Should You Payoff Your Mortgage Early? Yep! Here Are 6 Strategies to Pull It Off!

My wife and I are 38 and 43, respectively, and we just paid off our home mortgage - a home we purchased seven years ago. It feels great to own our home outright and not have the risk of that big debt in our life. Making the decision to pay off our mortgage early is a decision we’ve gone back and forth on. We’ve wrestled with it. But, ultimately, our financial successes and inertia pushed us to go forward with the payoff. If … [Read more...]

The Top 40 Personal Finance Podcasts (Listen & Win the Money Game)

Do you have a long commute to work? It's hard to not feel like you are wasting valuable time going back and forth from work. But you can make the time fly by and improve your finances by listening to the top personal finance podcasts. After living in two major metropolitan areas and having to patiently ride out the commute each day I know how draining and stressful it can be. That said, since discovering podcasts I often look … [Read more...]

052: Master Your Money (and Your Side Hustle) with PT

I can safely say that this episode of the podcast is unlike any other I’ve done. If you’ve listened to at least one other episode, you know that I interview someone new every week and find out all about when they decided to become a master of their money, what tools they use to manage their finances, and the one thing they’ve done that has had the biggest impact on their financial success. But today, PT is in the hot seat. I asked my friend and former guest on the … [Read more...]

051: Map Your Money Adventure with Nick True of Mapped Out Money

Nick is a 20-something financial blogger who lives in Chattanooga, TN with his wife Hanna and 3 fur children. His website is MappedOutMoney.com where he focuses on budgeting and helping people learn all of things about money they didn't learn in school. Let’s dig in. Let’s meet today’s Master of Money…. Listen to the Episode with Nick True Listen to it on iTunes. Stream by clicking here. Download as an MP3 by right-clicking here and choosing "save … [Read more...]

049: Money Moves to Make Before 30 with David from Money Under 30

David Weliver is the founder of the personal finance website MoneyUnder30.com and co-founder of Moneymentals, a 7-week course that helps students save more and spend better. Let’s dig in. Let’s meet today’s Master of Money…. Listen to the Episode with David Weliver Listen to it on iTunes. Stream by clicking here. Download as an MP3 by right-clicking here and choosing "save as." I hope you enjoyed that. A big thank you to David for giving us … [Read more...]

043: Couples and Money with Elle Martinez

Elle Martinez is the creator and award-winning blogger of Couple Money, a personal finance site and podcast dedicated to helping spouses build their marriage and wealth together. Every week Elle interviews financial experts and real-life couples who’ve achieved big financial goals together like paying down six figures of debt, starting a business together, and retiring early. Through the podcast, she finds patterns and habits that have helped couples be … [Read more...]

041: How to Become So Money with Farnoosh Torabi

Farnoosh Torabi, host of the So Money podcast, is the author of three books, When She Makes More: 10 Rules For Breadwinning Women, Psyche Yourself Rich, and You’re So Money. Farnoosh is a frequent financial contributor to Yahoo!, The Today Show, ABC and several top women’s magazines including Glamour, Marie Claire, and Redbook. Farnoosh was a keynote speaker at #FinCon14. So let’s dig in. Let’s meet today’s Master of Money. Listen to the Episode with … [Read more...]

036: Increase Your Profits Like a Boss with Hilary Hendershott

Hilary Hendershott is the host of Profit Boss Radio, a weekly podcast for women and money. Hilary has an MBA, and she’s a Certified Financial Planner. She’s a TEDx speaker, and she’s been featured in the Wall Street Journal, NBC, ABC, FOX, DailyWorth, and more. In this episode, Hilary and I talk about her interesting history with money, her financial failures and successes, and her amazing plans for the future. I had a lot of fun with this conversation. Listen to the … [Read more...]

17 Winning Tips & Tricks To Legally Eliminate Credit Card Debt (For Good!)

Credit card debt stinks. Most of us aren’t immune to the evils of credit card debt. We experience it at some point in our lives. We typically find ourselves in credit card debt when we don’t know any better (and don’t understand the cost of high-interest debt) and/or when we’re struggling financially for some reason. Some of us didn’t have enough saved up to weather long financial downturns and turned to credit cards to make up the … [Read more...]

031: Finding Hope and Making Sense of Your Finances with Alaya Linton

Alaya blogs at Hope+Cents. After years of feeling hopeless about her financial situation, Alaya Linton took the steps to climb out of debt. Becoming debt-free gave Alaya a new passion and through her blog and coaching now helps others dump their debt and take control of their finances. I know you’ll enjoy this hopeful interview with Alaya. Listen to This Episode with Alaya Linton Listen to it on iTunes. Stream by clicking here. Download as an MP3 … [Read more...]

029: Boosting Financial Confidence Using Every Single Dollar with Jessica Garbarino

Jessica Garbarino is the founder of Every Single Dollar, a company focused on helping single women navigate the world of personal finance. After paying off $56,000 of debt, Jessica decided she wanted to help other single women learn how to manage their money and instill financial confidence. She is a coach, speaker, and teacher on various financial topics with single women in mind. Jessica lives the debt free life in sunny South Florida. In this episode, I speak … [Read more...]

028: How American Families Are Mastering Their Money in a World of Uncertainty with Rachel Schneider

Have you ever wondered what either helps or hinders Americans from becoming masters of their money? That’s what we are talking about today, with my guest Rachel Schneider. Today’s show is very different than what we’re used to. We’re taking a macro look at your average American and trying to understand how they can become (and what’s maybe preventing them from becoming) Masters of Money. My guest today is Rachel Schneider is the co-author of The Financial … [Read more...]