Exit Your Timeshare Legally: Newton Group Transfers [Review]

imeshares always seem like such a good idea when you are in the midst of one of those infamous, hours-long presentations. Not only can you imagine the joys of vacationing every year in a fabulous resort for a low, low price, but the sales tactics of timeshare salespeople can do a whammy on your rational thought processes. Before you know it, you’ve signed on the dotted line, and you are the proud new owner of a timeshare in Florida. After a time, however, you will … [Read more...]

Buying a House will Slow Down Your Path to Financial Independence (But You Should Do it Anyway)

TLDR: buying a house isn’t the best way to build wealth - the stock market is better - but buying a home is still a great idea if you do it right. Buying a House is Still Part of Our "American Dream" Despite the buzz about renting being the new hottie, buying a home is still something the vast majority of us (like 80%) want to do. And it’s natural. You finish school, you find a spouse, and you want to set up camp. Everyone’s doing it! Well, not everyone, but … [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...]

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...]

034: Buying Your First Home with Lauren Bowling of Financial Best Life

Lauren Bowling is the award-winning blogger and editor behind the personal finance site Financial Best Life and author of The Millennial Homeowner: A Guide to Successfully Navigating Your First Home Purchase. In this episode, Lauren and I talk about breaking big financial goals down into small steps, her experience in financial therapy, her success with paying off $10,000 debt from shopping, the 50/30/20 budgeting method, working with LearnVest, and buying her first … [Read more...]

Get Cash for Your Home Equity – No Monthly Payments Required with Unison HomeOwner [Review]

Nationwide, many homeowners have been paying down their mortgages and have built up significant equity in their homes. At the same time, home prices have been rising. That means a lot of people are looking for ways to tap into the equity in their home. The traditional way of tapping into home equity is to obtain a home equity loan or HELOC through a bank or a lender. You are charged an interest rate, have to pay assorted closing costs and must commit to making … [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...]

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...]

024: Keeping the Personal in Personal Finance with Jen Hemphill

Jen Hemphill helps busy ambitious women transform their finances from being overwhelming to bringing joy, simplicity, and confidence. She is a Motivational Money Coach, an AFC® (Accredited Financial Counselor) and host of the Her Money Matters Podcast. Jen is a friend and I owe a lot of the success of my podcast launch to her. She really helped me to craft my show topic and gave me some general technical advice as well. She just hit her 100th episode! Congrats, … [Read more...]

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 (that I recorded with Erin twice, unfortunately - that's the inside joke at the beginning), I chat with Erin about how she … [Read more...]