An Uncensored Personal Finance Podcast

Play Podcast Episode

Finding Your Passion (Ep. 174)

“Find your passion” has become a hackneyed cliche but there is some merit in doing so, we just have to think of a less “Oprah” way of phrasing it.

  • Episodes and Show Notes

    finding-your-passion
    Finding Your Passion (Ep. 174)

    “Find your passion” has become a hackneyed cliche but there is some merit in doing so, we just have to think of a less “Oprah” way of phrasing it.

    advice-younger-selves
    Advice We Would Give Our Younger Selves (Ep. 173)

    Ever wish you had a TARDIS so you could go back in time to give your younger self advice? We’ll discuss what we know now that we wish we had knows then.

    inside-acorns
    Inside Acorns with Walter Cruttenden and Colton Dillion (Ep. 172)

    Acorns is an app that rounds up on your purchases and invests the change for you. Today we discuss the new app with the founder and innovation officer.

    health-savings-accounts
    Health Savings Account (HSA) Deep Dive with Todd Berkley and John Young (Ep. 171)

    Health insurance is so complicated. We deep dive into health savings accounts so you can get the most out of your health care dollars.

    better-know-a-millionaire-jim-wang
    Better Know a Millionaire with Jim Wang from Microblogger (Ep. 170)

    Jim Wang became a millionaire through his finance blog Bargaineering. He sold the site and started Microblogger. Let’s hang with an internet millionaire.

    chris-guillebeau
    The Happiness of Pursuit with Chris Guillebeau (Ep. 169)

    Best selling author, world traveler, entrepreneur, Chris Guillebeau joins us to discuss his latest book The Happiness of Pursuit.

    mr-money-mustache
    Early Retirement with Mr. Money Mustache (Ep. 168)

    Do you dream of retiring early? We interview the expert in early retirement, Mr Money Mustache. We must learn his ways.

    personal-finance-social-taboo
    Personal Finance and Social Taboo (Ep. 167)

    Most people are more willing to talk about sex, politics, and religion than about money. Why is personal finance such a taboo subject?

    borrowing-lending-money-f
    Lending and Borrowing Money from Family and Friends (Ep.166)

    “Never a borrower nor a lender be.” We’ll discuss the pitfalls of loaning or borrowing from family and friends.

    active-trading
    The Case Against Active Trading (Ep. 165)

    Active trading is buying securities and holding them for a short time before selling. We put the practice on trial and make a case against it.

    bob-clagett
    I Like To Make Stuff with Bob Clagett (Ep. 164)

    Did you ever want to become a DIY guru? Bob Clagett joins us to discuss how to make and fix things and be more self sufficient.

    5-questions-8
    5 Questions: IRA Migration, Financial Gifts, Establishing Credit (Ep. 163)

    Five listener questions answered, establishing credit, monetary gifts, Betterment security, IRA migration, and the pros and cons of renting out a room.

    sell-everything-challenge
    The Sell Everything Challenge (Ep. 162)

    Got too much stuff? Want to do a big purge before the cold weather sets in, maybe make a few bucks? Take the LMMs’ Sell Everything Challenge!

    labor-day
    The History of Labor Day (Ep. 161)

    It’s Labor Day and most of us are not working. We’ll tell you the reason you have the day off and the story of those who sacrificed so you could sleep in.

    pants
    Ask Me About My Pants (Ep. 160)

    Do you love clothes? Maybe you hate them, or at least spending money on them. But quality over quantity matters a lot when it comes to clothes.

    personal-capital
    The Investor’s Version of Mint: Personal Capital (Ep. 159)

    Personal Capital is Mint for investors. It’s a free App that allows you to track all of your investments in one place. Should you add it to your tool box?

    gratitude-currency
    Gratitude is the Currency of Life (Ep. 158)

    Money is the currency of living but gratitude is the currency of life. WTF does that mean? We’ll let Andrew explain it because we don’t know either.

    networking
    The Benefits of Networking (Ep. 157)

    Networking is a buzzword but that doesn’t mean it isn’t a valuable tool. Learn how doing it right can help advance your career.

    shanice-miller
    Debt Free College Grad with Shanice Miller (Ep. 156)

    Despite the dire warnings, it is possible to graduate college free of debt. Shanice Miller will tell us how to do it.

    david-mckeegan
    What the F**k is an ExPat with David McKeegan (Ep. 155)

