Candice Elliott ~ Senior Editor

Candice Elliott is a substantial contributor to Listen Money Matters. She has been a personal finance writer since 2013 and has written extensively on student loan debt, investing, and credit. She has successfully navigated these areas in her own life and knows how to help others do the same. Candice has answered thousands of questions from the LMM community and spent countless hours doing research for hundreds of personal finance articles. She happily calls New Orleans, Louisiana home-the most fun city in the world.

26 Creative & Fun Things To Do For Free on Saturday Night

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Need some quality ideas for what to do on a Saturday night? We’ll show you some fun things to do for free or on the cheap. You may even earn some money. You don’t always have to go out drinking with your friends at a bar or ditch everyone and decide to stay in just because you don’t have money.

Why Listen Money Matters Matters and How It’ll Make You a Money Maven

Why LMM Matters

As we approach our third anniversary at LMM, I wanted to share why Listen Money Matters, Matters. To me and hopefully to you too.

17 Best Side Hustles To Make Money

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Every day you should be hustling but you don’t want to waste your time on hustles that aren’t lucrative. These are the 17 best side hustles to make money.

Passive Investing: Why It’s the Easiest Way to Build Wealth

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Ready to start investing but not sure you have the time or knowledge? Passive investing is the answer. We’ll explain how to invest the hands-off way.

The Coffeehouse Portfolio: Caffeinate Your Investment Strategy

The Coffeehouse Portfolio: Caffeinate Your Investment Strategy

Investing is not as complicated as Wall Street would have you believe. Anyone reading this can become a successful investor. Part of successful investing is creating a portfolio that’s right for you, your age, your time horizon, and your financial goals. This is where investing gets complicated. Creating a portfolio from scratch takes a lot of research, time, and effort. But you don’t have to create one out of thin air. You can use the coffeehouse portfolio.

How To Get Rich Without Getting Lucky

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We all want to get rich. If you want to know how to get rich without getting lucky, Twitter can teach you. We break down the Twitter thread that went viral.

Corporate Welfare: How Exactly Does It Affect Us As Americans

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Welfare is a dirty word in America. Corporate welfare is the real dirty word though, x rated in fact. See just who gets the real welfare in America.

Budget Meals: What To Eat When You’re Strapped For Cash

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There are lots of ways to save money on food. Here are a lot of ideas for budget meals and what to eat when you’re strapped for cash.

Knowledge is Power: Why Knowledge Is More Valuable Than Money

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We are a podcast about money but even we believe there is something more valuable than money and that thing is knowledge. Knowledge is power: why knowledge is more valuable than money.

Simple Ways to Earn a Bunch of Amazon Gift Cards

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As good as Amazon’s prices often are, the best things in life are free. And there are so many ways to earn Amazon gift cards that you might never have to enter your credit card number into Amazon again.

24 Financial Tips For Low-Income Earners

Book "Damn Good Advice (for people with talent!)" by George Lois

Much financial advice is aimed at those making good money leaving the rest of us behind. We want to fix that with 24 financial tips for low-income earners.

The Truth About The FIRE Movement

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If you read any personal finance blogs or listen to any personal finance podcasts, you’ve probably heard of the FIRE movement. We set about finding the truth about the FIRE movement.

Budget Categories: Setting Them Up Without Losing Your Sanity

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How detailed do you need to be with budget categories? Do you separate lunch from dinner or lump everything into a few areas? And which method is better?

Do You Need Help Paying Bills? Here’s What to Do [UPDATED]

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We are in an unprecedented situation. The coronavirus or COVID-19 is going to significantly impact the world economy, just how bad things are going to be, we can only speculate. But right now, things are already dire for some of you. If you need help paying bills or other forms of financial assistance, we’ve got a comprehensive list of resources.

How to Actually Save Thousands on Your Mortgage

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Adam Carroll joins us to discuss how to actually save thousands on your mortgage with home equity lines of credit.

