How to Money

How to Money

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Best friends Joel and Matt believe that when you handle your money in a purposeful, thoughtful way that works for your lifestyle, you can really start living a rich life.

Episodes

Entrepreneurship vs Working for the Man #272

Should you work for the man or work for yourself!? There’s a lot to consider when asking yourself that question and there’s certainly not a one size fits all answer. At the same time, it seems that entrepreneurship has been put on a bit of a pedestal in our society causing it to be inaccurately represented. And this question is even more relevant given the high levels of unemployment plaguing our country right now. A lot of folks have been laid off or furloughed while other sectors are doing really well- there are a lot of factors to consider. There are meaningful tradeoffs depending on the choice you make, so during this episode we’ll cover some of the important things you should consider as you think about your future career. We’re here to help you to decide whether or not you should be starting your own business or whether you’re better off in a traditional nine to five! During this episode we enjoyed a Realities by Dssolver! And as we’ve ramped up the podcast with an additional Friday episode every week, we could really use your help to spread the word- let friends and family know about How to Money! Hit the share button, subscribe if you’re not already a regular, and give us a quick review in Apple Podcasts or wherever you get your podcasts. Help us to spread the word to get more people doing smart things with their money in these difficult times! Best friends out! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
28/10/2043m 53s

Online Privacy, Creepy Social Media, & Cyber Security with Carole Theriault #271

Chances are that you bought something recently, or maybe you paid a friend- but you likely didn’t do that with physical cash, you probably did it via a digital payment online or with an app like Venmo or the Cash app. Everything is going digital these days and this presents a whole host of issues: we know how to keep people from stealing money out of our wallets and purses, but what about the money we have in our accounts online? Our guest today is Carole Theriault and she knows a thing or two about internet security. Carole founded the Sophos Naked Security site years ago and now co-hosts the podcast “Smashing Security”. She lives and breathes cybersecurity and we are so glad she’s with us today to talk about protecting our identity and ultimately, our money! During this episode we enjoyed a Duh! Snake Blood by Dssolvr. And as we have ramped up the podcast with an additional Friday episode every week, we could really use your help to spread the word- let friends and family know about How to Money! Hit the share button, subscribe if you’re not already a regular, and give us a quick review in Apple Podcasts or wherever you get your podcasts. Help us to spread the word to get more people doing smart things with their money in these difficult times! Best friends out! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
26/10/2056m 41s

Friday Flight - Used Cars Cost More, Women Exiting the Workforce, & Eating Elephant Ears #270

It's time for a Friday Flight! These episodes are all about the week’s news and the effects of Covid-19 on your personal finances. There are a lot of headlines out there, but we are distilling it down to specific takeaways that will allow you to not just weather this health and financial crisis, but to come out on the other side even stronger. In this episode we cover some interesting and helpful stories like eating elephant ears, affordable solar power, booming used car sales, women exiting the workforce, how we can support our local restaurants, working from home expenses, and finding a 4% savings interest rate! And as we’ve ramped up the podcast with an additional Friday episode every week, we could really use your help to spread the word- let friends and family know about How to Money! Hit the share button, subscribe if you’re not already a regular, and give us a quick review in Apple Podcasts or wherever you get your podcasts. Help us to spread the word to get more people doing smart things with their money in these difficult times! Best friends out! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
23/10/2028m 42s

Managing Rental Properties Effectively #269

When either of us are talking with someone and the conversation shifts to the fact that we own rental properties, there’s always the assumption: “It must be a huge pain to deal with maintenance issues!” or “I bet you’ve had some nightmare tenants!”. But in reality that hasn’t at all been our experience even though there are horror stories and personal anecdotes out there. We want potential investors to know that there are steps you can take to ensure that you’ll have a positive experience investing in real estate and managing properties, while simultaneously making money every month and building wealth. We even discuss property managers and when hiring one could make sense. If you’ve thought that you’ll never own rental properties because they sound like too much work, then this episode is for you! During this episode we enjoyed a POG Basement IPA by Scofflaw Brewing! And as we’ve ramped up the podcast with an additional Friday episode every week, we could really use your help to spread the word- let friends and family know about How to Money! Hit the share button, subscribe if you’re not already a regular, and give us a quick review in Apple Podcasts or wherever you get your podcasts. Help us to spread the word to get more people doing smart things with their money in these difficult times! Best friends out! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
21/10/2053m 19s

Ask HTM - Rounding Up Investment Apps, Buying Property to Build Wealth, and Account Closure Effects on Credit Scores #268

We’re kicking off the week by answering your questions! And if you have a question for us, we’d love for you to submit your own via HowToMoney.com/ask/ , send us your voice memo! 1 - Should I pay points on a mortgage to get a lower rate? 2 - What kind of impact will closing some credit cards have on my credit score? 3 - Being a recent divorcee, what should be my financial priorities? 4 - Do you guys recommend any investing apps that round up purchases? 5 - Should I buy real estate in order to build wealth? During this episode we both enjoyed a Swoon Units by Fonta Flora! And as we’ve ramped up the podcast with an additional Friday episode every week, we could really use your help to spread the word- let friends and family know about How to Money! Hit the share button, subscribe if you’re not already a regular, and give us a quick review in Apple Podcasts or wherever you get your podcasts. Help us to spread the word to get more people doing smart things with their money in these difficult times! Best friends out! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
19/10/2042m 21s

Friday Flight - PPP Loan Forgiveness, Where the Jobs Are, & Bacon Masks #267

It's time for a Friday Flight! These episodes are all about the week’s news and the effects of Covid-19 on your personal finances. There are a lot of headlines out there, but we are distilling it down to specific takeaways that will allow you to not just weather this health and financial crisis, but to come out on the other side even stronger. In this episode we cover some interesting and helpful stories like a great way to support your local indie bookstore, an easier path to PPP loan forgiveness, scams on Venmo and Cash Apps, and we wonder if realtors are paid too much. After all of that we talk about free bacon masks, what to do with your frequent flier miles, industries that are hiring, and negotiating a severance package. And as we’ve ramped up the podcast with an additional Friday episode every week, we could really use your help to spread the word- let friends and family know about How to Money! Hit the share button, subscribe if you’re not already a regular, and give us a quick review in Apple Podcasts or wherever you get your podcasts. Help us to spread the word to get more people doing smart things with their money in these difficult times! Best friends out! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
16/10/2032m 2s

Avoiding the Trap of Planned Obsolescence #266

“They don’t make them like they used to!” Even though that’s something you might hear a parent or grandparent say, there is some truth to the phrase. Unfortunately, there are a lot of products out there that fail prematurely, and it causes us to spend more of our hard earned money. Planned obsolescence is a concept that we’ve heard as consumers, but what does it actually mean? And is all planned obsolescence a terrible thing? In this episode we cover many examples of it, including the notorious sector of consumer electronics. But then we also dive into how we can do our best to avoid spending more money, due to planned obsolescence. During this episode we enjoyed a Juicy IPA by Squatters Craft Beer- thanks Sam! And as we’ve ramped up the podcast with an additional Friday episode every week, we could really use your help to spread the word- let friends and family know about How to Money! Hit the share button, subscribe if you’re not already a regular, and give us a quick review in Apple Podcasts or wherever you get your podcasts. Help us to spread the word to get more people doing smart things with their money in these difficult times! Best friends out! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
14/10/2039m 39s

The Psychology of Money with Morgan Housel #265

Morgan Housel has a degree in economics and started writing about money and investing 13 years ago. He's a partner at The Collaborative Fund which is a venture capital firm that invests in companies that are trying to make the world a better place. Morgan is also a former columnist at The Motley Fool and the Wall Street Journal but his work has also been published in Time, USA Today, Business Insider. He's truly an expert on behavioral finance and he recently published his book, "The Psychology of Money: Timeless lessons on wealth, greed, and happiness." This episode is all about the behavioral aspects of our money, because as Morgan explains- there is a massive gap between knowing the right things to do with our money, and doing the right things with our money. During this episode we enjoyed a Polygamy Porter by Wasatch Brewery- thanks to Sam for donating this one to the podcast! And as we have ramped up the podcast with an additional Friday episode every week, we could really use your help to spread the word- let friends and family know about How to Money! Hit the share button, subscribe if you’re not already a regular, and give us a quick review in Apple Podcasts or wherever you get your podcasts. Help us to spread the word to get more people doing smart things with their money in these difficult times! Best friends out! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
12/10/2054m 34s

Friday Flight - Socially Responsible Investing, Bad Credit Cards, & Finding (literal) Diamonds #264

It's time for a Friday Flight! These episodes are all about the week’s news and the effects of Covid-19 on your personal finances. There are a lot of headlines out there, but we are distilling it down to specific takeaways that will allow you to not just weather this health and financial crisis, but to come out on the other side even stronger. In this episode we cover some interesting and helpful stories like where you can find a literal diamond in the rough, some updates on a new stimulus bill, as well as an update to the original stimulus check, the effects of the election on investing, bad credit cards to stay away from, and our thoughts on the types of spending that will resume after we’re finished with ‘rona. After all of that, we have a chance to talk with Lindsey Bell of Ally Invest about social responsible investing- it’s something we’re doing more of these days and Lindsey explains why it really makes a lot sense! You can find out more at Ally.com/HowToMoney. And as we’ve ramped up the podcast with an additional Friday episode every week, we could really use your help to spread the word- let friends and family know about How to Money! Hit the share button, subscribe if you’re not already a regular, and give us a quick review in Apple Podcasts or wherever you get your podcasts. Help us to spread the word to get more people doing smart things with their money in these difficult times! Best friends out! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
09/10/2029m 39s

Developing a Home Buying Strategy #263

How should you approach purchasing a home? With more millennials buying a home for the first time ever, there is a ton of room for mistakes. And there is a lot on the line as well- the average price of a new home now exceeds $300k, so there are a lot of things to consider in order to make a wise purchase! At the same time, mortgage interest rates are at all-time lows. That creates a feeling like you have to move quickly before those rates start to creep back up. But if you move too quickly, you could end up overpaying for that house or not considering the bigger financial impact. We’re going to answer some questions like ‘Does renting make more sense?’, ‘What’s the purpose of this house?’, and ‘What’s your timeline?’. This episode is all about what it looks like to have a solid home buying strategy in place, so that you make a smart buy. During this episode we enjoyed a La Bonte with Figs by Wicked Weed! And as we’ve ramped up the podcast with an additional Friday episode every week, we could really use your help to spread the word- let friends and family know about How to Money! Hit the share button, subscribe if you’re not already a regular, and give us a quick review in Apple Podcasts or wherever you get your podcasts. Help us to spread the word to get more people doing smart things with their money in these difficult times! Best friends out! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
07/10/2036m 23s

Ask HTM – Investing During an Election, Buying a Home with an FHA Loan, & Paying for a Masters Degree #262

We’re kicking off the week by answering your questions! And if you have a question for us, we’d love for you to submit your own via HowToMoney.com/ask/ , send us your voice memo! 1 - Getting a 2% loan via M1 Borrow looks too good to pass up- what do you guys think? 2 - Should I consider a small student loan in order to finish up my masters degree? 3 - How should the upcoming election affect how I invest? And what’s a frugal approach to podcasting equipment? 4 - My employer’s 401k match varies, so should I contribute to my own Roth IRA or maximize my company’s profit sharing? 5 - Should I consider buying a house with an FHA loan? During this episode we both enjoyed a Deftones Swerve City POG IPA by Belching Beaver- thanks for donating this one Brent! And as we’ve ramped up the podcast with an additional Friday episode every week, we could really use your help to spread the word- let friends and family know about How to Money! Hit the share button, subscribe if you’re not already a regular, and give us a quick review in Apple Podcasts or wherever you get your podcasts. Help us to spread the word to get more people doing smart things with their money in these difficult times! Best friends out! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
05/10/2043m 22s

Friday Flight - EV Breakthroughs, Early Retirement Downsides, and Pricey Dumbbells #261

It's time for a Friday Flight! These episodes are all about the week’s news and the effects of Covid-19 on your personal finances. There are a lot of headlines out there, but we are distilling it down to specific takeaways that will allow you to not just weather this health and financial crisis, but to come out on the other side even stronger. In this episode we cover some interesting and helpful stories like the high costs of exercise equipment, bans on new gasoline vehicles, electric vehicle technology breakthroughs, Google paying off student loans, and filling out the FAFSA ASAP. After all of that we discuss the effects of Prime Day and then we have an entire conversation on early retirement- how we feel about financial independence, the impact of retirement on the brain, and then what to do as you work towards retirement including some savings goals. And as we’ve ramped up the podcast with an additional Friday episode every week, we could really use your help to spread the word- let friends and family know about How to Money! Hit the share button, subscribe if you’re not already a regular, and give us a quick review in Apple Podcasts or wherever you get your podcasts. Help us to spread the word to get more people doing smart things with their money in these difficult times! Best friends out! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
02/10/2030m 1s

7 Ways to Save More Money This Week #260

It’s time for us to get super practical today! A lot of the different topics we cover on the show sometimes have to do with mindset shifts, or if they are a little more tangible, they’re going to be bigger lifts- and these higher impact money moves often take longer than a week to accomplish. So if you’re looking to increase your cash on hand immediately, this episode is for you. Some of the things we’ll discuss will pay dividends even beyond just this week, but if you tackle one of these tasks each per day in the coming week, you’ll save a decent chunk of change! Let’s immediately improve your financial situation! During this episode we enjoyed a Dad Jokes by Morgan Territory, thanks Brent for donating this one to the pod! And as we’ve ramped up the podcast with an additional Friday episode every week, we could really use your help to spread the word- let friends and family know about How to Money! Hit the share button, subscribe if you’re not already a regular, and give us a quick review in Apple Podcasts or wherever you get your podcasts. Help us to spread the word to get more people doing smart things with their money in these difficult times! Best friends out! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
30/09/2040m 58s

From Homeless to Debt Free with Anthony ONeal #259

Anthony ONeal has helped hundreds of thousands of people make smart decisions with their money, relationships, and education. He’s a #1 national bestselling author of Debt-Free Degree and The Graduate Survival Guide. Anthony travels the country spreading his encouraging message to help teens and young adults start their lives off right and people of all ages succeed with money. A part of that message is the ability to pursue passions while living a well-balanced life so we’re excited for listeners to hear Anthony’s story as well as how college students and young adults can avoid the crippling effects of debt. During this episode we enjoyed a Coastal Sunshine by Humble Forager! And as we have ramped up the podcast with an additional Friday episode every week, we could really use your help to spread the word- let friends and family know about How to Money! Hit the share button, subscribe if you’re not already a regular, and give us a quick review in Apple Podcasts or wherever you get your podcasts. Help us to spread the word to get more people doing smart things with their money in these difficult times! Best friends out! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
28/09/2046m 10s

Friday Flight - Rates for Savers Sink Lower, Housing is Hot, and Saving Halloween #258

It's time for a Friday Flight! These episodes are all about the week’s news and the effects of Covid-19 on your personal finances. There are a lot of headlines out there, but we are distilling it down to specific takeaways that will allow you to not just weather this health and financial crisis, but to come out on the other side even stronger. In this episode we cover some interesting and helpful stories like companies offering paid time off in order to vote, employers raising minimum wages, Etsy mask sales, Hersey and halloween, a crazy hot housing market, and investing in an IPO. After all of that we discuss why savings account interest rates are low and what to do about it, declining new federal student loans, and effects of a fiduciary rule. And as we’ve ramped up the podcast with an additional Friday episode every week, we could really use your help to spread the word- let friends and family know about How to Money! Hit the share button, subscribe if you’re not already a regular, and give us a quick review in Apple Podcasts or wherever you get your podcasts. Help us to spread the word to get more people doing smart things with their money in these difficult times! Best friends out! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
25/09/2025m 40s

What Are You Worth? #257

When it comes to our money, how should we measure our progress? For someone out there who isn’t into personal finances at all, it might be tempting to measure your financial success by what they’re able to purchase, or even by the size of their paycheck. But we know those are poor and inaccurate measuring sticks, and this is why net worth is so important. Regardless of where you are on your financial journey, now is the time to start tracking your net worth. It’s a really important snapshot of how we’re doing at the moment, but at the same time it’s not the end all be all. We talk about net worth’s shortcomings, how we track our net worth, and then finally how to grow your net worth in today’s episode! During this episode we enjoyed a Ye Who Enter Here by Orpheus Brewing! And as we’ve ramped up the podcast with an additional Friday episode every week, we could really use your help to spread the word- let friends and family know about How to Money! Hit the share button, subscribe if you’re not already a regular, and give us a quick review in Apple Podcasts or wherever you get your podcasts. Help us to spread the word to get more people doing smart things with their money in these difficult times! Best friends out! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
23/09/2039m 45s

Ask HTM - Swimming Pools, Paying Off a Car Loan, and Multiple Streams of Income #256

We’re kicking off the week by answering your questions! And if you have a question for us, we’d love for you to submit your own via HowToMoney.com/ask/ , send us your voice memo! 1 - How should I go about setting up some additional streams of income? 2 - What should I keep in mind if considering purchasing a home in my name for my aging parent? 3 - Should I take advantage of a 0% credit card in order to pay off a car loan? 4 - Is it a good idea to build a swimming pool? 5 - What should I do with the proceeds of selling my home? During this episode we both enjoyed a Subluminal Imperial Stout by Buxton Brewery! And as we’ve ramped up the podcast with an additional Friday episode every week, we could really use your help to spread the word- let friends and family know about How to Money! Hit the share button, subscribe if you’re not already a regular, and give us a quick review in Apple Podcasts or wherever you get your podcasts. Help us to spread the word to get more people doing smart things with their money in these difficult times! Best friends out! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
21/09/2052m 2s

Friday Flight - Missing Stimulus Checks, DIY Home Projects, and Flights to Nowhere #255

It's time for a Friday Flight! These episodes are all about the week’s news and the effects of Covid-19 on your personal finances. There are a lot of headlines out there, but we are distilling it down to specific takeaways that will allow you to not just weather this health and financial crisis, but to come out on the other side even stronger. In this episode we cover some interesting and helpful stories like breweries expanding, flights to nowhere, missing stimulus check money, how Americans spend their stimulus money, and the ongoing coin shortage. After all of that we have our friend Tim Harman with the You Can Man podcast join us to talk about saving money with DIY projects around your home. And as we’ve ramped up the podcast with an additional Friday episode every week, we could really use your help to spread the word- let friends and family know about How to Money! Hit the share button, subscribe if you’re not already a regular, and give us a quick review in Apple Podcasts or wherever you get your podcasts. Help us to spread the word to get more people doing smart things with their money in these difficult times! Best friends out! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
18/09/2030m 23s

The Broken Promises of MLMs #254

Let’s talk about MLMs. We’ve all heard about multi-level marketing companies but are they all scams? Some of them are legit right? MLM ‘opportunities’ are on the rise and we’re seeing more and more products that are pitched by friends and in particular by folks we know on social media. Americans are more susceptible than ever these days and we might be more likely to get tangled up in a pyramid scheme due to financial insecurity brought on by covid. So in this episode we cover what an MLM is and how it’s different from a pyramid scheme, a brief history of some MLM companies, and then some different avenues to take instead of joining up with a multi-level marketing company. During this episode we enjoyed a Double Up by Monday Night Brewing! And as we’ve ramped up the podcast with an additional Friday episode every week, we could really use your help to spread the word- let friends and family know about How to Money! Hit the share button, subscribe if you’re not already a regular, and give us a quick review in Apple Podcasts or wherever you get your podcasts. Help us to spread the word to get more people doing smart things with their money in these difficult times! Best friends out! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
16/09/2041m 20s

Making a Living on Airbnb with Zeona McIntyre #253

On average, housing costs easily account for a third of our monthly expenses. That’s why it’s so important for us to cover how we can cut housing costs to zero, and even make some money while we’re at it! Here to tell us how she did it is Zeona McIntyre. Zeona went from earning minimum wage to becoming financially free in two years with real estate- specifically with Airbnb. Zeona now owns 7 properties and manages 20, all over the world. She also consults by working with her clients and helping them achieve their short-term rental goals: from finding an ideal rental property to purchase, tips on furnishing, all the way through to management. Zeona is using real estate to design the kind of life she wants to live, and hopefully after this interview you’ll be inspired to do the same. During this episode we enjoyed a Chocolate Peanut Butter Porter by Lupulin Brewing! And as we have ramped up the podcast with an additional Friday episode every week, we could really use your help to spread the word- let friends and family know about How to Money! Hit the share button, subscribe if you’re not already a regular, and give us a quick review in Apple Podcasts or wherever you get your podcasts. Help us to spread the word to get more people doing smart things with their money in these difficult times! Best friends out! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
14/09/2054m 5s

Friday Flight - Your Civic Duty, Rising Car Prices, and Student Loan Relief #252

It's time for a Friday Flight! These episodes are all about the week’s news and the effects of Covid-19 on your personal finances. There are a lot of headlines out there, but we are distilling it down to specific takeaways that will allow you to not just weather this health and financial crisis, but to come out on the other side even stronger. In this episode we cover some helpful stories like the increased cost of all cars, performing your civic duty, a credit card promotion benefiting small businesses, student loan relief, and tuition discounts. After all of that we touch on the rising costs of lumber, the sinking cost of life insurance, eviction ban extension, and we also announce the winners of the ‘raid our bookshelf’ giveaway! And as we’ve ramped up the podcast with an additional Friday episode every week, we could really use your help to spread the word- let friends and family know about How to Money! Hit the share button, subscribe if you’re not already a regular, and give us a quick review in Apple Podcasts or wherever you get your podcasts. Help us to spread the word to get more people doing smart things with their money in these difficult times! Best friends out! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
11/09/2027m 15s

Everything Costs More Than You Think (Bestie Ep) #251

There are secondary costs associated with almost all purchases that we make in our lives. It’s important to consider all of these additional costs that tag along when making purchases, and not just the initial sticker price. In this episode we explain how there are hard secondary costs and then how there are soft or lifestyle secondary costs which are similar to lifestyle creep. And then finally, we go over some helpful and specific tips to remember when making purchases. Keeping all this in mind will help us to manage our money better, specifically when it comes to our spending because everything really does cost more than you think. During this episode we both enjoyed a Pretty Willie’s Imperial Stout by Against the Grain! And as we’ve ramped up the podcast with an additional Friday episode every week, we could really use your help to spread the word- let friends and family know about How to Money! Hit the share button, subscribe if you’re not already a regular, and give us a quick review in Apple Podcasts or wherever you get your podcasts. Help us to spread the word to get more people doing smart things with their money in these difficult times! Best friends out! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
09/09/2054m 7s

Ask HTM - Credit Card Recommendations, Mortgage Forbearance, and Coast Fire Recommendations #250

We’re kicking off the week by answering your questions! And if you have a question for us, we’d love for you to submit your own via HowToMoney.com/ask/ , send us your voice memo! 1 - Is it better to buy a new construction or a fixer upper, as an investment property? 2 - What’s the best credit card to replace possessions after an apartment fire? 3 - Should I continue to take advantage of a mortgage deferment even though we could make the payment? 4 - How should I go about dollar cost averaging when my income is seasonal? 5 - What is ‘coast FIRE’ and do y’all recommend it? During this episode we both enjoyed a Red Wine Foederbier Southern Brewing Company! And as we’ve ramped up the podcast with an additional Friday episode every week, we could really use your help to spread the word- let friends and family know about How to Money! Hit the share button, subscribe if you’re not already a regular, and give us a quick review in Apple Podcasts or wherever you get your podcasts. Help us to spread the word to get more people doing smart things with their money in these difficult times! Best friends out! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
07/09/2043m 38s

Friday Flight - Payroll Tax Holiday, Airline Change Fees, & Rogue Podcasts #249

It's time for a Friday Flight! These episodes are all about the week’s news and the effects of Covid-19 on your personal finances. There are a lot of headlines out there, but we are distilling it down to specific takeaways that will allow you to not just weather this health and financial crisis, but to come out on the other side even stronger. In this episode we cover some practical topics like the rise of fake podcasts, the increased number of new books to be published this fall, digital coupons, what the payroll tax holiday means for you, and how much money working from home is saving our country. After all of that we touch on what airlines are dropping their change fees, the rush of speculative day traders, and the high cost of money therapists. Also, don’t forget this is your chance to raid our bookshelf! You can win 3 of the dozen books we’re giving away and we’re talking about books of previous guests who we’ve had on the show. Titles like I Will Teach You to be Rich, The Behavioral Investor, Can I Have Your Attention? as well as several others. And the way to be one of the 4 winners is by leaving us a written review over at Apple Podcasts. Once you’ve done that, email us at howtomoneypod@gmail.com with your screen name, and you’re good to go! We’re taking entries until Wednesday September 9th at noon. We’ll announce the winner during next week’s Friday Flight episode. Best friends out! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
04/09/2029m 57s

Designing SMARTER Money Goals #248

We could share the best money tips out there with you every single episode, but it would never really matter if you haven’t identified proper money goals for your life. What good is it to know the best ways to earn more, spend less, and invest your money if you don’t even know why it is that you’re doing those things? And unfortunately if you haven’t identified your money goals and the ‘why’ behind your money, then it’s easy for money itself to become the end goal. Gaining more wealth can become the default metric that you think will make you happy, but in reality that happiness is fleeting. So this episode is all about discovering our passions, figuring out what we want to spend our money on, and thinking through how we want to spend our days. And then we talk through the SMARTER approach to goal setting to ensure that we are taking the steps to get us where we want to be. During this episode we enjoyed an Alpha Abstraction IPA Vol 13 by Wild Leap! And as we’ve ramped up the podcast with an additional Friday episode every week, we could really use your help to spread the word- let friends and family know about How to Money! Hit the share button, subscribe if you’re not already a regular, and give us a quick review in Apple Podcasts or wherever you get your podcasts. Help us to spread the word to get more people doing smart things with their money in these difficult times! Best friends out! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
02/09/2037m 16s

Starting a Business With Zero Dollars with Alan Donegan #247

Alan Donegan is our guest on this episode and he is one of the co-founders of PopUp Business School which is on a mission to change the way entrepreneurship is taught. They’re getting folks to create their own sustainable startups by not taking on massive amounts of debt. When almost half of new businesses fail within their first 5 years, it’s clear that this is the type of guidance that is needed today- especially given the uncertain times we’re living in. Alan’s motto is “fail fast and fail cheap”, and through trial and error, he has built up his own business without ever having taken on any debt. Today we dive into his story as well as how you can start a business with zero dollars! During this episode we enjoyed a Cookies with Cream by Little Cottage Brewery! And as we have ramped up the podcast with an additional Friday episode every week, we could really use your help to spread the word- let friends and family know about How to Money! Hit the share button, subscribe if you’re not already a regular, and give us a quick review in Apple Podcasts or wherever you get your podcasts. Help us to spread the word to get more people doing smart things with their money in these difficult times! Best friends out! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
31/08/2055m 31s

Friday Flight - Mortgage Lending/Refi News, Online Spending Trends, & Pumpkin Spice #246

It's time for a Friday Flight! These episodes are all about the week’s news and the effects of Covid-19 on your personal finances. There are a lot of headlines out there, but we are distilling it down to specific takeaways that will allow you to not just weather this health and financial crisis, but to come out on the other side even stronger. In this episode we cover some practical topics like the true cost of a pumpkin spice latte habit, the delay of the additional refinance fee, but at the same time some lenders are asking borrowers to waive their ability to request forbearance, and how some companies are beginning to restore hours and salary cuts made back in the spring. After all of that we touch on stimulus check updates, why we should be alert to the fact that online spending has skyrocketed, a new proposal pertaining to health sharing plans, and then what to do with a credit card that has an annual fee. And as we’ve ramped up the podcast with an additional Friday episode every week, we could really use your help to spread the word- let friends and family know about How to Money! Hit the share button, subscribe if you’re not already a regular, and give us a quick review in Apple Podcasts or wherever you get your podcasts. Help us to spread the word to get more people doing smart things with their money in these difficult times! Best friends out! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
28/08/2026m 44s

The High Cost of Paying for Convenience #245

Convenience (and the products and services that make it possible) has infiltrated it’s way into our daily spending - so much so, that it’s become our default option. Who doesn’t want things to be a little easier and a little more accessible? Convenience can be a nice perk of our modern economy, but it can also come at a high cost. And the big problem here is that American consumers are spending more money than ever on different conveniences without giving it a second thought. We’re being parted with our money without even realizing it! So our goal for this episode is to shine a light on the different reasons that we often go with the more convenient option. And then we’re also going to suggest some simple solutions for us to overcome these costly options. By recognizing our natural tendencies, hopefully we can resist these urges which will also allow us to save money. We don’t want to take the easy and more expensive way every time we’re faced with a decision. During this episode we enjoyed a Chimay Grand Reserve! And as we’ve ramped up the podcast with an additional Friday episode every week, we could really use your help to spread the word- let friends and family know about How to Money! Hit the share button, subscribe if you’re not already a regular, and give us a quick review in Apple Podcasts or wherever you get your podcasts. Help us to spread the word to get more people doing smart things with their money in these difficult times! Best friends out! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
26/08/2043m 38s

Ask HTM - Roth vs. Trad 401k, Lower Credit Score After Paying Off CC Debt, and Talking with Parents About Investing Episode #244

We’re kicking off the week by answering your questions! And if you have a question for us, we’d love for you to submit your own via HowToMoney.com/ask/ , send us your voice memo! 1 - What should I do with the proceeds from selling my house? 2 - Is it better to max out my HSA now or allow it to continue to be regularly deducted from my paycheck? 3 - Should I go with a regular or Roth 401k and does it make sense for me to stick around until I’m 100% vested? 4 - Why did my credit score drop after paying down a bunch of credit card debt? 5 - What advice should I give my parents who are looking to retire within the next decade? During this episode we both enjoyed a Dr. Fünke’s Sour Pale Ale by Wrecking Bar Brewpub! And as we’ve ramped up the podcast with an additional Friday episode every week, we could really use your help to spread the word- let friends and family know about How to Money! Hit the share button, subscribe if you’re not already a regular, and give us a quick review in Apple Podcasts or wherever you get your podcasts. Help us to spread the word to get more people doing smart things with their money in these difficult times! Best friends out!] Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
24/08/2044m 9s

Friday Flight - A New Refi Fee & Additional Unemployment Benefits Rolling Out #243

It's time for a Friday Flight! These episodes are all about the week’s news and the effects of Covid-19 on your personal finances. There are a lot of headlines out there, but we are distilling it down to specific takeaways that will allow you to not just weather this health and financial crisis, but to come out on the other side even stronger. In this episode we cover some interesting topics like the cost of the 10 most popular sandwiches you can make at home, why you might be able to negotiate down your monthly rent, a new refinance fee that will begin next month, and how to go about raising your credit score to snag the best rate when it comes time to refinance. After all of that we cover why the increasing cost of new vehicles is a bad thing, executive orders and their impact on student loan payments as well as unemployment relief, the decrease in full-time jobs, and the S&P 500 hitting record highs. And as we’ve ramped up the podcast with an additional Friday episode every week, we could really use your help to spread the word- let friends and family know about How to Money! Hit the share button, subscribe if you’re not already a regular, and give us a quick review in Apple Podcasts or wherever you get your podcasts. Help us to spread the word to get more people doing smart things with their money in these difficult times! Best friends out! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
21/08/2028m 26s

No Car No Problem! #242

More of us need to be considering dropping a car from our lives - especially as so many of us are now working from home indefinitely! Are we even using those vehicles?! But even if you are going in to work everyday, it’s time to question whether or not it makes sense to continue paying nearly $800 in order to own and maintain that vehicle. Transportation costs are typically the 2nd largest expense we have every single month so getting rid of a car can have a massive effect on your monthly expenses. On top of the positive financial ramifications, there are other awesome side effects too. We’ll dive into all of those benefits as well as how you can go about owning one less car in this episode. During this episode we enjoyed a Ourison by Tired Hands Brewing! And as we’ve ramped up the podcast with an additional Friday episode every week, we could really use your help to spread the word- let friends and family know about How to Money! Hit the share button, subscribe if you’re not already a regular, and give us a quick review in Apple Podcasts or wherever you get your podcasts. Help us to spread the word to get more people doing smart things with their money in these difficult times! Best friends out! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
19/08/2038m 51s