    David McKeegan talks with us about the benefits of becoming an ExPat and dodging American tax laws by traveling the world.

    jesse-mecham
    You Need a Budget (YNAB) with Jesse Mecham (Ep. 154)

    We chat with Jesse Mecham, the CEO of YouNeedABudget.com (YNAB) about his very smart approach to budgeting.

    best-you-can-be
    Being the Best You Can Be at Your Job (Ep. 153)

    We should strive to be the best we can in all areas of life. One of the key areas to be the best is at work, the work you do for a boss or for yourself.

    pre-marital-finances
    Pre-Marital Finance Prep with Jeff (Ep. 152)

    Financial issues are a leading cause of divorce. Before you take the plunge, find out what you need to know so you don’t become a statistic.

    perfect-enemy
    Perfect is the Enemy of Good (Ep. 151)

    Perfect is not the enemy of good when it comes to trying to improve. Dwelling too much on minutia hurts the overall result.

    5-questions-7
    5 Questions: Rental Income, Couple Credit Scores, Stock Options (Ep. 150)

    You ask and we answer! Today we’ll discuss joint finances, joint credit cards, stock options, credit card debt, and money allocation.

    lending-club
    Andrew’s Lending Club Strategy (Ep. 149)

    We check in with Andrew’s Lending Club strategy to find out if he’s making any money and if it might be a good investment for the rest of us.

    timing-market
    Timing the Stock Market (Ep. 148)

    What is the number one mistake when it comes to investing? Attempting to time the market. We’ll explain why.

    laurel-staples
    Go Fire Yourself with Laurel Staples (Ep. 147)

    Laurel Staples joins us to teach us how to forget the American dream and start living our own dreams on our own terms.

    stay-motivated
    How We Stay Motivated (Ep. 146)

    Do you sometimes get into a slump, just a malaise that you can’t really pinpoint a reason for? It happens to us all. Together we’ll stay motivated!

    reasons-youre-broke
    21 Reasons You’re Broke (Ep. 145)

    Are you broke? Can you pinpoint why? We’re going to give you twenty one reasons for your brokeness. Listen hard and shape up!

    andrews-debt
    The Story of Andrew’s New Debt (Ep. 144)

    Andrew has $12,000 of debt! And yes, I did mean Andrew and not Matt. Has he forsaken his Listen Money Matters principles? Find out the shocking details.

    tame-bills
    How to Tame Bill Paying (Ep. 143)

    Are you still getting and paying bills by snail mail? Grab a whip and a chair and we’ll teach you how to tame them. Also learn about duck genitals!

    sunk-costs
    Economics 101: Sunk Costs (Ep. 142)

    The start of a new series! We teach you about finance but we want to teach you some economics too so you can apply what you learn to decisions you make.

    definition-success
    Changing the Definition of Success (Ep. 141)

    How do you define success? For many it’s making a certain amount of money, driving a certain car, living in a big house. But that is changing .

    liran-hirschkorn
    Learning About Life Insurance with Liran Hirschkorn (Ep. 140)

    Do YOU need a life insurance policy? Liran Hirschkorn from Best Life Quote will give us the criteria to answer that question.

    saving-money-college
    How to Save Money in College Round Table (Ep. 139)

    Student loans are expensive but they aren’t the only thing that costs money when you go to college. Learn how to save money while in school.

    wildman-steve-brill (1)
    What the F**k is Urban Foraging with Wildman Steve Brill (Ep.138)

    Living in a city doesn’t mean there aren’t tasty things to eat, you just have to know where to look. Steve Brill tells us what’s edible in the big city.

    know-the-show (1)
    Know the Show and How We Make Money (Ep. 137)

    Ever wonder what goes on behind the scenes at Listen, Money Matters? Trust me. It’s as glamorous as you probably imagine it to be! No, it’s really not.

    create-opportunity
    Create Your Own Opportunities (Ep. 136)

    The job market is still pretty bad and wages are stagnant. It might be time to create your own opportunity. We’ll discuss ways to do just that.