Turn Dave Ramsey’s Baby Steps Into Giant Steps To Financial Freedom

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Reaching your money goals isn’t easy, but it is simple. We’re turn Dave Ramsey’s baby steps into giant steps towards financial freedom.

How The National Debt Actually Works

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We hear a lot about the national debt but many of us don’t really know what it is or how it works. Today we will have an apolitical discussion on how the national debt actually works. 

Want to Know How to Become Rich? Here Are 21 Interesting Habits of Rich People

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Rich people are different than you and me. How are they different, though? Rich people have good habits. Habits that make them more successful, healthier, and smarter. And those things can help you accumulate wealth.This list of 21 rich habits will teach you how to become rich and put you on the path to wealth.

Compound Interest: The 8th Wonder of the World

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Compound interest is a double-edged sword. When it’s working for you, it’s your best friend. When it’s working against you, it’s your worst enemy. We’ll explain what compound interest is.

The Best Apps To Make Money Fast

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In the past, if you wanted to make some extra money, you’d take a part-time job or maybe do something like babysit or mow lawns. But making money in those ways meant that you had to be on someone else’s schedule which wasn’t always convenient when you already had a regular job and other responsibilities.

Hourly vs Salary: Advantages, Disadvantages and Opportunities

Hourly-Vs.-Salary

It can seem more prestigious to be in a salaried position, maybe more because of what it used to mean that because of what it means now. It used to mean white collar, benefits, an office. Some salaried positions still offer those things but they’re not automatic. In a battle of hourly vs salary, which prevails?

Stay Home, Get Paid. Legitimate Work From Home Jobs

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If you’re looking to work from home, there are seemingly dozens of choices. These are legitimate work from home jobs so you can start working from your couch.

The Definition of Wealth: What It Really Means To Be Wealthy

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The word wealthy is like the word happy, it means something different to everyone. What is wealth? What it really means to be wealthy is entirely up to you. 

How To Get Out Of Debt Even On A Low Income

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Not all of us make six figures so paying off debt can be tough. But it’s not impossible. It took time to acquire debt, and it will take some time to pay it off. It’s time to make a plan, make some sacrifices, make extra money to destroy that debt. We will show you can get out of debt fast even on a low income.

Money Tips For Teenagers: Your Future Self Will Thank You

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If you’re a teenager, you are in a very powerful position. Starting good money habits now will put you ahead for the rest of your life. Here are 8 money tips for teenagers.

How The Hell Does Someone Save Up For a House?

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With the median home price in the U.S. at $188,900, how the hell does someone save up for a house?

How to Buy a House With No Money: Avoid Paying 20% Down and Do This

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Are you yearning for a home of your own but short on cash? You can buy a house! Let’s look at ways to buy one with no money.

Credit Union vs. Bank: Which One is Better For Your Money

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When it comes to storing your cash, you have three choices, under the mattress, a credit union, or a bank. Don’t do the first one. That leaves us with credit union vs bank, which one is better for your money?

Finally Get Paid For Your Opinion: Survey Junkie Review

survey junkie review

Do you have lots of opinions? You can get paid for sharing them at Survey Junkie. But is it worth it? Find out in our Survey Junkie review.

Why Vanguard Funds Are First-Rate Amongst Investors

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If you read or listen to anything related to personal finance, you have heard of Vanguard Funds. But WTF are Vanguard Funds and why are they so popular?

Get Paid For The Things You Already Do – A Swagbucks Review

swagbucks review

Looking to make some extra money on-line? Swagbucks is often talked about as a place to do it. Can you make money on Swagbucks?  Our Swagbucks review will answer that question.

Should You Use FreeTaxUSA To File Your Taxes? Our Review

Should You Use FreeTaxUSA To File Your Taxes? Our Review

There are a lot of programs to help you do your taxes so you want the best one. We take a look at FreeTaxUSA. Should you use FreeTaxUSA to file? Our review.