Serial Entrepreneurship and Creating a YouTube Business with Minority Mindset Founder Jaspreet Singh #241

Jaspreet Singh joins us on the podcast today and he can probably best be described as a serial entrepreneur. However, a life of entrepreneurship wasn’t always the plan for him. Jaspreet was born to immigrant parents and grew up bilingual in a traditional Sikh family, with the strong expectation that he was going to be a doctor, but that didn’t end up being the case! A growing interest in investing led him to YouTube where his channel Minority Mindset now has close to 650k subscribers. Through Jaspreet’s educational and entertaining videos, he is able to share wisdom around personal finance and investing. During this episode we talk all about entrepreneurship, what it means to have a Minority Mindset, and how to go about building a YouTube channel from scratch. During this episode we enjoyed a Bright Day Coming by 3 Taverns! And as we have ramped up the podcast with an additional Friday episode every week, we could really use your help to spread the word- let friends and family know about How to Money! Hit the share button, subscribe if you’re not already a regular, and give us a quick review in Apple Podcasts or wherever you get your podcasts. Help us to spread the word to get more people doing smart things with their money in these difficult times! Best friends out! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
17/08/2054m 47s

Friday Flight - Executive Order Confusion & Traveling Again #240

Friday Flight episodes are all about the week’s news and the effects of Covid-19 on your personal finances. There are a lot of headlines out there, but we are distilling it down to specific takeaways that will allow you to not just weather this health and financial crisis, but to come out on the other side even stronger. In this episode we cover some interesting topics like the increase in bike sales, an employer selling a corporate office, and executive order stimulus bill confusion. After all of that we cover traveling again, getting refunds due to cancelled flights, and the decline of household debt during the pandemic! And as we’ve ramped up the podcast with an additional Friday episode every week, we could really use your help to spread the word- let friends and family know about How to Money! Hit the share button, subscribe if you’re not already a regular, and give us a quick review in Apple Podcasts or wherever you get your podcasts. Help us to spread the word to get more people doing smart things with their money in these difficult times! Best friends out! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
14/08/2027m 6s

Financial Lessons Learned During Covid #239

The novel coronavirus has had a domino-like effect on so many areas of our lives including our finances. Maybe you’ve lost your job and have had to file for unemployment for the first time ever. Or perhaps you technically still have a job but you have been furloughed and are realizing how little you have in savings. Most of the lessons we’re going to discuss in this episode aren’t brand new, but due to the health crisis, they’re more important than ever. It’s vital to reflect on those lessons so that we don’t forget them - not only do we need to put those lessons to work now during the pandemic, but we also need to continue to implement that knowledge in a way that continues to help us for years to come. During this episode we enjoyed a Modus Vivendi by The Wild Beer Co out of England! And as we’ve ramped up the podcast with an additional Friday episode every week, we could really use your help to spread the word- let friends and family know about How to Money! Hit the share button, subscribe if you’re not already a regular, and give us a quick review in Apple Podcasts or wherever you get your podcasts. Help us to spread the word to get more people doing smart things with their money in these difficult times! Best friends out! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
12/08/2036m 5s

Ask HTM - Upside Down on My Car Loan, How Should I Tackle Paying Student Loans, and Loaning Money to Family and Friends #238

We’re kicking off the week by answering your questions! And if you have a question for us, we’d love for you to submit your own via HowToMoney.com/ask/ , send us your voice memo! 1 - I’m upside down on a car that has huge maintenance costs- what should I do? 2 - Should I forego my company’s match due to their long vesting period? 3 - Does it make sense to focus on our student loans with the largest balance or the highest interest rate? 4 - Should I continue loaning money to my sister if I feel like I’m enabling her poor money decisions? 5 - How can I go about reducing my adjusted gross income in order to pay as little in taxes as possible? During this episode we both enjoyed an I Want to Dance with Somebody by Monday Night Brewing! And as we’ve ramped up the podcast with an additional Friday episode every week, we could really use your help to spread the word- let friends and family know about How to Money! Hit the share button, subscribe if you’re not already a regular, and give us a quick review in Apple Podcasts or wherever you get your podcasts. Help us to spread the word to get more people doing smart things with their money in these difficult times! Best friends out! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
10/08/2041m 39s

Friday Flight - The Investing Gold Rush and Negotiating Severance Pay #237

Friday Flight episodes are all about the week’s news and the effects of Covid-19 on your personal finances. There are a lot of headlines out there, but we are distilling it down to specific takeaways that will allow you to not just weather this health and financial crisis, but to come out on the other side even stronger. In this episode we cover a lot of interesting topics like new cell phones and affordable cell phone service, investing in gold and precious metals, and increased private equity options in your 401k. After all of that we cover how small businesses are innovating but still struggling, negotiating a severance pay package, and starting the money conversation with your friends. And as we’ve ramped up the podcast with an additional Friday episode every week, we could really use your help to spread the word- let friends and family know about How to Money! Hit the share button, subscribe if you’re not already a regular, and give us a quick review in Apple Podcasts or wherever you get your podcasts. Help us to spread the word to get more people doing smart things with their money in these difficult times! Best friends out! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
07/08/2024m 40s

Choosing Name Brands Over Generics #236

We’re all looking to spend less money, especially during these difficult coronavirus days, and one of the best ways to accomplish this is by going with generic or private label brands. Name brands have worked their way into our lives but they come at a cost. And then there’s the big question of: what products or purchases should I go generic with and when should I just stick with the name brand that I know and am more familiar with? During this episode we talk about why we’re fans of generics as well as some categories where it makes sense to make the switch and how to go about making the switch. But we’ll also make an argument for choosing name brands over generics as well- there are some purchases where we can cross over into the territory of cheap in an attempt to become more frugal. During this episode we enjoyed a Spotted Cow by New Glarus- thanks to James for donating these beers to the show! And as we’ve ramped up the podcast with an additional Friday episode every week, we could really use your help to spread the word- let friends and family know about How to Money! Hit the share button, subscribe if you’re not already a regular, and give us a quick review in Apple Podcasts or wherever you get your podcasts. Help us to spread the word to get more people doing smart things with their money in these difficult times! Best friends out! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
05/08/2043m 8s

Avoiding Financial Scams & Retirement Planning with Ben Carlson #235

Ben Carlson is the Director of Institutional Asset Management at Ritholtz Wealth Management. There, he helps to create detailed investment plans and manage portfolios for institutions and individuals to help them achieve their goals. Ben is also the author of the new book “Don't Fall For It: A Short History of Financial Scams” which we’ll discuss. And on top of that, he has his own investing podcast called Animal Spirits, and he writes all about investing over at his site “A Wealth of Common Sense” - not only are we excited to talk about scams with Ben, but also how we as individuals should approach saving and investing for retirement. During this episode we enjoyed a Coconut Stout & Coffee Cream Ale by Kiitos Brewing- thanks to Andy for donating these to the show! And as we have ramped up the podcast with an additional Friday episode every week, we could really use your help to spread the word- let friends and family know about How to Money! Hit the share button, subscribe if you’re not already a regular, and give us a quick review in Apple Podcasts or wherever you get your podcasts. Help us to spread the word to get more people doing smart things with their money in these difficult times! Best friends out! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
03/08/2053m 37s

Friday Flight - Surprise Covid Medical Bills and New Stimulus Bill Progress #234

Friday Flight episodes are all about the week’s news and the effects of Covid-19 on your personal finances. There are a lot of headlines out there, but we are distilling it down to specific takeaways that will allow you to not just weather this health and financial crisis, but to come out on the other side even stronger. In this episode we cover a lot of interesting topics like using Netflix payments to boost your credit score, the shortage of disinfectant supplies, upcoming sales tax holidays, working from home into 2021, and the stalled stimulus bill. After all of that we cover reports of surprise covid medical expenses and banks cutting credit lines without warning. And as we’ve ramped up the podcast with an additional Friday episode every week, we could really use your help to spread the word- let friends and family know about How to Money! Hit the share button, subscribe if you’re not already a regular, and give us a quick review in Apple Podcasts or wherever you get your podcasts. Help us to spread the word to get more people doing smart things with their money in these difficult times! Best friends out! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
31/07/2023m 8s

Why You Are Probably Underinsured #233

There are a lot of different types of insurance out there and it can be tough to know which types of policies you should look into and which ones to avoid. It’s easy to feel overwhelmed with the amount of information related to insurance, and that can lead you to not making any decisions at all. The end result is that things remain the same- and you’re underinsured. And then you might hear an anecdotal story of when a warranty or insurance policy came in handy for someone else, so you feel that should be a product to look into, but should you? You don’t want to end up overinsuring and paying too much every month for something you don’t really need! In this episode we’ll cover the role that insurance should play in our lives and then dive into the specifics of which plans we should absolutely have, the ones we should just consider, and then the ones we should completely avoid altogether. During this episode we enjoyed a PB&J Sour by Shades Brewing- a big thanks to Andy for donating this one to the show! And as we’ve ramped up the podcast with an additional Friday episode every week, we could really use your help to spread the word- let friends and family know about How to Money! Hit the share button, subscribe if you’re not already a regular, and give us a quick review in Apple Podcasts or wherever you get your podcasts. Help us to spread the word to get more people doing smart things with their money in these difficult times! Best friends out! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
29/07/2038m 51s

Ask HTM - Investing in Startups, Refinancing Student Loans on a Fixed or Variable Rate, and Skyrocketing Home Insurance Rates #232

We’re kicking off the week by answering your questions! And if you have a question for us, we’d love for you to submit your own via HowToMoney.com/ask/ 1 - Should I refinance my student loans into a variable or fixed rate? 2 - How does it work if I want to take a 401k distribution for some home renovations projects? 3 - Why have I seen my homeowner’s insurance rate climb and what can I do about it? 4 - What should I consider when it comes to investing in a startup via a new investing platform? 5 - In order to increase my credit score, how much of a limit increase should I request? During this episode we enjoyed a Berry Salty by Talisman Brewing Co- thanks to Andy for donating this one to the show! And as we’ve ramped up the podcast with an additional Friday episode every week, we could really use your help to spread the word- let friends and family know about How to Money! Hit the share button, subscribe if you’re not already a regular, and give us a quick review in Apple Podcasts or wherever you get your podcasts. Help us to spread the word to get more people doing smart things with their money in these difficult times! Best friends out! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
27/07/2040m 7s

Friday Flight - Mortgage Rates at All Time Lows and Back to School Spending #231

Friday Flight episodes are all about the week’s news and the effects of Covid-19 on your personal finances. There are a lot of headlines out there, but we are distilling it down to specific takeaways that will allow you to not just weather this health and financial crisis, but to come out on the other side even stronger. In this episode we cover a lot of interesting topics like how Aldi is expanding, back to school spending is expected to be higher than ever, where to check if you haven’t received your federal tax refund yet, and how to go about getting out of a lease. After all of that we cover how mortgage rates are at 50 year lows, no closing cost refinancing, and how the options available to us as retail consumers are decreasing. And as we’ve ramped up the podcast with an additional Friday episode every week, we could really use your help to spread the word- let friends and family know about How to Money! Hit the share button, subscribe if you’re not already a regular, and give us a quick review in Apple Podcasts or wherever you get your podcasts. Help us to spread the word to get more people doing smart things with their money in these difficult times! Best friends out! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
24/07/2028m 56s

A Money Convo with Our Wives! #230

It’s time to hear from our wives, Emily and Kate! We finally bring the ladies back on for an episode that we recorded while we were together at the beach. We wrestled the kids down to bed, rigged up a recording table in an echo-y beach house dining room, cracked open some beers and got to talking about personal finance. We fielded some questions from the Facebook group and addressed some topics like what it’s like to be married to a hardcore money nerd, frugal date night ideas, transitioning to a single income household, kids and money, teaching kids about money, and plenty more! During this episode we enjoyed a Road Full of Promise by Monday Night Brewing! And as we’ve ramped up the podcast with an additional Friday episode every week, we could really use your help to spread the word- let friends and family know about How to Money! Hit the share button, subscribe if you’re not already a regular, and give us a quick review in Apple Podcasts or wherever you get your podcasts. Help us to spread the word to get more people doing smart things with their money in these difficult times! Best friends out! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
22/07/201h 5m

Cutting Healthcare Costs with Crucial Knowledge with Scott Heiser #229

We all want to reign in the spiraling costs of healthcare, so that’s why we’re talking today with Scott Heiser. Scott has more than twenty years of experience as a consultant for clients in the insurance and healthcare system. During those years he also led and developed an employee benefit practice that managed more than half a billion dollars in health benefits. Scott knows the ins and outs of what can feel like the overwhelming world of healthcare and insurance- in fact in his book: “Healthcare is Making Me Sick”, he dives into this very topic. Today, he is dedicated to sharing his knowledge to help educate and empower all of us who visit the doctor! So be sure and listen if you’re interested in spending less money while receiving better healthcare. During this episode we enjoyed a Juice Willis IPA by Wrecking Bar Brewpub, one of our local Atlanta favorites! And as we have ramped up the podcast with an additional Friday episode every week, we could really use your help to spread the word- let friends and family know about How to Money! Hit the share button, subscribe if you’re not already a regular, and give us a quick review in Apple Podcasts or wherever you get your podcasts. Help us to spread the word to get more people doing smart things with their money in these difficult times! Best friends out! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
20/07/2055m 26s

Friday Flight - WTD if You’ve Lost Health Coverage & Tipping Extra #228

Friday Flight episodes are all about the week’s news and the effects of Covid-19 on your personal finances. There are a lot of headlines out there, but we are distilling it down to specific takeaways that will allow you to not just weather this health and financial crisis, but to come out on the other side even stronger. In this episode we cover a lot of interesting topics like the reopening of theme parks, the rise of touchless payments, plans for school districts this fall, and whether or not we should be tipping 50% at restaurants. After all of that we dive into the increased likelihood of losing a job this fall and where to go for health insurance if you’ve been laid off. And as we’ve ramped up the podcast with an additional Friday episode every week, we could really use your help to spread the word- let friends and family know about How to Money! Hit the share button, subscribe if you’re not already a regular, and give us a quick review in Apple Podcasts or wherever you get your podcasts. Help us to spread the word to get more people doing smart things with their money in these difficult times! Best friends out! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
17/07/2026m 57s

Getting Creative with Vacation Plans #227

Covid has impacted lots of areas of our lives - including our summer travel plans. So now is a great time to get a little creative if you are hoping for any sort of vacation. Many of us have had our getaways cancelled, or even if not, there’s a chance you may not feel great about being cooped up in an airplane for hours on end. Even if it’s relatively safe, it still isn’t something many of us want to do these days. But if you already have planned for a week off from work it’s important to still take that time off, even if your plans end up looking a lot different than you had originally planned. Don’t abandon that vacation altogether - listen as we explore some creative options for summer travel that will be affordable as well as fun. During this episode we enjoyed a Phinizy Swamp Thing by Savannah River Brewing- thanks to Jeff for donating this one to the show! And as we’ve ramped up the podcast with an additional Friday episode every week, we could really use your help to spread the word- let friends and family know about How to Money! Hit the share button, subscribe if you’re not already a regular, and give us a quick review in Apple Podcasts or wherever you get your podcasts. Help us to spread the word to get more people doing smart things with their money in these difficult times! Best friends out! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
15/07/2040m 53s

Ask HTM - High Yield Checking Accounts, WTD with a Bunch of Cash Right Out of College, and Cash Value Life Insurance #226

We’re kicking off the week by answering your questions! And if you have a question for us, we’d love for you to submit your own via HowToMoney.com/ask/ 1 - Should I always follow the 1% rule as I consider buying an investment property? 2 - If I want to open a new online checking account, should I look to an online brokerage? 3 - How solid is cash value life insurance as an investment tool? 4 - As a recent college graduate, what should I do with a bunch of money I’ve saved up? 5 - I’m a circus performer and am starting a podcast- how do you edit and publish your podcast? During this episode we enjoyed a Blanc-y Kong Vol. 2 by Savannah River Brewing Co- thanks to Jeff for donating this one to the show! And as we’ve ramped up the podcast with an additional Friday episode every week, we could really use your help to spread the word- let friends and family know about How to Money! Hit the share button, subscribe if you’re not already a regular, and give us a quick review in Apple Podcasts or wherever you get your podcasts. Help us to spread the word to get more people doing smart things with their money in these difficult times! Best friends out! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
13/07/2040m 10s

Friday Flight - Lending Money to a Friend and the Soaring Cost of Streaming Services #225

Friday Flight episodes are all about the week’s news and the effects of Covid-19 on your personal finances. There are a lot of headlines out there, but we are distilling it down to specific takeaways that will allow you to not just weather this health and financial crisis, but to thrive. In this episode we cover a lot of interesting topics like how students who lost summer jobs could be eligible for unemployment, what to do if you received a stimulus payment intended for a deceased family member, the coin shortage that small businesses are experiencing, and some thoughts if you’re considering lending money to a friend or family member. After all of that we dive into the new soaring costs of streaming TV services. And as we’ve ramped up the podcast with an additional Friday episode every week, we could really use your help to spread the word- let friends and family know about How to Money! Hit the share button, subscribe if you’re not already a regular, and give us a quick review in Apple Podcasts or wherever you get your podcasts. Help us to spread the word to get more people doing smart things with their money in these difficult times! Best friends out! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
10/07/2024m 28s

The Simple Steps to Achieve Fire #224

How do you achieve FIRE? Last week we discussed the pros and cons of the Financial Independence Retire Early movement, and this week we’re covering the practical steps that will allow you to achieve FIRE. There are some basic principles that we all need to follow, even when our individual  journeys towards FIRE all look different. So in this episode we’ll be encouraging you to envision what you would want your ‘post-work’ life to look like- do you picture a more lean or luxurious retirement? And then beyond that we’ll get practical with the financial moves you need to be making now- things like where to invest your retirement, how you’ll know you’ve saved enough, and then how to draw on that money without penalty. During this episode we enjoyed a Speedway Stout by AleSmith Brewing Co! And as we’ve ramped up the podcast with an additional Friday episode every week, we could really use your help to spread the word- let friends and family know about How to Money! Hit the share button, subscribe if you’re not already a regular, and give us a quick review in Apple Podcasts or wherever you get your podcasts. Help us to spread the word to get more people doing smart things with their money in these difficult times! Best friends out! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
08/07/2040m 24s

Modern Frugality and Massive Debt Reduction with Jen Smith #223

We have a really inspiring interview today that will encourage anyone who is looking to change their life by paying down debt. Jen Smith is a personal finance expert and she has the experience to back it up. Jen and her husband paid off $78,000 of debt in less than two years making well under 6-figures. She's been featured in Kiplinger, U.S. News & World Report, Money Magazine, and she's co-host of the Frugal Friends podcast and blogs over at ModernFrugality.com. Getting out of debt and frugality go hand in hand, so we spend some time talking about why frugality is so important and what it means to be frugal. We also cover some of Jen’s favorite tactics and strategies that she used in order to become debt free. During this episode we each enjoyed a cold brewed coffee since we recorded this episode in the morning (back with craft beer on Wednesday)! And as we have ramped up the podcast with an additional Friday episode every week, we could really use your help to spread the word- let friends and family know about How to Money! Hit the share button, subscribe if you’re not already a regular, and give us a quick review in Apple Podcasts or wherever you get your podcasts. Help us to spread the word to get more people doing smart things with their money in these difficult times! Best friends out! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
06/07/2050m 24s

Friday Flight - Ridiculous Credit Card Interest Rates & Are Cities Dead? #222

Friday Flight episodes are all about the week’s news and the effects of Covid-19 on your personal finances. There are a lot of headlines out there, but we are distilling it down to specific takeaways that will allow you to not just weather this health and financial crisis, but to thrive. In this episode we cover a lot of interesting topics like 2019 Roth IRA contributions, high credit card interest rates, and how federal unemployment benefits are coming to a close. And then we talk some about the future of cities and the impact the pandemic might have on intown vs suburb living. And as we’ve ramped up the podcast with an additional Friday episode every week, we could really use your help to spread the word- let friends and family know about How to Money! Hit the share button, subscribe if you’re not already a regular, and give us a quick review in Apple Podcasts or wherever you get your podcasts. Help us to spread the word to get more people doing smart things with their money in these difficult times! Best friends out! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
03/07/2022m 41s

The Pros and Cons of the FIRE Movement #221

Financial Independence Retire Early- you’ve likely heard the term on the show and this movement has gained a lot of steam over the past decade. And even though we agree with most of the tenets of FIRE, there can be side effects or negative consequences that can occur when it’s taken too far. Just like with almost anything in life, when there isn’t a proper balance, something that’s normally good can easily become something bad. That’s what we’re going to talk about today- the pros and the aspects and behaviors that it encourages that we love. But we’re also going to cover the cons of FIRE and how certain actions could actually keep us from attaining the goals we’re truly seeking. During this episode we enjoyed a Fruit and Hops on the Bottom which is a collaboration between Stillwater and Hoof Hearted Brewing! And as we’ve ramped up the podcast with an additional Friday episode every week, we could really use your help to spread the word- let friends and family know about How to Money! Hit the share button, subscribe if you’re not already a regular, and give us a quick review in Apple Podcasts or wherever you get your podcasts. Help us to spread the word to get more people doing smart things with their money in these difficult times! Best friends out! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
01/07/2036m 19s

Ask HTM - Requesting a Credit Limit Increase, Path to Homeownership Considerations, and Biking with Kids #220

We’re kicking off the week by answering your questions! And if you have a question for us, we’d love for you to submit your own via HowToMoney.com/ask/ 1 - Should I ask for a credit limit increase in order to increase my credit score? 2 - What are my options when it comes to paying off an installment loan? 3 - As I begin down the path towards home ownership, what things should I consider? 4 - How much of my company stock should I sell in order to pay off some credit card debt? 5 - What type of bike would you recommend for riding around with a kid seat attached? During this episode we enjoyed a Time, Love, and Tenderness by Wild Leap! And as we’ve ramped up the podcast with an additional Friday episode every week, we could really use your help to spread the word- let friends and family know about How to Money! Hit the share button, subscribe if you’re not already a regular, and give us a quick review in Apple Podcasts or wherever you get your podcasts. Help us to spread the word to get more people doing smart things with their money in these difficult times! Best friends out! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
29/06/2038m 57s

Friday Flight - Covid Travel Info and Your Debt Collection Rights #219

Friday Flight episodes are all about the week’s news and the effects of Covid-19 on your personal finances. There are a lot of headlines out there, but we are distilling it down to specific takeaways that will allow you to not just weather this health and financial crisis, but to thrive. In this episode we cover a lot of interesting topics like where you can find baking help from professionals, your rights if you owe money, and PPP forgiveness guidelines. Then we talk with our friend Scott Keyes of Scott’s Cheap Flights and he shares some really important travel information with us as it pertains to the pandemic. And as we’ve ramped up the podcast with an additional Friday episode every week, we could really use your help to spread the word- let friends and family know about How to Money! Hit the share button, subscribe if you’re not already a regular, and give us a quick review in Apple Podcasts or wherever you get your podcasts. Help us to spread the word to get more people doing smart things with their money in these difficult times! Best friends out! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
26/06/2036m 17s

Repair or Replace that Old Car #218

As the repair costs of owning an old car begin to add up, you might be wondering if it makes sense to ditch it. Many folks make the decision to abandon their still solid vehicle based on the desire to drive something newer instead of an actual need for something more reliable. The costs of upgrading your car could blow a hole in your personal finances since transportation costs are typically the second line item on most budgets. But we also understand that a vehicle is more than just a way to get from point a to point b - for many, there is an emotional component as well. Today we’re going to cover when you should repair a used car and when you should consider getting rid of it and opting for something newer. And we'll also touch on how to sell your old car and how to go about making that purchase if you do decide to upgrade. During this episode we enjoyed a Zombie Dust by 3 Floyds Brewing Co - thanks to Doug for sending this one our way! And as we ramp up the podcast with an additional Friday episode every week, we could really use your help to spread the word- let friends and family know about How to Money! Hit the share button, subscribe if you’re not already a regular, and give us a quick review in Apple Podcasts or wherever you get your podcasts. Help us to spread the word to get more people doing smart things with their money in these difficult times! Best friends out! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
24/06/2044m 14s

Debt Elimination Strategies & Economic Violence with Lynnette Khalfani-Cox #217

Our guest on this episode is Lynnette Khalfani-Cox. Lynnette, also known as The Money Coach, is a personal finance expert, television and radio personality, and the author of 15 books, including the New York Times bestseller Zero Debt: The Ultimate Guide to Financial Freedom. A turning point is when she found herself in $100,000 worth of credit card debt and so we’re excited to hear how she overcame that debt, and we’re also covering the important topic of economic violence and the impact it has had on Black Americans. Lynnette is a former financial news journalist, who now teaches individuals nationwide how to better manage their finances - we’re glad to have her join us on the podcast to not only share some money lessons but her personal story as well. During this episode we enjoyed a Funky Gold Mosaic by Prairie Artisan Ales! And as we have ramped up the podcast with an additional Friday episode every week, we could really use your help to spread the word- let friends and family know about How to Money! Hit the share button, subscribe if you’re not already a regular, and give us a quick review in Apple Podcasts or wherever you get your podcasts. Help us to spread the word to get more people doing smart things with their money in these difficult times! Best friends out! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
22/06/2055m 20s

Friday Flight - Downsides of Free Investing & Rising Pandemic Prices #216

Friday Flight episodes are all about the week’s news and the effects of Covid-19 on your personal finances. There are a lot of headlines out there, but we are distilling it down to specific takeaways that will allow you to not just weather this health and financial crisis, but to thrive. In this episode we cover a lot of interesting topics like where to look for a great price on a used car, renewable energy costs, and the effects of a deferment on your credit score. Then we discuss whether stores should raise prices on items during a pandemic and we also dive into speculative investing and the rise of daytrading. And as we’ve ramped up the podcast with an additional Friday episode every week, we could really use your help to spread the word- let friends and family know about How to Money! Hit the share button, subscribe if you’re not already a regular, and give us a quick review in Apple Podcasts or wherever you get your podcasts. Help us to spread the word to get more people doing smart things with their money in these difficult times! Best friends out! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
19/06/2025m 17s

Money Simplicity Breeds Better Results #215

Have our financial lives become so complex, that the different ‘advanced’ options available to us are actually keeping us from doing the right things altogether? It seems that the more complicated the approach we take to our money, the more likely the wheels are going to come off as we completely bag the system down the road. It’s a sad irony that applies to many of us- whether because we are overwhelmed with the convoluted nature of our personal finances, or maybe due to the fact that we lose interest as we’re distracted by the next cool piece of technology that promises the results we want to see. For the vast majority of us, the simplest approach is often the best. So we’ll cover the importance of simplicity by highlighting the issues with complexity, and we’ll also discuss how to make your personal financial life a winning mix of straightforward yet thoughtful at the same time. During this episode we enjoyed a Scorpius Morchella by Toppling Goliath- thanks to Kelsey for donating this one to the show! And as we’ve ramped up the podcast with an additional Friday episode every week, we could really use your help to spread the word- let friends and family know about How to Money! Hit the share button, subscribe if you’re not already a regular, and give us a quick review in Apple Podcasts or wherever you get your podcasts. Help us to spread the word to get more people doing smart things with their money in these difficult times! Best friends out! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
17/06/2037m 36s

Ask HTM - CDs are a Smart Move, Shopping for the Best Mortgage Rates, and What to do with an old HSA #214

We’re kicking off the week by answering your questions! And if you have a question for us, we’d love for you to submit your own via HowToMoney.com/ask/ 1 - If I try to purchase a home with cash, can I expect to get a better deal? How does this work? 2 - My employer is changing health coverage options, so what should I do with money that is in my HSA? 3 - What are CDs and are they a good idea these days? 4 - How should I go about shopping for the lowest mortgage rate? 5 - Should I be contributing to my 403b at work, or should I focus on my Roth IRA instead? During this episode we enjoyed a Pseudo Sue by Toppling Goliath- thanks to Kelsey for donating this one to the show! And as we’ve ramped up the podcast with an additional Friday episode every week, we could really use your help to spread the word- let friends and family know about How to Money! Hit the share button, subscribe if you’re not already a regular, and give us a quick review in Apple Podcasts or wherever you get your podcasts. Help us to spread the word to get more people doing smart things with their money in these difficult times! Best friends out! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
15/06/2045m 4s

Avoiding Burnout, Overdraft Fees, and Getting Back to Work #213

Friday episodes are all about the week’s news and the effects of Covid-19 on your personal finances. There are a lot of headlines out there, but we are distilling it down to specific takeaways that will allow you to not just weather this health and financial crisis, but to thrive. In this episode we cover a lot of interesting topics like the updated Paycheck Protection Program and what that means for small businesses, taking time off in order to avoid burnout, and the ridiculous overdraft fees banks charge. Then we also dive into thew new jobs in our country as well as what it looks like to go back to work. And as we’ve ramped up the podcast with an additional Friday episode every week, we could really use your help to spread the word- let friends and family know about How to Money! Hit the share button, subscribe if you’re not already a regular, and give us a quick review in Apple Podcasts or wherever you get your podcasts. Help us to spread the word to get more people doing smart things with their money in these difficult times! Best friends out! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
12/06/2025m 25s

Money Conversations are Crucial (Bestie Ep) #212

Money just feels like a topic that is off-limits when it comes to discussions you have with your friends. Is it because it’s too personal? Maybe you feel it’s none of your business? A big part of why we started How to Money is because we feel that money conversations need to happen more often. Talking about money shines a light on it and brings about awareness, which can ultimately lead to improvement as we all have room to grow. Listen as we discuss some of the major ways you’re likely missing out if you’re not talking about money. And then we wrap it up with some practical tips that can help you when it comes to striking up a money conversation with your friends and family. During this episode we enjoyed a Zoose Joose by Westbrook and Angry Chair. And as we have ramped up the podcast with an additional Friday episode every week, we could really use your help to spread the word- let friends and family know about How to Money! Hit the share button, subscribe if you’re not already a regular, and give us a quick review in Apple Podcasts or wherever you get your podcasts. Help us to spread the word to get more people doing smart things with their money in these difficult times! Best friends out! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
10/06/2055m 43s

Smart People Do Dumb Things with Their Money with Jill Schlesinger #211

We’ve all made some financial mistakes, but hopefully through reading, listening to podcasts, and learning from our previous mistakes, we can move forward and make smarter moves with our money. That’s what we’re covering during this interview. Our guest today is Jill Schlesinger who is an on-air CBS News Business Analyst who covers the economy as she guides people through their personal financial decisions. Jill is a Certified Financial Planner and also the author of the book "The Dumb Things Smart People do with Their Money". In this interview we spend some time talking about a lot of those dumb things, and we also dive into how Jill got her start in all things money. During this interview we enjoyed a Wedge Salad by Green Bench Brewing that we picked up on a recent ‘work’ bike ride! And as we have ramped up the podcast with an additional Friday episode every week, we could really use your help to spread the word- let friends and family know about How to Money! Hit the share button, subscribe if you’re not already a regular, and give us a quick review in Apple Podcasts or wherever you get your podcasts. Help us to spread the word to get more people doing smart things with their money in these difficult times! Best friends out! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
08/06/2055m 41s

