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...]

How I Use Excel to Manage My Family’s Budget (Free Download)

I have long been a money nerd. As a small child, I used to empty my piggy bank, count everything that was inside, and put it all back in, feeling pretty good about my net worth as an 8-year-old. So, it should come as no surprise that the detail-oriented piggy-bank counter has grown up to use a pretty complex system for keeping track of my family budget. I mentioned to PT on our podcast conversation that I have an Excel spreadsheet that I use to keep tabs on every … [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...]

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. 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 Bill for … [Read more...]

039: Travel in Style with Freelancer and Credit Card Expert Jason Steele

Jason Steele is an expert on credit cards and awards travel. He writes for several of the top personal finance websites including PTMoney.com, and his work is syndicated to mainstream publications. Jason has launched the CardCon conference. Find out more at CardConExpo.com. So let’s dig in. Let’s meet today’s Master of Money. Listen to the Episode with Jason Listen to it on iTunes. Stream by clicking here. Download as an MP3 by right-clicking here … [Read more...]

60+ Christmas Gift Ideas Under $25

The holidays can take a toll on your budget. Fear not - we've got you covered with 60 gift ideas for everyone on your list. The best part is that each idea on this list costs $25 or less. From toys for your kids to the perfect present for the office white elephant gift exchange, our list will make this year’s holiday shopping easy and affordable. Gift Exchange and Christmas List Ideas 1. Lost and Found App Know someone who … [Read more...]

037: Radical Personal Finance with Joshua Sheats

Joshua Sheats is the creator of the Radical Personal Finance podcast. He’s the world’s leading authority on integrating lifestyle goals and money goals without conflict. He teaches normal people how to seamlessly connect the science of financial planning with the joy of goal achievement. Joshua is dedicated to helping normal people achieve financial freedom by merging the creative (and crazy) ideas from the world of personal finance with the academic integrity of … [Read more...]

032: Live Well Today and Tomorrow with Roger Whitney, the Retirement Answer Man

Roger Whitney is the Retirement Answer Man, and he believes you can create a great life that balances living well today AND living well tomorrow by having the right little conversations about money. Over the last 24 years, he has worked directly with clients on this journey and shares the wisdom he's learned on his weekly podcast, The Retirement Answer Man, and his blog at rogerwhitney.com. This is a great interview with Roger. He’s really living out this "living … [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...]

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...]