Why is it So Hard to Escape Poverty in America

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The American Dream is built on the idea that anyone can get ahead but financial security is not a luxury within reach to any and all citizens.

Why Am I Broke? 15 Reasons Why and How To Fix Them

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Do you seem to never have any money at the end of the month but can’t figure out why? Here are 17 reasons you’re broke and how to fix them.

Burnt Out: What To Do When You’ve Had Enough

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A few months ago we did a podcast on burnout and it resonated with many of you. Because it seems to be an epidemic, we wanted to delve a little further.

Money Making Ideas: 21 Smart Ways to Increase Your Income

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At a certain point, you can’t save any more money; there just isn’t anything left to cut. And really, saving money is not nearly as impactful as making more. So whether you want to increase your income to pay off debt, save for a home, take a vacation, or retire early, we have ways to do it. Here are our favorite money making ideas.

How to Become Great at Anything: The Truth Behind The 10,000-Hour Rule

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There is a lot of misinformation about the 10,000-hour rule theory of self-improvement and it turns out now all 10,000 hours are the same. We delve into the truth behind the 10,000-hour rule and show you how to become great at anything. 

How To Save Money For Your First Apartment: 9 Simple Tips

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Moving into your first place is exciting and daunting at the same time. There is so much you need. For most of us, that need has to be balanced with a limited budget, both in furnishing your place and living there. Here are some first apartment tips that will help you save money.

The Hidden Costs of Buying a House

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If you’re sick of renting, you might be considering a home purchase. After all, mortgages tend to be cheaper than paying rent — so why doesn’t everyone just stop renting and buy a home? The truth is that buying a house isn’t just a matter of paying the mortgage every month. There are all kinds of hidden costs of buying a home.

The BRRR Strategy: How Cash Out Deals Work

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We’ve covered many of the basics about rental property and now we’re going to go deeper. We will explain the BRRR strategy and how cash out deals work.

The Pink Tax: What’s the Cost of Being a Female Consumer in 2020?

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Only about half of us pay the pink tax. It’s the extra amount women pay for goods and services that are almost identical to the lower-priced male version.

28 Tax Deductions You Didn’t Know You Could Write Off

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Tax day is coming up fast, and you want to to take advantages of as many tax deductions as you can. You know the typical write-offs, but we found 28 tax deductions you didn’t know you could write off.

The 401K Loan: What You Need to Know about Using One [in 2020]

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Your 401k is meant to fund your retirement. But you can withdraw money from it earlier. Is borrowing against your 401K ever a good idea?

REIT Investing: An Exceptional Passive Income Stream?

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Are you looking for a way to invest in real estate without all of the hassles of becoming a landlord? Then REIT investing might be just what you’re looking for. But what is REIT investing?

How Much Should I Have in My 401k?

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A 401k is a retirement investment account. It’s the first foray into investing for many of us and is an important part of your overall portfolio. We’ll break down how much to contribute to your 401k retirement account based on your age.

LLC vs S Corp: The Amazing Tax Benefits Of Having a Business

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The two most expensive things in life are taxes and interest, and we want to avoid both. One of the best ways to avoid taxes is by starting a business. Today we will discuss LLC vs S Corp and the amazing tax benefits of having a business.

16 Realistic and Actionable Ways to Make One Million Dollars

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If you want to become a millionaire, it’s entirely possible and easier than you think. No snake oil or voodoo, here, just 16 realistic ways to make one million dollars.

Average Net Worth By Age: How Do You Stack Up?

average networth by age

Net worth is a useful tool to gauge your overall financial picture. We have good data in America for average net worth by age. See how you stack up and because LMM listeners are not average, what your net worth by age should be. 

28 Simple Online Jobs for Teens That Earn Money This Year

online jobs for teens

Many of us had high school jobs whether we babysat on weekends or worked in a store or restaurant after school. Those sound old fashioned to today’s teens. These days they are turning to the internet to make money. We tracked 22 awesome online jobs for teens.