Falling Interest Rates & Real Estate Investing in the Covid Era #210

*While we typically try and record our Friday episode just days before being published, we recorded 207 and 210 weeks ago in order for us to be able to take some time off with our families. This means the death of George Floyd and the protests around the country hadn’t occurred yet and we were not able to comment. However, we believe that Black Lives Matter and we encourage our listeners to all work toward making our world a more loving place.* Friday episodes are all about the week’s news and the effects of Covid-19 on your personal finances. There are a lot of headlines out there, but we are distilling it down to specific takeaways that will allow you to not just weather this health and financial crisis, but to thrive. In this episode we cover a lot of interesting topics like the uptick in scams, falling interest rates and their effect on student loans and savings rates, and pay cuts at work. Then we also talk with our friend and real estate investor Chad Carson to get his thoughts if investing in real estate is still a good idea. And as we’ve ramped up the podcast with an additional Friday episode every week, we could really use your help to spread the word- let friends and family know about How to Money! Hit the share button, subscribe if you’re not already a regular, and give us a quick review in Apple Podcasts or wherever you get your podcasts. Help us to spread the word to get more people doing smart things with their money in these difficult times! Best friends out! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
05/06/2029m 58s

Yes, You Can Negotiate Your Bills #209

Is everything in life negotiable? It depends on who you ask. We all enjoy paying less than we have to and getting a deal, but there are certain instances where it makes more sense than others. Just because you can negotiate a bill to get a few bucks off doesn’t mean it’s a good use of your time, when there might be a different bill that you should focus on instead. There are several areas in our personal finances that we often overlook to the detriment of our bank accounts. And then one of the other problems is knowing how to go about the process of negotiating- what strategies to use and what steps to take in order to make the biggest impact. And so we’re going to address, not only how to negotiate, but also who to negotiate with, in order to make it worth our time. During this episode we enjoyed a Tampa Timeshare Grapefruit-Basil Gose by Wrecking Bar Brewpub- one of our favorite local breweries. And as we’ve ramped up the podcast with an additional Friday episode every week, we could really use your help to spread the word- let friends and family know about How to Money! Hit the share button, subscribe if you’re not already a regular, and give us a quick review in Apple Podcasts or wherever you get your podcasts. Help us to spread the word to get more people doing smart things with their money in these difficult times! Best friends out! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
03/06/2040m 2s

Ask HTM - Applying for a Credit Card with Frozen Credit, Paying Down Student Loans vs Investing, and Purchasing a Used Car without a Local Bank #208

We’re kicking off the week by answering your questions! And if you have a question for us, we’d love for you to submit your own via HowToMoney.com/ask/ 1 - How big should my emergency fund be and should I count my Roth contributions towards that cash cushion? 2 - Should I open up a high interest custodial savings account or a 529 Plan for my baby with some gift money? 3 - Is it OK to snag a store discount by signing up for a store credit card, even though my credit is frozen? 4 - As a recent graduate, should I pay down my student loans or begin investing instead? 5 - How do I go about buying a used car without a brick and mortar bank? During this episode we enjoyed an Inexplicable Unease, by Bhramari Brewing. And as we’ve ramped up the podcast with an additional Friday episode every week, we could really use your help to spread the word- let friends and family know about How to Money! Hit the share button, subscribe if you’re not already a regular, and give us a quick review in Apple Podcasts or wherever you get your podcasts. Help us to spread the word to get more people doing smart things with their money in these difficult times! Best friends out! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
01/06/2048m 21s

Affordable Used Cars & the Future of Office Life #207

Friday episodes are all about the week’s news and the effects of Covid-19 on your personal finances. There are a lot of headlines out there, but we are distilling it down to specific takeaways that will allow you to not just weather this health and financial crisis, but to thrive. In this episode we cover a lot of interesting topics like Netflix cancelling subscriptions, the high price folks pay for delivery apps, and AI and customer service. We also spend some time on the most affordable used cars today and where you can buy them, as well as whether or not the work office is dead now that so many of us are working from home. And as we’ve ramped up the podcast with an additional Friday episode every week, we could really use your help to spread the word- let friends and family know about How to Money! Hit the share button, subscribe if you’re not already a regular, and give us a quick review in Apple Podcasts or wherever you get your podcasts. Help us to spread the word to get more people doing smart things with their money in these difficult times! Best friends out! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
29/05/2024m 27s

Financial Advisors Aren't All Bad #206

There are professionals who can help us in almost every aspect of our lives. In some cases it’s a slam dunk easy decision, but there are other times when we can, and should, handle it ourselves. The problem is knowing when to DIY it and when to call in the big guns, the professionals, in this case- the financial advisor. There are a lot of aspects of our personal finances that don’t require professional help. You don’t need a financial advisor to tell you that you need to start paying down your debt and get that employer match in your 401k. But there are some more complicated issues that might arise when it would make sense to hire a pro. Listen to this episode and see if you should be considering hiring a financial advisor or going it alone. During this episode we enjoyed a Catharsis by Treehouse Brewing- thanks to Bryan and Caitlin for donating this one to the show! And as we ramp up the podcast with an additional Friday episode every week, we could really use your help to spread the word- let friends and family know about How to Money! Hit the share button, subscribe if you’re not already a regular, and give us a quick review in Apple Podcasts or wherever you get your podcasts. Help us to spread the word to get more people doing smart things with their money in these difficult times! Best friends out! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
27/05/2042m 29s

Fighting to Give Consumers Leverage with Richard Cordray #205

In this episode we have the honor of speaking with Richard Cordray, who served for six years as the first Director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, or CFPB. Since his time at the CFPB, he has written a book, WATCHDOG: How Protecting Consumers Can Save Our Families, Our Economy, and Our Democracy. In his book, Richard shares stories of individual consumers in order to show how the Bureau quickly became a powerful force for good. WATCHDOG tells a hopeful story of how our system can be reformed by putting government back on the side of the people. And we don’t just stop at government help, we also dive into how we as individual consumers can take steps to remain vigilant, especially during this modern pandemic. During this episode we enjoyed a Von Pilsner by Crooked Stave- thanks to our friends at the brewery for donating this one to the show! And as we have ramped up the podcast with an additional Friday episode every week, we could really use your help to spread the word- let friends and family know about How to Money! Hit the share button, subscribe if you’re not already a regular, and give us a quick review in Apple Podcasts or wherever you get your podcasts. Help us to spread the word to get more people doing smart things with their money in these difficult times! Best friends out! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
25/05/2052m 51s

Changing Healthcare Plans & Graduating in the Middle of a Pandemic #204

Friday episodes are all about the week’s news and the effects of Covid-19 on your personal finances. There are a lot of headlines out there, but we are distilling it down to specific takeaways that will allow you to not just weather this health and financial crisis, but to thrive. In this episode we cover a lot of good news we’ve come across in the past week. We also address how you might have the option to make changes to your health care coverage, how your credit score might drop due to the deferment of federal student loans, appealing for more student aid, and some benefits of graduating during a pandemic. And as we’ve ramped up the podcast with an additional Friday episode every week, we could really use your help to spread the word- let friends and family know about How to Money! Hit the share button, subscribe if you’re not already a regular, and give us a quick review in Apple Podcasts or wherever you get your podcasts. Help us to spread the word to get more people doing smart things with their money in these difficult times! Best friends out! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
22/05/2029m 7s

Career Pivoting in a Changing Economy #203

Change can be a little frightening, but it’s the only constant. Our entire economy has seen a massive change- industries that were in slow decline are now quickly accelerating towards obsolescence, and we’re seeing other industries that were fairly new and unproven showing explosive growth. There is a good chance you have experienced some changes at work, and so whether you like it or not a career pivot might be on the horizon for you. In this episode, we’ll talk about what these pivots could look like, as well as how you can make these changes successfully. During this episode we enjoyed a Twisted Galaxy by Toppling Goliath Brewing- thanks to Joe for donating this one to the show! And as we’ve ramped up the podcast with an additional Friday episode every week, we could really use your help to spread the word- let friends and family know about How to Money! Hit the share button, subscribe if you’re not already a regular, and give us a quick review in Apple Podcasts or wherever you get your podcasts. Help us to spread the word to get more people doing smart things with their money in these difficult times! Best friends out! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
20/05/2045m 26s

Ask HTM - Timing a Roth IRA Conversion, Attacking Debt or Saving for Retirement, and Budgeting for Housing Expenses #202

We’re kicking off the week by answering your questions! And if you have a question for us, we’d love for you to submit your own via HowToMoney.com/ask/ 1 - Is now a good time to make a Roth IRA conversion? 2 - I’m in my mid-30s, should I focus on paying down debt or investing more towards retirement? 3 - Should I sell some stocks that I’ve purchased via my employer’s ESPP? 4 - How much should I be budgeting for housing repairs and rental vacancy? 5 - Coming off a gap year, what financial tips do you guys have for me as I begin medical school? During this episode we enjoyed a Dankbot by Insight Brewing- thanks to Joe for donating this one to the show! And as we’ve ramped up the podcast with an additional Friday episode every week, we could really use your help to spread the word- let friends and family know about How to Money! Hit the share button, subscribe if you’re not already a regular, and give us a quick review in Apple Podcasts or wherever you get your podcasts. Help us to spread the word to get more people doing smart things with their money in these difficult times! Best friends out! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
18/05/2042m 48s

Where to Look for a New Job & Is More Stimulus Money Coming? #201

Friday episodes are all about the effects of Covid-19 on your personal finances. There’s a lot of news and information out there, but we are distilling it down to specific takeaways that will allow you to weather this surreal health and financial crisis. In today’s timely episode we cover a lot of good news we’ve come across in the past week. We also address how spending is up home improvement, whether there is more stimulus money heading our way, and where to look for new jobs. And as we’ve ramped up the podcast with an additional Friday episode every week, we could really use your help to spread the word- let friends and family know about How to Money! Hit the share button, subscribe if you’re not already a regular, and give us a quick review in Apple Podcasts or wherever you get your podcasts. Help us to spread the word to get more people doing smart things with their money in these difficult times! Best friends out! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
15/05/2025m 57s

Investing In a Volatile Market #200

Why is it that when a consumer item like a new phone is on sale, we pounce, but when the stock market is on sale, we run? Buying and holding are both far more difficult to do in a volatile market for most investors. And when we see terms like ‘bear market’ and ‘recession’ in the headlines, it makes it even harder for many of us to continue to invest. But what is important to remember is that buying into this market volatility is the source of future returns. The overall American stock market has returned roughly 9.7% over the past 90 years. And those 90 years have included difficult events like wars, depressions, deflation, and various politicians. So while it might feel a lot safer to not invest at all, know that American capitalism has continued to produce results for decades on end despite real challenges. Investing in an economic tailspin, although it feels a bit counterintuitive, is the best thing you could be doing over the long-term. During this episode we enjoyed an Athena Paradiso by Creature Comforts! And as we’ve ramped up the podcast with an additional Friday episode every week, we could really use your help to spread the word- let friends and family know about How to Money! Hit the share button, subscribe if you’re not already a regular, and give us a quick review in Apple Podcasts or wherever you get your podcasts. Help us to spread the word to get more people doing smart things with their money in these difficult times! Best friends out! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
13/05/2042m 34s

Where to Turn for Debt and Budget Help with Thomas Nitzsche #199

In his early 20s, Thomas Nitzche found himself in loads of debt. Like so many folks, he didn’t learn how credit cards really worked, and so the charges began to add up, and before he knew it he had an overwhelming balance that he could barely make minimum payments on. Couple that consumer spending with student loans, a car payment, a mortgage, and the final kicker- getting laid off and losing his income. Thomas found himself in a really stressful spot, but he was able to move from a place of desperation to using his experiences to help others. He now works for Money Management International, which is the largest provider of nonprofit financial counseling and education in the United States. He’s all about conversations around money and destigmatizing debt, and so that’s what we’ve tackled in this episode. During this episode we enjoyed an Experimental IPA Vol 13, by Easy Chair Brewing Garage- thanks to our friend Jess for brewing this one up and donating it to the show! And as we ramp up the podcast with an additional Friday episode every week, we could really use your help to spread the word- let friends and family know about How to Money! Hit the share button, subscribe if you’re not already a regular, and give us a quick review in Apple Podcasts or wherever you get your podcasts. Help us to spread the word to get more people doing smart things with their money in these difficult times! Best friends out! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
11/05/2053m 47s

Frugality is Cool Again and Bike Riding Surges #198

Friday episodes are all about the effects of Covid-19 on your personal finances. There’s a lot of news and information out there, but we are distilling it down to specific takeaways that will allow you to weather this surreal health and financial crisis. In today’s timely episode we cover a lot of good news we’ve come across in the past week. We also address the surge in bicycle riding as well as the likelihood of all of us to become more frugal, due to the coronavirus. And as we ramp up the podcast with an additional Friday episode every week, we could really use your help to spread the word- let friends and family know about How to Money! Hit the share button, subscribe if you’re not already a regular, and give us a quick review in Apple Podcasts or wherever you get your podcasts. Help us to spread the word to get more people doing smart things with their money in these difficult times! Best friends out! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
08/05/2032m 9s

Battling Money Anxiety #197

Money anxiety is something we have all experienced in one way or another. Whether it’s student loans, trying to save up enough for a car, or even having enough money to make it to the end of the month- this stress is a very real thing. Covid-19 and its effects on our economy and our jobs have only exacerbated the issue. According to a recent Qualtrics report, 67% of people say they have higher levels of stress since the beginning of the health crisis. And money anxiety doesn’t just plague low-income earners. More personal stories and accounts have been shared in recent years of “rich” people willing to admit their own money anxieties: individuals making $100k or more are just as susceptible to living paycheck to paycheck. So in this episode we dive into some of the symptoms of money anxiety and then we recommend some practical steps we could all implement into our lives to reduce the amount of stress surrounding our personal finances. During this episode we enjoyed a Sour Opal by Firestone Walker- thanks to our friend Josh for donating it to the show! And as we ramp up the podcast with an additional Friday episode every week, we could really use your help to spread the word- let friends and family know about How to Money! Hit the share button, subscribe if you’re not already a regular, and give us a quick review in Apple Podcasts or wherever you get your podcasts. Help us to spread the word to get more people doing smart things with their money in these difficult times! Best friends out! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
06/05/2041m 38s

Ask HTM - Ditching a Crappy High-Paying Job, Student Loan Refinancing, and Investing with Fundrise #196

We’re kicking off the week by answering your questions! And if you have a question for us, we’d love for you to submit your own via HowToMoney.com/ask/ 1 - I really like investing via Fundrise, but should I be maxing out my Roth IRA first? 2 - Bad news: I’ve recently lost my job. Good news: I just sold my house and got married! What should I do with the money from the sale of my home? 3 - Should I take advantage of super low interest rates and refinance my student loans? 4 - I have a high-paying, but soul-sucking job. Should I pursue a position that pays much less but will yield many other intangible benefits? 5 - Is there a middle ground investment vehicle? I’m looking for something that isn’t too conservative, but something that is also not too risky. During this episode we enjoyed a Fog of War by Easy Chair Brewing Garage- thanks to our friend Jess for donating this one to the show! And as we ramp up the podcast with an additional Friday episode every week, we could really use your help to spread the word- let friends and family know about How to Money! Hit the share button, subscribe if you’re not already a regular, and give us a quick review in Apple Podcasts or wherever you get your podcasts. Help us to spread the word to get more people doing smart things with their money in these difficult times! Best friends out! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
04/05/2036m 31s

Credit Card Companies Cutting Limits and Postponing Mortgage Payments #195

Friday episodes are all about the effects of Covid-19 on your personal finances. There’s a lot of news and information out there, but we are distilling it down to specific takeaways that will allow you to weather this surreal health and financial crisis. In today’s timely episode we cover a lot of good news we’ve come across in the past week. We also address some of the impending changes to credit card limits as well as mortgage forbearance. And as we ramp up the podcast with an additional Friday episode every week, we could really use your help to spread the word- let friends and family know about How to Money! Hit the share button, subscribe if you’re not already a regular, and give us a quick review in Apple Podcasts or wherever you get your podcasts. Help us to spread the word to get more people doing smart things with their money in these difficult times! Best friends out! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
01/05/2031m 10s

To Refi or Not to Refi? #194 (Bestie Ep)

With the Great Lockdown continuing to take its toll on the economy, mortgage rates are at near all-time lows so now is a great time to consider refinancing. Pouncing on these lower rates can lower our monthly mortgage payment, allowing us to free up some money that was being funneled towards housing. But what else should we consider? Are you a good candidate for a refinance? And then on top of that there are also costs involved in refinancing that can make it prohibitive. In this episode we discuss what you need to consider, some great reasons to refi, and how to make sure you are refinancing effectively. During this episode we enjoyed an Old Tuffy by New Belgium- a big thanks to Maggy for donating this beer to the show this week! And if you enjoyed this episode, be sure to subscribe and give us a quick review in Apple Podcasts or wherever you get your podcasts- we’d love to hear from you. Best friends out! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
29/04/2039m 42s

Couple’s Finances and Weathering Financial Storms with Farnoosh Torabi #193

Our guest on this episode is personal finance expert Farnoosh Torabi who has transformed what most would consider setbacks, into the very things that drive her forward. She found herself living in NYC at the age of 22 with over $30k in debt, but it was through the process of climbing out of debt that Farnoosh realized her desire to help others with their money. She has done it all, from reporting for Money Magazine, to hosting her own podcast, to writing multiple books including ‘Psych Yourself Rich’ & her latest bestseller ‘When She Makes More’. We’re excited to talk with Farnoosh about couples and all things related to money, but in particular how personal finance is so much more than just understanding the nuts and bolts. During this episode we enjoyed Petite Sour Raspberry by Crooked Stave- thanks to our friends there at the brewery! And as we ramp up the podcast with an additional Friday episode every week, we could really use your help to spread the word- let friends and family know about How to Money! Hit the share button, subscribe if you’re not already a regular, and give us a quick review in Apple Podcasts or wherever you get your podcasts. Help us to spread the word to get more people doing smart things with their money in these difficult times! Best friends out! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
27/04/2059m 47s

Reopening the Economy and Getting Refunds #192

Friday episodes are all about the Great Lockdown, Covid-19, and your money. There’s a lot of news and information out there, but we are distilling that down to specific takeaways that will allow you to weather this surreal health and financial crisis. In today’s timely episode we cover a lot of good news we’ve come across in the past week. We also share our thoughts on some states reopening for business, getting refunds, and privacy concerns of working from home. And as we ramp up the podcast with an additional Friday episode every week, we could really use your help to spread the word- let friends and family know about How to Money! Hit the share button, subscribe if you’re not already a regular, and give us a quick review in Apple Podcasts or wherever you get your podcasts. Help us to spread the word to get more people doing smart things with their money in these difficult times! Best friends out! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
24/04/2030m 5s

Money Chores to Crush During Quarantine #191

Many of us have been stuck at home with extra time on our hands due to the quarantine. Even if your state or local government hasn’t made it an official order, it’s likely you’ve found yourself trying to figure out what to do with these free nights and weekends! And while we wouldn’t suggest that you must use all that additional time to work on your personal finances, it would helpful to use at least some of it to work on some money matters that typically get swept under the rug. So in this episode we’re talking about the chorelike, everyday money disciplines that are often skipped over. These are the kinds of money moves you may not be paying attention to, but they still have a big impact on your personal finances. During this episode we enjoyed an Adambier by Crooked Stave- thanks to our friends at the brewery for donating this one to the show! And as we ramp up the podcast with an additional Friday episode every week, we could really use your help to spread the word- let friends and family know about How to Money! Hit the share button, subscribe if you’re not already a regular, and give us a quick review in Apple Podcasts or wherever you get your podcasts. Help us to spread the word to get more people doing smart things with their money in these difficult times! Best friends out! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
22/04/2039m 52s

Ask HTM - Investing in Bonds, New Student Loan Interest Rates, and Insurance Brokers #190

We’re kicking off the week by answering your questions! And if you have a question for us, we’d love for you to submit your own via HowToMoney.com/ask/ 1 - I have a lot of bonds in my portfolio- is now a good time to sell them and buy more stocks instead? 2 - How are new student loans being affect by the health crisis? 3 - I’ve recently started doing business with an insurance broker, saving me time and money! What’s the catch? 4 - Are savings bonds a good product for my young daughter? 5 - I’m considering law school but I also enjoy working with my hands- help me decide! During this episode we enjoyed a Nightmare on Brett by Crooked Stave- thanks to our friends at the brewery for donating this one to the show! And as we ramp up the podcast with an additional Friday episode every week, we could really use your help to spread the word- let friends and family know about How to Money! Hit the share button, subscribe if you’re not already a regular, and give us a quick review in Apple Podcasts or wherever you get your podcasts. Help us to spread the word to get more people doing smart things with their money in these difficult times! Best friends out! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
20/04/2043m 49s

The Great Lockdown Effects on Spending and the Housing Market #189

Friday episodes are all about the Great Lockdown and your money. There’s a lot of news and information out there, but we are distilling that down to specific takeaways that will allow you to weather this surreal health and financial crisis. In today’s timely episode we cover a lot of good news we’ve come across in the past week. We also take a look at the changes we’ve seen to consumer spending, energy use as an indicator of what’s going on with the economy, and our thoughts on the housing market. And as we ramp up the podcast with an additional Friday episode every week, we could really use your help to spread the word- let friends and family know about How to Money! Hit the share button, subscribe if you’re not already a regular, and give us a quick review in Apple Podcasts or wherever you get your podcasts. Help us to spread the word to get more people doing smart things with their money in these difficult times! Best friends out! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
17/04/2029m 27s

WTD with Stimulus Checks and Tax Refunds #188

A stimulus check, tax refund, or any large windfall doesn’t happen all that often, so it’s no surprise that we’re not all that great at doing something smart with that money. Most of us think of it as a bonus that we should spend! And for people who diligently prioritize saving and investing every single month of the year, that might be ok. But for most people, a more thoughtful approach is in order. Much of it depends on your specific situation, and so we have some thoughts as to what you should be doing with that money when it shows up in your account. We can approach it with the numbers in mind, or values front and center- where you do you land? During this episode we enjoyed a Space Lettuce by Monday Night Brewing! And as we ramp up the podcast with an additional Friday episode every week, we could really use your help to spread the word- let friends and family know about How to Money! Hit the share button, subscribe if you’re not already a regular, and give us a quick review in Apple Podcasts or wherever you get your podcasts. Help us to spread the word to get more people doing smart things with their money in these difficult times! Best friends out! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
15/04/2037m 44s

Going Minimalist To Save More with Joshua Becker #187

We’ve all heard about the minimalist lifestyle- maybe you’re picturing a bearded hipster drinking coffee in his perfectly white dining room or an Instagram worthy, perfectly styled modern kitchen. It turns out that’s not what minimalism is all about- it’s about priorities. Also, we’ve all been spending more time in our homes than we’d probably like to be, and all that clutter might be getting to you. Here to talk with us today about minimalist living is Joshua Becker. While beginning the process of removing possessions from his life, Joshua started the site Becoming Minimalist and has written several fantastic books over the years including The More of Less and The Minimalist Home. Not only can a minimalist approach to life allow us to spend less & save/invest more, but it can have a positive impact in lots of areas of our life. During this episode we enjoyed an I Feel It All by Monday Night Brewing! And as we ramp up the podcast with an additional Friday episode every week, we could really use your help to spread the word- let friends and family know about How to Money! Hit the share button, subscribe if you’re not already a regular, and give us a quick review in Apple Podcasts or wherever you get your podcasts. Help us to spread the word to get more people doing smart things with their money in these difficult times! Best friends out! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
13/04/2058m 5s

Retirement Account Rule Changes and Stimulus Check Details #186

Friday episodes are all about the coronavirus and your money. There’s a lot of news and information out there, but we are distilling that down to specific takeaways that will allow you to weather this surreal health and financial crisis. In today’s timely episode we cover a lot of good news we’ve come across in the past week. We also dive into some changes to retirement accounts due to the CARES Act as well as a topic on a lot of minds- stimulus checks. Who’s getting one, how much, and when are they showing up? And then we round out this episode by answering a question about taking out a loan to invest in a down market, as well as the likelihood of losing all of your money invested for retirement. And as we ramp up the podcast with an additional Friday episode every week, we could really use your help to spread the word- let friends and family know about How to Money! Hit the share button, subscribe if you’re not already a regular, and give us a quick review in Apple Podcasts or wherever you get your podcasts. Help us to spread the word to get more people doing smart things with their money in these difficult times! Best friends out! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
10/04/2033m 15s

Cutting Expenses in Times of Financial Distress #185

67 million people are anticipating having trouble paying their bills due to the fallout from Coronavirus. A lot of us have seen our income drastically cut, or maybe you don’t have ANY income at the moment. It’s important to prioritize our money now and conserve our cash, because in a tough economic cycle we might have more need for it. So the time has come for many of us to tighten our belts and cut some expenses so that our finances can survive the economic hardship that many of us are facing. There are changes that need to happen, but what expenses do we need to look to in order to make a dent in our monthly or annual expenses? During this episode we enjoyed a Mr. Blue 2019 Edition by TO ØL Beer- thanks to Jeremy in NC for donating this one to the show! And as we ramp up the podcast with an additional Friday episode every week, we could really use your help to spread the word- let friends and family know about How to Money! Hit the share button, subscribe if you’re not already a regular, and give us a quick review in Apple Podcasts or wherever you get your podcasts. Help us to spread the word to get more people doing smart things with their money in these difficult times! Best friends out! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
08/04/2042m 30s

Ask HTM - Becoming a Single Income Household, Higher Costs in a Big City, and Long-Term Care Insurance #184

We’re kicking off the week by answering your questions! And if you have a question for us, we’d love for you to submit your own via HowToMoney.com/ask/ 1 - What steps can be taken in order to prepare to become a single income household? 2 - In addition to maxing out my Roth IRA, what else should I do if I want to save and invest more? 3 - What are your thoughts on long-term care insurance? 4 - As a newly married couple, how do we budget on a variable income? 5 - What changes should I expect to see in my expenses as I’m moving from a very small town to a very large city? During this episode we enjoyed a Green by Treehouse Brewing- thanks to Bryan and Caitlin for donating this one to the show! And as we ramp up the podcast with an additional Friday episode every week, we could really use your help to spread the word- let friends and family know about How to Money! Hit the share button, subscribe if you’re not already a regular, and give us a quick review in Apple Podcasts or wherever you get your podcasts. Help us to spread the word to get more people doing smart things with their money in these difficult times! Best friends out! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
06/04/2043m 31s

Important CARES Act Details and Why There’s No TP in Stores #183

Friday episodes are all about the coronavirus and your money. There’s a lot of news and information out there, but we are distilling that down to specific takeaways that will allow you to weather this surreal health and financial crisis. In today’s timely episode we cover a lot of good news, including more details on the CARES Act, aka the stimulus bill. Specifically we dive into unemployment, as well as the benefits that many small businesses are eligible for like Economic Injury Disaster Loans (EIDL) as well as the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP). And then we round the episode out by answering some questions pertaining to investing in a down market as well as paying back federal student loans. And as we ramp up the podcast with an additional Friday episode every week, we could really use your help to spread the word- let friends and family know about How to Money! Hit the share button, subscribe if you’re not already a regular, and give us a quick review in Apple Podcasts or wherever you get your podcasts. Help us to spread the word to get more people doing smart things with their money in these difficult times! Best friends out! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
03/04/2027m 17s

Working From Home Without Going Crazy #182

It is essential for us to learn how to thrive while working from home. Our modern workforce has been heading towards working remotely for years, but of course the coronavirus has all but eliminated the ability for non-essential offices to continue to function as they had previously. The problem is that most of us don’t have home offices, or if we do, there are still countless distractions in our home that we’re not used to. And additionally, many of us have kids at home as well- while they are wonderful, they are likely distracting us from the other myriad tasks at hand! How do we work from home and do it well? We can’t continue with a system that hampers our ability to actually get work done, so we’re going to speak to how we as individuals can work from home without going crazy. During this episode we enjoyed a Same As It Ever Was by Monday Night Brewing, makers of some of Atlanta’s best craft beer. And as we ramp up the podcast with an additional Friday episode every week, we could really use your help to spread the word- let friends and family know about How to Money! Hit the share button, subscribe if you’re not already a regular, and give us a quick review in Apple Podcasts or wherever you get your podcasts. Help us to spread the word to get more people doing smart things with their money in these difficult times! Best friends out! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
01/04/2049m 22s

Cooking at Home on a Budget with Beth Moncel #181

Since we’re all spending a lot more time indoors, getting to know our kitchens a little better and not going to restaurants, we’re particularly happy to have Beth Moncel joining us today. Before Beth was a food blogger, she was a microbiologist after earning a degree in nutritional science. Now, she has a massively popular site called Budget Bytes where you can find simple, delicious recipes that are designed for folks with small budgets. Beth has published a cookbook and she has developed a really cool mobile app as she continues to help others discover the joy of cooking while saving money. After housing and transportation, for most of us food is our next biggest expense every month so we’re excited to talk with an expert who sits at the intersection of food and money. During this episode we enjoyed a Whimsical Nature by Phase Three Brewing - thanks to Doug for sending this one our way! And as we ramp up the podcast with an additional Friday episode every week, we could really use your help to spread the word- let friends and family know about How to Money! Hit the share button, subscribe if you’re not already a regular, and give us a quick review in Apple Podcasts or wherever you get your podcasts. Help us to spread the word to get more people doing smart things with their money in these difficult times! Best friends out! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
30/03/2053m 35s

Covid-19 Stimulus Checks, Unemployment, & Small Business Help #180

Friday episodes are all about the coronavirus and your money. There’s a lot of news and information out there, and our goal is to distill that down to specific takeaways that will allow you to weather this surreal health and financial crisis. In today’s optimistic episode we cover a lot of good news coming down the pike, including the stimulus bill- how it looks like we’re all getting stimulus checks, unemployment benefits are being extended, and small business loans are getting amped up. Listen to learn how this bill will affect you. And as we ramp up the podcast with an additional Friday episode every week, we could really use your help to spread the word- let friends and family know about How to Money! Hit the share button, subscribe if you’re not already a regular, and give us a quick review in Apple Podcasts or wherever you get your podcasts. Help us to spread the word to get more people doing smart things with their money in these difficult times! Best friends out! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
27/03/2029m 35s

Behavioral Money Tendencies that Wreck Us #179

It doesn’t matter if the market is flying high, or if it’s dropping faster than we’ve seen in history, each one of us is capable of making the occasional dumb decision, and it’s simply because we’re human! There are certain tendencies ingrained in us that can cause us to approach the world and our personal finances in an irrational way. Some of the hardest money mistakes to correct are ones that we make habitually because we don’t recognize the patterns that may have led us there. In order to break those bad money habits, sometimes it means taking a step back and figuring out what those behavioral tendencies are! The better we are at identifying these behavioral tendencies, the more likely we are to be able to make better decisions that will have a positive impact on how we view and handle our money. During this episode we enjoyed an IDKFA by Ellipsis Brewing - thanks to Joel for picking this one up while he was down in Orlando. And as we ramp up the podcast with an additional Friday episode every week, we could really use your help to spread the word- let friends and family know about How to Money! Hit the share button, subscribe if you’re not already a regular, and give us a quick review in Apple Podcasts or wherever you get your podcasts. Help us to spread the word to get more people doing smart things with their money in these difficult times! Best friends out! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
25/03/2046m 35s

Ask HTM - Day Trading, Student Credit Cards, and Utilizing a VA Loan to Purchase a Home #178