    5-questions-6
    5 Questions: Investing for a Home, Checking Accounts, and Credit Cards (Ep. 135)

    We answer your questions about saving for a home, credit cards, multiple checking accounts, teacher’s pay, and college expenses.

    college-roundtable
    The Ultimate College Debate Roundtable (Ep. 134)

    With tuition costs rising, there is a new debate over whether a degree is worth the expense. We’ll discuss the pros and cons in a roundtable discussion.

    justin-williams
    House Flipping with Justin Williams (Ep. 133)

    Think you can make money flipping houses? We talked to Justin Williams of House Flipping HQ about the art of making money remodeling houses.

    investing-myths
    5 Index Fund and Investing Myths (Ep. 132)

    Many of the reasons people are fearful of investing are myths. Let us help you separate fact from fiction so you can feel confident investing.

    materialism-minimalism
    Materialism Vs Minimalism (Ep. 131)

    Are you a materialist or a minimalist? Let us help you find a happy middle ground so you can have nice things and still afford nice things.

    lottery-gambling
    Gambling, Lottery and the Idiot’s Odds (Ep. 130)

    Ever heard the lottery referred to as “the fool’s tax?” Learn why the lottery is for idiots and why the odds are always in the house’s favor in a casino.

    mike-cagney
    Student Loan Refinancing with Mike Cagney (Ep. 129)

    Student loan refinancing can save you money but it’s a confusing process. Today we get some guidance from Mike Cagney, co-founder of SoFi.com.

    best-time-buy
    Best Time To Buy Things (Ep. 128)

    Just like produce, a lot of what you buy has a season. If you know what’s “in season” you can save a lot of money. We’ll find out when to buy what.

    5-questions-5
    Five Questions: Home Renovations, Side Hustles, Stock Earnings (Ep. 127)

    It’s time for listener questions. We’ll discuss stock earnings, home renovations, side hustles, emergency funds, and money for freelancers.

    jon-stein
    Inside Betterment with Jon Stein (Ep. 126)

    LMM delivers the big names! Betterment CEO Jon Stein gives us a behind the scenes look at how the company operates and makes your money work for you.

    credit-unions
    What the F**k are Credit Unions? (Ep. 125)

    What is a credit union? Is it different from a bank and is it a better choice? We’ll give you the information to decide.

    moving-tips
    Saving Tips for Moving (Ep. 124)

    Moving is third on a list of life stressors behind death of a partner and divorce. Learn how to save money during the process to help reduce the stress.

    alternatives-college
    Alternatives to College (Ep. 123)

    College is not for everyone particularly now that the cost is so high. We discuss alternative ways to be successful without a degree.

    pt-money
    Budgeting Allocation with PT Money (Ep. 122)

    PT Money, one of the most influential people in personal finance and founder of FinCon, shares some tricks to make budgeting easier and more effective.

    dividend-aristocrat (1)
    How to Become a Dividend Aristocrat (Ep. 121)

    What is a dividend and what is an aristocrat dividend? Adjust your monocle and we’ll find out.

    mad-fientist
    Advanced IRA Strategies with the Mad Fientist (Ep. 120)

    Our guest the Mad Fientist delves deep into IRA strategies. Find out why you should have one and which one will best fit your needs.

    social-security
    A Non-Political Discussion on Social Security (Ep. 119)

    Social security is a decisive topic but we’ll give you the facts while leaving the politics aside so you can draw your own conclusions.

    financial-philosphies
    Our Twelve Financial Philosophies (Ep. 118)

    We’re breaking down Listen Money Matter’s Twelve Financial Philosophies. Think and meditate on them and then live by them.

    kick-ass-credit-score
    Reasons You Need a Kick Ass Credit Score (Ep. 117)

    In the personal finance world there is a lot of talk about credit scores. But what makes up a credit score and why is it important to have a good one?

    quality-vs-cost
    Quality vs Cost (Ep. 116)

    As demonstrated in Vimes’ theory of boots, sometimes it saves money long term to spend more up front. What items are worth the splurge and which are not?

    shopping-sniper
    How to Be a Shopping Sniper (Ep. 115)

    A shopping sniper knows what they want, gets it, and gets out. We’ll teach you a few tricks to become the shopping sniper with the most confirmed kills.

    financially-responsible-person
    The Ideal Financially Responsible Person (Ep. 114)

    What does the ideal financially responsible person look like? Is it you? We’ll discuss achieving financial perfection. See how you stack up.

