You can find a recommended breakdown on credit cards here.
Some personal favorites of services/products that I couldn’t imagine living without now.
- Chemex - A Chemex will consistently make (not the fastest) but best cup of coffee. Pourover is obviously better than cheap drip, but chemex is the go to here.
- Baratza Virtuoso Grinder - This is sadly a good bit more than the Chemex, but this grinder is great quality to help make a great cup. If you do want something cheaper a similar hand grinder can be helpful.
- Kyocera Ceramic Knife - Absolute favorite and best knife I’ve ever used in a kitchen
- Sonos - Wireless speakers that quite simply just work. Also pretty solid sound quality
- Double hinged corkscrew - As wine is pretty much a hobby, I’ve tried a lot of corkscrews, electric, rabbits, etc. This one still blows them all away.
- Synology - Great simple NAS that just works. Supports 2 disks, though they have larger ones as well.
- dnsimple - Absolute best place to manage your DNS.
- namecheap - Domain registration; they give back to the web and offer a great service.
- Boomerang - My inbox couldn’t survive without boomerang, makes it easy to track followups and delay sending.