We’re kicking off the week by answering your questions! And if you have a question for us, we’d love for you to submit your own via HowToMoney.com/ask/ 1 - Should I utilize a VA loan to purchase a home? 2 - As a graduate student, what do I need to keep in mind as I’m applying for my first credit card? 3 - I’m repaying my student loans as part of the PSLF Program - should I make contributions to my Roth IRA? 4 - What are your thoughts on day trading and the expensive courses teaching you how to ‘hack the stock market’? 5 - Is there a danger in having too many credit cards? During this episode we enjoyed an I’m Already Pulled Over by Ellipsis Brewing - thanks to Joel for picking this one up while he was down in Orlando. And as we ramp up the podcast with an additional Friday episode every week, we could really use your help to spread the word- let friends and family know about How to Money! Hit the share button, subscribe if you’re not already a regular, and give us a quick review in Apple Podcasts or wherever you get your podcasts. While you may not catch up with friends and family in person these days, it would really help out the show if you could share the podcast with others. Help us to spread the word to get more people doing smart things with their money in these difficult times! Best friends out! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
23/03/2044m 55s

Coronavirus Economic Woes, Job insecurity, & Staying Afloat #177

The economy and its effect on our personal finances continues to change due to the coronavirus, so our shorter Friday episodes are here to stay! Our goal is to provide you with timely and relevant information you need to be aware of so you can be in control of your money. In this episode we cover how to manage decreased or non-existent income along with bills that need to be paid, whether now is a good time to invest in stocks, and what you need to know about unemployment benefits. And as we ramp up the podcast with this additional Friday episode, we could really use your help to spread the word- let friends and family know about How to Money! Hit the share button, subscribe if you’re not already a regular, and give us a quick review in Apple Podcasts or wherever you get your podcasts. While you may not catch up with friends and family in person these days, it would really help out the show if you could share the podcast with others. Help us to spread the word to get more people doing smart things with their money in these difficult times! Best friends out! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
20/03/2029m 40s

Different Approaches to Budgeting #176

Maybe the reason you haven’t been able to stick with a budget is because you’re trying to use the wrong kind of budget! There are different approaches, apps, and methods out there, and finding the right one for you could be the difference between a failure to launch, and you becoming a budgeting pro. We’re here to remind you of the many benefits of having a budget- it’s not only about saving more money (but really, who needs more of a reason than that?!). We’ll share some universal tips that will help you get started as well as show how budgeting can look different based on your personality type. During this episode we enjoyed a Bourbon County Wheatwine Ale by Goose Island - a big thanks to Alex for donating the beers to the show this week! And if you enjoyed this episode, be sure to subscribe and give us a quick review in Apple Podcasts or wherever you get your podcasts. Help us to spread the word to get more people doing smart things with their money! Best friends out! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
18/03/2043m 36s

Simple and Smart Investing with JL Collins #175

If you feel overwhelmed at the thought of investing in the stock market, especially amid these turbulent times, then look no further. We are fortunate enough to be speaking with the one and only JL Collins. JL is an expert in the arena of investing and is the author of the book “The Simple Path to Wealth”. In his book and on his site, JL writes about how truly straightforward and simple it is to invest your money in order to achieve financial independence. Not surprisingly, he’s also considered by many to be the godfather of the financial independence movement. We’re pumped to discuss all things related to investing in the market as well as topics like buying a new car and raising financially savvy kids. During this episode we enjoyed a Bourbon County Stout by Goose Island - a big thanks to Alex for donating this beer to the show! And if you enjoyed this episode, be sure to subscribe and give us a quick review in Apple Podcasts or wherever you get your podcasts. Help us to spread the word to get more people doing smart things with their money! Best friends out! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
16/03/2058m 54s

The Coronavirus, Market Volatility, and Your Money #174

This is a special edition of How to Money to address the financial effects of the coronavirus and what we should be doing with our money during these volatile times. With the spread of Covid-19, there are many changes impacting our lives we do not have control over. However, we do have control over what we do with our money- especially our investments. Take a quick listen as we answer several listener questions and address some additional areas of our lives that might be affected by the coronavirus. If you enjoyed this episode, be sure to subscribe and give us a quick review in Apple Podcasts or wherever you get your podcasts. Help us to spread the word to get more people doing smart things with their money! Best friends out! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
13/03/2020m 43s

Striving for Work-Life Balance #173

Feeling overworked?! Between trying to get ahead at your 9-5 and pursuing side hustles, chances are really high that you feel like your work-life balance is out of whack. We find ourselves chronically fatigued and exhausted because we give too much to our work, leaving little left for ourselves and those around us who we love. For instance, as a result most Americans don’t take all their vacation time- and when they do, they find it impossible to actually stop working! This ongoing cycle of never-ending work is leading more folks than ever to despise the work they once loved while other important areas in their lives like relationships, health, and hobbies continue to suffer. This is an important topic for us to cover as we seek to implement some practices to restore that work-life balance and then create boundaries to maintain that balance. During this episode we enjoyed an I Learned It by Watching You by Burial Beer Co and Other Half Brewing - a big thanks to our friends Waffles on Wednesday for donating this collaboration beer to the show. And if you enjoyed this episode, be sure to subscribe and give us a quick review in Apple Podcasts or wherever you get your podcasts. Help us to spread the word to get more people doing smart things with their money! Best friends out! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
11/03/2045m 52s

Ask HTM - Cash Management Accounts, Paying $9500 to Ditch a Crappy Job, the Rule of 173 Explained #172

This week on the podcast we’re answering your questions! And if you have a question for us, we’d love for you to submit your own via HowToMoney.com/ask/ 1 - What is a cash management account and should I have one? 2 - Should I pay $9500 to exit a work contract early? 3 - Aside from a 529 plan, how else can I invest on behalf of my young son? 4 - Rule of 173, single family vs multi-family properties, and is my money safe with a brokerage like M1 and Vanguard? 5 - Not a question- but a great house hacking tip for a steady pipeline of qualified tenants. During this episode we enjoyed a Hazelnut Mocha Latte stout by True Respite - a big thanks to our friends Waffles on Wednesday for donating this beer to the show. And if you enjoyed this episode, be sure to subscribe and give us a quick review in Apple Podcasts or wherever you get your podcasts. Help us to spread the word to get more people doing smart things with their money! Best friends out! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
09/03/2043m 42s

The Tradeoffs of Driving an Electric Car #171

With the proliferation of electric vehicles, you might be wondering if you should look into an EV for your next car purchase. The advancements in battery technology means that range issues aren’t nearly as much of a concern. And with more and more automakers releasing their own lines of EVs, it’s clear that the electric vehicle is here to stay. There are countless benefits that accompany an electric vehicle but that doesn’t mean that EVs are for everyone. In this episode we talk about the good and the bad, as well as the questions to ask yourself in order to help you decide whether or not you should be considering one for your next car. During this episode we enjoyed an Art is Hard by North Park Beer Co - another big thanks to John for donating beers to the show this week! And if you enjoyed this episode, be sure to subscribe and give us a quick review in Apple Podcasts or wherever you get your podcasts. Help us to spread the word to get more people doing smart things with their money! Best friends out! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
04/03/2047m 45s

Navigating College Decisions with Elisia Howard #170

Delaying your college application a few months could cost you $20,000! This is just one of the many things we learned during our conversation with Certified College Counselor, Elisia Howard. She has been in education for fifteen years and worked in college admissions for five years before starting College Insights in 2015. At College Insights, Elisia helps students navigate college decisions through academic advising, resume building, and applying to the right schools. She is passionate about students avoiding the crippling financial burdens that tend to accompany student loans, so this is a really valuable conversation for anyone considering college, for students who are currently in school, and even for graduates who already have student loans as we cover that as well. During this episode we enjoyed a Hop-Fu! by North Park Beer Co - a big thanks to John for donating this beer to the show! And if you enjoyed this episode, be sure to subscribe and give us a quick review in Apple Podcasts or wherever you get your podcasts. Help us to spread the word to get more people doing smart things with their money! Best friends out! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
02/03/201h 1m

How to get Great Customer Service (Bestie) #169

Working hard for money isn't a foreign concept, but working hard to receive good customer service often is- we so rarely advocate for ourselves! The first step when you're looking for great customer service is to be sure to do business with a reputable company. After that, there are plenty of additional elements to consider to not only save you money, but allow you to walk away from a transaction completely satisfied and raving about how great of an experience you had when you needed assistance. Listen as we help you to make the best use of your time when advocating for great customer service. During this episode we each enjoyed an Atrial Rubicite by Jester King. A huge thanks to Jerrod at BrainDead Brewing for donating this beer to the show! And if you enjoyed this episode, be sure to subscribe and give us a quick review in Apple Podcasts or wherever you get your podcasts. Help us to spread the word to get more people doing smart things with their money! Best friends out! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
26/02/2049m 20s

Ask HTM - Paying Off Balance Transfer Cards, Emergency Funds while House Hacking, and What to do when Inheriting a 401k #168

This week on the podcast we’re answering your questions! And if you have a question for us, we’d love for you to submit your own via HowToMoney.com/ask/ 1 - Should I pay off my credit card debt that has a 0% interest rate? 2 - How much money should I have in my emergency fund since we’re house hacking with a duplex? 3 - What do I do with money that I’ve inherited as a 401k? 4 - Does whole life insurance make sense for me? 5 - What does it mean if I don’t have a credit score? During this episode we enjoyed a Blair’s Breakfast Stout by Wilmington Brewing Company - a big thanks to Matt’s uncle in-law John for donating this beer to the show. And if you enjoyed this episode, be sure to subscribe and give us a quick review in Apple Podcasts or wherever you get your podcasts. Help us to spread the word to get more people doing smart things with their money! Best friends out! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
24/02/2045m 36s

Are Experiences Better Than Stuff? #167

You won’t be surprised to hear that we’re critical of the consumeristic society we live in. Our culture wants us to believe that buying things will lead to greater levels of happiness. And maybe we’ve been convinced because 70% of the overall economy is driven by consumer spending. Here’s an alternate take though: our generation seems to value experiences more than stuff, but are experiences a better use of our money? Will we be able to find more happiness through greater spending on a cool trip or nicer clothes? Regardless, we definitely want to put our money towards the things we actually value because it turns out that the far reaching effects of mindless spending can leave you broke and wanting more from your experiences and stuff. During this episode we enjoyed a Divided Sky Rye IPA by 4 Hands Brewing - a big thanks to Justin for donating this beer to the show! And if you enjoyed this episode, be sure to subscribe and give us a quick review in Apple Podcasts or wherever you get your podcasts. Help us to spread the word to get more people doing smart things with their money! Best friends out! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
19/02/2043m 58s

Achieving Financial Independence in the Military with Doug Nordman #166

Our guest today, Doug Nordman starts every morning by checking the surf forecast to see how he’s going to spend the day. He and his wife are financially independent and live on the island of Oahu, which is a surfer’s paradise! Doug was able to achieve this amazing life by taking advantage of the financial benefits offered to him by the military, as well as through standard practices like budgeting and investing extra money towards retirement. He was enlisted in the Navy where he had a career as a submariner, and now he writes about money over at The-Military-Guide.com. And while most all of us have a chance to become financially independent, Doug believes members of the military are even better positioned for financial success. We’ve never had a member of the armed forces on the show before so we’re excited to hear some of the unique money challenges and advantages that members of the military experience. During this episode we enjoyed a Bodhizafa by Georgetown Brewing Company - a big thanks to Richard for donating this beer to the show! And if you enjoyed this episode, be sure to subscribe and give us a quick review in Apple Podcasts or wherever you get your podcasts. Help us to spread the word to get more people doing smart things with their money! Best friends out! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
17/02/2059m 33s

WTD When Markets Decline #165

There will be declines in the stock market, and you’ll likely see the amount of money you have invested begin to drop. This is normal during a bear market- stay calm! It’s also OK to feel a little nervous. We are emotional creatures after all, and while it’s fine to feel a little anxious if you’re hemorrhaging money in your investments, it is NOT fine to react to these declines by selling and getting out of the market. It doesn’t help that the 24-hour news cycle and media outlets are fueling any uncertainty you might have by proclaiming doom and gloom. So in this episode we’re going to discuss what actions we should take, before and during a market crash, and how to harden ourselves to weather the financial storms that accompany a major market decline. During this episode we enjoyed a Bretta Weisse by Firestone Walker - a big thanks to our friend Josh for donating this beer to the show! And if you enjoyed this episode, be sure to subscribe and give us a quick review in Apple Podcasts or wherever you get your podcasts. Help us to spread the word to get more people doing smart things with their money! Best friends out! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
12/02/2037m 37s

Ask HTM - Is ID Theft Insurance Worth It, Reducing Car Insurance Rates for Kids Who Rarely Drive, and the Merits of Balancing a Checkbook #164

This week on the podcast we’re answering your questions! 1 - Should I continue to balance my checkbook every month, or is it a waste of time? 2 - I have 2 daughters who rarely drive- how can I reduce how much I spend on their car insurance? 3 - Should I purchase a primary residence or a couple investment properties instead? 4 - Is identity theft insurance worth the money? 5 - As a small business owner, should I consider offering a SIMPLE IRA or a 401k? And if you have a question for us, we’d love for you to submit your own via HowToMoney.com/ask/ During this episode we enjoyed an Agrestic by Firestone Walker - a big thanks to our friend Josh for donating this beer to the show, and as a friend of the show you’ve earned enough points and have officially reached ‘red status’! And if you enjoyed this episode, be sure to subscribe and give us a quick review in Apple Podcasts or wherever you get your podcasts. Help us to spread the word to get more people doing smart things with their money! Best friends out! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
10/02/2048m 14s

Saving vs Investing #163

Are you saving your money when instead you should be investing it? Or maybe you’ve been investing, but alternatively you should be saving! Folks get confused as those terms are often used interchangeably, but they are very different. For example, we call it “saving for retirement” when we are actually “investing for retirement.” Saving and investing are both important and have their place, and so the trick is knowing when you should be doing either. During this episode, we’ll cover some of the different indicators and considerations that will help you to determine whether you should be saving or investing. And it depends on your goals, but there’s a good chance you’ll need to do both! During this episode we enjoyed a Kong Double Hazy IPA by BarrelHouse Brewing Co - a big thanks to our friend Josh for donating this beer to the show! And if you enjoyed this episode, be sure to subscribe and give us a quick review in Apple Podcasts or wherever you get your podcasts. Help us to spread the word to get more people doing smart things with their money! Best friends out! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
05/02/2035m 24s

Selling a House for Top Dollar with Mindy Jensen #162

Wanna sell your house for a lot of money? Then it would behoove you to listen to this interview! Our guest today, Mindy Jensen, is a licensed real estate agent in Colorado and has been buying and selling homes for about 20 years. And not only does she buy and sell them for her clients, but she’s an investor herself and specializes in live-in flips. Mindy works for BiggerPockets.com where she helps investors learn the proper ways to invest in real estate and she also co-hosts the podcast BiggerPockets Money. In this episode we talk through how you can sell your home for the most money possible. We’re also going to give away 10 copies of Mindy’s book, “How to Sell Your Home: The Essential Guide to a Fast, Stress-Free, and Profitable Sale”. To be entered to win, just make sure you’ve left us a solid review over in Apple podcasts or Stitcher, and then shoot us an email at HowToMoneyPod@gmail.com with your screen name. That’s it! During this episode we enjoyed a Slammin at the Club by Casa Agria Specialty Ales- thanks to our buddy Josh for donating this one! And if you enjoyed this episode, be sure to subscribe and give us a quick review in Apple Podcasts or wherever you get your podcasts. Help us to spread the word to get more people doing smart things with their money! Best friends out! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
03/02/201h 1m

Automating Your Finances FTW #161

We live increasingly busy and complex lives and the same is true of our money. Repeatedly making smart money moves is hard. It’s easy for us to forget or just get plain lazy when it comes to doing the right thing with our funds. Between our different bank accounts, multiple credit cards, and debt obligations, it can be difficult for us to take action on a consistent basis that will have a long-lasting effect on our personal finances. That’s where automation comes in- it helps us to engineer money success ahead of time, instead of trusting ourselves in the moment to continually muster the willpower to make it happen. But like many of the financial tools at our disposal, it’s not all puppies and rainbows. So, in addition to the clear benefits, be sure to listen and learn why you should also be careful when it comes to employing automation in your personal finance life. During this episode we enjoyed a Dayglow IPA by Elysian Brewing Company - a big thanks to Joe in Minnesota for donating the beers to the show this week! And if you enjoyed this episode, be sure to subscribe and give us a quick review in Apple Podcasts or wherever you get your podcasts. Help us to spread the word to get more people doing smart things with their money! Best friends out! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
29/01/2041m 3s

Ask HTM - Rent or Buy a Car for Trips, Saving Money with Pet Health Insurance, and Reducing Student Loan Minimum Payments #160

This week on the podcast we’re answering your questions! Our family has outgrown our current car so our multiple road trips every year are getting cramped. Should we purchase a new (used) car, or rent a larger vehicle as needed? Does the 5 year holding period apply to my contributions of my Roth IRA? Should I purchase pet insurance? I’d like to save up a down payment for a home but I’m also currently paying down debts using the debt snowball method. What should I do? I have student loans and I also qualify for Public Service Loan Forgiveness- how can I reduce the minimum amount that I owe every month? And if you have a question for us, we’d love for you to submit your own via HowToMoney.com/ask/ During this episode we enjoyed a King Sue by Toppling Goliath Brewing - a big thanks to Joe in Minnesota for donating this beer to the show! And if you enjoyed this episode, be sure to subscribe and give us a quick review in Apple Podcasts or wherever you get your podcasts. Help us to spread the word to get more people doing smart things with their money! Best friends out! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
27/01/2046m 32s

Creating a Debt Payoff Plan #159

Personal levels of indebtedness are at all time highs in our country. Consumer spending is growing, student loans are ever-present, and car loans are becoming even more of an issue as consumers take out 72 and 84 month loans. The reality and feeling of drowning in debt is compounded when folks don’t know how to get out from underneath this crushing weight. Where do you even begin?! What we need is a plan to help us get out of debt and get our feet set in the right direction this year. Now is the time to get your personal finances in order and creating a debt payoff plan is vital to achieving your financial goals. During this episode we enjoyed a Barrel Aged Yeti Imperial Stout- thanks to our friends there at the brewery for donating this one! And if you enjoyed this episode, be sure to subscribe and give us a quick review in Apple Podcasts or wherever you get your podcasts. Help us to spread the word to get more people doing smart things with their money! Best friends out! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
22/01/2047m 36s

Freelance to Freedom with Vincent Pugliese #158

If you’re thinking about starting your own side hustle, then this episode is a #MustListen! Vincent Pugliese is a husband, dad, and a professional photographer who started out at making $15 an hour working for the local newspaper, to paying off $140,000 in debt in 4 years. Through his journey to become debt free, he discovered the power of being self-employed, and the impact it can have towards not only achieving financial freedom, but time freedom and life freedom as well. During this process, Vincent wrote the book Freelance to Freedom which has inspired many who want to quit their day jobs and start their own businesses in order to take control of their lives. During this episode we enjoyed a S’Mores Yeti by Great Divide- thanks to our friends there at the brewery for donating this one! And if you enjoyed this episode, be sure to subscribe and give us a quick review in Apple Podcasts or wherever you get your podcasts. Help us to spread the word to get more people doing smart things with their money! Best friends out! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
20/01/2057m 22s

When Frugality Doesn't Cut It #157

We can only go so far with being frugal, before we venture into the realm of cheap. Now don’t get us wrong- frugality is a great tool in your personal finance swiss army knife. We’re frugal fellas ourselves, and we love seeing what money saving steps our friends and listeners are implementing into their lives, but frugality alone doesn’t cut it. There are times when you need to make larger cuts and prioritize the other tools in your personal finance swiss army knife to help you achieve your money goals. Today we’re going to discuss the role frugality should play in our financial lives and how to use the other tools at your disposal when adding more frugal hacks to your life just won’t do the trick. During this episode we enjoyed a Hibernation Ale by Great Divide- thanks to our friends there at the brewery for donating this one! And if you enjoyed this episode, be sure to subscribe and give us a quick review in Apple Podcasts or wherever you get your podcasts. Help us to spread the word to get more people doing smart things with their money! Best friends out! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
15/01/2045m 34s

Ask HTM - Savings Interest Rates are Dropping, What to do if You're Overpaid, and Investing in an ESPP #156

This week on the podcast we’re answering your questions! 1 - I was overpaid by my employer, what should I do now? 2 - Should I convert my 401k into an IRA? What considerations should I keep in mind? 3 - I have some IRS debt. Should I prioritize my debt snowball or get after that tax debt owed to the IRS? 4 - What’s the deal with my savings account interest rate dropping? 5 - I have an ESPP that is offered at work. Should I participate, and if so, how should I go about taking advantage of my employee stock purchase plan? And if you have a question for us, we’d love for you to submit your own via HowToMoney.com/ask/ During this episode we enjoyed a Mexican Chocolate Yeti by Great Divide - a big thanks to our friends there at the brewery! And if you enjoyed this episode, be sure to subscribe and give us a quick review in Apple Podcasts or wherever you get your podcasts. Help us to spread the word to get more people doing smart things with their money! Best friends out! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
13/01/2050m 23s

Level Up Your Money with Gamification #155

For most normal people, personal finance is boring! There are many reasons why Americans have a really difficult time getting their money act together, but today we’re addressing the fact that we’d rather spend our time doing almost anything else. This is a problem as it takes intentional action for the rubber to meet the road and for our hopes and dreams to be turned into a debt slaying, wealth building reality. Gamifying our personal finances can help us to actually achieve some of those goals when it would otherwise be something we wouldn’t do at all. When we can figure out what it is about a particular game that we love, then we can bridge that gap and take some of the elements from the games we love and apply them to our personal finances. We really believe that gamification will level up your money game. During this episode we enjoyed a Astral Prism by Modern Times Beer- another big thanks to our friend Craig there at the brewery for donating this one! And if you enjoyed this episode, be sure to subscribe and give us a quick review in Apple Podcasts or wherever you get your podcasts. Help us to spread the word to get more people doing smart things with their money! Best friends out! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
08/01/2053m 27s

Waking Up Early and Intentional Living with 5am Joel #154

It’s probably going to be hard, but waking up earlier this year can help you to get your personal finances in order! We’re excited to talk with our friend 5am Joel about how he got started waking up early and how this has impacted him personally. We both met Joel at a personal finance conference and immediately bonded over a mutual love of craft beer as well as talking about nerdy money things like investing in real estate and financial independence. He’s been waking up early for years now and we’re curious to hear how he does it so that we can begin implementing some of his tips into our daily routine as well. During this episode we enjoyed a Black House by Modern Times Beer- another big thanks to our friend Craig there at the brewery for donating this one! And if you enjoyed this episode, be sure to subscribe and give us a quick review in Apple Podcasts or wherever you get your podcasts. Help us to spread the word to get more people doing smart things with their money! Best friends out! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
06/01/201h 1m

A New Year with More Margin #153

When 80% of folks report that they’re living paycheck to paycheck, it’s clear that this lack of margin in our lives is a major contributing factor to why we have some much stress in our lives. It’s true of our money and it’s true of our time as well. And with it being the new year, it’s easier to believe that a new and better narrative is possible- and it is! We have the power to change our previous negative money associations and to start handling our personal finances better this year. In this episode we’ll cover why margin is so important, some of the different things that keep us from having more of it, as well as some practical steps that we can take in order to create more margin in our lives. During this episode we enjoyed a Visible World by Modern Times Beer - a big thanks to our friend Craig there at the brewery! And if you enjoyed this episode, be sure to subscribe and give us a quick review in Apple Podcasts or wherever you get your podcasts. Help us to spread the word to get more people doing smart things with their money! Best friends out! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
01/01/2046m 54s

Before Renting Out a Spare Bedroom, Transitioning a Side Hustle to a Small Business, and Why Most 403(b) Accounts Suck #152

This week on the podcast we’re answering your questions! 1 - Should I consider renting out a furnished spare room, and do I go about to vet possible roommates? 2 - How diversified are index funds? 3 - Can I use funds from a car loan to pay off some high interest credit card debt? 4 - When should I transition my side hustle to a legit small business and how do I start deducting my expenses come tax season? 5 - Should I invest in my 403b with pre-tax or post-tax dollars? And if you have a question for us, we’d love for you to submit your own via HowToMoney.com/ask/ During this episode we enjoyed a Farmhouse Pale Ale by Oxbow Brewing Co - a big thanks to our friends there at the brewery! And if you enjoyed this episode, be sure to subscribe and give us a quick review in Apple Podcasts or wherever you get your podcasts. Help us to spread the word to get more people doing smart things with their money! Best friends out! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
30/12/1947m 35s

Money, Your Brain, and Buying Happiness (Bestie) #151

Merry Christmas and happy holidays! In the midst of all the festivities, now is a good time to ask ourselves: “Buying new stuff makes us happy, right?” Well if you have a need that is now being met, there is certainly some value that item is now providing. But value isn’t the same as happiness. Hedonic adaptation, or the hedonic treadmill, helps us understand the effect of consumption. Coming to grips with that can help us end unhealthy cycles of mindless consumerism and set us on a path to a healthier way of thinking about money, spending, and saving for the future. Listen to the full episode to learn how hedonic adaptation can be terrible, how it can actually be a good thing, and then finally to learn how to hack it and truly control how happy you really are. During this episode we enjoyed a Mangifera Flux by Marz Community Brewing- a huge thanks to our buddy Andrew for bringing this beer all the way back from Chicago. And if you enjoyed this episode, be sure to subscribe and give us a quick review in Apple Podcasts or wherever you get your podcasts. Help us to spread the word to get more people doing smart things with their money! Best friends out! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
25/12/1956m 2s

Don't Mess Up Your Taxes, with Keith Schroeder #150

Our guest today is Keith Schroeder who began working in the backwoods of Wisconsin on a family farm fixing silo unloaders- not the kind of job most of us had growing up! But his passionate distaste for that work led him to file tax returns on the side and that hustle led to Keith being able to retire at age 22 however he didn’t stay retired for long. His tax preparation business exploded into a full on accounting firm where at his busiest, he was serving over 2,000 clients. He started his own blog in 2016 called The Wealthy Accountant to inspire people to “live life well” and also help them not screw up their taxes. In this episode we’ll cover Keith’s thoughts on the best tax advantaged retirement accounts, whether your side business should really be a hobby, and some important considerations as you begin to get your 2019 tax forms together! During this episode we enjoyed an Alpha Abstraction Vol. 9 by Wild Leap which you can learn all about on Untappd! And if you enjoyed this episode, be sure to subscribe and give us a quick review in Apple Podcasts or wherever you get your podcasts. Help us to spread the word to get more people doing smart things with their money! Best friends out! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
23/12/1951m 49s

Cash, Debit, or Credit? #149

How we pay for things has a LOT of implications. Chances are whether you use “cash, debit, or credit” is more a result of habit than a thoughtful approach to your spending. “I use my check card because that’s just what I do- and it’s easy!”. But it’s important to note that some payment methods are more secure than others, while others provide better rewards, peace of mind, or might even cause you to spend less of your money. So how do you know whether you should be pulling out your debit or credit card? Or should you stick to using cash? We’ll discuss the pros and cons and why how you pay is so important. During this episode we enjoyed an Oro Negro by Jackie O's Brewery- a big thanks to Art, Mackenzie, and all of our friends there at the brewery! And if you enjoyed this episode, be sure to subscribe and give us a quick review in Apple Podcasts or wherever you get your podcasts. Help us to spread the word to get more people doing smart things with their money! Best friends out! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
18/12/1940m 3s

Ask HTM - Paying Off Student Loans with a Cash Out Refi, Section 8 Landlording, and Lump Sum Investing #148

This week on the podcast we’re answering your questions! 1 - Should we go with a cash out mortgage refinance in order to pay off student loans? 2 - Can I contribute to a self employed retirement account while also contributing to my employer sponsored plan? 3 - What does it take to be a HUD landlord and how do I balance community renovation with gentrification? 4 - We have a lot of available credit through our credit cards, but we never use it. Should we keep those cards open or close those accounts? 5 - Considering the stock market is hot and a correction is imminent, is dollar cost averaging or lump sum investing a better approach for me? And if you have a question for us, we’d love for you to submit your own via HowToMoney.com/ask/ During this episode we enjoyed an Ogee by Jackie O's Brewery - a big thanks to Art, Mackenzie, and all of our friends there at the brewery! And if you enjoyed this episode, be sure to subscribe and give us a quick review in Apple Podcasts or wherever you get your podcasts. Help us to spread the word to get more people doing smart things with their money! Best friends out! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
16/12/1949m 24s

Fees are the Worst, and How to Avoid Them #147

Fees are a major pain and they’ve worked their way into so many different industries! We recently talked about travel lodging and discussed the annoyance of the countless fees that might get tacked on: resort fees are some of the most confusing, but parking and WiFi fees abound too! With fees becoming so prevalent across our financial lives, we need to be aware of how and when we encounter them so we can be vigilant and intentional to avoid them whenever possible. While we understand and will readily admit that certain services and products have a cost, we really don’t like it when those fees are hidden until the last minute or when companies go about adding them in an underhanded way. During this episode we enjoyed a Bourbon Barrel Dark Apparition by Jackie O's Brewery- a big thanks to Art, Mackenzie, and all of our friends there at the brewery! And if you enjoyed this episode, be sure to subscribe and give us a quick review in Apple Podcasts or wherever you get your podcasts. Help us to spread the word to get more people doing smart things with their money! Best friends out! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
11/12/1949m 35s

Staying Focused in an Age of Distraction with Curt Steinhorst #146

On average, we lose 3 hours of productivity every single day due to distractions! There are countless ways that we’re distracted in our lives today, and these distractions are keeping us from doing the things we truly need to do. MAYBE YOU’RE CURRENTLY DISTRACTED RIGHT NOW. It is very easy to allow ourselves to be constantly barraged by notifications, social media, or by email and these distractions are keeping us from being good friends and family members at home, and they’re keeping us from being productive and engaged at work. This is why we’re stoked to be talking with distraction expert Curt Steinhorst today. Curt wrote the book Can I Have Your Attention? Inspiring Better Work Habits, Focusing Your Team, and Getting Stuff Done in the Constantly Connected Workplace. We often talk about ways to save money but today’s conversation will focus on how we can do a better job earning money by focusing our attention on what matters most. During this episode we enjoyed a Quatrefoil by Jackie O's Brewery- a big thanks to Art, Mackenzie, and all of our friends there at the brewery! And if you enjoyed this episode, be sure to subscribe and give us a quick review in Apple Podcasts or wherever you get your podcasts. Help us to spread the word to get more people doing smart things with their money! Best friends out! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
09/12/191h 2m

The Role of Technology as Small Businesses Innovate #145

When 99% of American companies are small businesses, it’s no exaggeration to say that these businesses are the backbone of our country. These startups have been responsible for almost all new job creation over the past 3 decades! And not only are small businesses important to our economy but they’re important to us on a personal level as well. These are the storefronts and people who make up our communities and neighborhoods- they’re a part of our identity! However as technology marches on, small businesses also need to adapt and utilize this innovation to continue to reach their customers where and how they want to be reached. We’re going to cover some of our favorite ways that small businesses are able to use technology to stand out in really cool ways and contribute to their local community. During this episode we enjoyed a Double Purple Chroma by Other Half Brewing. Since we recorded this episode live in NYC, we were excited to enjoy a local craft beer from the borough of Brooklyn. And if you enjoyed this episode, be sure to subscribe and give us a quick review in Apple Podcasts or wherever you get your podcasts. Help us to spread the word to get more people doing smart things with their money! Best friends out! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
04/12/1936m 38s

Ask HTM - Where a Minor Should Save and Invest, Security Concerns with Budgeting Apps, and Financing a Car to Boost Credit Score #144

This week on the podcast we’re answering your questions! 1 - Should I close a credit card that has a $40 annual fee? 2 - As a minor with my first job, where should I save and invest my money? 3 - How do I get my spouse on board using one of the budgeting apps? And with those apps are there any security concerns? 4 - I have a chunk of money that I plan to live off of in the coming years- where should I put it? 5 - Should I consider financing a car in order to keep my credit score high? And if you have a question for us, we’d love for you to submit your own via HowToMoney.com/ask/ During this episode we enjoyed a Chance IPA by Wild Leap Brew Co which you can learn all about on Untappd! And if you enjoyed this episode, be sure to subscribe and give us a quick review in Apple Podcasts or wherever you get your podcasts. Help us to spread the word to get more people doing smart things with their money! Best friends out! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
02/12/1948m 49s

