. YOU are my Lisa. I feel protective over you and your financial journey.

All of the resources shared above pass my Lisa Rule.

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