45 New Year’s Resolutions For Your Finances

When setting New Year's resolutions it's important to be specific and clear. Aim to make S.M.A.R.T. goals, which are Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Relevant, and Timley. For example, a goal like "I want to save more" isn't very specific or measurable. But "I want to have $5,000 saved by the end of the year" is great. You can easily make a plan of action and it's clear if you met that goal or not.  And don't think of not … [Read more...]

Earn a Little Extra Savings for College with Upromise [Review]

I joined Upromise several years ago to start saving money for my kids' college education. I had heard of Upromise before, but I procrastinated on signing up. I shouldn’t have, and neither should you! I'm going to give you the full review below. But if you want to make better use of your time, just sign up with Upromise and get started. This is really one of those things everyone should sign up for as soon as they can. Upromise … [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. I hope you enjoyed that. A big thank you to Nick for giving us the gold today. Share on Twitter … [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...]

The Best Cash Back Sites (Like Ebates.com)

  Do you shop online? Who doesn't, right? Well, you can earn extra cash back (or at least rewards) by starting your shopping from a cash back or rewards website. You still buy the item from your preferred retailer, you just click to that store from the cash back site to earn rewards. A cash back site is a website shopping portal (online mall) where you can earn cash back on your spending. Typical deals are anywhere from 1% to … [Read more...]

047: Savvy Money Moves with TEDx Speaker and Filmmaker Adam Carroll

Adam Carroll is an internationally recognized financial literacy expert, author, and two-time TED talk speaker, creator of the Broke, Busted & Disgusted documentary, and founder of Mastery of Money. He has presented at over 700 college and university campuses. So let’s dig in. Let’s meet today’s Master of Money…. Listen to the Episode with Adam Carroll Listen to it on iTunes. Stream by clicking here. Download as an MP3 by right-clicking here and … [Read more...]

046: Star in Your Own Financial Success Story with Sarah Li Cain

Sarah Li Cain is a financial storyteller who weaves practical tips and strategies into her work so that those trying to change their money mindset can see themselves in the starring role. So let’s dig in. Let’s meet today’s Master of Money…. Listen to the Episode with Sarah Li Cain Listen to it on iTunes. I hope you enjoyed that. A big thank you to Sarah for giving us the gold today. Share on Twitter Star in Your Own Financial Success Story with … [Read more...]

044: Building a Wealthy Mindset with The Money Guy Brian Preston

With over two decades of experience in personal financial planning and taxes, Brian Preston is driven to help others optimize their lives so they can focus on the things in life that truly matter to them. Brian’s firm emphasizes having the heart of an educator, and this desire to create educated clients led to the award-winning podcast, The Money Guy Show. When not helping clients reach success with simple, smart strategies, Brian loves spending time with his wife, … [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...]

040: Teaching Your Kids About Money with FamZoo’s Bill Dwight

Bill Dwight is a dad to five, husband, lifelong software geek, and founder of FamZoo which combines prepaid cards and a financial education for kids in one award-winning family finance app. So let’s dig in. Let’s meet today’s Master of Money. Listen to the Episode with Bill Dwight Listen to it on iTunes. I hope you enjoyed that. A big thank you to Bill for giving us the gold today. Share on Twitter Teaching Your Kids About Money with @FamZoo's Bill … [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...]

030: Focusing on Long-Term Financial Success with Freelancer Eric Rosenberg

Eric Rosenberg is a finance, travel, and technology writer originally in Ventura, California. When away from the keyboard, Eric he enjoys exploring the world, flying small airplanes, and spending time with his family. Eric blogs and podcasts at PersonalProfitability.com. In this episode, Eric talks about building a long-term mindset and how that’s helped his financial life. He also shares how he paid off his graduate school debt of $40,000 off in 2 years, and how he … [Read more...]