Taking Advantage of Free Stuff (Bestie) #143

Before you’re tempted to rush out and pounce on those Black Friday deals: How amazing is it that we live in a world where there are so many ‘free’ things all around us? And how unfortunate it is, that we often don’t even see these ‘free’ resources because we’re so used to purchasing and consumption- we don’t even think to make use of them. Our technology and culture steers us in the direction to spend. Chances are you’re not taking advantage of this ‘free’ stuff and you’re overspending because maybe you haven’t thought about it or there are some things you’re not even aware of yet. Putting these resources to use will make you smarter, save you money, and will overall lead to a healthier and more balanced life. During this episode we enjoyed a Sticky Hands IPA by Block 15 Brewing Company- a big thanks to Dale for donating this beer to the show! And if you enjoyed this episode, be sure to subscribe and give us a quick review in Apple Podcasts or wherever you get your podcasts. Help us to spread the word to get more people doing smart things with their money! Best friends out! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
27/11/1958m 36s

Becoming a Digital Nomad and Salary Transparency with Kristin Wong #142

Kristin Wong is passionate about helping people understand money in an accessible way. She started Lifehacker’s personal finance blog called Two Cents and she also authored the book “Get Money” last year - which is a great beginner’s guide to personal finance. She has also been featured in other major publications like Refinery29 and Glamour Magazine and you can currently find her writing in Smarter Living and the NYT. Even though Kristin is not a fan of Costco, we still had a great time talking about how we can gamify our personal finances, tips for being a digital nomad, and salary transparency in the workplace. During this episode we enjoyed a Lundi IPA by Monday Night Brewing- which you can learn all about on Untappd! And if you enjoyed this episode, be sure to subscribe and give us a quick review in Apple Podcasts or wherever you get your podcasts. Help us to spread the word to get more people doing smart things with their money! Best friends out! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
25/11/1951m 27s

When Debt Makes Sense #141

There are times in our lives as consumers, that we’re faced with a decision: even though I can’t afford it, do I buy this thing that I really want? “Ohhh, that new iPhone looks really awesome” or “It would be a ton of fun to take a trip to the mountains next month!”. We often already know that the answer to these questions should be “No, I don’t have the money” because we know it’s not worth going into debt for these types of expenses. But sometimes the answer isn’t always as cut and dried as we’d like it to be. What if, as someone looking to invest in yourself, you’re thinking about taking out some student loans? Or what if you’re considering purchasing a home and you don’t have hundreds of thousands of dollars set aside? Occasionally, we find ourselves in these situations where debt might make sense. Listen as we talk through some of those scenarios as well as what else to keep in mind when you’re considering taking on debt. During this episode we enjoyed a Czech Pilsner by yEAST Atlanta Brewers- a big thanks to our beer brewing friend John Francis for donating this beer to the show! And if you enjoyed this episode, be sure to subscribe and give us a quick review in Apple Podcasts or wherever you get your podcasts. Help us to spread the word to get more people doing smart things with their money! Best friends out! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
20/11/1942m 11s

Ask HTM - Investing in Gold, Paying Extra Towards a Mortgage, and Opening a Flexible Account for Kids #140

This week on the podcast we’re answering your questions! 1 - Should I make additional principal payments on my mortgage? 2 - I want to open a flexible account for my daughters- what should it be? 3 - Would you recommend a foreclosure or pre-foreclosure for us as first-time homebuyers? 4 - What do y’all think about investing in gold and other precious metals? 5 - While shopping for a house, should we take into account the potential rent from house hacking with our friend, as we consider what we can afford? And how about some specific tips for renting to a friend? And if you have a question for us, we’d love for you to submit your own via HowToMoney.com/ask/ During this episode we enjoyed a 6A, which is a New England style saison pale ale by yEAST Atlanta Brewers- a big thanks to our beer brewing friend John Francis for donating this beer to the show! And if you enjoyed this episode, be sure to subscribe and give us a quick review in Apple Podcasts or wherever you get your podcasts. Help us to spread the word to get more people doing smart things with their money! Best friends out! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
18/11/1947m 4s

Is College Worth It? #139

The price of college has gotten so incredibly expensive that we’re wondering if college is even worth it anymore. With the current total outstanding student loan debt totaling over $1.6 trillion, the return on your investment isn’t as obvious as it was decades ago. Now is the time to ask: Is getting a degree from a traditional academic institution the best course going forward? The answer isn’t going to be the same for everyone, but we’ll touch on the important things to consider before you decide to go back to school or as you have that conversation with your high schooler as they weigh college options. During this episode we enjoyed a Mexican Lager by St. Archer- a big thanks to our friends at St. Archer for donating the beers to the show this week! And if you enjoyed this episode, be sure to subscribe and give us a quick review in Apple Podcasts or wherever you get your podcasts. Help us to spread the word to get more people doing smart things with their money! Best friends out! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
13/11/1954m 32s

Getting Rich Slowly & Combating Money Anxiety with J.D. Roth #138

Our guest on this episode is personal finance writer J.D. Roth who started his blog, Get Rich Slowly in the early days of the internet- back in 2006! It’s grown to be one of the most well-respected personal finance sites around thanks to his honesty, superb writing, and desire to serve his readers. We hear all about J.D.’s history with money, whether politics belong in personal finance, the different stages of financial freedom, as well as the intersection of depression and money. And let’s not forget- we snuck in some conversation about Taylor Swift and J.D.’s lifelong devotion to his hometown soccer team! During this episode we enjoyed a Gold by St. Archer Brewing Co- thanks to our friends at St. Archer for donating these beers to the show! And if you enjoyed this episode, be sure to subscribe and give us a quick review in Apple Podcasts or wherever you get your podcasts. Help us to spread the word to get more people doing smart things with their money! Best friends out! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
11/11/1956m 50s

Hosting an Airbnb to Create Real Income #137

Most folks we know are big fans of Airbnb- they’ve either had a great experience while traveling or they’re considering it for their next trip. There’s a good chance this is also true for you, but have you ever considered hosting on Airbnb? There are countless ways that we can make extra money on the side, but we’ve found that most of them aren’t nearly as rewarding as welcoming travelers into your home! Matt’s Airbnb apartment has been up and running for a few months now so in this episode we dive into the benefits and drawbacks for him and his family. We also cover what you should consider when trying to decide if hosting is a good idea for you as well as some tips for getting your Airbnb off the ground. During this episode we enjoyed a Neighborhood Nomads by Casa Agria Specialty Ales- a big thanks to our friend Josh out in California for donating this beer to the show! And if you enjoyed this episode, be sure to subscribe and give us a quick review in Apple Podcasts or wherever you get your podcasts- we’d love to hear from you. Best friends out! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
06/11/1949m 33s

Ask HTM - Going on Vacation While Still in Student Loan Debt, Paying for a Home Renovation, and Credit Card Auto Rental Insurance #136

This week on the pod we’re answering your questions! 1 - How do I justify going on vacation while I still have student loans? 2 - Should I pay for an addition with a home equity loan or by draining my emergency fund? 3 - Is the rental car insurance provided by my credit card a good option? 4 - How can I drop PMI early? 5 - What should I do with my Roth IRA that is currently with a high cost brokerage? And if you have a question for us, we’d love for you to submit your own via HowToMoney.com/ask During this episode we enjoyed a Liquid Stardust by Surly Brewing- a big thanks to our friends at Surly for donating this beer to the show! And if you enjoyed this episode, be sure to subscribe and give us a quick review in Apple Podcasts or wherever you get your podcasts. Help us to spread the word to get more people doing smart things with their money! Best friends out! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
04/11/1944m 29s

Amassing Peace Out Money Creates Freedom (Bestie) #135

Imagine that you have a well paying job but otherwise it sucks and you wish you could leave. And now imagine that an amazing opportunity comes along for you to start your dream business- that thing you’ve always wanted to do, but the problem is that you know you won’t be able to pay yourself for a solid year. What you need is peace out money to keep you afloat! Or maybe some family or health issues have come up and you want to be able to spend time with family, or maybe you just want to take some time off and road trip it for 6 months. Either way, the answer is peace out money! We’re defining this as having enough money on hand to leave situations or jobs where you could technically stay, but you’re choosing not to because you’d rather do something else. You have that peace out money to bridge you to the next job or opportunity that you really want to pursue. Listen to the full episode to hear the additional benefits of peace out money, how it's different than reaching financial independence, and then finally the steps you can take to make sure you have your own peace out money set and ready for when you need it. And during this episode we enjoyed a 2014 Oud Bruin by yEast Atlanta Brewers which you can find and learn all about on Untappd. A big thanks to our friend John for brewing, aging, and donating this beer! If you enjoyed this episode, be sure to subscribe and review us in Apple Podcasts or wherever you get your podcasts! For specific links and additional information about this episode, head over to our site: HowToMoney.com . Best friends out! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
30/10/1943m 7s

Extreme Frugality in a Culture of Excess with Liz Thames #134

Liz Thames, better known as Mrs. Frugalwoods, is the creator of the award-winning personal finance blog, Frugalwoods.com and she’s the author of the book, Meet The Frugalwoods: Achieving Financial Independence Through Simple Living. At age 32, she reached financial independence and left a successful career in Boston to create a more meaningful, purpose-driven life on a 66-acre homestead in the woods of Vermont with her husband and their two young daughters. Liz has been featured on The Today Show, PBS, NPR, in the New York Times and more. We’re excited to hear about the frugal steps she took in order to achieve financial independence, the side benefits of frugality, as well as what her life looks like there on the homestead. During this episode we enjoyed a Boss Tweed by Old Nation Brewing- which you can find and learn all about on Untappd! And if you enjoyed this episode, be sure to subscribe and give us a quick review in Apple Podcasts or wherever you get your podcasts- we’d love to hear from you. Best friends out! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
28/10/1959m 2s

Save Big Money on Travel Lodging #133

In order to travel affordably, we have to keep our lodging costs in check! The money we spend on a comfortable place to sleep at night can be a huge expense, sometimes keeping us from traveling at all. Luckily there are some incredible ways to save more thanks to the internet and different apps created specifically to improve price transparency and to help you find the best deal online. We also have some great suggestions with some specific strategies to allow you to save big money on travel lodging. During this episode we enjoyed a Darkness by Surly Brewing- a big thanks to our friends at Surly for donating this beer to the show! And if you enjoyed this episode, be sure to subscribe and give us a quick review in Apple Podcasts or wherever you get your podcasts- we’d love to hear from you. Best friends out! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
23/10/1945m 51s

Ask HTM - Negotiating a Salary for an Entry Level Position, Cars with Salvage Titles, and Saving and Investing with a Wildly Varying Paycheck #132

This week on the pod we’re answering your questions! 1 - Should I negotiate my salary for an entry level position? 2 - As we begin to consolidate our debt, what effect will closing some credit cards have on the type of loan we’re able to get? 3 - Should I keep my HSA with my employer or take it somewhere else? 4 - Is a salvage title a deal breaker? 5 - How to save and invest effectively on a wildly varying paycheck? And if you have a question for us, we’d love for you to submit your own via HowToMoney.com/ask During this episode we enjoyed a If It's The Peaches by Cherry Street Brewing- which you can find and learn all about on Untappd! And if you enjoyed this episode, be sure to subscribe and give us a quick review in Apple Podcasts or wherever you get your podcasts- we’d love to hear from you. Best friends out! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
21/10/1945m 48s

Creating a Holiday Spending Plan #131

Countless Americans don’t have a plan for how much they will spend or who they will be buying for this holiday season. What results is we end up with that all too familiar spending hangover with folks paying off those “unforeseen” expenses well into the New Year. Instead, we can avoid that debt by beginning to think and save now (even starting to save now for next year!), and creating a spending plan that includes things like gift budgeting, making cuts to your list of who to include, and tracking your spending. And while you’re making these changes, it’s really important to communicate the reasons why you might be cutting back- you don’t want your friends thinking you hate them! Talking about it with those you care about is an important step and we dive into how to do that effectively. During this episode we enjoyed a Timely Surrender by Archetype Brewing- another big thanks to Brad and Corina up at Archetype for donating the beers to the show this week! And if you enjoyed this episode, be sure to subscribe and give us a quick review in Apple Podcasts or wherever you get your podcasts- we’d love to hear from you. Best friends out! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
16/10/1940m 51s

Brilliant Real Estate Investing Tactics with David Greene #130

For this episode, we’re excited to hear from David Greene who is a nationally recognized authority on real estate investing. David has been on CNN, Forbes, and HGTV several times and he’s also a former police officer and current co-host of the BiggerPockets real estate podcast. He is the author of best selling books like “Buy, Rehab, Rent, Refinance, Repeat: The BRRRR Rental Property Investment Strategy Made Simple” and “Long Distance Real Estate Investing”. We not only hear his tips on what to look for when purchasing a solid investment property, but we also go back to his fortuitous beginnings in real estate and the type of mindset that is required in order to be a successful real estate investor. During this episode we enjoyed a The Explorer by Archetype Brewing- a big thanks to Brad and Corina up at Archetype for donating this beer to the show this week! And if you enjoyed this episode, be sure to subscribe and give us a quick review in Apple Podcasts or wherever you get your podcasts- we’d love to hear from you. Best friends out! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
14/10/1959m 4s

Becoming Financially Optimistic #129

It’s vitally important to discuss financial optimism because a LOT of folks have negative money scripts floating around their heads. Their pessimism hurts their current view of their money and their future financial wellbeing. How can we combat that? Financial optimism. We need to understand the good that currently exists in our lives and cultivate a hopeful attitude towards our finances. When we’re pessimistic about the current state of our financial health, it leads to inaction and that creates a cycle that secures that pessimism for the long term. It’s time to flip the script, change how we view our finances, and start doing awesome things with our money! During this episode we enjoyed a Caramel Macchiato Stout by Old Bust Head- a big thanks to Matt’s in-laws for donating this beer to the show this week! And if you enjoyed this episode, be sure to subscribe and give us a quick review in Apple Podcasts or wherever you get your podcasts- we’d love to hear from you. Best friends out! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
09/10/1940m 12s

Ask HTM – Budgeting to Care for an Aging Parent, Car Subscription Plans, and Timeshares #128

This week on the pod we’re answering your questions! 1 - What are some strategies to keep my healthcare affordable before Medicare kicks in? 2 - Financially speaking, should I be preparing to take care of my aging mom who is bad with her money? 3 - What kind of receipts should I be keeping up with as I manage my financial affairs? 4 - Are car subscription services, like Care by Volvo, a good way to pay for a car? 5 - Timeshares seem so cheap these days, are they a good deal? And if you have a question for us, we’d love for you to submit your own via HowToMoney.com/ask During this episode we enjoyed a Melange #14 by The Bruery- which you can find and learn all about on Untappd! And if you enjoyed this episode, be sure to subscribe and give us a quick review in Apple Podcasts or wherever you get your podcasts- we’d love to hear from you. Best friends out! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
07/10/1946m 33s

To Refi or Not to Refi? #127

With mortgage rates near all-time lows, now is a great time to consider refinancing. Pouncing on these lower rates can lower our monthly mortgage payment, allowing us to free up some money that was being funelled towards housing. But what else should we consider? Are you a good candidate for a refinance? And then on top of that there are also costs involved in refinancing that can make it prohibitive. In this episode we discuss the factors you need to consider, some great reasons to refi, and how to make sure you are refinancing effectively. During this episode we enjoyed an Old Tuffy by New Belgium- a big thanks to Maggy for donating this beer to the show this week! And if you enjoyed this episode, be sure to subscribe and give us a quick review in Apple Podcasts or wherever you get your podcasts- we’d love to hear from you. Best friends out! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
02/10/1935m 42s

Using Credit Cards for 50k in Free Travel with Brad Barrett #126

This week we’re excited to have our friend Brad Barrett join us on the podcast. Brad is co-host of the podcast ChooseFI, but before that he was a CPA who left his job thanks to his pursuit of financial independence so he obviously knows a thing or two about personal finance. However, Brad’s favorite topic is leveraging credit card rewards to save more money, and take trips you never would have dreamed possible! Listen as we kick things off by discussing financial independence, but then we dive into credit card rewards and the best ways to score those free flights and free nights. During this episode we enjoyed a sCAMPer IPA by UpCountry Brewing Co- a big thanks to our good friend Stacey for donating this beer to the show! And if you enjoyed this episode, be sure to subscribe and give us a quick review in Apple Podcasts or wherever you get your podcasts- we’d love to hear from you. Best friends out! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
30/09/191h 4m

Introducing She Makes Money Moves

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28/09/192m 16s

Recession Proofing Your Finances (Bestie) #125

We have some really exciting news to share before introducing this Wednesday episode (and ironically enough, we discussed the cost of diapers at the beginning of this one)! Are we ready for a recession!? The economy has been roaring for close to a decade and corrections are inevitable. We’re not saying to pay uber close attention to the news cycle and the different predictions of the market tanking, but it is good to be prepared. And even if an actual recession never occurs, getting our personal finances in shape will allow us to be prepared for short-term bumps in the road- whether they’re market related, or purely personal. Give this episode a listen to hear our top tips on how you should recession proof your finances. During this episode we both enjoyed a Resilience IPA by Sierra Nevada which you can find and learn all about on Untappd. A big thanks to Felipe in Chico CA for donating this delicious beer! And if you enjoyed this episode, be sure to subscribe and give us a quick review in Apple Podcasts or wherever you get your podcasts- we’d love to hear from you. Best friends out! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
25/09/1944m 32s

Ask HTM – Are Condos a Good Idea, an Electric Vehicle Frugal or Cheap, and an Explanation of the Many Different Types of Auto Insurance #124

This week on the pod we’re answering your questions! 1 - Condos: are they a good investment? Should I consider one instead of a house? 2 - What are all the different types of auto insurance that are offered? 3 - I have whole life insurance. Should I cancel immediately or let it sit around to allow the cash value to grow? 4 - Unfortunately I’ve already signed up with a debt settlement company, but should I stick with them if they’re settling and negotiating my debts? 5 - Frugal or Cheap? I’m going out of my way for a free charge for my electric car. And if you have a question for us, we’d love for you to submit your own via HowToMoney.com/ask During this episode we enjoyed a Second Fiddle by Fiddlehead Brewing Co- another big thanks to Cameron here in Atlanta for donating this beer to the show! And if you enjoyed this episode, be sure to subscribe and give us a quick review in Apple Podcasts or wherever you get your podcasts- we’d love to hear from you. Best friends out! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
23/09/1940m 24s

Financial Habits that Determine Your Future #123

Over the course of our lives, our habits become ingrained and the small things we do day after day shape who we become. This is especially true of our money as simple routines can be life-changing, but don’t forget the door swings both ways. While positive financial habits can lead to massive wins for us down the road, negative habits can lead to some pretty grim consequences. In this episode we discuss the ‘what’ and the ‘how’- what are some great financial behaviors to begin practicing, and how to stick with it and transform those behaviors into long lasting habits. During this episode we enjoyed a Heady Topper by the The Alchemist- a big thanks to Cameron here in Atlanta for donating this beer to the show this week! And if you enjoyed this episode, be sure to subscribe and give us a quick review in Apple Podcasts or wherever you get your podcasts- we’d love to hear from you. Best friends out! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
18/09/1941m 40s

Losing Everything to Financial Empowerment with Tiffany Aliche #122

Tiffany Aliche is also known as the Budgetnista and her mission is to make life-changing financial education accessible to women worldwide. She’s been featured on MSNBC, The Today Show, Forbes- and earlier this year she was instrumental in a new law that passed in New Jersey that will have a massive impact on financial education. We also dive into her history with money and how even though she was raised in a household that prioritized money discussions, she still made some costly mistakes that left her broke before climbing out of that debt. Now, she has already helped over 800,000 women worldwide collectively save more than $100 million, and pay off over $75 million in debt, purchase homes, and transform the way they think about their finances. During this episode we enjoyed a Mountain Beer Kolsch by Telluride Brewing Co- a big thanks to Alex there are the brewery for donating this beer to the show! And if you enjoyed this episode, be sure to subscribe and give us a quick review in Apple Podcasts or wherever you get your podcasts- we’d love to hear from you. Best friends out! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
16/09/191h 0m

The Massive Benefits of House Hacking #121

Housing costs are a significant expense, gobbling up around 37% of most American’s take home pay- other categories don’t even come close! Spending less on housing will have an inordinate impact on the amount of money you’re able to save and invest, and house hacking is one of the best ways to achieve this goal. House hacking is a tactic that everyone should consider- whether you pay rent or have a mortgage, you’re a candidate for transforming a monthly expense into a source of revenue. Listen as we demystify some different approaches to house hacking as well as our personal experience with this valuable practice. During this episode we enjoyed Mosaic Coyote by Yellowhammer Brewing- a big thanks to Matt’s dad, Tim, for donating these beers to the show this week! And if you enjoyed this episode, be sure to subscribe and give us a quick review in Apple Podcasts or wherever you get your podcasts- we’d love to hear from you. Best friends out! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
11/09/1937m 3s

Ask HTM - Money in Your 20s, Financing Solar Panels, and Extending a Line of Credit #120

This week on the pod we’re answering your questions! 1 - What should I do with my old employer sponsored retirement plan? 2 - Where should I invest being fresh out school and in my 20s? 3 - Solar- finance and take the tax credit now or wait and save to pay cash? 4 - I’m receiving 8k from the Peace Corps once I complete my service- what should I do with that money? 5 - Should I extend a line of credit to pad my emergency fund? And if you have a question for us, we’d love for you to submit your own via HowToMoney.com/ask During this episode we enjoyed a Nazionale by Birra Baladin- a big thanks to our buddy Andrew for donating this beer to the show! And if you enjoyed this episode, be sure to subscribe and give us a quick review in Apple Podcasts or wherever you get your podcasts- we’d love to hear from you. Best friends out! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
09/09/1944m 50s

The Power of Investing in Yourself #119

We talk a lot about investing- whether that be in the stock market, in real estate, or in bitcoin (JK don’t ever do that)! But it’s not often that we discuss investing in ourselves- our personal capital is one of the greatest assets we have! The power to grow our income based on our unique skills is crucial as we develop personally and professionally. While many folks stop growing their knowledge and experience once they receive that diploma, challenging ourselves to grow in these areas can have a massive payoff down the road. During this episode we enjoyed a Whiskey Peach Cider by Western Cider Co- another big thanks to Rae in Missoula for donating to the show this week! And if you enjoyed this episode, be sure to subscribe and give us a quick review in Apple Podcasts or wherever you get your podcasts- we’d love to hear from you. Best friends out! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
04/09/1936m 45s

Growing up on $0.44 a Day to Worldwide Traveler with Kristy Shen #118

Kristy Shen has an amazing story- from growing up in China on $0.44 a day to becoming financially independent at age 31 and traveling non-stop around the world. Kristy writes about money on her site Millennial-Revolution and shares her story in the new book she wrote with her husband called “Quit Like a Millionaire.” In this interview we cover a number of topics that range from her remarkable childhood and the surprising benefits of a scarcity mindset, all the way to analyzing what degree to pursue and her experience with geographic arbitrage. During this episode we enjoyed a Blood Orange Gose by Draught Works- a big thanks to Rae in Missoula for donating this beer to the show! And if you enjoyed this episode, be sure to subscribe and give us a quick review in Apple Podcasts or wherever you get your podcasts- we’d love to hear from you. Best friends out! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
02/09/1956m 18s

Debunking Conventional Financial Advice #117

There’s a lot of crappy financial advice out there. Some sayings you might hear all the time and you’re not even sure where they even originated- maybe they’re more of a proverbial phrase. There are also bits of wisdom that might have been good at some point, but are now just outdated- it’s time to retire those old ways of thinking! And other phrases might just be broad blanket statements, but our financial landscape today requires a bit more nuance. We’re going to tackle some of these sayings and determine what we should and shouldn’t be doing with our money. During this episode we enjoyed a Golden Sabbath by Big Island Brewhaus- another big thanks to Cody in Hawaii for donating these beers to the show this week! And if you enjoyed this episode, be sure to subscribe and give us a quick review in Apple Podcasts or wherever you get your podcasts- we’d love to hear from you. Best friends out! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
28/08/1937m 42s

Ask HTM - Long Distance Landlording, Pros and Cons to Bankruptcy, and Getting My 20 Year Old Sister Investing #116

This week on the pod we’re answering your questions! 1 - I’m moving to the beach, should I keep my current house as a rental or sell it? 2 - When applying for credit cards, what do I put as my income if I have irregular or unearned income? 3 - What should you keep in mind if considering bankruptcy? 4 - Instead of having an escrow account with my mortgage company, should I save the money myself? 5 - My sister is in college- where can she start investing money in a Roth account? And if you have a question for us, we’d love for you to submit your own via HowToMoney.com/ask During this episode we enjoyed a Moku Imperial IPA by Lanikai Brewing Co- a big thanks to Cody in Hawaii for donating this beer to the show! And if you enjoyed this episode, be sure to subscribe and give us a quick review in Apple Podcasts or wherever you get your podcasts- we’d love to hear from you. Best friends out! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
26/08/1936m 54s

Introducing Hush Money

Let’s talk about money — but not *boring* money. Entrepreneur editor-in-chief Jason Feifer and money expert Nicole Lapin go straight at the most taboo, awkward situations where money impacts our lives, relationships, and careers. In each episode they debate the trickiest questions, offering genuine financial advice about typically hush-hush issues. Then they bring in a celebrity judge to decide who’s right.The first episode of Hush Money is now available. Listen here.  Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
23/08/191m 41s

The High Cost of Loyalty #115

Loyalty to certain brands, stores, or service providers could be costing you a ton of money. The same might be true when it comes to your devotion to an employer - your loyalty might be keeping you from earning more. There are times when loyalty is appropriate and justifiable, and we’ll discuss those instances, but just be mindful of where your allegiances lie. Sure, dedication can be great in your personal life with friends and loved ones, but we want you to question your loyalty, especially when it comes to faceless corporations where there isn’t any personal connection. During this episode we enjoyed a Fairy Nectar London by Kros Strain Brewing Co- another big thanks to Joey in Omaha for donating both beers to the show this week! And if you enjoyed this episode, be sure to subscribe and give us a quick review in Apple Podcasts or wherever you get your podcasts- we’d love to hear from you. Best friends out! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
21/08/1940m 28s

Having Essential Money Conversations with your Parents with Cameron Huddleston #114

Talking with your parents about their finances might prove to be a very difficult conversation- discussing religion and politics may even seem like a walk in the park compared to breaching the topics of retirement, long term care, and wills. Which is why we’re so thankful to have Cameron Huddleston join us to explain how we can go about having these essential conversations with our parents. She has recently published her book “Mom and Dad, We Need to Talk” and she is here to walk us through initiating and leading these conversations with our parents about their finances. Thank you, Cameron, for breaking this down for us and encouraging us to get started! During this episode we enjoyed a Fairy Nectar by Kros Strain Brewing Co- a big thanks to Joey in Omaha for donating this beer to the show! And if you enjoyed this episode, be sure to subscribe and give us a quick review in Apple Podcasts or wherever you get your podcasts- we’d love to hear from you. Best friends out! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
19/08/191h 0m

Rebuilding a Rough Credit Score #113

Much of our financial life often revolves around one number- our credit score. It’s really important that your score is in a healthy range as it impacts loan terms, insurance rates, and even job offers. Luckily we all have free access to our credit scores, credit reports, and the steps we need to take to ensure that our credit score is in great shape. We’re sharing that information with you in this episode. Depending on your history, it could be a long road of rebuilding your credit, but boosting your score can help in more ways than you may even realize! During this episode we each enjoyed a Whitewall Wheat by Crank Arm Brewing- a big thanks to Cody in NC for donating this one to the show! And if you enjoyed this episode, be sure to subscribe and give us a quick review in Apple Podcasts or wherever you get your podcasts- we’d love to hear from you. Best friends out! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
14/08/1935m 48s

Ask HTM - Money from an Auto Insurance Claim, Investing During an Impending Recession, and Compounding within a Portfolio #112

This week on the pod we’re answering your questions! 1 - Should I continue investing with an impending market correction? 2 - What should I do with the money I’m setting aside for new baby expenses? 3 - After some hail damage, should I fix my car or keep the insurance money? 4 - How does compounding work for investments like stocks? 5 - Do I have to pay quarterly estimates or should I invest that money instead? And if you have a question for us, we’d love for you to submit your own via HowToMoney.com/ask During this episode we enjoyed a Fancy Dance by Skydance Brewing Co- a big thanks to Patrick in Oklahoma for donating this beer to the show! And if you enjoyed this episode, be sure to subscribe and give us a quick review in Apple Podcasts or wherever you get your podcasts- we’d love to hear from you. Best friends out! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
12/08/1939m 32s

Why You Need a New Hobby #111

What do you do for fun? This might seem like a trivial question, but discovering your hobbies can have some pretty large impacts on your financial health and overall well-being. Of course we want to ensure that we’re pursuing frugal hobbies and that we’re being intentional by curating our interests. The mindless pursuit of expensive hobbies is never a good thing- but reaching the end of our working career and finding ourselves bored and restless sounds like a nightmare scenario! We live in a work driven culture, and so we need to cultivate these hobbies and interests now so that we have something to look forward to in retirement other than just ‘not working’. We talk long-term about our money all the time, so this week we’re talking long-term about our hobbies. During this episode we each enjoyed a Bourbon Barrel Peach Cider by Tieton Cider Works- a big thanks to Jenna there at the cidery for donating this one to the show! And if you enjoyed this episode, be sure to subscribe and give us a quick review in Apple Podcasts or wherever you get your podcasts- we’d love to hear from you. Best friends out! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
07/08/1941m 34s

Automating Your Money and Negotiating like a Boss with Ramit Sethi #110

This episode is chock full of personal finance gold. Sure, we spend a good amount of time talking about negotiating, but we also cover intentional spending, the psychology behind being smart with your money, and rethinking the money ‘truths’ we’ve grown up with. We are stoked to have Ramit Sethi join us as we cover all those topics and more, which can also be found in his book ‘I Will Teach You to be Rich’ (and stick around to the end as we’re giving away a few copies as well)! Ramit has written about personal finance for the Wall Street Journal and the New York Times and is a veteran in the personal finance community. Living a rich life is different for everyone and we’re glad to have Ramit Sethi on this episode to remind us to dream big. During this episode we each enjoyed a cold brewed coffee since we recorded this episode in the morning (back with craft beer next week)! And if you enjoyed this episode, be sure to subscribe and give us a quick review in Apple Podcasts or wherever you get your podcasts- we’d love to hear from you. Best friends out! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
05/08/191h 1m

Why are we Saving for Retirement, Again? #109

If you have a difficult time setting aside money for the future and saving towards retirement, then identifying why it is that you’re saving might be what you’re missing. Studies have even shown that we will save more money for retirement when we’re able to see an older version of ourselves- so maybe trying out FaceApp is a good thing after all! Even though we all might have different motivators, it’s healthy to remind ourselves of why it is so important to save and invest. And actually realizing and understanding that we’re going to be old one day is crucial when it comes to maintaining a high savings rate in our 401k, IRA, and other investment vehicles. During this episode we enjoyed a Christmas Bomb by Prairie- a big thanks to Jeff for donating this beer to the show! And if you enjoyed this episode, be sure to subscribe and give us a quick review in Apple Podcasts or wherever you get your podcasts- we’d love to hear from you. Best friends out! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
31/07/1930m 18s

Ask HTM - House Hacking, Teaching Kids About Money, and Small Business Banking #108