Quicken Alternatives: 14 High-Caliber Money Management Tools

quicken alternatives

Quicken is no longer the only game in town. This article uncovers 14 Quicken alternatives you can start using today. Simply put,  if you’re searching for exceptional accounting software that integrates into your money management system, you’ll enjoy this post.

Retirement Spending: Don’t Run Out of Money with This Game Plan

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Most of us dream of retirement, sleeping in, no commute, all of our days will belong to us, and we can use them to do whatever we want. For those into the FIRE (Financial Independence, Retire Early) movement, retirement might be just around the corner. For those planning to retire at the traditional age of 65, it might be decades away.

How Peer to Peer Lending Works For Borrowers And Investors

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Peer to peer lending is a great way for individual investors to make money and borrowers to save money.If you want to get in on it we’ll detail everything you need to know.

How to Save Money: 23 Easy Ways To Start Saving Today

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Do you want to learn how to save money? We have 23 ways to save money that are pretty painless and easy to implement. Ready? Let’s get saving!

Our 5 Step Guide To Saving For A House Fast

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Are you thinking of buying a home? Ideally, you will have at least a 20% down payment. Here are some ways to save for a house fast.

How To Set Up Your Budget Categories With The 50:30:20 Rule

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You already know that you have to have a budget. It’s basically Rule #1 when it comes to personal finance. If you don’t know exactly […]

The Efficient Frontier: Is Your Portfolio Optimized Along Its Edge?

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Even those who consider all things personal finance, particularly all things investing, to be a hobby and speak all the related lingo fluently, may not be familiar with the name Harry Markowitz or the term efficient frontier. However, they may be familiar with the term Modern Portfolio Theory.

The Best Real Estate Investments for Your Money This Year

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Looking for an investing opportunity outside the stock market? Real estate investing fits the bill. We’ll show you the best real estate investments.

Portfolio Diversification: Reduce Your Risk with This Investment Strategy

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You’ve heard the term diversification, but you might not know what it means. It’s more complicated than merely owning stocks and bonds. Portfolio diversification isn’t just a financial advisor’s fancy term; it’s an integral part of any long-term investment strategy.

An Ultimate Guide To Earning Passive Income

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It won’t happen overnight and you’ll need a few different irons in the fire, not the least of which is a variety of investments, but if you want to make some extra money, we’ll give you some of the best passive income ideas that we use to make money.

Rewired Not Retired – How to Engineer The Life You Love

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We dream of FIRE but aren’t sure how to get there. Early retirement is different to traditional retirement. Learn how to be rewired not retired.

Stuck In A Rut? How To Get Financially Unstuck

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It’s easy to make the same money mistakes time and again. Before you know it, you’re stuck in a financial rut. This is how to get financially unstuck.

Start Making More Money: Here Are Online Jobs Ideas For Everyone

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Tired of commuting, annoying coworkers, and being stuck in a cube all day? If the answer is yes, an online job might be just the solution you’re looking for. We checked out dozens and found the best online jobs for everyone. 

The Golden Butterfly vs the All Weather Portfolio: An In-Depth Guide

The All Weather Portfolio and The Golden Butterfly

We’re putting two portfolios head to head. When it comes to the All Weather Portfolio versus the Golden Butterfly, which comes out on top?

Investing In Agriculture With Harvest Returns

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Investing in agriculture may not be on your radar yet but it should be. Investing in agriculture is a way to diversify your portfolio and invest ethically.

Socially Responsible Investing: Invest In The World You Want to Live In

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What is socially responsible investing? It’s a method of investing that allows you to change the world around you and make money at the same time.

A Review of Our Favorite Robo Advisors with Investor Junkie

"...automation applied to an efficient operation will magnify the efficiency." —Bill Gates

What are Robo Advisors and should you use one? We think they’re pretty awesome and Larry Ludwig from Investor Junkie breaks it down for us.