    5-questions-gold
    Five Questions: Gold, Stock Options, Coupons (Ep. 113)

    We’re answering listener questions about gold, stock options, coupons, investing, and how to avoid student loan debt.

    productivity-tips
    Profitable Personal Productivity Tips (Ep. 112)

    We all have the same 24 hours to work with. But there are lots of ways to get more out of those hours. We’ll give you some tips to make the job easier.

    dave-ramseys-investment-strategy
    Breaking Down the Dave Ramsey Investment Strategy (Ep. 111)

    We break down Dave Ramsey’s controversial investment advice. Can we all retire millionaires as he promises? Today we find out.

    financial-resources
    Our Favorite Financial Resources (Ep. 110)

    We hope LMM is your go-to place for all things personal finance but there are other resources available. We share some of our favorites.

    vangaurd
    What the F**k is Vanguard? (Ep. 109)

    Vanguard is one investment management company among many. Find out why so many people in the personal finance world are enamored of them.

    nick-loper
    Side Hustle Income with Nick Loper (Ep. 108)

    Want to earn some extra cash to pay off debts or go on vacation? Nick Loper shows us ways to use a side hustle to bring in some money outside of your 9-5.

    personal-investment-strategy
    My Personal Investment Strategy (Ep. 107)

    The finer points of personal investing including emergency funds, checking and savings accounts, and investing beyond Betterment.

    5-questions-lending-club
    Five Questions: Lending Club, Dave Ramsey, Credit Cards (Ep. 106)

    You ask and we answer. Five listener questions on everything from Dave Ramsey to credit cards to how to stay disciplined with spending.

    mark-fiebert
    Creating a Killer Job Resume with Mark Fiebert (Ep. 105)

    Your resume can make all the difference is a tough job market. We’ll find out what you need to build a killer resume so you land that job.

    jason-vitug
    Spend to Live with Jason Vitug from Phroogal (Ep. 104)

    Jason Vitug,founder of Phroogal shares his journey from corporate American to world traveler and founder of a blog loaded with personal finance tools.

    edward-castronova
    Wildcat Currencies with Edward Castronova (Ep. 103)

    Bitcoin, Dogecoin, Litecoin. Today we talk to an Professor Edward Coastronova, an expert on wildcat currencies.

    special-occasions
    How to Budget for Special Occasions (Ep. 102)

    Whether it’s a holiday, a birthday or an anniversary, we all have special days to celebrate. Find out how to do it up without spending too much.

    frugal-eating
    Frugal Eating and Cooking (Ep. 101)

    Cooking at home can save money, improve your health and your life. Today we talk about cooking and eating frugally.

    100-episode
    The 100th Episode Special (Ep. 100)

    Listen, Money Matters celebrates our milestone 100th episode by reminiscing over listener voted best episodes. Enjoy these classics!

    dollar-cost-averaging
    What the F**k is Dollar Cost Averaging? (Ep. 99)

    Dollar cost averaging takes the fear out of investing. Today we’ll explain what it is and how it benefits you whether you have $5 to start with or $1000.

    Save Money Around the House
    Saving Money Around the House (Ep. 98)

    Little tips can save you big at home. Get some money savings tips and find out if anything you’re doing now would cause Matt to punch you in the face.

    money-paperwork
    Managing Your Money Paperwork (Ep. 97)

    Despite being promised a “paperless society” we’re still drowning in reams of paperwork. Find out what you need to keep and what you can toss.

    yardsale-tag
    Selling Your Stuff for Cash with Yard Sales, Craigslist and eBay (Ep. 96)

    Most of us have homes full of stuff we never use. We’ll show you how to reduce that debt and your clutter by selling your stuff.

    snowball-stack
    Debt Reduction: Snowballing versus Stacking (Ep. 95)

    While “emotional payoff” might make you feel warm and fuzzy, it will cost you more time and money than the much superior stacking method of debt reduction.

    brenton-hayden
    Better Know A Millionaire with Brenton Hayden (Ep. 94)

    We interview Brenton Hayden to learn how he retired at 27, how he manages his money now, and what he does now that he’s not in an office everyday.

    boozing-on-a-budget
    Boozing on a Budget (Ep. 93)

    If there are two things we love: saving money and having a few drinks. Let us teach you how to best combine these two loves into a great night out.

    travis-sherry
    Travel Hacking Tips with Travis Sherry from Extra Pack of Peanuts (Ep. 92)

    Travis Sherry teaches us how to travel without spending a lot by going to cheaper destinations, scoring the best flight prices, and alternatives to hotels.

    buy-lease-car
    Buying or Leasing a Car (Ep. 91)

    Matt and Andrew bicker like two five year olds fighting over a toy about what is the better choice, buying a car or leasing one.