This week on the pod we’re answering your questions! 1 - Is it OK to buy a new car if I’m going to keep it for 15 years? 2 - What receipts should I keep for tax purposes on the portion of my duplex I’m renting? 3 - What were y’all taught and what should I be teaching my kid about money? 4 - As a higher earner, is there any tax benefit to contributing to my IRA when I’m already covered by a retirement plan at work? 5 - Where should I consider opening a small business account for my new business? And if you have a question for us, we’d love for you to submit your own via HowToMoney.com/ask During this episode we enjoyed an Okie by Prairie Artisan Ales- a big thanks to our friend Abe here in Atlanta for donating this beer to the show! And if you enjoyed this episode, be sure to subscribe and give us a quick review in Apple Podcasts or wherever you get your podcasts- we’d love to hear from you. Best friends out! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
29/07/1942m 40s

Cutting the Cord and the Best Streaming Options #107

We should all probably watch a little less TV than we do, but that doesn’t mean we shouldn’t be getting a deal in the process! The television bundle is the priciest way to watch and you should consider a free or streaming option because there are now so many choices. And you don’t have to sacrifice and give up a particular show or live sports if that’s your thing- there’s a really good chance you can find a video service, providing the content you’re looking for, that will be substantially more affordable than your local cable or satellite provider. During this episode we enjoyed a Saison Du Ble by Side Project- a big thanks to our buddy David here in Atlanta for donating this beer to the show! And if you enjoyed this episode, be sure to subscribe and give us a quick review in Apple Podcasts or wherever you get your podcasts- we’d love to hear from you. Best friends out! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
24/07/1945m 19s

A Nasty Case of Healthcare Costs with Dan Weissmann #106

The leading cause of bankruptcy in America is the inability to pay medical bills- an estimated half a million people file for this reason every year! Almost no one is immune to the rising cost of healthcare, and fellow podcaster Dan Weissmann is here to commiserate. Dan’s podcast, An Arm and a Leg, is part journalism part personal narrative as he dives into real life experiences of Americans with their health coverage. Healthcare is definitely confusing, and based on the fact that our country spends almost 20% of our GDP on medical spending- it is also clear that costs are out of control. During this episode we each enjoyed an SKB IPA by Sun King Brewery- a big thanks to James for donating this beer to the show! And if you enjoyed this episode, be sure to subscribe and give us a quick review in Apple Podcasts, Castbox, or wherever you get your podcasts- we’d love to hear from you. Best friends out! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
22/07/1958m 18s

Are HSAs the Best Retirement Account? #105

Health Savings Accounts aren’t just for paying your medical bills- when used properly, they are pure retirement gold! If you have a qualifying healthcare plan and aren’t taking advantage of an HSA, you’re missing out on massive amounts of money that you could be socking away. This is because an HSA is the most tax advantaged retirement account that exists, maybe even dethroning the Roth IRA as our favorite retirement account! Have a listen as to why we think you should seriously consider opening a Health Savings Account. If you want to learn more, head over to Lively as they have lots of helpful information and answers to your eligibility questions. It's completely free for individuals and families and they make it easy to open your HSA to start investing today. During this episode we enjoyed a Mirror Universe by Fair State Brewing Cooperative- another big thanks to Riley in Minnesota for donating this beer to the show! And if you enjoyed this episode, be sure to subscribe and give us a quick review in Apple Podcasts or wherever you get your podcasts- we’d love to hear from you. Best friends out! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
17/07/1936m 59s

Ask HTM - Cutting Costs by Replacing Light Bulbs, Negotiating a Lower Credit Card APR, and Peer to Peer Lending #104

This week on the pod we’re answering your questions! 1 - Should I keep my car payment around in order to boost my credit score? 2 - When does it make sense to replace old light bulbs with new LEDs? 3 - Is it worth disputing my property tax bill? 4 - How can I negotiate a lower APR on my credit cards? 5 - I’m considering joining Lending Club as an alternative way to invest my money- is this a good idea? And if you have a question for us, we’d love for you to submit your own via HowToMoney.com/ask During this episode we enjoyed A Visit to My Crazy Aunt by Insight Brewing- a big thanks to Riley in Minnesota for donating this beer to the show! And if you enjoyed this episode, be sure to subscribe and give us a quick review in Apple Podcasts or wherever you get your podcasts- we’d love to hear from you. Best friends out! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
15/07/1941m 13s

Before You Click 'Buy' On Your Next Online Purchase #103

Whether you’re planning to score a deal on Amazon Prime day or not, chances are you do a good bit of purchasing online. Obviously we love getting a great deal and the convenience of online shopping is unmatched, but what other considerations should be taken into account? Just because we’re getting a deal now, does that mean we’re spending less money in the long run? During this episode we cover when shopping at a local brick and mortar is better, some serious downsides of shopping online, and then we wrap things up by covering our favorite ways to get deals buying online using deal sites, techniques, and our favorite Chrome extension. During this episode we enjoyed a Fort by Dogfish Head- another big thanks to our friend Tyler here in Atlanta for donating this rare (to us!) beer to the show! And if you enjoyed this episode, be sure to subscribe and give us a quick review in Apple Podcasts, Castbox, or wherever you get your podcasts- we’d love to hear from you. Best friends out! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
10/07/1951m 21s

Avoiding Money Fights, with Andy Hill #102

Getting your significant other on-board when it comes to personal finance goals may be no small task- which is just one of the reasons we’re excited to have Andy Hill join us for this episode. Andy and his wife started their life together 50k in debt. They put in the hard work of confronting their individual unhealthy financial patterns, set some serious goals, and in just 4 years were completely debt free (including a 195k mortgage!) and now 8 years later have grown their net worth to over 750k! Andy’s podcast is called Marriage, Kids, & Money, and today we’re excited to talk with him about a variety of topics including clever ways he’s been able to diversify his income, as well as some tips for avoiding money fights with your partner and communicating well with regard to money and goals. During this episode we each enjoyed a Cream Weaver by Three Taverns Brewery - a big thanks to our friend Tyler here in Atlanta for donating this tasty beer to the show! And if you enjoyed this episode, be sure to subscribe and give us a quick review in Apple Podcasts, Castbox, or wherever you get your podcasts- we’d love to hear from you. Best friends out! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
08/07/191h 0m

Celebrating Diverse Views of Financial Independence #101

Many of us have our own personalized, specific goals when it comes to our money, so it’s no surprise that we also have many different views of what financial independence means to each of us. Since tomorrow is the 4th of July, we wanted to take a moment and reflect on how our views of financial independence have changed over the years. We also posted this question in the How To Money Facebook group, and we look forward to digging into and sharing your wisdom regarding what financial freedom means to you! Just like we often discuss regarding knowing the ‘why’ behind our money, when we’re able to identify why it is we’re seeking after financial freedom, we can endure almost any ‘how.’ Happy 4th! During this episode we each enjoyed an Order of Magnitude by Edmund’s Oast which you can find on Untappd. A big thanks to Andrew in South Carolina for donating this amazing beer to the show! And if you enjoyed this episode, be sure to subscribe and give us a quick review in Apple Podcasts, Castbox, or wherever you get your podcasts- we’d love to hear from you. Best friends out! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
03/07/1944m 3s

Ask HTM - Paying Off a Debt in Collections, Investing via Fundrise, and Buying a New Electric Truck #100

This week on the pod we’re answering your questions! 1 - What does it mean to put index funds in my Roth IRA? 2 - Should I invest in Fundrise and REITs in order to learn more about real estate investing? 3 - Should we consider getting a home warranty? 4 - How will my credit score be impacted if I pay off a debt in collections? 5 - Am I crazy to consider buying a new $65,000 electric truck? And if you have a question for us, we’d love for you to submit your own via HowToMoney.com/ask During this episode we enjoyed a Ninja vs Unicorn Double IPA by Pipeworks Brewing Co which you can find on Untappd. Another big thanks to Russ for donating this beer to the show! And if you enjoyed this episode, be sure to subscribe and give us a quick review in Apple Podcasts, Castbox, or wherever you get your podcasts- we’d love to hear from you. Best friends out! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
01/07/1945m 53s

The Benefits of Knowing Your Hourly Rate #099

Understanding what our time is worth allows us to make more informed decisions regarding our time and money. Your hourly rate informs your decision to DIY a project at home, determine whether you’re spending too much time searching for a deal, or whether its time to negotiate a raise or other benefits at work. Your personal hourly rate shouldn’t be the only consideration but understanding the relationship between our time and money will allow us to live more meaningful and optimized lives. During this episode we enjoyed a Seismic Positivity by Pipeworks Brewing Co which you can find on Untappd. A big thanks to Russ here in Atlanta for donating this beer to the show! And if you enjoyed this episode, be sure to subscribe and give us a quick review in Apple Podcasts, Castbox, or wherever you get your podcasts- we’d love to hear from you. Best friends out! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
26/06/1945m 7s

A Game Changing Approach to Financial Education with Dan LaSalle #098

So many of us grew up without any sort of formal or informal education about personal finance. Few states offer a personal finance course in their public schools and even fewer participate in any sort of standardized testing for the courses they do offer. That’s why we’re really excited to have Dan LaSalle join us for this episode. Dan saw a need for this type of education in the high school where he was teaching and four years ago he took it upon himself to create a personal finance program that not only teaches students the importance of budgeting, saving, and investing, but also gives them the opportunity to earn up to $5,000 a year, and put that money into a bank account of their own. We truly believe that this kind of approach could be the future of financial education! During this episode we enjoyed a Happy Trees by ANXO which you can find on Untappd. A big thanks to good buddy Andrew for donating another tasty beer cider to the show! And if you enjoyed this episode, be sure to subscribe and give us a quick review in Apple Podcasts, Castbox, or wherever you get your podcasts- we’d love to hear from you. Best friends out! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
24/06/1955m 6s

Socially Responsible Investing #097

More and more investors want their money to be going to companies who are doing good in the world, or at least to companies who are being responsible when it comes to the environment, social issues, and governance. Companies who are leading in this front may also be better positioned for future challenges and experience fewer instances of bribery, corruption, and fraud (bonus: giving you better returns on your investment)! Unfortunately, with socially responsible investing being fairly new on the scene, definitions can be unclear and terms are often used interchangeably. Listen as we dive into this topic, giving you the knowledge to help you decide what socially responsible investing means to you. During this episode we both enjoyed a Toffee Stout by Carolina Brewery which you can find on Untappd. Another big thanks to Emma in NC for donating this beer to the show! And if you enjoyed this episode, be sure to subscribe and give us a quick review in Apple Podcasts, Castbox, or wherever you get your podcasts- we’d love to hear from you. Best friends out! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
19/06/1929m 52s

Ask HTM - Couples Combining Their Money, Chasing High Interest Rates, and Changing Tax Withholdings to Pay Debt #096

This week on the pod we’re answering your questions! 1 - Should I get umbrella insurance or put each investment property in it’s own LLC? 2 - Should I change my tax withholdings to pay off debt? 3 - How should my partner and I split bills and pursue financial independence when we have very different incomes? 4 - When should I consider switching to a bank that pays a higher interest rate? 5 - How should I structure a group of friends to discuss talking about money? And if you have a question for us, we’d love for you to submit your own via HowToMoney.com/ask During this episode we enjoyed a Pink Robots by Birdsong Brewing which you can find on Untappd. A big thanks to Emma for donating this beer to the show! And if you enjoyed this episode, be sure to subscribe and give us a quick review in Apple Podcasts, Castbox, or wherever you get your podcasts- we’d love to hear from you. Best friends out! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
17/06/1940m 35s

Rules for Mindful Spending #095

Here on How to Money, we often debate the merits of a purchase, not because we hate spending money and try to avoid doing so at all costs, but because we are constantly checking ourselves to avoid the MINDLESS spending of our money. It is a challenge to make every financial decision with the same level of intentionality but we find we are often more wasteful when we are feeling too tired or lazy to be intentional. But just being aware of some of the triggers and circumstances that lead us to spend in ways that don't align with our financial goals can help us see it and own it when it happens, and lead us to effectively change our habits for good. Being excited to spend our money mindfully on a purchase that aligns with our financial goals is a good, healthy feeling- whereas impulse spending can leave a spending hangover, often accompanied by debt. Listen as we run through several rules that help us be mindful spenders. During this episode we enjoyed a National Cherry Blossom FestivAle by Old Ox Brewery which you can find on Untappd. A big thanks to our good buddy Andrew for donating this beer to the show! And if you enjoyed this episode, be sure to subscribe and give us a quick review in Apple Podcasts, Castbox, or wherever you get your podcasts- we’d love to hear from you. Best friends out! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
12/06/1944m 9s

How Your Behavior Impacts Your Finances with Dr. Daniel Crosby #094

There is so much more to handling your finances and investing well, than just knowing the correct information. Oftentimes we’re blind to the factors all around us, including our own tendencies and biases which can have a much bigger impact on how well we money. Willpower is limited and context matters way more than we might think. That’s why we're pumped to sit down with Dr. Daniel Crosby- he is a psychologist and behavioral finance expert who helps folks understand the intersection of their minds and their money. Daniel is a NYT bestselling author on behavioral finance, and his latest book The Behavioral Investor, looks at the psychology, physiology, and sociology of financial decision making. By the end of this episode, you’ll have a better understanding of what steps you need to take in order to be a successful investor. During this episode we both enjoyed a Hoplanta by Atlanta Brewing Co which you can find on Untappd. A big thanks to Daniel himself, for not only showing up talking with us in person, but for donating these beers to the show! And if you enjoyed this episode, be sure to subscribe and give us a quick review over in Apple Podcasts - that's how you can enter to win a copy of Daniel's latest book The Behavioral Investor. Once you leave that review, just shoot us an email at howtomoneypod@gmail.com with your screen or user name and you'll be set! Best friends out! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
10/06/1953m 33s

Why Warehouse Clubs Might Be Awesome #093

Anyone who has heard of the different warehouse clubs like Costco, Sam’s Club, and BJ’s has also heard that they’re a great place to save you money. But are they? With the proliferation of discount grocery stores and the ability to easily find a great deal on pretty much any product online, some are questioning whether the annual membership fees are worth it. Have a listen as we break down a bunch of the benefits, but also some of the drawbacks associated with warehouse clubs. During this episode we both enjoyed a Buffalo Soldier by UTOG Brewing Co which you can find on Untappd. Another big thanks to Andy for donating this beer to the show! And if you enjoyed this episode, be sure to subscribe and give us a quick review in Apple Podcasts, Castbox, or wherever you get your podcasts- we’d love to hear from you. Best friends out! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
05/06/1951m 56s

Ask HTM - Moving Forward with a Credit Freeze, Variable or Fixed Rate Mortgages, Car Insurance Woes #092

This week on the pod we’re answering your questions! 1 - Having just started my career, how much should I have in my emergency fund? 2 - Should I still move forward with my credit freeze? 3 - My insurance agent is recommending an insurance policy with a cash value. Should I consider it? 4 - Should we get a variable or fixed rate mortgage for our first home purchase? 5 - How do I keep my car insurance rates down after getting in a wreck? And if you have a question for us, we’d love for you to submit your own via HowToMoney.com/ask During this episode we enjoyed a Killer Grove by Talisman Brewing Co which you can find on Untappd. A big thanks to Andy for donating this beer to the show! And if you enjoyed this episode, be sure to subscribe and give us a quick review in Apple Podcasts, Castbox, or wherever you get your podcasts- we’d love to hear from you. Best friends out! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
03/06/1941m 13s

Fees Will Kill Your Retirement Savings #091

How much are you paying to invest in your 401k or IRA? You might see fees as an unavoidable cost of investing, but even a 1% fee could easily cost you more than a half million dollars over your investing lifetime. Fees not only erode how much money you have to invest now, but they lessen the amount of money that is compounding in your account year after year- the impact is twofold! Listen as we discuss the different types of fees, how to look for them, and then where to go in order to avoid fees altogether. During this episode we both enjoyed a Bent De Garde by Braindead Brewing which you can find on Untappd. A big thanks to Jerrod and our friends out there in Dallas for donating this beer to the show! And if you enjoyed this episode, be sure to subscribe and give us a quick review in Apple Podcasts, Castbox, or wherever you get your podcasts- we’d love to hear from you. Best friends out! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
29/05/1935m 44s

Valuing Time with Laura Vanderkam #090

Pretty much everyone we know would love to have more hours in their day- more time to spend with friends and family, more time to read or exercise (or any time), or even some extra hours to work on that side hustle you’ve been thinking about. We are really excited to have time management expert Laura Vanderkam on the podcast as she helps people spend more time on what matters, and less on what doesn’t. We discuss her latest book, Juliet’s School of Possibilities where she says that “Expectations are infinite, time is finite, you are always choosing, choose well.” In this conversation we dive into ways to be more efficient at work, how we should be thinking about our time at home while we’re ‘off the clock’, and some tips on how we can better manage distractions. During this episode we both enjoyed an Infinity Bloom by Newgrass Brewing Co. which you can find on Untappd. A big thanks to Mano and Pop (Matt’s in-laws) for donating this beer to the show! And if you enjoyed this episode, be sure to subscribe and give us a quick review in Apple Podcasts, Castbox, or wherever you get your podcasts- we’d love to hear from you. Best friends out! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
27/05/1956m 47s

The Best Cars for Frugal Folks #089

How much are you spending on your car? Aside from housing, Americans spend more money on cars and transportation costs than any other category, accounting for 14% of the average budget. That’s $9,000 annually according to the US Consumer Expenditure Survey but it could be a lot less! Luckily, some cars cost WAY less than others to purchase and maintain, and in this episode we make some car recommendations for frugal folks. During this episode we enjoyed a Bitter by FORM Fermentery and Blendery which you can find on Untappd. Another big thanks to Adam for donating this beer to the show! And if you enjoyed this episode, be sure to subscribe and give us a quick review in Apple Podcasts, Castbox, or wherever you get your podcasts- we’d love to hear from you. Best friends out! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
22/05/1944m 6s

Ask HTM - Side Hustle Apps, Multiple Roth IRAs, and Collecting Rent #088

This week on the pod we’re answering your questions! 1 - Is it possible to create a side hustle using the different grocery or exercise apps that promise to pay? 2 - Should I diversify and have more than one Roth IRA account? 3 - As a highschool teacher preparing my students for the real world, what personal finance topics should I be sure to include? 4 - What are the best methods for accepting rent? 5 - What are some ways to cut the cost of cosmetics? And if you have a question for us, we’d love for you to submit your own via HowToMoney.com/Ask During this episode we enjoyed a Form to Table by FORM Fermentery and Blendery which you can find on Untappd. A big thanks to Adam for donating this beer to the show! And if you enjoyed this episode, be sure to subscribe and give us a quick review in Apple Podcasts, Castbox, or wherever you get your podcasts- we’d love to hear from you. Best friends out! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
20/05/1942m 28s

Slashing Your Monthly Utility Bills #087

Every month we waste a lot of money on utility bills that could be back in our pockets if we would only be more intentional about making our homes more energy efficient. Not only could we save more money now, but there is massive potential for what that money could grow into if we invested it every month - don’t forget the rule of 173! Regardless of whether you’re renting an apartment or living in your own house, listen as we discuss lots of different ways that you can cut your water, gas, and electric bills. Recurring monthly expenses have a huge impact on your ability to save for the future! During this episode we enjoyed a Challenge Series 11 by Bear Republic Brewing which you can find on Untappd. A big thanks to our friends at Bear Republic for donating these beers to the show! And if you enjoyed this episode, be sure to subscribe and give us a quick review in Apple Podcasts, Castbox, or wherever you get your podcasts- we’d love to hear from you. Best friends out! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
15/05/1949m 3s

Elevating the Everyday and Paying Off 200k with Kiersten and Julien Saunders #086

Is it possible to pay down $200,000 of debt while living in a big city, and still find enjoyment in everyday life? Yes! In this episode we’re lucky enough to sit down with Kiersten and Julien Saunders who blog at RichAndRegular.com where they document their journey to financial independence. During this episode we hear from Kiersten and Julien about the unique struggles of African Americans in the corporate world, how they stayed motivated to pay down debt, their approach to effective budgeting, and how Julien’s background as a professional chef keeps their monthly expenses down. During this episode we all shared a beer- The Last Blockbuster by 10 Barrel Brewing which you can find on Untappd. A huge thanks to our friend Scott out in Bend, Or for donating this beer to the show! And it’s incredibly appropriate that he sent this one to us as he just finished up his documentary on financial independence titled Playing With Fire, be sure to check it out as the Saunders are featured! And if you enjoyed this episode, be sure to subscribe and give us a quick review in Apple Podcasts, Castbox, or wherever you get your podcasts- we’d love to hear from you. Best friends out! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
13/05/1959m 22s

Debt Snowball vs. Debt Avalanche Approach To Paying Down Debt #085

What is the best way to pay down debt? Americans are in tremendous amounts of debt (think over 400 billion on just credit cards alone)! Not only is this debt keeping folks from reaching their financial goals, but it’s also taking a toll on the mental health of borrowers. Knowing the best strategy to get out of this debt is a big deal and could be the difference between living paycheck to paycheck or achieving financial freedom. Listen as we cover both approaches so you can decide which is better for you: the debt snowball (popularized by Dave Ramsey) and the debt avalanche (also known as debt stacking). During this episode we enjoyed a Maple Vanilla Copra Kai by Southern Grist Brewing which you can find on Untappd. Another big thanks to Jamie and friends up there in Nashville for donating these beers to the show! And if you enjoyed this episode, be sure to subscribe and give us a quick review in Apple Podcasts, Castbox, or wherever you get your podcasts- we’d love to hear from you. Best friends out! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
08/05/1937m 23s

Ask HTM - Annuities vs. Life Insurance, Improving Credit Scores, and Robo Advisors #084

This week on the pod we’re answering your questions! 1 - What’s the difference between annuities and life insurance? 2 - Ways to improve my credit score after a chapter 7 bankruptcy? 3 - Robo advisors: are they too good to be true? 4 - Should I open a college savings account for my toddler? 5 - What kind of equipment do you use to record the podcast? And if you have a question for us, we’d love for you to submit your own via HowToMoney.com/Ask During this episode we enjoyed a Bio-Rhythm by Southern Grist Brewing which you can find on Untappd. A big thanks to Jamie and friends up there in Nashville for donating these beers to the show! And if you enjoyed this episode, be sure to subscribe and give us a quick review in Apple Podcasts, Castbox, or wherever you get your podcasts- we’d love to hear from you. Best friends out! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
06/05/1940m 43s

The Beauty of the Roth IRA #083

We think it’s a great decision for almost everyone to invest in a Roth IRA. Second only to an employer matched 401k, a Roth IRA is very often the best retirement savings vehicle due to tax advantages and flexibility within that account. Listen as we cover some of the reasons we’re huge fans of the Roth IRA. During this episode we enjoyed a Superior BarleyLime by tripelroot - a big thanks to Heather for donating this delicious beer to the show! And if you enjoyed this episode, be sure to subscribe and give us a quick review in Apple Podcasts, Castbox, or wherever you get your podcasts- we’d love to hear from you. Best friends out! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
01/05/1938m 26s

Overcoming Poverty, Achieving Financial Independence, and Intentional Living with Jillian Johnsrud #082

It’s time to dispel the myth that you need to have a huge salary, or that you need to work and save for decades, in order to eventually retire. This week we’re excited to hear from Jillian Johnsrud as she shares with us how she became financially independent at the age of 32, despite her and her husband never making more than 60k a year. We cover how they paid cash for their first house, how they continue to save and invest with 5 kids at home, as well as the importance of their "quit list" as they seek to live an intentional and adventure filled life. During this episode we enjoyed an Official IPA by Bell’s Brewery- a big thanks to our friends at Bell’s for donating these beers to the show! And if you enjoyed this episode, be sure to subscribe and give us a quick review in Apple Podcasts, Castbox, or wherever you get your podcasts- we’d love to hear from you. Best friends out! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
29/04/1958m 15s

Saving Big on Car and Home Insurance #081

For most people car and home insurance policies are expected, necessary costs of owning those things. Because we automatically set up these policies, we tend to forget to continually shop them around- which may mean we’re significantly overpaying! Loyalty with a particular insurer doesn’t save you money over the years so continually shopping your provider is one of the best ways to get your rates down. Listen as we cover several other ways to save big on car and home insurance, plus we answer the question: When should I even use my insurance?! During this episode we both enjoyed a Uroboros Stout by Anthem Brewing which you can find on Untappd. A big thanks to Sy in Oklahoma City for donating these beers to the show! And if you enjoyed this episode, be sure to subscribe and give us a quick review in Apple Podcasts, Castbox, or wherever you get your podcasts- we’d love to hear from you. Best friends out! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
24/04/1941m 17s

Ask HTM - Saving For Real Estate, Legit Car Wrapping, And Investing With Student Loans #080

This week on the pod we’re answering your questions! 1 - Where should I keep money that I’m saving for a down payment for real estate? 2 - Should I be investing in my retirement while I still have student loan debt? 3 - When should I consider selling my clunker and buying a ‘new’ car? 4 - Is wrapping your car in ads a legit way to make money? 5 - What are some ways to save money while on the road touring with my band? And if you have a question for us, we’d love for you to submit your own via HowToMoney.com/Ask During this episode we both enjoyed a Forgotten Lake Blueberry Ale by Lake of the Woods Brewing which you can find on Untappd. A big thanks to David in Keswick, Ontario for donating these beers to the show! And if you enjoyed this episode, be sure to subscribe and give us a quick review in Apple Podcasts, Castbox, or wherever you get your podcasts- we’d love to hear from you. Best friends out! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
22/04/1946m 22s

What Every Renter Needs To Know #079

There are a host of reasons why renting a place instead of buying might be a great idea for you (we even dedicated an entire episode to the topic!). But when it comes to renting and entering into a lease agreement with a landlord, you want to make sure that you’re prepared and taking the proper steps to protect yourself. Listen as we cover everything from Wall Street landlords to negotiating leases to the low cost of renters insurance. During this episode we both enjoyed a Russell Kelly Pale Ale by Telluride Brewing which you can find on Untappd. A big thanks to Tiffany in Colorado for donating these beers to the show! And if you enjoyed this episode, be sure to subscribe and give us a quick review in Apple Podcasts, Castbox, or wherever you get your podcasts- we’d love to hear from you. Best friends out! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
17/04/1934m 19s

Money, Van Life, and Alternative Living with Life Opted Out #078

What kind of life do you really want to lead? Does consumption and stuff dictate your life more than you’d like? It is so important to examine your own life to discover the small changes you can make right now to give you more freedom to do the things that truly matter most to you. For this interview, we sat down with Chris and Cristi from Life Opted Out to talk about how and why they chose to leave a life they loved in NYC for a much simpler, more affordable life traveling the country in their van. They share that so many of the lessons they’ve learned are not specific to life on the road, and can be applied to anyone looking for more purpose and fulfillment. During this episode we both enjoyed a Nothing Left to Give by Orpheus Brewing which you can find on Untappd. A big thanks to Jimmy for donating these beers to the show! And if you enjoyed this episode, be sure to subscribe and give us a quick review in Apple Podcasts, Castbox, or wherever you get your podcasts- we’d love to hear from you. Best friends out! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
15/04/191h 0m

The Truth About Debt Consolidation #077

US households owe a total of $420 billion in credit card debt so it’s no surprise that everyone is looking for an easy solution. Debt consolidation (and debt settlement) companies offer a quick fix but they often cost you a lot, wreck your credit score, and they may even completely scam you without performing any of the promised work. Rather than consolidation and settlement companies, consider the sure route- ‘manually’ consolidating your own debt and, if needed, utilizing loan companies like Lending Club or SoFi- just make sure to do your homework and read the fine print! In the end, make sure you have a plan to keep yourself from taking on new debt- you don’t want to end up back in the same situation! During this episode we enjoyed a Secret Lovers - the Sequel by Wilmington Brewing Company which you can find on Untappd. A big thanks to Naomi for donating this beer to the show! And if you enjoyed this episode, be sure to subscribe and give us a quick review in Apple Podcasts, Castbox, or wherever you get your podcasts- we’d love to hear from you. Best friends out! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
10/04/1936m 37s

Making Working More Optional with $Pro Tanja Hester #076

Do you feel comfortable with the expectations of your job and the number of hours you work? Or do you sense impending burnout with the constant demands and grueling schedule required of you? This week's $Pro, Tanja Hester, is here to talk about how to begin making your job a smaller part of your life. Her first step to achieve this is saving up just enough money to shift that power imbalance that you may feel with your boss, and give you confidence and bargaining power. We will also cover three routes to consider taking to make work optional for you and the different ways that retirement can look. Let's take the proper steps now to make work more optional! During this episode we each enjoyed a Quadrahopic by Land-Grant Brewing which you can find on Untappd. A big thanks to Kayla for donating this beer to the show! And if you enjoyed this episode, be sure to subscribe and give us a quick review in Apple Podcasts, Castbox, or wherever you get your podcasts- we’d love to hear from you. Best friends out! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
08/04/1946m 15s

How Much Do Kids Really Cost? #075

Even though the federal government published a report that determined the average cost of raising a child from birth to age 18 is $233,000- that doesn’t mean you HAVE to spend that much! When calculating how much YOU will spend on a child, start by asking yourself: what are my current expenses? Because really the best indicator of how much you’ll spend on your kids is how much money you are already spending on yourself. The cost of children will be an extension of your values and what you’re already spending money on. Listen as we cover how much kids cost, ranging from specifics like the cost of car seats to a broader, principled approach towards entertainment and spending in general. During this episode we each enjoyed a Heavy Hands DIPA by Spindletap Brewery which you can find on Untappd. Another huge thanks to Leo for donating this beer to the show! And if you enjoyed this episode, be sure to subscribe and give us a quick review in Apple Podcasts, Castbox, or wherever you get your podcasts- we’d love to hear from you. Best friends out! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
03/04/1948m 40s

Front Loading the Sacrifice with $Pro Doc G #074

It's always encouraging to be reminded that the hard work you're putting in and the sacrifices you're making now can mean a much smoother ride in the future when it comes to your personal finances. Our $Pro this week, Doc G, is here to discuss the compounding effects of extra work, saving, and investing early on. Even if you're not so young, this episode is a call to get started now- not next month or next year- get your money in order today! During this episode we each enjoyed an Aggressive Additions IPA by Spindletap Brewery which you can find on Untappd. A huge thanks to Leo for donating this beer to the show! And if you enjoyed this episode, be sure to subscribe and give us a quick review in Apple Podcasts, Castbox, or wherever you get your podcasts- we’d love to hear from you. Best friends out! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
01/04/1945m 33s

Escape Living Paycheck To Paycheck #073

Nearly 80% of Americans wouldn’t be able to pay their bills if they missed a paycheck. When you’re used to living paycheck to paycheck, the idea of setting aside some extra money is almost laughable. How do you even consider setting financial goals when every dollar you make is already going somewhere necessary? In this episode we talk through how to choose to set goals regardless of your financial situation. The goal of an emergency fund for some breathing room and financial cushion is the very thing that will allow you to still pay your bills if you miss a paycheck! Even saving $1,000 can be enough to end the cycle and allow you to escape that paycheck to paycheck lifestyle. During this episode we each enjoyed a Roast Beast by Modern Methods which you can find on Untappd. A huge thanks to Krista for donating this beer to the show! And if you enjoyed this episode, be sure to subscribe and give us a quick review in Apple Podcasts, Castbox, or wherever you get your podcasts- we’d love to hear from you. Best friends out! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
27/03/1939m 25s