Bounce Back From a Market Correction With an Opportunity Fund

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No one can predict the future but based on past events, a market correction is coming. You need to start preparing for a market correction with an opportunity fund. 

Recession Fire Drill: $250 Trillion World Debt Edition

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No one can predict when a recession will happen but October was warning of things to come. A recession fire drill if you will. When we understand what a recession is, we can take steps to protect ourselves from the fallout.

Interest Rates During a Recession, What Happens, and What Not to Do

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Worried we’re heading towards a recession? We have something to help you through it. Read our dos and don’ts during a recession before you make any moves.

What to Do with Your Tax Refund: 10 Smart Ways to Spend It In 2020

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Did you get a tax refund? Maybe you’re wondering what to do with that tax refund. Learn some smart ways to spend your tax return money.

Financial Intervention: What to Do When Things Are Dire

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Do you know someone who has a spending problem? An intervention might be required. We’ll explain what you should know to stage a financial intervention.

Should I Invest In Stocks? Getting Over The Fear Of Investing

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Have you asked yourself, “Should I invest in stocks?” If you’re not investing, maybe fear is stopping you. We’ll help you overcome the fear of investing.

It’s Time to Take Back Your Vacation America!

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Last year the average American only took 77% of their vacation days, working nearly a week for free. It’s time to take back your vacation America!

Recession-Proof Stocks: Surviving Market Crashes and Global Pandemics

Recession-Proof Stocks: Surviving Market Crashes and Global Pandemics

Record plunges in the stock market, the NYSE hitting the kill switch, record unemployment numbers. It’s a scary time to be an investor; it’s a frightening time to be a person! But it can also be a great time to be an investor if you know what to invest in during a recession.

The Coronavirus Era: Financial Pointers for Conserving Your Cash

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There are plenty of things to fear amid the coronavirus (or COVID-19 pandemic) and financial worries are probably at the top of the list. We can help calm those concerns for you with some personal finance tips to deal with the global pandemic.

5 Questions: Stack vs Snowball, College Wisdom, Comcast ETF

Five Questions: Stack Vs. Snowball, College Wisdom, Comcast ETF, and more

It’s the episode devoted to your questions. Today we talk about the stack vs snowball methods of debt reduction, college wisdom, and Comcast ETF.

Combating Complacency with Grant Peelle

Grant Peelle: Documentary Filmmaker

Ever feel that you’re just kind of stuck, complacent? Grant Peelle made a documentary about people who felt that way and did something about it.

Figure Skating and 2016 Goals

Figure Skating and 2016 Goals

It’s the time of year to reflect on the past twelve months and set goals for the new year. What does figure skating have to do with it? Tune in to find out.

Father’s Day Money Special

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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.

This Financial Life with Robbie

This Financial Life

It’s interesting to hear someone else’s personal finance story and we are lucky enough to have listeners willing to share this financial life. Today we are joined by one such listener. Join us for this financial life with Robbie. 

5 Awesome Questions From You: Mortgage, Credit Cards and Retirement

Five Questions: Mortgage Rates, Rental Property and Analyzing Individual Stocks

We haven’t done a 5 questions episode for a while. Here are 5 awesome questions from you about mortgages, credit cards, and retirement.

Getting Your Significant Other On Board Financially with Laura Fiebert

Laura Fiebart: Head of Operations at LMM (and Andrew's wife)

Fights over money are a leading cause of divorce. Andrew’s wife Laura joins us to talk about getting a reluctant spouse on board financially.

How to Master Your Wealth, Gangsta Style!

Gangsta Finance

Don’t manage your money like an old white dude. Manage your money like a gansta! Learn how via our rap video and new book, Mastering Mint.

How to Tame Bill Paying

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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!

Inside Betterment with Jon Stein

John Stein: C.E.O. of Betterment

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.

An Interview with Mark Deal of Foreign Investor Resource Group

Mark Deal

We interview Mark Deal who founded a company that connects overseas investors with Americans who want to start businesses and create new jobs.