    no-college
    Why I Didn’t Go To College (Ep. 90)

    Matt explains why he didn’t go to college and we discuss the pros and cons of that decision.

    inflation
    Inflation, Deflation and Why It Matters (Ep. 89)

    What is inflation, what is deflation and what benefits is there to knowing? We’ll explain the basics and what you need to know to make sure your money keeps pace.

    failure
    Why We Think Failure is a Good Thing (Ep. 88)

    We all fail and we’re all afraid to fail. Today we’ll discuss why failure is not always the end of the road and may even be the beginning of a new path.

    barron-cuadro
    Dressing Nice for the Price with Barron Cuadro from Effortless Gent (Ep. 87)

    Barron Cuadro (best name ever) from The Effortless Gent teaches us how to dress well and look great without spending a fortune.

    controller
    Controlling Spending for the Out of Control Person (Ep. 86)

    How do you stop yourself from burning through your money? We discuss a few mind hacks to curb your monetary urges.

    travis-pizel
    Escaping $109,000 of Credit Card Debt with Travis Pizel (Ep. 85)

    Travis Pizel tells us how he and his wife accumulated $109,000 of credit card debt and how they paid off the debt and strengthened their relationship.

    5-questions-betterment
    5 Questions: Betterment, Passive Income, and Optimal Credit (Ep. 84)

    We’re answering listener’s questions about investing with Betterment, unpaid internships, 401K’s, passive income, and credit scores.

    fathers-day
    Father’s Day Money Special (Ep. 83)

    Matt and Andrew interview their dads to find out what mistakes and victories they had with money and what lessons they have for their sons and us listeners.

    apartment-building
    This Financial Life with Connor (Ep. 82)

    Listener Connor lays bare his finances for Matt and Andrew to scrutinize, critique and improve.

    joe-saul-sehy
    5 Reasons Your Financial Plan Sucks with Joe Saul-Sehy from Stacking Benjamins (Ep. 81)

    What are the five mistakes you’re making in your financial planning? Joe Saul-Sehy from Stacking Benjamins is here to let us know.

    tipping
    Just the Tips (Ep. 80)

    Tipping. Who, when, how much and how do you calculate it? Today we help you make sure your wait staff is not spitting in your food.

    darin-hayes
    To Roth or Not to Roth Redux with Darin Hayes (Ep. 79)

    We’re talking Roth and traditional IRA’s today with Darin Hayes, author of Beer Money.

    chris-costello-blooom
    401k Deep Dive with Chris Costello from Blooom (Ep. 78)

    Why is a 410k important and how can you manage it better? Chris Costello from Blooom.com takes us to the next level to maximize our 401K accounts.

    5-questions-kangaroo
    5 Questions: Emergency Funds, Debt vs Invest, and Frugality? (Ep. 77)

    We’re answering listener questions including: should I move money from my savings account to Betterment and should I get a credit card with 0% APR?

    value-of-time
    Understanding the Value of Time (Ep. 76)

    Do you know how much your time is really worth? Today we discuss when to trade money for time and vice versa.

    money-in-a-relationship
    Handling Money in a Relationship (Ep. 75)

    Relationships are hard enough as it is without talking about finances. So we’re gonna lay it down about how to handle money in a relationship.

    motocycle
    This Financial Life with Daniel Murrell (Ep. 74)

    Listener Daniel Murrell to analyze his financial situation. He shares a great strategy for making college affordable.

    being-broke
    Lessons I Learned From Being Broke (Ep. 73)

    Matt shares eighteen things he learned while being broke.

    landloard
    Pros and Cons of Being A Landlord with J. Money (Ep. 72)

    J. Money of BudgetsAreSexy.com discusses the pros and cons of being a landlord. Should you become a real estate mogul?

    money-question
    How Much Money Can You Really Live On? (Ep. 71)

    Andrew and Matt each break down (to the penny) how much they can really live on without any financial frills.

    heather-jarvis
    Student Loan Help with Heather Jarvis (Ep. 70)

    Heather Jarvis is a student loan expert helping those in need with her website full of educational resources and training for student loan help.

    awesome-job
    How to Find an Awesome Job (Ep. 69)

    We share stories about how we found awesome jobs in the past and new ways you can go about getting the job of your dreams on this episode.

    patrick-kenneally
    Researching Stocks with Patrick Kenneally (Ep. 68)

    Listener Patrick Kenneally discusses what you need to know when researching stocks.

    andy-steves
    Traveling Abroad with Andy Steves (Ep. 67)

    Travel expert Andy Steves teaches us how to travel abroad affordably while having an authentic experience.

    tony-stubblebine
    Money Habits with Tony Stubblebine from Lift (Ep. 66)

    Tony Stubblebine, CEO of Lift.do discusses how his habit building app can help us build good habits be they financial or another realm of our lives.

    money-mistakes
    13 Common Money Mistakes You Can Avoid (Ep. 65)

    Forbes Magazine published a list of common money mistakes many of us make. Which ones are you making?