Stop Buying New Stuff with $Pro Katy Wolk-Stanley #072

Rampant consumerism and consumption is becoming the norm, and this is partly due to the fact that it is so easy to make purchases online. $Pro Katy Wolk-Stanley is challenging that notion by refusing to buy new stuff, and instead, she’s prioritizing her goals and values when it comes to consumption. Free piles of stuff on the sidewalk and your local Buy Nothing group can be great, but they’re not the only way to drastically cut back. Listen as we’re challenged by Katy and as we seek to save more of our money by spending less on junk we don’t need. During this episode we enjoyed an AZ Dreamsicle by Arizona Wilderness which you can find on Untappd. A huge thanks to Brandon for donating this beer to the show! And if you enjoyed this episode, be sure to subscribe and give us a quick review in Apple Podcasts, Castbox, or wherever you get your podcasts- we’d love to hear from you. Best friends out! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
25/03/1945m 32s

Getting Great Customer Service #071

Working hard for money isn't a foreign concept, but working hard to receive good customer service often is- we so rarely advocate for ourselves! The first step when you're looking for great customer service is to be sure to do business with a reputable company. After that, there are plenty of additional elements to consider to not only save you money, but allow you to walk away from a transaction completely satisfied and raving about how great of an experience you had when you needed assistance. Listen as we help you to make the best use of your time when advocating for great customer service. During this episode we each enjoyed an Atrial Rubicite by Jester King which you can find on Untappd. A huge thanks to Jerrod at BrainDead Brewing for donating this beer to the show! And if you enjoyed this episode, be sure to subscribe and give us a quick review in Apple Podcasts, Castbox, or wherever you get your podcasts- we’d love to hear from you. Best friends out! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
20/03/1945m 31s

Cutting College Costs with $Pro Cody Berman #070

The cost of college is higher than ever. On average, students today are paying 213% more to go to college than their parents paid 30 years ago (and that includes adjustment for inflation!). $Pro Cody Berman is with us this week to discuss finding smart and creative ways to cut college costs, so that graduates can launch their professional careers unhampered by massive student loans. So whether you're in school, considering going back, or have kids - listen to hear some advice on ways to cut those college costs. During this episode we each enjoyed a PowerShark by BrainDead Brewing which you can find on Untappd. A special thanks to Jerrod at @braindeadbrew for donating this beer to the show! And if you enjoyed this episode, be sure to subscribe and give us a quick review in Apple Podcasts, Castbox, or wherever you get your podcasts- we’d love to hear from you. Best friends out! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
18/03/1943m 37s

But Isn't Stock Investing Risky? #069

People don’t invest in the stock market because of a perceived ‘risk’- their minds immediately jump back to the Great Recession or even the Great Depression. And then from that position of fear, they decide their money is better left in a nice and familiar savings account- except this is an instance where slow and steady doesn’t win the race. It turns out that one of the biggests, actual risks to your money is not investing at all, in an attempt to avoid ‘risk’ from the stock market. Listen as we cover some popular perceived risks and then the real risks associated with investing in the stock market. During this episode we each enjoyed a Center of the Sun IPA by Civil Society Brewing which you can find on Untappd. A special thanks to our good buddy Pat with B10 union for donating this beer to the show! And if you enjoyed this episode, be sure to subscribe and give us a quick review in Apple Podcasts, Castbox, or wherever you get your podcasts- we’d love to hear from you. Best friends out! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
13/03/1935m 34s

Private Student Loan Benefits and Pitfalls with $Pro Meagan Landress #068

Do you have federal student loans? Are you wondering if you have any refinancing options? There is a lot to consider in a refinance beyond the advertised interest rate, and this week’s $Pro, Meagan Landress, will help us wade through it all. We also spend a large part of this episode answering specific student loan related questions from the How to Money Facebook group. During this episode we each enjoyed a Can Can (red wine barrel-aged) by Westbrook Brewing Co which you can learn all about on Untappd. A special thanks to Jeff at Peachtree Road Package Store for donating this beer to the show! And if you enjoyed this episode, be sure to subscribe and give us a quick review in Apple Podcasts, Castbox, or wherever you get your podcasts- we’d love to hear from you. Best friends out! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
11/03/1937m 58s

Actually Buying a Home #067

The difference between scoring a home vs. missing out can be incredibly small- and a lot of it comes down to your offer. There are lots of little things that can help your offer stand out and make the buying process move along smoothly. However, since most of us only buy a home once or twice in our lifetime, not knowing or forgetting a step can cost us a place we really want or cause us to make unwise decisions. Listen as we cover some important steps in the home buying process and how you can get a leg up when you are actually buying a home. During this episode we each enjoyed a Space Camper Cosmic IPA by Boulevard Brewing which you can learn all about on Untappd. A special thanks to Hillary and all of our friends at Boulevard for donating this beer to the show! And if you enjoyed this episode, be sure to subscribe and give us a quick review in Apple Podcasts, Castbox, or wherever you get your podcasts- we’d love to hear from you. Best friends out! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
06/03/1939m 34s

Paying Off Your Student Loans with $Pro Meagan Landress #066

Over 45 million Americans are saddled with over 1.5 trillion in student loan debt- this is a nationwide epidemic! With such a massive burden, how do you even begin repaying your student loans? Our $Pro this week, student loan expert Meagan Landress, is here to shed some light on the many different student loan repayment programs and how to choose the plan that best fits your financial situation and goals. At the end of this episode we answer some specific student loan related questions from the How to Money Facebook community. During this episode we each enjoyed a Nostalgia IPA by Slow Pour Brewing which you can learn all about on Untappd. A special thanks to our $Pro Meagan for donating and sharing this beer with us! And if you enjoyed this episode, be sure to subscribe and give us a quick review in Apple Podcasts, Castbox, or wherever you get your podcasts- we’d love to hear from you. Best friends out! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
04/03/1942m 13s

Before You Buy A House #065

Buying a house will likely be the most expensive purchase you’ll ever make, so it’s no surprise that it can be an intimidating process. But this is the very same reason you should be a well informed buyer- so much money is on the line! Today we’re covering several steps everyone needs to take before purchasing to make sure that you’re getting the best deal possible on a house that you love. During this episode we enjoyed an Ink Imperial Stout by Rhinegeist Brewery which you can learn all about on Untappd. A special thanks to Natalie and all of our friends at Rhinegeist for donating this beer to the show! And if you enjoyed this episode, be sure to subscribe and give us a quick review in Apple Podcasts, Castbox, or wherever you get your podcasts- we’d love to hear from you. Best friends out! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
27/02/1946m 17s

Find the Cheapest Flights with $Pro Scott Keyes #064

The fact is that everyone wants to travel, but nobody wants to pay more than they need to for airfare. Who doesn’t want a deal?! Our $Pro today is Scott of Scott’s Cheap Flights, and he’s going to explain how we’ve been going about booking our vacations all wrong. It’s time to turn the way we plan for trips completely upside down! Listen as we discuss ways to save money when booking airfare. During this episode we enjoyed a Penguin Blonde Stout by Rhinegeist Brewery which you can learn all about on Untappd. A special thanks to Natalie and all of our friends at Rhinegeist for donating this beer to the show! And if you enjoyed this episode, be sure to subscribe and give us a quick review in Apple Podcasts, Castbox, or wherever you get your podcasts- we’d love to hear from you. Best friends out! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
25/02/1940m 20s

Planning A Wedding Without Going Broke #063

Weddings are expensive, but they don’t have to be! Spend your money on the things that truly matter to you and your fiancé and let the rest go. Cutting out elements that don’t mean much to you, however traditional or expected, will save you a ton. Once you’ve decided on your most important elements and it is time to spend some serious money, do it wisely! Listen as we cover a variety of ways to plan a beautiful and meaningful wedding, without going broke. During this episode we enjoyed a Juice Pack DDH Pale Ale by Tupps Brewery which you can find and learn all about on Untappd. A huge thanks to Jake in Texas for donating this beer to the show! And if you enjoyed this episode, be sure to subscribe and give us a quick review in Apple Podcasts, Castbox, or wherever you get your podcasts- we’d love to hear from you. Best friends out! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
20/02/1938m 55s

Networking To Make More Money with $Pro Jordan Harbinger #062

Networking is one of those things you may not think is necessary- until it’s too late. Our $Pro this week, Jordan Harbinger, is here to explain how vital it is to network now, even if you’re an introvert or if you’ve felt smarmy about it in the past. What’s important is that you’re genuine and interested in helping others now, before you need help yourself! Listen as we hear from Jordan and then break it all down to provide some specific and actionable tips. During this episode we enjoyed a Blood and Honey American Ale by Revolver Brewing which you can find and learn all about on Untappd. A huge thanks to Jake in Texas for donating this beer to the show! And if you enjoyed this episode, be sure to subscribe and give us a quick review in Apple Podcasts, Castbox, or wherever you get your podcasts- we’d love to hear from you. Best friends out! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
18/02/1937m 2s

Teaching Kids About Money #061

Since personal finance is not taught in most public schools, the job falls squarely on parents and caretakers. Hopefully this means we are intentionally teaching our children through lessons and examples in order to shape their perceptions of money. Listen as we cover the foundational money principles that we feel will have the biggest impact on the way our kids view money. During this episode we enjoyed a Peanut Brother by Great Notion Brewing which you can find and learn all about on Untappd. A massive thanks to Alex in Oregon for donating this beer to the show! And if you enjoyed this episode, be sure to subscribe and give us a quick review in Apple Podcasts, Castbox, or wherever you get your podcasts- we’d love to hear from you. Best friends out! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
13/02/1945m 25s

Small Time Real Estate Investing with $Pro Chad Carson #060

You don’t have to be a millionaire to be a successful real estate investor. Chad Carson, our $Pro this week, is here to explain how even a small, effective real estate portfolio can lead to reaching your financial goals in a short period of time. He illustrates this with an example of a couple reaching financial independence with only five properties, not hundreds! Having greater financial freedom and flexibility with your time will be the natural outcome of focusing on your goals, and carefully investing in real estate can take you there. During this episode we enjoyed a Primordial Noir by Cascade Brewing which you can find and learn all about on Untappd. A massive thanks for Alex in Oregon for donating this beer to the show! And if you enjoyed this episode, be sure to subscribe and give us a quick review in Apple Podcasts, Castbox, or wherever you get your podcasts- we’d love to hear from you. Best friends out! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
11/02/1941m 54s

Renovating on a Budget #059

Last week we covered the pros and cons of whether you should renovate or move- and so this week we’re discussing specific pointers when it comes to renovating on a budget. We spend a good amount of time on general contractors as they likely have the largest impact on all aspects of your renovation- financial but also the quality of work and your overall experience. In addition we cover the high points of financing, architects, whether you should attempt any DIY, as well as some of the other finer points of renovating your home. During this episode we enjoyed an Apple Brandy Barrel Noir by Prairie Artisan Ales which you can find and learn all about on Untappd. A big thanks to Jeff and Val over at Monday Morning Pancakes - which is their blog they started to document their path to financial independence! And if you enjoyed this episode, be sure to subscribe and give us a quick review over in Apple Podcasts or wherever you listen to your podcasts- we’d love to hear from you. Best friends out! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
06/02/1939m 56s

Time Is Not Money with $Pro Grant Sabatier #058

Trading our time for money will only get us so far. So many of us are programmed to believe that we have to allocate a large percentage of our time to making money in order to ever consider retirement. Grant Sabatier, this week’s $Pro, is here to say otherwise. Grant wants to disrupt the linear model where time equals money by arguing that our time is actually much more valuable than money. Listen as Grant shares his thoughts on our inability to reclaim lost time, and as we discuss what steps we can take to change the belief: time is money. During this episode we enjoyed a Tritonia Gose with Pineapple & Lemon by Creature Comforts which you can find and learn all about on Untappd. And if you enjoyed this episode, be sure to subscribe and give us a quick review in Apple Podcasts, Castbox, or wherever you get your podcasts- we’d love to hear from you. Best friends out! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
04/02/1945m 29s

Renovate or Move? #057

For whatever reason, you might find yourself outgrowing your house and needing more space. Maybe you’re now self-employed and need a home office, or maybe you have a quickly growing family! With these changes come different needs and wants that we have for our homes and the most popular solutions are to either stay and renovate, or to sell your home and move. With home prices at all time highs, renovating might seem like a slam dunk if you’re running out of space, or maybe you’re the type who would rather just move. However, there are lots of things to consider when it comes to weighing your options and we’re here to help you think through them all. During this episode we enjoyed a Surf Wax by Burial Beer Co which you can find and learn all about on Untappd. And if you enjoyed this episode, be sure to subscribe and give us a quick review in Apple Podcasts, Castbox, or wherever you get your podcasts- we’d love to hear from you. Best friends out! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
30/01/1944m 7s

How to Think About Investing with $Pro Paula Pant #056

Today our $Pro, Paula Pant, is going to reframe what it means to be an investor - does investing some money make you an actual investor? And what role should your emotions play when it comes to investing? Paula has broken the shackles of paycheck-dependence and has been sharing her expertise and experience with others on her wildly popular site AffordAnything.com, where she has given a TON of thought to how we should approach personal finance. In this episode, Paula specifically covers 3 pitfalls when it comes to how we think about investing our money: investing vs. being an investor, the natural human tendency of ‘resulting’, and sequence of returns risk. First we will hear from our $Pro and then we unpack her information together! During this episode we enjoyed a Freshly Picked Citra by Southern Swells Brewing Co which you can find and learn all about on Untappd. A big thanks to Kate from Southern Swells for donating this delicious beer! And if you enjoyed this episode, be sure to subscribe and give us a quick review in Apple Podcasts, Castbox, or wherever you get your podcasts- we’d love to hear from you. Best friends out! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
28/01/1941m 59s

Recession Proofing Your Finances #055

Are we ready for a recession? The economy has been roaring for close to a decade and corrections are inevitable. We’re not saying to pay uber close attention to the news cycle and the different predictions of the market tanking, but it is good to be prepared. But even if an actual recession never occurs, getting our personal finances in shape will allow us to be prepared for short-term bumps in the road- whether they’re market related, or purely personal. Give this episode a listen to hear our top tips on how you should be recession proofing your finances. During this episode we both enjoyed a Resilience IPA by Sierra Nevada which you can find and learn all about on Untappd. A big thanks to Felipe in Chico CA for donating this delicious beer! And if you enjoyed this episode, be sure to subscribe and give us a quick review in Apple Podcasts, Castbox, or wherever you get your podcasts- we’d love to hear from you. Best friends out! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
23/01/1941m 10s

Personal Mission Statements with $Pro Scott Rieckens #054

***We are pumped to start releasing an additional episode every week that we’re calling our money pro episode, or $Pro for short! Every Monday we’ll hear from a $Pro as they discuss a topic that they’re passionate and knowledgeable about, and then we unpack it even further and discuss the impact that topic has on our financial lives.*** Too often in life it’s like we’re sleepwalking- as if we’re drifting through life without any clear guiding principles. Due to that, our day-to-day is filled with different people, companies/advertising, and events having more sway over our lives and money than we do. Scott Rieckens is here to change that with his approach to creating a personal mission statement and to remind us to proactively take control and start directing our own future! This is a topic that is near and dear to his heart. After realizing that his growing family was in a state of overconsumption, he and his wife re-assessed their family’s priorities which then led them to cancel their boat club membership, sell their BMW, and move away from pricey Coronado, CA. They didn’t have to do any of this, but they chose to do all of this after creating a personal mission statement! Listen as we break it down and go through how you can create your own mission statement- plus we share our personal mission statements as well. During this episode we enjoyed a Cold Mountain by Highland Brewing which you can find and learn all about on Untappd. A big thanks to our friends Clark and Nanci in Asheville for donating this delicious beer! And if you enjoyed this episode, be sure to subscribe and give us a quick review in Apple Podcasts, Castbox, or wherever you get your podcasts- we’d love to hear from you. Best friends out! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
21/01/1947m 11s

Tax Tips, Credits, and Deductions #053

Should you itemize your deductions or take the new increased standard deduction this tax season? Answer carefully as thousands of dollars could be on the line! Most folks will opt for hitting the easy button and take the standard deduction- however if you own a house, had some big medical bills last year, and gave money to charity, you should consider itemizing! Listen as we cover it in more detail, plus we break down the best way to make the most of your deductions through bunching. We also touch on tax credits- how they’re different than deductions and some big ones that everyone should consider! During this episode we enjoyed a Dark Reckoning by Morgan Territory Brewing which you can find and learn all about on Untappd. A big thanks to Brent in California for sending us some delicious beers! And if you enjoyed this episode, be sure to subscribe and give us a quick review in Apple Podcasts, Castbox, or wherever you get your podcasts- we’d love to hear from you. Best friends out! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
16/01/1941m 7s

Massively Cut Your Tax Bill #052

The new tax law nearly doubles the standard deduction which means even fewer folks will be itemizing deductions on their tax returns this year- however, there is still an important way to massively cut our tax bills! Regardless of whether we take the standard deduction or if we itemize deductions- we can still reduce our tax bill by ‘above the line deductions’. These are technically not actual deductions but adjustments to arrive at our adjusted gross income which we typically want as low as possible in order to pay fewer taxes! Listen as we cover some of the best ways to cut our tax bills and why you’ll likely want to do the same. During this episode we enjoyed a Karate in the Garage by Southern Swells which you can find and learn all about on Untappd. A massive thanks to Kate from Southern Swells for sending us a bunch of their beers- we’re big fans of what they’re doing down at Jax beach! And if you enjoyed this episode, be sure to subscribe and give us a quick review in Apple Podcasts, Castbox, or wherever you get your podcasts- we’d love to hear from you. Best friends out! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
09/01/1947m 12s

Creating a Money Roadmap #051

Happy New Year! As we’re all looking ahead and setting goals let’s not forget about money- we need a money roadmap! Now is the time to decide what we’re doing with our money this year. When we know exactly what it is that we’re saving for, we have a clear mission to keep us pumped and on track. Listen as we cover the practical tips that help guide us when it comes to creating our own money roadmaps for 2019! During this episode we shared a Thicc Coffee Porter by Urban Family Brewing Company which you can find and learn all about on Untappd. A special thanks to David in Seattle for sending this one to us! And if you enjoyed this episode, be sure to subscribe and give us a quick review in Apple Podcasts, Castbox, or wherever you get your podcasts- we’d love to hear from you. Best friends out! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
02/01/1942m 2s

Cultivating a Healthy View of Work #050

Every once in a while we like to step back and think about our work. Why do we do it? Are we doing a good thing? There are a lot of misconceptions of work floating around the internet and our workplaces today. There’s the generally more millennial-ish, romanticized view of work as a calling and a means of personal fulfillment, and on the flip side there’s the end goal of a stable career where your loyalty and daily grind results in a predictable paycheck but maybe not much else - many of us fall somewhere on this spectrum. Regardless of your current views toward work, we want you to know that work is a wonderful thing and yet work isn’t everything. Viewing work in a healthy way takes intentionality and balance! Join us as we cover a few key concepts central to developing a healthy philosophy toward work. During this episode we shared a Hawaiian Christmas Land by Little Cottage Brewery which you can find and learn all about on Untappd. And if you enjoyed this episode, be sure to subscribe and give us a quick review in Apple Podcasts, Castbox, or wherever you get your podcasts- we’d love to hear from you. Best friends out! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
26/12/1851m 41s

How to Take Advantage of Free Stuff #049

How amazing is it that we live in a world where there are so many ‘free’ things all around us? And how unfortunate is it, that we don’t even see these ‘free’ resources because we’re so used to purchasing and consumption- we don’t even think to make use of them. Our technology and culture steers us in the direction to spend. Chances are there are times when we're not taking advantage of this ‘free’ stuff and we're overspending because maybe we haven’t thought about it recently or there are some things you’re not even aware of yet. Putting these resources to use will make us smarter, save us money, and will overall lead to a healthier and more balanced life. During this episode we shared a Sticky Hands IPA by Block 15 Brewing Company which you can find and learn all about on Untappd. A special thanks to Dale in Portland for bringing down this IPA for us to have on the show (even after our Atlanta United gave his team a walloping at the MLS Cup)! And if you enjoyed this episode, be sure to subscribe and give us a quick review in Apple Podcasts, Castbox, or wherever you get your podcasts- we’d love to hear from you. Best friends out! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
19/12/1854m 19s

Everything Costs More Than You Think #048

There are secondary costs associated with almost all purchases that we make in our lives. It’s important to consider all of these additional costs that tag along when making purchases, and not just the initial sticker price. In this episode we explain how there are hard secondary costs and then how there are soft or lifestyle secondary costs which are similar to lifestyle creep. And then finally, we go over some helpful and specific tips to remember when making purchases or financial decisions. Keeping all this in mind will help us to manage our money better, specifically when it comes to our spending because everything really does cost more than you think. During this episode we enjoyed a Pretty Willie’s Imperial Stout by Against the Grain which you can find and learn all about on Untappd. And if you enjoyed this episode, be sure to subscribe and give us a quick review in Apple Podcasts, Castbox, or wherever you get your podcasts- we’d love to hear from you. Best friends out! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
12/12/1854m 57s

Start Talking About Money #047

Money oftentimes feels like a topic that is off-limits when it comes to discussions you have with your friends. Is it because it’s too personal? Maybe you feel it’s none of your business? A big part of why we started How to Money is because we feel that money conversations need to happen more often. Talking about money shines a light on it and brings about awareness, which can ultimately lead to improvement as we all have room to grow. Listen as we discuss some of the major ways you’re likely missing out if you’re not talking about money. And then we wrap it up with some practical tips that can help you when it comes to striking up a money conversation with your friends and family. During this episode we enjoyed a Zoose Joose by Westbrook and Angry Chair which you can find and learn all about on Untappd. And if you enjoyed this episode, be sure to subscribe and give us a quick review in Apple Podcasts, Castbox, or wherever you get your podcasts! Best friends out! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
05/12/1852m 18s

Money, Your Brain, and Buying Happiness #046

Buying new stuff makes us happy, right? Yeah for a minute, but you may have noticed how quickly you get used to all that new stuff! Hedonic adaptation, or the hedonic treadmill, helps us understand the effect of consumption. Coming to grips with that can help us end unhealthy cycles of mindless consumerism and set us on a path to a healthier way of thinking about money, spending, and saving for the future. Listen to the full episode to learn how hedonic adaptation can be terrible, how it can actually be a good thing, and then finally to learn how to hack it and truly control how happy you really are. During this episode we enjoyed a Mangifera Flux by Marz Community Brewing which you can find and learn all about on Untappd. A huge thanks to our buddy Andrew for bringing this beer all the way back from Chicago. And if you enjoyed this episode, be sure to subscribe and give us a quick review in Apple Podcasts, Castbox, or wherever you get your podcasts! Best friends out! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
28/11/1851m 27s

Avoiding the Holiday Shopping Hangover #045

Shopping and overspending dominates the holiday season, and we want to make sure you’re not rolling into the new year with that holiday shopping hangover. Honestly, how much more stuff do we really need?! Consumers are expected to spend over 1 trillion dollars during this Christmas shopping season. It’s unfortunate how much emphasis is placed on high ticket gifts to supposedly prove how much you care. Listen as we cover some overall strategies that will help you become a better gift giver, how communication with friends and family is so important, and then we dive into some specific tips that will help keep you from overspending this season. And during this episode we enjoyed a Narwhal Imperial Stout by Sierra Nevada which you can find and learn all about on Untappd. If you enjoyed this episode, be sure to subscribe and review us in Apple Podcasts, Castbox, or wherever you get your podcasts! Best friends out! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
21/11/1855m 30s

Introducing How to Money

New name, new look, and even new music- but deep down at the heart of it, we're still the same personal finance podcast! In this trailer, we're introducing How to Money, where every week we choose a money topic and have a conversation connecting that topic to you our listeners. So if you're ready to stop sucking at money or if you just want to come nerd out with us, be sure and tap that subscribe button! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
14/11/187m 30s

The Easiest Ways to Screen Tenants #044

You’ve gone through all the hard work of saving your money for a down payment, you’ve spent countless hours searching for the right investment property, and now it’s time to find the right tenant! It can be pretty tempting to cut some corners on that last step, but the type of tenant who signs your lease can be the difference between that rental being a blessing or a curse. The good news is that as a landlord, it’s much easier than you think it is to take the right steps to ensure that you do a proper job screening applicants. And even if you’re a renter you might find this episode particularly helpful as you try to snag that next place that you call home for the next 12-24 months! And during this episode we enjoyed a Raspberry Johnny Cashmere by Variant Brewing Company which you can find and learn all about on Untappd. If you enjoyed this episode, be sure to subscribe and review us in Apple Podcasts, Castbox, or wherever you get your podcasts! Best friends out! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
07/11/1846m 22s

Are You Frugal or are You Cheap? #043

Nobody ever wants to be called cheap- it’s an insult and brings all sorts of negative connotations with it. However, being frugal is a badge of honor and something worth striving towards. There is a temptation to become cheap when you are looking to get your finances in order, but instead we would encourage frugality over being a cheapskate. In this episode we break down the differences between the two as well as share some stories from when we’ve attempted to be frugal but it ended with us being cheap! In our lives, we’ve found it’s pretty dang hard to label something as cheap vs. frugal because one person’s ‘cheap’ is another’s ‘frugal’. That’s why we discuss our 5 principles or guidelines that will help you determine: are you frugal or are you cheap? And during this episode we enjoyed a Stiegl Grapefruit Radler which you can find and learn all about on Untappd. If you enjoyed this episode, be sure to subscribe and review us in Apple Podcasts, Castbox, or wherever you get your podcasts! For specific links and additional information about this episode, head over to our site: HowToMoney.com . Best friends out! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
31/10/1847m 7s

Aren’t Wills for Old People? #042

Over half of Americans don’t have a will- and this is a huge problem. You might think you don’t really need a will, but if you have any assets, a spouse, or kids you most definitely do. Wills aren’t just for old people! Most often people feel that they can always put it off until a little bit later, but the best time to go ahead and create a will is right now. It can be an unsettling topic as most folks don’t enjoy talking about their mortality, but having the peace of mind in knowing that your children and assets are in the right hands after your untimely death is worth any short term discomfort. In this episode we cover the big reasons why you need to have a will, why you likely don’t need a lawyer involved, and how to create a will for free. And during this episode we enjoyed a Sweet Leilani by Cherry Street Brewing which you can find and learn all about on Untappd. If you enjoyed this episode, be sure to subscribe and review us in Apple Podcasts, Castbox, or wherever you get your podcasts! For specific links and additional information about this episode, head over to our site: HowToMoney.com . Best friends out! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
24/10/1838m 38s

All About That Peace Out Money #041

Imagine that you have a well paying job but otherwise it sucks and you wish you could leave. And now imagine that an amazing opportunity comes along for you to start your dream business- that thing you’ve always wanted to do, but the problem is that you know you won’t be able to pay yourself for a solid year. What you need is peace out money to keep you afloat! Or maybe some family or health issues have come up and you want to be able to spend time with family, or maybe you just want to take some time off and road trip it for 6 months. Either way, the answer is peace out money! We’re defining this as having enough money on hand to leave situations or jobs where you could technically stay, but you’re choosing not to because you’d rather do something else. You have that peace out money to bridge you to the next job or opportunity that you really want to pursue. Listen to the full episode to hear the additional benefits of peace out money, how it's different than reaching financial independence, and then finally the steps you can take to make sure you have your own peace out money set and ready for when you need it. And during this episode we enjoyed a 2014 Oud Bruin by yEast Atlanta Brewers which you can find and learn all about on Untappd. A big thanks to our friend John for brewing, aging, and donating this beer! If you enjoyed this episode, be sure to subscribe and review us in Apple Podcasts, Castbox, or wherever you get your podcasts! For specific links and additional information about this episode, head over to our site: HowToMoney.com . Best friends out! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
17/10/1839m 1s

Jumping on a Low Cost Cell Phone Plan #040

Most folks are paying more than twice as much as they need to for cell phone service! The biggest reason for that is because they haven't shopped around- they're blindly paying the overpriced plans from 5 years ago. The average monthly cell phone bill is $73 and by the end of this episode, you’ll know how to get that down drastically- closer to the $25 per month mark which is the new golden standard. Plus, you’ll be able to do that without having to be on a massive friends and family plan like we are (seriously, it’s like we’re playing a game of sardines!). And during this episode we enjoyed a Zarza Marrón by Casa Agria Specialty Ales which you can find and learn all about on Untappd. A big thanks to our friend Josh for trekking this beer all the way to Atlanta. If you enjoyed this episode, be sure to subscribe and review us in Apple Podcasts, Castbox, or wherever you get your podcasts! For specific links and additional information about this episode, head over to our site: HowToMoney.com . Best friends out! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
10/10/1840m 52s

How to Save on a Phone Upgrade #039

The newest iPhones that were just released are anywhere from $1,000 to $1,500 - that is a ton of money!!! With all the different functions and duties that our smartphones are able to perform, it’s no surprise that the prices are continuing to climb but don't pay full price! Regardless if you’re getting the latest and greatest iPhone release, or if you’re buying last year’s Moto, you want to be getting a deal. In this episode we cover a bunch of different ways to save on your phone upgrade including where and when to buy, how to easily reset your phone of personal information before selling it, and some alternatives to getting a new phone altogether! And at the beginning of this episode we enjoyed a French Oak Saison by New Belgium which you can find and learn all about on Untappd. If you enjoyed this episode, be sure to subscribe and review us in Apple Podcasts, Castbox, or wherever you get your podcasts! For specific links and additional information about this episode, head over to our site: HowToMoney.com . Best friends out! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
03/10/1845m 8s

You Need to Freeze Your Credit! #038

After the Equifax data breach where 148 million people’s personal information was compromised, it's especially easy to see how vulnerable we are as consumers. So now more than ever, is the time to freeze your credit! A new federal law has made it completely free to freeze and thaw your credit, so you don't have any more excuses. In this episode we talk about why this is so important, we cover what a freeze does (and what it doesn't do), and then we tell you exactly how to do it. Seriously it's so incredibly easy that it shouldn't take you more than about 5 minutes from start to finish! And at the beginning of this episode we enjoyed a Focal Banger by the Alchemist which you can find and learn all about on Untappd. A huge thanks to our friend and pastor Matthew for donating this beer and supporting the show! If you enjoyed this episode, be sure to subscribe and review us in Apple Podcasts, Castbox, or wherever you get your podcasts! For specific links and additional information about this episode, head over to our site: HowToMoney.com . Best friends out! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
26/09/1837m 32s

Timing the Stock Market #037

You feel rich! The stock market is up and you might be wondering if now is the time to sell. Even if you don’t keep up with any financial news, you’ve likely heard how we’re in the longest running, bull market in US history. Your investment portfolio is looking pretty fat because you’ve purchased low and now it’s time to sell high- that’s how the old adage goes right? Or at the very least maybe you shouldn’t continue to invest because we’re at the peak, the top of the market, right? But then there is this thing called dollar cost averaging that you know deep down, is probably what you should be doing. Listen as we break it all down and discuss whether or not you should time the stock market. And at the beginning of this episode we enjoyed an Über Quench'l by Heist Brewery which you can find and learn all about on Untappd. A huge thanks to Kevin in North Carolina for donating this beer and supporting the show! If you enjoyed this episode, be sure to subscribe and review us in Apple Podcasts, Castbox, or wherever you get your podcasts! For specific links and additional information about this episode, head over to our site: HowToMoney.com . Best friends out! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
19/09/1836m 32s

Lesser Known Credit Card Benefits #036

Let's talk about lesser known credit card benefits! Did you know that with a credit card you might already use, you have access to $600 worth of cell phone insurance that is already baked into the card? Or that some credit cards will reimburse you up to $500 if something you purchased drops in price and you make a claim within 90 days? There are countless hidden benefits that credit cards offer- and you need to know they even exist before you can benefit from them so be sure to have a listen! And at the beginning of this episode we enjoyed a Thunder Thief by Atlanta Brewing Company (formerly Red Brick Brewing) which you can find and learn all about on Untappd. If you enjoyed this episode, be sure to subscribe and review us in Apple Podcasts, Castbox, or wherever you get your podcasts! For specific links and additional information about this episode, head over to our site: HowToMoney.com . Best friends out! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
12/09/1846m 12s

