11 Apps (and Websites) to Make the Most of Black Friday

y husband, who has been known to fake the flu to avoid going shopping, has one shopping weakness: bargain hunting. And nothing thrills bargain hunters quite like the words Black Friday. It's awash in the promise of incredible deals for those willing to wait in line (and only occasionally willing to shove other shoppers). But over the years, it's become more and more difficult for ordinary individuals like my husband to find the promised deals without a major … [Read more...]

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This post is brought to you by FreedomPop. While this is a sponsored post, all content and opinions expressed here are my own. f you're like me, you probably favor companies that you know are fighting for you? I’ve long been impressed by the offerings of FreedomPop, the no-really-we’re-not-kidding FREE mobile and Internet service provider that has been disrupting the mobile service model since 2011. While their 100% free plans might not work for every cell phone … [Read more...]

BillFixers Review: Why You Should Let Them Negotiate Your Bills

Editor's note: PT here. I'm happily paying BillFixers $27 a month ($324 in total) for the next year. Why? Because they saved me a total of $648 on my Internet service with AT&T! To see how BillFixers could work for you, check out our full review below... ills, bills, bills! They can seem never-ending. From your cable bill to your lawn service, they just keep piling up. I am always looking for different ways to lower my bills and looking for additional ways to … [Read more...]

The Best Personal Finance Budget Software with Apps (In 2018)

anaging your money is a complex skill, especially now that you no longer have to leave the house or even pull out your wallet in order to spend money. That’s why it is more important than ever for you to track spending and stick to a budget. But the old-school methods of budgeting can be far too onerous for the new Millennium. Hardly anyone wants to be carrying an old-fashioned ledger book around with them to record financial transactions. Creating your own Excel … [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...]

050: Using Your Values and Goals to Reach Financial Independence with Matt Miner

Matt Miner is a coach, author, and speaker who works with folks to get the most out of their money by understanding his clients’ values and goals, and then helping them do what it takes to gain control of their income and increase their savings rate. Check out his work at DesignIndependence.com. Matt holds a Bachelor of Science in Finance from Arizona State University in Tempe Ariz. and an MBA from Duke University in Durham, N.C. On weekdays, he leads the sales … [Read more...]

048: Retiring Early to Travel the World with Jeremy from GoCurryCracker

After retiring in their 30s, Jeremy & Winnie spent the last 4 years traveling the world. Their son joined them 2 years ago, and visited 16 countries in his first 16 months. Jeremy says, "who knows what the future holds, but most likely more travel and adventure." They share it all over at GoCurryCracker.com - visit their site to see why the funky name. Listen in as we find out how and why Jeremy chose to retire early and what he does with his free time now. So … [Read more...]

The Best Cash Back Sites (like Ebates.com)

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 5% cash back, with some retailers offering more than that. So how do these online malls offer this cash back? Well, they actually get a commission on the sale of the merchant's product. They then turn around and give you a cut of that commission. Plus, they sometimes list coupons for you to use to couple with your cash back. … [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. 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 Sarah for … [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...]