    Miranda-Marquit
    The Importance of Emergency Funds with Miranda Marquit (Ep. 64)

    Personal finance writer Miranda Marquit will explain what an emergency fund is and why it’s vital to have one.

    memorial-day
    Memorial Day Special with Johnny (Ep. 63)

    In honor of Memorial Day, we interview our listener Johnny who is a member of the Air Force, working in the finance office.

    tfl-dan
    This Financial Life With Matt’s Brother (Ep. 62)

    Meet Dan, Matt’s financially savvy brother to discuss what he’s doing right, wrong, and what he could do better. Are money smarts genetic?

    yarn
    The Financial Importance of Your Hobbies (Ep. 61)

    Why not turn doing what you love into a way to make a bit of money on the side? We share ideas on how to make money with your hobbies.

    tfl-robbie
    This Financial Life with Robbie (Ep. 60)

    Listen, Money Matters assesses our listener Robbie Farlow’s financial life.

    j-david-stein
    Better Know a Millionaire with J. David Stein (Ep. 59)

    J David Stein visits for our ongoing Better Know A Millionaire series.

    thomas-frank
    Money Mindfulness with Thomas Frank (Ep. 58)

    Thomas Frank from College Geek Info joins us to discuss mindfulness and how it relates to our life goals whether they are financial or adventure related.

    over-think-your-finances
    How Not to Over Think Your Finances (Ep. 57)

    No one should spend too much time thinking about or managing their finances. Learn some tricks to make it easier.

    micheal-epstein
    Better Know a Millionaire with Michael Epstein (Ep. 56)

    Michael Epstein became a millionaire by the age of thirty. Michael will tell us how he did it and how you can too.

    money-first
    Where to Put Your Money First (Ep. 55)

    Which of your financial obligations should you meet first, loans, investing, credit cards? Learn where to best allocate your money.

    starbucks
    Don’t Give Up Your Starbucks Habit (Ep. 54)

    How can you find the extra money for the things you can’t live without? We’ll show you places to find a little something extra.

    wealth-wheel-podcast
    The Wealth Wheel (Ep. 53)

    Introducing the LMM’s Wealth Wheel. We also debate the age old question, what matters more, size or the motion of the ocean?

    raise-at-work
    How to Get a Raise at Work (Ep. 52)

    You deserve a raise. Find out the best strategy to ask for one and actually get it.

    jd-roth
    From Debt to Vet with J.D. Roth from Get Rich Slowly (Ep. 51)

    J.D. Roth is a titan in the world personal finance blogging . He shares his personal journey from massive consumer debt to personal finance genius.

    monopoly-hat
    Financial Lessons Learned From The Game of Monopoly (Ep. 50)

    Personal finance isn’t a game but there are lessons to be learned from the game of Monopoly.

    Laurie-Itkin
    Better Know a Millionaire with Laurie Itkin (Ep. 49)

    Learn lessons from millionaire Laurie Itkin in our “Better Know a Millionaire” show. Laurie explains how she became a millionaire before the age of 40.

    mothers-day
    Mother’s Day Money Special (Ep. 48)

    It’s Mother’s Day. Matt and Andrew interview their mom’s to find out what financial lessons they’ve learned.

    financial-advisor
    Do You Need a Financial Advisor? (Ep. 47)

    Investing can be confusing. But is it so complicated that you need to pay someone to do it for you?

    car
    Lessons Learned From Owning 7 Cars (Ep. 46)

    Matt has owned seven cars over the years. Find out what lessons he learned the hard way.

    joel-larsgaard-podcast
    Save Money Without Cramping Your Life with Joel Larsgaard (Ep. 45)

    Joel Larsgaard from Save Outside the Box shows us easy ways to save money without giving up the things you love.

    financially-successful-people
    Common Traits of Financially Successful People (Ep. 44)