Level Up Your Life With Steve Kamb

Level Up Your Life with Steve Kamb

Want to level up your life? Steve Kamb from Nerd Fitness joins us to discuss turning your life into a game.

The Expert Paradox: The Move from Being a Learner to Being a Knower

"Learning never exhausts the mind." —Leonardo da Vinci

When you become an expert at something, it stops the learning process and stunts your growth. But knowledge is infinite and we should always be learning.

Why We Think Failure is a Good Thing

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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.

This Financial Life with Connor

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This financial life episodes give us a chance to delve into a listener’s personal finance life and to give them some advice to improve it. Today we have This Financial Life with Connor. 

Understanding Financial Security with Robert Siciliano

Robert Siciliano: Identity Theft Consultant

Identity theft can wreck your life and your credit. Security expert Robert Siciliano joins us to discuss how to protect sensitive information.

What Is Fry Vocal Fry? How Your Voice Affects Your Career

"The human voice is the most beautiful instrument of all, but it is the most difficult to play." —Richard Strauss

There is a lot of competition for jobs and for job advancement. Could a vocal fry be holding your prospects back?

When To Invest and When to Just Save

"Wealth can only be accumulated by the earnings of industry and the savings of frugality." —John Tyler

At LMM we bang the drum loudly in favor of investing over saving. But are there times when it’s better to just save? We’ll find out today.

Money Lending To Family And Friends

"Never a borrower nor a lender be." —William Shakespeare

Thinking about lending money? We’ll wade into the mine field of money lending to family and friends.

Uninvested: Understanding the Pitfalls of Wall St

Uninvested: Understanding the Pitfalls of Wall St.

Today we interview Bobby Monks and Justin Jaffy about their book, Uninvested and understanding the pitfalls of Wall Street.

Better Know A Millionaire with Brenton Hayden

Brenton Hayden

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.

The Ultimate Guide to American Personal Finance for New Immigrants

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Matters of personal finance vary widely by country and for newcomers, they can be confusing. We want to help them navigate their new home so we wrote the ultimate guide to American personal finance for new immigrants. 

Our New Year’s Resolutions for 2014

Happy New Year 2014

It’s that time of year again, New Year’s Resolutions. Matt and Andrew discuss their resolutions, all the biggies, money, health, and fitness.

Being Charitable With and Without Spending Money

Hands holding a heart

Being charitable is important but when you’re minding your money it isn’t as simple as writing a big check. But you don’t have to give money to contribute.

The Road to a Simple Life: Minimalist Living Without Going Overboard

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Minimalist living isn’t a new trend, it has been with us for centuries. So why is it making a comeback these days? Here is your guide to minimalist living without going overboard.

You Can Rent A Lot More Than Just Your Apartment

Try it before you buy it.

If you only need an expensive item once, you can rent it rather than buy it. You’ll be amazed at the number of things you can rent. Sex dolls included.

Owning Rental Property: Avoid Costly Mistakes by Following this Strategy

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Owning rental property is an excellent source of passive income. When done correctly, you can live off the cash flow provided by your renters. This post details how to manage your real estate investment with ease. Simply put, if you want to build wealth through real estate investing, this post shows you how.

Memorial Day Special with Johnny

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

What is an ExPat with David McKeegan

David McKeegan

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

This Financial Life with Daniel Murrell

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

Money Management and Productivity Tools We Use

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

The Sharing Economy

"Talent is always conscious of its own abundance and does not object to sharing." —Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn

The sharing economy is defined as owners renting out things they aren’t using, homes, cars, cameras. Can you benefit from the sharing economy?

This Financial Life With Matt’s Brother

A field of flowers with the sun on the horizon.

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?

No More Zero Days

"Discipline is the bridge between goals and accomplishment." —Jim Rohn

A no zero day is a small way to help you find discipline even when you don’t have any. It’s a simple concept that can go a long way to improving your life.