Creating a Dope Side Hustle #035

Who doesn’t want to earn more money?! In a time where we’ve seen wage growth stagnation, workers want to make more or in some cases, they can’t seem to get out of the cycle of living from paycheck to paycheck. Side hustles are the answer! There are lots of pros and cons which we cover, but not all side hustles are created equal. In our new sharing or gig economy, oftentimes the default response to just go drive for Uber or Lyft, or even charge Bird scooters- but we argue that these are dead end ‘hustles’ and aren’t much better than punching the clock at a traditional job. Listen to the entire episode as we list some options and discuss what a better, scalable side hustle looks like. And at the beginning of this episode we enjoyed a Tears of My Enemies by Monday Night Brewing which you can find and learn all about on Untappd. A huge thanks to the guys over at MNB for donating this beer and supporting the show! If you enjoyed this episode, be sure to subscribe and review us in Apple Podcasts, Castbox, or wherever you get your podcasts! For specific links and additional information about this episode, head over to our site: HowToMoney.com . Best friends out! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
05/09/1847m 12s

Cutting Your Grocery Bill Like Crazy #034

Americans spend WAY too much on groceries! After housing and transportation, we spend more money on food than anything else- close to 15% of our expenses. On a recent episode Matt mentioned how his family eats on $1 per person per meal, and so we figured it was time to spend an entire episode discussing how you can cut your grocery bill like crazy! If you’re not really into cooking we give some very easy and helpful tips that you can start trying out today, but we also talk about some more advanced and cost savings ways of putting meals together if you’re ready to take it to the next level. And at the beginning of this episode we enjoyed a Darkness by Surly Brewing Company which you can find and learn all about on Untappd. A huge thanks to listener Mike in Minnesota for donating this beer and supporting the show! If you enjoyed this episode, be sure to subscribe and review us in Apple Podcasts, Castbox, or wherever you get your podcasts! Best friends out! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
29/08/1858m 44s

Is Financial Independence a Good Goal? #033

Financial independence - what does that even mean and should you be pursuing it?! Chances are you've heard us mention it before on the show, but we finally dedicate an entire episode to what financial independence is all about. We also discuss what it's NOT all about. For instance, is retirement the same thing as financial independence? Be sure to listen to the entire episode and you'll be able to easily calculate when you'll be financially independent. And at the beginning of this episode we each enjoyed a Wind in the Willows by Wild Mind Artisan Ales which you can find and learn all about on Untappd. A huge thanks to listener Mike in Minnesota for donating this beer and supporting the show! If you enjoyed this episode, be sure to subscribe and review us in Apple Podcasts, Castbox, or wherever you get your podcasts! For specific links and additional information about this episode, head over to our site: HowToMoney.com . Best friends out! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
22/08/1850m 28s

Listener Question: Life Insurance #032

Nobody ever talks about life insurance, so naturally, we’re doing an episode on it! While likely the least sexy aspect of personal finance, it’s incredibly important- especially if you have loved ones who are dependent on you, and the income you earn. This week we’re answering a listener’s question as he specifically asks if he has enough life insurance in place, as well as how important is his age when it comes to his annual premiums. These are some awesome questions (thanks Josh) so listen to the entire episode to hear our thoughts on life insurance! And at the beginning of this episode we each enjoyed an Intergalactic Juice Hunter which you can find and learn all about on Untappd. A huge thanks to listener Carl for doing a beer trade with us! If you enjoyed this episode, be sure to subscribe and review us in Apple Podcasts, Castbox, or wherever you get your podcasts! For specific links and additional information about this episode, head over to our site: HowToMoney.com . Best friends out! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
15/08/1849m 28s

You Gotta Invest in what You Know #031

We talk a lot about real estate investing on the show. However, if that’s not your thing then don’t worry about real estate- it is not necessary to build wealth. Just be sure that you’re investing somewhere, in something, and it’s so important that you invest in what you know! In this episode we cover some alternative ways to invest your money, as a way to get you thinking creatively and strategically when it comes to investing so that you can earn over 10% while feeling more fulfilled at the same time. Listen to the full episode to get inspired! However, if you find that you don’t currently have the time or ability to take on these alternative methods, at the very least you can start with traditional investing which you can easily learn all about in Episode 9: Retirement Investing is Simpler than You Think. And at the beginning of this episode we each enjoyed a Plank’d by Avery Brewing Company which you can find and learn all about on Untappd. A massive thanks to Avery for donating this massive beer and supporting the podcast! If you enjoyed this episode, be sure to subscribe and review us in Apple Podcasts, Castbox, or wherever you get your podcasts! For specific links and additional information about this episode, head over to our site: HowToMoney.com . Best friends out! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
08/08/1854m 1s

Your House is an Awful Investment #030

“Don’t rent, you’re just throwing away money. Buy a house instead, it’s a great investment!” - says almost everyone who purchases a home. It’s often accepted as a gospel truth that purchasing a home as a primary residence is always a great investment. This is just not true. We promise you, unless you’re house hacking, chances are your house makes an awful investment. It could possibly be a good lifestyle choice, maybe a great decision for you and your family, or perhaps you're getting a great deal, but that doesn’t mean you should consider it to be a great investment. In this episode, we cover all the different reasons why your primary residence is an awful investment, and then we also give some tips to consider to make your home a ‘less bad’ investment. And at the beginning of this episode we enjoyed a Rueuze (2015) by Bruery Terreux which you can find and learn all about on Untappd. If you enjoyed this episode, be sure to subscribe and review us in Apple Podcasts, Castbox, or wherever you get your podcasts! For specific links and additional information about this episode, head over to our site: HowToMoney.com . Best friends out! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
01/08/1856m 14s

The Scoop on Micro Investing Apps #029

Micro investing apps- you know they exist but now its time to learn what they're all about and whether or not you should be doing it. These apps are amazing in that they can get people investing and saving money in mere minutes. But then there are the downsides. For instance, is the accessibility and ease of use of these apps worth the risk of reacting to financial news and what the market is currently doing? Listen as we discuss some of our favorite apps, go over the pros and cons, and cover who we think would benefit the most from micro investing apps. And at the beginning of this episode we each enjoyed a Wandering Blues by Orpheus Brewing which you can find and learn all about on Untappd. A huge thanks to Orpheus Brewing for donating this amazing beer and supporting the podcast! If you enjoyed this episode, be sure to subscribe and review us in Apple Podcasts, Castbox, or wherever you get your podcasts! For specific links and additional information about this episode, head over to our site: HowToMoney.com . Best friends out! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
25/07/1850m 41s

Frugality Gives You Options #028

The only way you can save MORE money is by either earning more, or by spending less- and spending less (aka frugality), is a much smarter decision! Don’t be tempted to just work harder and earn more money, because as soon as you stop working, your income stops! Frugality is the better answer. It isn’t restricting, keeping you from spending money on the things you love to do. Instead it’s freeing, and it is all about consciously deciding to not spend money on the things you don’t love, in order to give you the ability to spend money on the things you do love to do, whether now or off in the future! At the beginning of this episode we popped open a Drie Fonteinen Oude Kriek, which Joel picked up during his recent trip to Europe. If you enjoyed this episode, be sure to subscribe and review us in Apple Podcasts, Castbox, or wherever you get your podcasts! For specific links and additional information about this episode, head over to our site: HowToMoney.com . Best friends out! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
18/07/181h 1m

What Makes a Good Rental Property #027

Not all rental properties are created equally- and we’re not just talking about how well they’re built! There are a number of factors to keep in mind when you’re considering purchasing different properties as potential rentals. In this episode we talk about finding a good deal on a property and then we cover our favorite criteria that we like to use to filter out those good deals. We also spend some time talking about the 1% rule and if we feel it’s even still relevant in a hot housing market! At the beginning of this episode we both enjoyed a beer by Borg Brugghús called Garún Nr. 19, which is an Icelandic Stout. This beer was donated by listeners, so a special thanks to our friends Michelle and Jenn for supporting us! If you enjoyed this episode, be sure to subscribe and review us in Apple Podcasts, Castbox, or wherever you get your podcasts! For specific links and additional information about this episode, head over to our site: HowToMoney.com . Best friends out! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
11/07/1854m 38s

The 4th of July! #026

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04/07/184m 39s

Listener Question: Saving for My Kid's College #025

This is our first ever listener question that we've addressed on the show - from Mark: “I was wondering about your thoughts on saving for a child’s education. My wife and I both work at colleges (she’s a professor, I’m a counselor) and we’re actually not sure what college will look like in 15 years and what the value proposition will be. Also will our kid(s) even want to go to college? We haven’t made decisions on a 529 or other account but starting to have the discussion. Thanks, fellas!” Mark is asking all the right questions and this was a great excuse for us to cover an important topic. In this episode we cover some of the pros/cons of 529 plans, discuss how you should prioritize saving for your kid's college in relation to saving for your own retirement, cover some alternative views on college, and then we share whether or not we're planning to save for our own kid's college. At the beginning of this episode we popped open and enjoyed a Champs de Fraises by Firestone Walker, a barrel aged wild ale fermented with strawberries, which you can learn all about on Untappd. A special thanks to our friend Josh for donating this beer and supporting the podcast! If you enjoyed this episode, be sure to subscribe and review us in Apple Podcasts, Castbox, or wherever you get your podcasts! For specific links and additional information about this episode, head over to our site: HowToMoney.com . Best friends out! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
27/06/1853m 37s

How to Give Away Your Money #024

You’ve worked hard for your money, so you should be able to keep every, single, penny. Right?! Well, aside from taxes, you have every legal right to keep your money- however, we’re here to tell you that you would be better off giving a portion of your money away. Whether that means a simple year-end charitable donation or taking the steps to set up a donor advised fund, there is room in your budget to be a giver. And even if you’re not able or willing to set aside a percentage of your income towards giving, you could start with giving away some of your time. Be a volunteer! In this episode we cover the important topics of why you should always be giving money away, some benefits of giving, and then we discuss some practical steps on how you can more effectively start donating your time and money, now! At the beginning of this episode we popped open and enjoyed a beer called Consecration by Russian River Brewing Company, a barrel aged sour ale which you can learn all about on Untappd. A special thanks to our friend Mr. 1500 for donating this beer and supporting the podcast! If you enjoyed this episode, be sure to subscribe and review us in Apple Podcasts, Castbox, or wherever you get your podcasts! For specific links and additional information about this episode, head over to our site: HowToMoney.com . Best friends out! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
20/06/1858m 24s

Couples and Money ft. Our Wives #023

Talking about money with your partner can be extremely hard! We’ve all heard funny stories and countless anecdotes of money fights within relationships, but the fact remains that these disagreements often end in broken relationships. This week we have an honest and revealing conversation with our wives about how we talk about and handle our finances as couples. We also had some great questions that were posted in our Facebook group- some specific ones we get to are: Any advice for newlyweds in handling finances together? (from Chelsea)What was our biggest financial disagreement? (from Katy)Do we agree on the goal of financial Independence? (from Connor)(plus a bunch of other embarrassing and funny stories!) And since we recorded while at the beach down in Jacksonville, it was fitting that we stumbled upon a fantastic new local brewery! At the beginning of this episode we each cracked open and enjoyed a Bulletproof Denali by Southern Swells Brewing Co. which you can learn all about on Untappd. If you enjoyed this episode, be sure to subscribe and review us in Apple Podcasts, Castbox, or wherever you get your podcasts! For specific links and additional information about this episode, head over to our site: HowToMoney.com . Best friends out! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
13/06/1859m 16s

Good Debt vs Bad Debt #022

Conventional wisdom tells us that getting out of debt is smart. And while generally that might be true, we're here to explain how that approach may not be the best decision for you! Oftentimes keeping low-interest debt around while you're able to invest and maximize your returns elsewhere will easily make the most sense when you're looking at the numbers. In this episode we cover the characteristics of good debt and bad debt, and then we talk through some helpful pointers on how to manage your current debt. Remember this one thing: somewhere around 7% is the magic number that separates low interest debt from high interest debt. That's the interest rate that acts as a divider in our current market. Anything higher than that you'll want to pay off sooner than later, and anything lower than that, there is a good chance you can take those extra payments and invest to make a big enough return to make it worthwhile. Listen to the entire episode to hear us break it down because it's a very nuanced topic! At the beginning of this episode we each cracked open and enjoyed a beer called Infusion A - Coffee Porter by Hoppin' Frog Brewery, a peanut buttery porter which you can learn all about on Untappd. If you enjoyed this episode, be sure to subscribe and review us in Apple Podcasts, Castbox, or wherever you get your podcasts! For specific links and additional information about this episode, head over to our site: HowToMoney.com . Best friends out! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
06/06/1843m 15s

Everything You Need to Know About Emergency Funds #021

Nearly half of Americans wouldn't be able to easily handle a $400 emergency! This is financial insanity. Considering the lack of any sort of margin in our lives today, it shouldn't be a surprise that Americans treat their money any differently than they treat their time. There just never seems to be enough, and any disruption (of money or time) brings a myriad of problems that must be addressed. Living paycheck to paycheck has unfortunately become the norm and it's a problem that needs to be addressed. The answer is to create an emergency fund! Having an emergency fund allows us to weather these small storms, and most importantly reduces stress. In this episode we discuss what an emergency fund is, what it is for (and not for), and how to get started on your own- including where to put that money! Listen to the entire episode to learn what steps you can take today, regardless of your financial situation. At the beginning of this episode we each cracked open and enjoyed a beer called Liliko'i Kepolo by Avery Brewing, a Belgian-style white ale which you can learn all about on Untappd. If you enjoyed this episode, be sure to subscribe and review us in Apple Podcasts, Castbox, or wherever you get your podcasts! For specific links and additional information about this episode, head over to our site: HowToMoney.com . Best friends out! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
30/05/1840m 36s

Why Commuting to Work is Killing You #020

Commuting to work sucks! It’s likely one of your least favorite things to do everyday assuming you’re an individual commuter, driving along in your own metal box that costs you thousands to own and operate. It’s stressful dealing with traffic and not to mention our cars encourage us to be lazy and perpetuate the lifestyle of excess and consumption. I mean does it really require a $15,000+ luxury vehicle that weighs over 4,000 lbs to transport a single individual to work and back?! In this episode we discuss the alternatives to traditional commuting, and specifically how these alternatives benefit employees, employers, cities as a whole, and obviously the environment. Listen to the entire episode to learn what steps you can take today, regardless of your situation. At the beginning of this episode we each cracked open a couple beers from John, a local home brewer here in Atlanta- sorry, you won't be finding this one on your local grocery store shelf. It is called A Splinter in the Mind by Little Cottage, a flanders red which we've dubbed our favorite beer of 2018! If you enjoyed this episode, be sure to subscribe and review us in Apple Podcasts, Castbox, or wherever you get your podcasts! For specific links and additional information about this episode, head over to our site: HowToMoney.com . Best friends out! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
23/05/1854m 36s

Do You Need a Financial Advisor? #019

Investing advice is the number one reason why people hire financial advisors, and we're here to tell you that you're wasting your money!!! Certainly a financial advisors could help you with other things like financial goal setting and managing cash flow, but ultimately it still comes down to you doing the hard work yourself (plus, we've already covered those topics on previous episodes, have a listen)! The biggest reasons why you don't need a financial advisor is because financial advisors can be really expensive, and plus, they don't always point you in the right direction! Listen to the entire episode to find out why don't recommend financial advisors. So there you go- you DON'T need a financial advisor. Instead, you need to be investing in well diversified, low-cost index funds like our favorites, VTSAX and VOO. That's what Warren Buffett recommends and he was willing to prove it by making a 10 year bet against hedge fund managers (as if being the 3rd richest man in the world wasn't enough proof). And at the beginning of this episode we each popped open a bottle of Allagash's Curieux, which you can find and learn all about on Untappd. A huge thanks to Allagash Brewing Company for donating this amazing beer and supporting the podcast! If you enjoyed this episode, be sure to subscribe and review us in Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, or wherever you get your podcasts! For specific links and additional information about this episode, head over to our site: HowToMoney.com . Best friends out! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
16/05/1842m 22s

The Art of Asking for a Discount #018

Asking for a discount isn't something that most people enjoy doing, but we'd be willing to wager that you don't ask for discounts enough. It's your money after all- hang onto it! In this episode we discuss haggling, rejection, and some reasons why asking for a discount should be a healthy part of your financial life. We also go through some practical steps we take when asking for a discount and share a few stories of when we've gotten that sweet discount or when we've had to say 'thanks for considering!' and walk. It's an overused maxim, but that doesn't make it any less true: If you never ask for a discount, the answer will always be no. At the beginning of this episode we cracked open a couple beers that Joel brought back from Paris- we are so incredibly cultured y'all! Specifically we were a fan of the Blanc by Gallia Paris, which you can learn about on their website but good luck since it's in French! If you enjoyed this episode, be sure to subscribe and review us in Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, or wherever you get your podcasts! For specific links and additional information about this episode, head over to our site: HowToMoney.com . Best friends out! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
09/05/1858m 17s

The Legit Way to Buy a Car #017

Transportation costs are American's highest monthly expense (aside from housing of course), so how you buy a car can be a financial game changer! There is clearly a smart and legit way to buy a car and that's what we're talking about in this episode. Don't accept that you have to get a new car because yours is 'old'- avoid cultural and advertising driven spending and try and minimize the money you spend on cars! Listen to the episode to find out why and how everyone should be buying used cars. A quick tip for now: Only purchase used cars that are at least 5 years old- and no financing! And at the beginning of this episode we cracked open a growler of Sweetwater's Happy Ending aged in Four Roses Single Barrel, a special thanks to Quickie over at Park Bar for supporting the podcast! If you enjoyed this episode, be sure to subscribe and review us in Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, or wherever you get your podcasts! For specific links and additional information about this episode, head over to our site: HowToMoney.com . Best friends out! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
02/05/1859m 6s

The Necessity of Community #016

Community is so incredibly important! In a culture today that values self-sufficiency and where it's every man for himself, we felt it was necessary to spend an episode covering one of the key fundamental values in our lives: community. Specifically we discuss how community can save you money, how it can help you out in a pinch, and how it contributes to a healthy and balanced life. Even though we love to talk about saving money, there are things you just can’t purchase that community provides, and we really had a great time covering those topics. We also spend a minute talking about digital communities and how they are awesome… but they shouldn’t replace physical and neighborhood community in your life. And at the beginning of this episode we shared a bottle of Hello Beautiful by Monday Night Brewing, which you can find and learn all about on Untappd. A special thanks to Monday Night Brewing for donating this amazing beer and supporting the podcast! If you enjoyed this episode, be sure to subscribe and review us in Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, or wherever you get your podcasts! For specific links and additional information about this episode, head over to our site: HowToMoney.com . Best friends out! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
25/04/1859m 13s

Renting vs Buying a Home #015

Purchasing a home is always a good idea... right?! And renting is a huge waste of money- or at least that's what you've heard. In this episode we address these two huge assumptions and cover the benefits of renting and buying a home. There are a lot of things to consider like geographic mobility, financial flexibility, housing stability, and creative freedom! Listen to the full episode to hear why either renting or buying a home might be a good idea for you. A quick tip for now though: make sure that your rent or mortgage payment is no more than 25% of your monthly take-home pay. You don't want to be house poor! And at the beginning of this episode we each cracked open a couple of Juice Bar Pale Ales by Wrecking Bar, which you can find and learn all about on Untappd. If you enjoyed this episode, be sure to subscribe and review us in Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, or wherever you get your podcasts! For specific links and additional information about this episode, head over to our site: HowToMoney.com . Best friends out! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
18/04/1850m 30s

Using Credit Cards like a Pro #014

Credit cards can be a double-edged financial tool, and in this episode we cover how you can use them like a pro. Do you find yourself carrying a balance from one month to the next? Or are you tempted to overspend when you know you can just put it on credit? If so, then credit cards are NOT for you. For everyone else there are awesome benefits like earning cash back and scoring huge sign up bonuses, not to mention it's easier to track your expenses (which is an important step when creating a budget). Listen to the full episode to hear us weigh the pros and cons of using credit cards! And at the beginning of this episode we popped open a bottle of Boulevard's Love Child No. 8, which you can find and learn all about on Untappd. A special thanks to Boulevard Brewing Company for donating this amazing beer and supporting the podcast! If you enjoyed this episode, be sure to subscribe and review us in Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, or wherever you get your podcasts! For specific links and additional information about this episode, head over to our site: HowToMoney.com . Best friends out! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
11/04/1853m 26s

Ways to Cut Your Monthly Bills #013

Cutting your monthly bills is a big deal - they add up! You could save hundreds of dollars a month which might even be enough to fully fund a Roth IRA. In this episode, we talk about some general strategies on how to cut your monthly bills, but then we dive into some specific bills like our cell phone, internet, cable, and the online streaming subscriptions like Netflix, Hulu, and Amazon. We also enjoyed a bottle of Boulevard's Grand Cru, which you can find and learn all about on Untappd. A special thanks to Boulevard Brewing Company for donating this amazing beer and supporting the podcast! If you enjoyed this episode, be sure to subscribe and review us in Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, or wherever you get your podcasts! For specific links and additional information about this episode, head over to our site: HowToMoney.com . Best friends out! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
04/04/1857m 31s

The Why Behind Money #012

Spending money is OK- as long as that spending aligns with your values! In this episode, we cover the challenging topic of: the big why that’s behind money. Why do we spend and save? All too often, we go through life doing the things that we're 'supposed to do' without actually considering whether or not those things bring us joy and align with our values. We find ourselves living stock lifestyles as we mindlessly subscribe to the spending patterns that we see around us- STOP! Instead let's try to spend our money intentionally and with purpose, where personal goals and mission statements guide us along. And at the beginning of this episode we each enjoyed a bottle of Voodoo Ranger Juicy Haze IPA by New Belgium, which you can find and learn all about on Untappd. If you enjoyed this episode, be sure to subscribe and review us in iTunes, Stitcher, or wherever you get your podcasts! For specific links and additional information about this episode, head over to our site: HowToMoney.com . Best friends out! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
28/03/1858m 57s

Spring Cleaning Your Life #011

Spring is here, so it's time to clean out your home and sell the junk you no longer use! We all have too much stuff in our lives and not only does it take up space in our homes, but it clutters our minds. Why not sell or even give it away? You won't regret it, plus you might end up with some extra cash in the bank. In this episode we cover minimalism, rules that help us decide what to get rid of, the best platforms for selling your unused items, and we also have a few tips to help you create a great listing so you can sell quickly and move on with life! And at the beginning of this episode we popped opened a bottle of Blueberry Ale by Cascade Brewing, which you can find and learn all about on Untappd. If you enjoyed this episode, be sure to subscribe and review us in iTunes, Stitcher, or wherever you get your podcasts! For specific links and additional information about this episode, head over to our site: HowToMoney.com . Best friends out! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
21/03/1852m 15s

How to Improve Your Credit Score #010

You heard it here: Dave Ramsey is wrong and your credit score is way more important than you think! In this episode we cover what is a credit score, why you need good credit, and then specifically we discuss how to improve your credit score. There are some key factors that you need to know since they make up your credit score. The 5 factors that make up your credit score: Payment history, 35%Credit utilization or amount owed, 30%Length of credit history, 15%Credit mix, 10%New credit, 10% And some good sites where you can check your credit score for free are Credit Sesame and Credit Karma. Most credit cards are also offering a free credit score, but Joel and I are both fans of Discover's Credit Scorecard. And at the beginning of this episode we both opened a bottle of Oak-Aged Vanilla World Wide Stout by Dogfish Head, which you can find and learn all about on Untappd. If you enjoyed this episode, be sure to subscribe and review us in iTunes, Stitcher, or wherever you get your podcasts! For specific links and additional information about this episode, head over to our site: HowToMoney.com . Best friends out! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
14/03/1857m 50s

Retirement Investing is Simpler than You Think #009

Investing for your retirement is way simpler and easier than you think- and I'm going to prove it. Do these 2 things and you'll be a millionaire by the time you retire (I'm not even exaggerating one bit!): 1. Open your retirement accounts:401k – If your employer offers a retirement plan like a 401k, especially with a match, start contributing immediately!!! Since a ton of employers offer a 50% match, you won't be able to find a better return on your investment anywhere. At the very least contribute up to your employer match, or you can really get after it and fully fund it at $18,500.IRA – Next thing to consider is opening an IRA (individual retirement account), specifically a ROTH IRA given the recent changes in tax law. This is not an employer offered retirement plan, so anyone can open one of these accounts. It's as easy as opening a savings account online, no joke. The only downside to the IRA is that your contributions are limited at $5,500 per year (but don't forget you can open a spousal IRA too, so $11,000 combined!). We highly recommend Vanguard.2. Start investing:Take Warren Buffett's timeless advice and only buy funds or etfs that are widely diversified and have low expense ratios (like around .05%).Joel is 100% invested in VTSAX and I'm 100% invested in VOO. Again we are both big fans of Vanguard but both Fidelity and Schwab have some good low-cost funds as well.Keep investing and don't stop. That's it!And at the beginning of this episode we cracked open a couple local brews by Ironmonger Brewing Company- Damascus IPA and Anvil DIPA which you can find and learn all about on Untappd. If you enjoyed this episode, be sure to subscribe and review us in iTunes, Stitcher, or wherever you get your podcasts! For specific links and additional information about this episode, head over to our site: HowToMoney.com . Best friends out! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
07/03/1852m 4s

How to get a Deal on Craft Beer #008

Finally, an entire episode that is only about the beer... and saving money of course! Joel and I spend this episode talking about how we get a deal on craft beer and we also touch on what we're NOT willing to do in order to save a buck. Is it worth it to brew your own beer at home? Do you know what styles of beer to avoid if you're shopping the discount shelf? Are any of the beers at Aldi good? Have a listen to find out as we dedicate this episode to getting a deal on craft beer. At the beginning of this episode we cracked open a lambic- Lindemans Oude Kriek Cuvee Rene which you can find and learn all about on Untappd. If you enjoyed this episode, be sure to subscribe and review us in iTunes, Stitcher, or wherever you get your podcasts! For specific links and additional information about this episode, head over to our site: HowToMoney.com . Best friends out! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
28/02/1846m 37s

Traveling with Purpose on the Cheap #007

Traveling and going on vacation doesn't have to break the bank. In this episode we spend most of our time talking through some tips that will help you save money the next time you book some travel. But first, we want you to think about the aspects of travel that you enjoy the most, and then center your trip around that (like breweries and the outdoors- a couple of our favorites!). March to your own drum! Don't give in to the pressures of taking the touristy route or doing the activities that you have no interest in. It might seem like an obvious point to make, but this is the crucial first step before you even begin to plan your trip. You be you! Once you've covered the 'why am I doing this?' question, it's time to start saving money! Here are the practical tips we have for traveling:Consider staying in the United StatesBe flexible with your dates AND your destination. Huge cost savings here.Go with friends to cut down on costsMake sure to have a credit card with no foreign transaction feePlus a bunch of other awesome stuff- be sure to listen for the rest!And at the beginning of this episode we cracked open a double IPA- Hopslam by Bell's Brewery which you can find and learn all about on Untappd. If you enjoyed this episode, be sure to subscribe and review us in iTunes, Stitcher, or wherever you get your podcasts! For specific links and additional information about this episode, head over to our site: HowToMoney.com . Best friends out! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
21/02/1853m 46s

What to do with Your Tax Refund! #006

We spend this entire episode covering what you should do with your tax refund! First of all, you shouldn't be receiving a big refund when April 15th rolls around- if you are, talk to HR and have your tax withholding decreased so the IRS is taking a smaller bite out of your paycheck. We would rather see you proactively do something with that money on a regular basis as opposed to waiting on that 'windfall' once a year. So do that first. Next, here are the top 5 things you need to be doing with your tax refund: Pay off high interest debt - any debt with an interest rate approaching double digits, or higher, wipe it out.Emergency fund - at least have $1000 for an emergency fund, preferably 3-6 months of living expenses.Invest it - put that money to work whether it be in a 401k, real estate, or small business!Give it to charity - be generous. Check out Give.org and become a better giver.Treat yo self - but avoid those pony expenses.And at the beginning of this episode we popped open a barrel aged saison- Joie by Westbrook Brewing which you can find and learn all about on Untappd. If you enjoyed this episode, be sure to subscribe and review us in iTunes, Stitcher, or wherever you get your podcasts! For specific links and additional information about this episode, head over to our site: HowToMoney.com . Best friends out! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
14/02/1843m 34s

Nerdy Board Games Rock #005

Embrace the dorkiness, strategy board games are here to stay! Nerdy board games are a big part of our lives and for good reasons: they're fun (duh), they teach us to think strategically when it comes to managing limited resources, and of course they can help you save money by keeping you from going out and blowing through your entertainment budget! Plus, when was the last time you sat down face to face with your friends for some old fashioned analog fun? In this episode, Joel and I cover the many reasons why you need to be playing nerdy board games. And at the beginning of this episode we popped open a barrel aged sour ale - Golden Angel by Wicked Weed Brewing which you can find and learn all about on Untappd. If you enjoyed this episode, be sure to subscribe and review us in iTunes, Stitcher, or wherever you get your podcasts! For specific links and additional information about this episode, head over to our site: HowToMoney.com . Best friends out! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
07/02/1848m 32s

Investment Property Basics #004

This episode is all about investment properties: what are they, how did we get started with our first rentals, and some rules of thumb that will help you when it comes to purchasing your own! After our last episode on Airbnb we knew we needed to address investment property broadly, as they’re a pillar of our future financial security. We’ll have more episodes where we’ll get more specific and discuss things like return on investment (ROI), insurance, and screening tenants. But for now, we’re just covering the basics. And at the beginning of this episode we cracked open an IPA – Scatterbrain by Bearded Iris Brewing which you can find and learn all about on Untappd. If you enjoyed this episode, be sure to subscribe and review us in iTunes, Stitcher, or wherever you get your podcasts! For specific links and additional information about this episode, head over to our site: HowToMoney.com . Best friends out! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
31/01/1857m 18s

Should We Host an Airbnb? #003

Finding a sweet place to rent and spend the night is easy enough on Airbnb, but how easy is it to be a host? What are the pros and cons of hosting our very own Airstream or apartment? Am I actually going to dig out 2 feet of dirt in my basement to make room for a private apartment? In this episode Joel and I discuss the different options we're each considering and whether or not we're cut out to be Airbnb hosts. And at the beginning of this episode we popped open a Rodenbach Alexander which you can find and learn all about on Untappd. If you enjoyed this episode, be sure to subscribe and review us in iTunes, Stitcher, or wherever you get your podcasts! For specific links and additional information about this episode, head over to our site: HowToMoney.com . Best friends out! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
19/01/1858m 40s

You Need to Create a Budget #002

Everyone needs to be on a budget! A personal budget may not be the sexiest topic to discuss, but it's one of those things that needs to be talked about more. In this episode Joel and I cover our different approaches to budgeting to make sure that we're on track with our money every month - especially spending, whether on groceries, electronics, etc. You need to have a plan for your money every month, and at it's core, that's all a budget is. And this episode's beer is Tweak by Avery which you can find and learn all about on Untappd. If you enjoyed this episode, be sure to subscribe in iTunes, Stitcher, or wherever you get your podcasts. For specific links and additional information about this episode, head over to our site: HowToMoney.com . Best friends out! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
08/01/1859m 48s

We Love Biking #001

We love biking. Anyone who knows Joel and myself knows that bikes are a big part of our life- but why? In this episode we talk about how biking saves us money, keeps us in shape, and puts us in touch with our community; all while having fun! During our discussion, we were enjoying a Backwoods Bastard by Founders which you can find and learn all about on Untappd. If you enjoyed this episode, be sure to subscribe in iTunes, Stitcher, or wherever you get your podcasts. For specific links and additional information about this episode, head over to our site: HowToMoney.com . Best friends out! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
20/12/1741m 25s
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