    Get Rich Slowly recently posted an article titled, “The Ten Habits of Financially Successful People.” See how many you share.

    tax-returns
    Smart Ways To Spend Your Tax Return (Ep. 43)

    Everyone should have received or should soon receive your tax return. Today we discuss the best way to make that money work for you.

    claire-murdough
    Mastering Debt Reduction with Claire Murdough (Ep. 42)

    Many of us have debt. Claire Murdough from ReadyforZero.com, tells us how the free service will help you debt as quickly and efficiently as possible.

    vacation
    The Importance of Taking a Vacation (Ep. 41)

    Americans don’t get much vacation. Learn why it’s important to take what you do get. It will make you a better person and a better employee.

    High Frequency Trading
    What The F**k is High Frequency Trading? (Ep. 40)

    What is high frequency trading? Is it something you need to worry about? Don’t let the unknown keep you out of the market.

    Money To Invest
    Finding Extra Money to Invest With (Ep. 39)

    We discuss pain-free ways to find extra money to invest. Whether it’s into a Betterment account, a Roth IRA, or a brokerage account.

    jim-wang
    Turn Your Hobby Into a Money Maker with Jim Wang from Micro Blogger (Ep. 38)

    Jim Wang, founder of Bargaineering.com, discusses how you can turn your hobby into cash.

    retirement
    Changing the Definition of Retirement (Ep. 37)

    We believe retirement isn’t just for 65 year olds. You have the power to choose your own retirement date, or take mini-retirements.

    Kristin Wong
    The Psychology of Money with Kristin Wong (Ep. 36)

    On this episode we welcome blogger Kristin Wong to discuss the psychology of money. She grew up in a frugal home, but didn’t have any guidance in investing.

    zero-percent
    The Wisdom and Pitfalls of Zero Percent APR Financing (Ep. 35)

    On this episode, we talk about how zero percent APR financing, when not utilized intelligently, could come back to bite you in the ass.

    money-freedom
    Money For The Love of Freedom (Ep. 34)

    On this episode, we discuss why you should stop thinking about money because it will make you rich and start thinking about how it will give you freedom.

    frugality-trouble-worth
    Is Frugality More Trouble Than It’s Worth? (Ep. 33)

    On this episode, we discuss frugality and why sometimes it can be more trouble than it’s worth.

    Broke, Busted and Disgusted
    An Interview with Adam Carroll of Broke, Busted and Disgusted (Ep. 32)

    On this episode, we talk to Adam Carroll who created the documentary about the current student loan debt crisis called Broke, Busted and Disgusted.

    There's Always Money In The Banana Stand
    How Stocks, Bonds, and Funds Work (Ep. 31)

    On this episode, Andrew and I discuss how stocks, bonds and funds work, using original illustrations from Arrested Development.

    commandments
    The Average Investor’s Commandments (Ep. 30)

    On this episode Andrew and I discuss The Average Investor’s Commandments in full detail, and how to use these guidelines to start investing today.

    perfect-credit-card
    How to Find The Perfect Credit Card (Ep. 29)

    On this episode we talk about finding yourself the perfect credit card. We include 8 solid tips to help you start looking and applying for the perfect card.

    streamline refinancing
    Streamline Refinancing My Home Mortgage (Ep. 28)

    On this episode we talk about Streamline Refinancing. Specifically, how Matt saved $130 a month without increasing the term of his mortgage.

    cat-alford
    An Interview with Cat Alford of Budget Blonde (Ep. 27)

    On this episode, we talk to Cat Alford of BudgetBlonde.com. She’s a personal finance blogger, writer, and a proud mother of twins.

    gangsta-finance-podcast
    How to Master Your Wealth, Gangsta Style! (Ep. 26)

    We have two major announcements, including our new personal finance rap video and our book: “Mastering Mint.”

    mark-deal
    An Interview with Mark Deal of Foreign Investor Resource Group (Ep. 25)

    On this episode, we chat with Mark Deal who co-founded the Foreign Resource Group that connects overseas investors to the United States.

    apps
    Money Management and Productivity Tools We Use (Ep. 24)

    On this episode, we discuss our favorite money management and productivity tools, including: Mint, Betterment, Lift, Evernote, and more.

    omar-zenhom
    An Interview with Omar Zenhom of The $100 MBA (Ep. 23)

    We chat with Omar Zenhom, co-creator of $100MBA.net, about how he got started and was able to quit his job to start his business.

