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 also realized how overwhelming the whole process can feel. There are a lot of things to consider when buying a home -- from which neighborhood you want to live in, to how big … [Read more...]

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 story of surviving and thriving financially on an actress's salary living in NYC. It’s a great read. In this episode, you’ll learn the importance of … [Read more...]

015: How to Organize and Invest Your Money with America’s Millennial Money Expert Robert Farrington

Robert Farrington is America's Millennial Money Expert and Founder of TheCollegeInvestor.com. Robert is on a mission to help millennials get out of student loan debt and start building wealth for their future. Robert is the quintessential master of his money. At such a young age in his early 30s he’s showing us all how it’s done. Really impressive. In this episode, you’ll hear Robert share how he’s managed to pay off debt and make huge strides with his … [Read more...]

013: Living Like a College Student with The Ultimate Millennial Money Nerd Whitney Hansen

Enjoying these show notes from the Masters of Money podcast? Be sure to subscribe to the show in iTunes and you'll get notified when each new episode is ready! Who is Whitney Hansen? In this episode, we’ll get to hear from Whitney Hansen. Whitney is a personal finance coach and entrepreneur. She teaches millennials how to pay off debt and gain financial independence over at WhitneyHansen.com. She also is the creator of The Money Nerds Podcast. The show’s concept … [Read more...]

Avoid PMI and Keep Your Cash with Unison HomeBuyer [Review]

The dreaded PMI. Private mortgage insurance. Can we all agree that it stinks? I remember when I was considering buying my first home - after some initial research with my personal finance blogging peers - it became apparent that I needed to do everything in my power to avoid PMI. After buckling down and saving up 20% I was able to make it happen. But I’m in Texas. Where salaries are high and property values are low (well, at least they were back when I was … [Read more...]

010: Why Rejecting a “Normal” Life is Worth It with DailyWorth’s Amanda Steinberg

Enjoying these show notes from the Masters of Money podcast? Be sure to subscribe to the show in iTunes and you'll get notified when each new episode is ready! Who is Amanda Steinberg? Alright, let’s meet today’s Master of Money. Amanda Steinberg launched DailyWorth in 2009 to bring a fresh voice and an outsider’s perspective to personal finance. Oprah selected her to the exclusive SuperSoul 100, and Forbes named her one of twenty-one New Money Masters (how … [Read more...]

009: Why You Need 14 Different Bank Accounts with Talaat and Tai McNeely of His and Her Money

Enjoying these show notes from the Masters of Money podcast? Be sure to subscribe to the show in iTunes and you'll get notified when each new episode is ready! Who are Talaat and Tai McNeely? Alright, let’s meet today’s Master of Money. Talaat and Tai McNeely "America's #1 Money Couple", are Financial Educators that are on a mission to get couples on the same page financially, and to experience the joys of financial freedom. They are co-authors of Money Talks: … [Read more...]

007: How to Afford Anything by Hacking Your Housing Costs with Paula Pant

Enjoying these show notes from the Masters of Money podcast? Be sure to subscribe to the show in iTunes and you'll get notified when each new episode is ready! Who is Paula Pant? Paula Pant quit her 9-to-5 job, built financial independence (so that she never needs to trade time for money), launched an online business and owns 7 rental property units. She's the host of the Afford Anything podcast and the blogger at AffordAnything.com one of my favorite … [Read more...]

005: How to Track Your Expenses with Zina Kumok

Enjoying these show notes from the podcast? Be sure to subscribe to the show in iTunes and you'll get notified when each new episode is ready! Who is Zina Kumok? Zina Kumok is a freelance writer who specializes in personal finance (one of the best … she’s done some writing for me). She is the mastermind behind DebtFreeAfterThree.com, a blog about how she paid off $28,000 worth of student loans in three years as a journalist. Zina lives in Denver with her husband, … [Read more...]

004: How to Spend According to Your Values with Lauren Greutman

Enjoying these show notes from the podcast? Be sure to subscribe to the show in iTunes and you'll get notified when each new episode is ready! Who is Lauren Greutman? Lauren Greutman is the #1 Best Selling Author of the book the Recovering Spender and runs ones of the largest personal finance websites for women in the country. She is a regular TODAY show guest, and frequently appears on Dr. Oz, Good Morning America, and many more. Lauren lives in New York with her … [Read more...]

003: Laser Focus on Financial Success with Joe Saul-Sehy

My goal with this show is to help you improve your financial life by bringing you deep, revealing conversations around the taboo topic of money with my money nerd friends who aren’t afraid to share. Subscribe to the show. Who is Joe Saul-Sehy? Alright, let’s meet today’s Master of Money. Joe Saul-Sehy is the host of the Stacking Benjamins podcast, a light, magazine-style podcast that covers interesting events in the financial planning world and interesting people … [Read more...]

002: How to Do the Little Things Well with Tiffany “The Budgetnista” Aliche

My goal with this show is to help you improve your financial life by bringing you deep, revealing conversations around the taboo topic of money with my money nerd friends who aren’t afraid to share. Who is Tiffany Aliche? Alright, let’s meet today’s Master of Money. Tiffany “The Budgetnista” Aliche is quickly becoming America's favorite, personal financial educator. Tiffany is the founder of the LIVE RICHER Challenge, a free online challenge that’s reached over 200,000 … [Read more...]