How I Raised the Rent on Our Rental Property without Being a Mean Landlord

This past year we lost a long-time tenant. Sad. While we were bummed to lose them. The change gave us the opportunity to raise the rent and improve the monthly cash flow. We were able to increase the rent on our rental property by $300 – from $1,875 to $2,175 per month. That’s quite a […]

023: Setting Specific Actionable Financial Goals with Deacon Hayes of Well Kept Wallet

Deacon Hayes is a Personal Finance Expert who is best known for paying off $52,000 in debt in 18 months. He has been featured in the US News & World Report, MSN Money, Yahoo Finance and more. Deacon is a friend, fantastic blogger at WellKeptWallet.com, and podcaster and also the global head of FinCon Local […]

Sign Up for FreedomPop’s Free Mobile Service for Your Teen

This post is brought to you by FreedomPop. While this post was sponsored by FreedomPop, all content and opinions expressed here are my own. My oldest child is currently only 6 years old. I suspect I only have another four or five years before he starts pestering me for a cell phone. Though my intention […]

022: End Your Financial Stress Now with Emily Guy Birken

Emily Guy Birken is a former English teacher and respected personal finance writer. She has written four books: The Five Years Before You Retire, Choose Your Retirement, Making Social Security Work for You, and her newest, End Financial Stress Now. She lives in Milwaukee, Wisconsin with her engineer husband and two high-energy little boys. Emily […]

021: Start a Side Hustle with Nick Loper of Side Hustle Nation

Nick Loper is an author, entrepreneur, and a lifelong student in the game of business. His latest role is as Chief Side Hustler at SideHustleNation.com, a growing community, and resource for aspiring and part-time entrepreneurs. Nick’s been making his living online since before it was cool. Along the way he’s picked up a thing or […]

020: Get Your Financial Life Together with Broke Millennial Erin Lowry

Erin Lowry is a millennial personal finance expert, author, and speaker. Erin founded the personal finance blog Broke Millennial. Her first book, Broke Millennial: Stop Scraping By and Get Your Financial Life Together, hits shelves May 2, 2017. I’ve checked out the book and it’s fantastic – funny, nerdy, detailed, and smart. In this episode […]

019: Taking Calculated Financial Risks with Financial Rock Star Scott Alan Turner

Scott Alan Turner is the host of the Financial Rock Star show. He is a self-proclaimed money moron turned early retiree who now spends his time teaching money management to help you get out of debt, save more money, and retire early. Scott is a good friend, amazing burger chef, FinCon speaker, fellow Texan, and […]

018: Automate Your Savings with the TODAY Show’s Jean Chatzky

Jean Chatzky is an award-winning financial journalist, author, motivational speaker, and host of the Her Money podcast. Jean is the TODAY Show’s financial expert and has appeared on Oprah, Live with Regis and Kelly, and The View, among others. Jean blogs at jeanchatzky.com. I’ve had the honor of having Jean keynote FinCon, podcast live from […]

What is Private Mortgage Insurance and How Can You Avoid It?

Editor’s note: Here’s an excellent contribution on the subject of PMI from my friend Ben Feldman. I recently reached that time in life where I’m starting to think about buying a home. I’m ready to settle down, and I like the idea of owning my own place. As I’ve begun to do my research, I’ve […]

Does Your Teen Have to Pay Taxes?

Do you remember your first job? Do you remember the thrill of finally earning your own income? I do. I was 15 and received my lifeguard certification. I thought that I was one of the coolest kids around. Not only was I earning a little extra cash but I was spending my days bathing in […]

017: Making Money Fun with Bob Lotich of Seedtime.com

Bob Lotich has been a full-time blogger for 10 years. His blog (originally called Christian Personal Finance) is now Seedtime.com and it’s one of my favorite places. I’m consistently sharing Bob’s posts. Bob’s writing and advice have been featured in Men’s Health Magazine, Real Simple Magazine, Yahoo Finance, Forbes, and many others. He lives in […]

The Best Accounting Software for Small Business (2017)

A few years ago, I took over as financial secretary for my local synagogue, and I had my first taste of using accounting software. It didn’t go well. Our synagogue was stuck with an outdated program that ran slowly on my laptop and caused me any number of headaches. Without a background in accounting, I […]

Turn Your Unwanted Media and Tech into Cash with Decluttr

Last summer, my family and I moved from Indiana to Wisconsin. We purged a great deal of our stuff before we left, and got rid of some more once we were unpacking. And yet, in every room of our new house you can still find: video games that we no longer play, worn out tech […]

016: Question Everything About Your Money and Lifestyle with Millennial Money Expert Stefanie O’Connell

Stefanie O’Connell is a millennial money expert, speaker, and author of the book, The Broke and Beautiful Life. Her work has been featured in The Wall Street Journal, Forbes, SUCCESS, The Dr. Oz Show, Fox News, and ABC World News. You may have read about Stefanie on PTMoney.com. She was kind enough to share her […]

Best Identity Theft Protection Services for 2017

Identity theft is one of the modern age’s most pervasive and expensive financial problems. According to the 2016 Identity Fraud study released by Javelin Strategy & Research, $15 billion dollars was stolen from 13.1 million American consumers in 2015, the latest year for which we have statistics. Over the six years from 2010-2015, identity thieves […]