    bitcoin
    What The F**k is Bitcoin?! (Ep. 22)

    On this episode, we discuss the mystery of Bitcoin. What is it? How does it work? And should you invest in it?

    student-loans
    Paying Off Student Loans with Rebecca from Stapler Confessions (Ep. 21)

    On this episode, we talk to Rebecca about how she’s currently paying off her student loans and share tips and strategies on how you can do it too.

    greed-fear-podcast
    Getting Over The Fear of Investing (Ep. 20)

    If you have a fear of investing in the stock market, because you’re afraid you might lose it all, listen to this episode to put your mind at ease.

    jeff-rose
    Financial Mistakes & Blunders with Jeff Rose from Good Financial Cents (Ep. 19)

    In this episode, we talk to Jeff Rose of Good Financial Cents about the financial mistakes he’s made over the years, and even offer up our own stories.

    Caleb Wojcik
    Managing Small Business Finances with Caleb Wojcik (Ep. 18)

    In this episode, we talk to Caleb Wojcik (co-founder of Fizzle.co) about managing small business finances, and what the best tools are for doing so.

    Increase Your Credit Score
    Tips on How to Improve Your Credit Score (Ep. 17)

    In this episode, we provide some helpful tips on how to improve your credit score quickly, no matter where your credit stands.

    Rich People
    The Habits of Rich People (Ep. 16)

    In this episode, Andrew and I discuss the 20 habits of rich people according to Dave Ramsey.

    Peer to Peer Lending
    Peer to Peer Lending Introduction (Ep. 15)

    In this episode, Andrew educates me on the beauty and wealth building powerhouse that is peer to peer lending with LendingClub.com.

    New Year's Resolutions 2014
    Our New Year’s Resolutions for 2014 (Ep. 14)

    In this episode, Andrew and I discuss our 2014 New Year’s Resolutions which include our finances and our bodies — as is tradition.

    This Financial Life with Hersh
    This Financial Life: Hersh (Ep. 13)

    In this episode, we talk to one of our listeners, Hersh, about his personal financial profile and offer up some advice.

    four-percent-rule
    The Four Percent Rule (Ep. 12)

    In this episode, Andrew educates me on the 4% rule, which is the magic number that you can safely withdrawal from your investments every year and still grow your money.

    pick-stocks
    How to Pick Stocks (Ep. 11)

    In this episode we talk about how to pick stocks. We talk about the research that can be done, and what red and green flags to look for when picking stocks.

    large-purchases
    How to Justify Large Purchases (Ep. 10)

    In this episode, we answer a listener question via Facebook about how to justify large purchases, like a TV or laptop.

    bank-fees
    How to Avoid Bank Fees (Ep. 9)

    In this episode, we share stories about outrageous bank fees and how to avoid them at all costs. Subscribe to our weekly podcast on iTunes or Stitcher.

    simple-investing
    The Beginner’s Guide to Simple Investing (Ep. 8)

    In this episode, we help those who want to start simple investing but have no idea where to start.

    roth-not-roth
    To Roth or Not to Roth? (Ep. 7)

    In this episode we answer another listener question about whether he should invest in a Traditional 401k, a Roth 401k, or both.

    underwater-mortgage
    The Underwater Mortgage Escape Plan (Ep. 6)

    In this episode, we address a listener’s question about getting out from an underwater mortgage. We offer advice on saving money and moving on.

    budget-podcast
    Do You Have a Monthly Budget? (Ep. 5)

    In this episode we talk about budgets. What the hell is a budget anyway? Should you keep one monthly? We discuss all the benefits why you should have one.

    rent-vs-own
    Renting vs Owning a Home (Ep. 4)

    In this episode we talk about the pros and cons of renting vs owning a home. Which option is best for your situation? We tackle all that stuff!

    cash-credit-debit
    Cash vs. Credit Cards vs. Debit Cards (Ep. 3)

    What should you use for everyday spending? In this episode, we analyze each one, and weigh out the pros and cons. By the end of the episode, you’ll have an answer.

    save-money-automate
    How to Save Money and Automate It (Ep. 2)

    On this episode we talk about one of the most popular topics in personal finance: How to save money!

    listen-money-matters-podcast
    Introducing The Listen Money Matters Podcast (Ep. 1)

    We started a podcast! In this episode, we introduce ourselves and the rolls we’ll play in this weekly show.