Spend Less and Be More Thoughtful With These DIY Holiday Gifts

"If you want a thing done well, do it yourself." —Napoleon

Do you want to spend less, be more green or give more thoughtful gifts?Making gifts yourself is the way to go. Here are some ideas for DIY holiday gifts. 

Money Habits That Are Keeping Your Wallet Empty and How to Fix Them

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It’s easy to fall into bad habits that hurt our financial goals. Here are ten bad money habits and ways to overcome them. How many are you guilty of?

Travel Across America for Free with Rob Greenfield

Rob Greenfield: Environmental Activist

Rob Greenfield is an adventurer and environmentalist who’s mission is to teach people to be happier with less and to make yourself and the earth happier.

Mother’s Day Money Special

A mother

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

This Financial Life with Zina Kumok

This Financial Life with Zina Kumok

We have a listener guest today! Zina Kumok joins us to share her financial life and find out what she is doing right and what she could be doing better.

Paying Off Student Loans with Rebecca from Stapler Confessions

Student Loans

We interview Rebecca from Stapler Confessions to find out how she is paying off $125,000 of student loan debt and learn how we can pay off our debt too.

The Biggest Financial Mistakes People Make and How to Fix Them

financial-mistakes

We all make mistakes but financial mistakes can be especially costly. These are the biggest financial mistakes people make and how to fix them. 

Habits and Thomas’ Ridiculous Morning Routine

"Lose an hour in the morning and you will spend all day looking for it." —Richard Whatley

Your morning routine can make or break your day. It can set you up for a good mood and good productivity or send you screaming back under the covers.

Digit Makes Paying Yourself First Easy And Automated

digit review

We are advocates of automating your finances and that includes automating saving money. But we don’t want saving to crimp your style. That’s why we love Digit. You can automate saving using Digit.

Tally Review: Pay Off Credit Card With The Stacking Method

Tally Review: Pay Off Credit Card With The Stacking Method

Credit card debt is an emergency. There is a right and wrong way to pay it off. Figuring out the best way can be tough though. That’s where Tally comes in.

What is Brain Drain and How Does it Effect The Places They Leave Behind?

"An organization...is only as good as the people who live and work in it." —Dee Huck

Young people leaving home to be on their own is nothing new. Great artists and innovators have been leaving small, provincial hometowns since time immemorial. Why do young people flee small, hometowns for the bright lights of the big city? Where do they go and what effect does it have on the places they leave behind?

Better Know a Millionaire with Laurie Itkin

Laurie Itkin

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.

What is an IPO? How They Work and Should You Invest In One

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You’ve probably heard the term but might not know what it means. What is an IPO? We’ll explain how they work and whether you should invest in one. 

The Underwater Mortgage Escape Plan

House that is underwater

Are you stuck with a mortgage that is under water? We’ll craft an escape plan so you can save money and move on.

The $100 MBA Show: An Interview Omar Zenhom

Omar Zenhom

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.

Credit vs. Debit vs. Cash: The Ultimate Showdown

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Every time we make a purchase, we have to decide between using a credit card, a debit card, or cash. They all have their pros and cons. Will there be a clear winner? Credit vs. debit vs. cash: the ultimate showdown.

Understanding Economic Bubbles

Economic Bubbles

 There are a lot of personal finance terms that are thrown around that many of us don’t really understand so when we hear them, we just nod and smile. But LMM is all about education so we’re going to devote this episode to understanding financial bubbles.

Finances By The Decade: Move From Your Twenties to Retirement Seamlessly

"We all enjoy pushing oursevles to accomplish our objectives. But we don't need stress to get there." —Andrew J Bernstein

We tend to set certain bench marks by age. Personal finance is no different. What should you be doing for your personal finances by the decade?

Traveling Abroad with Andy Steves

Andy Steves

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

When Life Gives You Lemons, Lemonade Insurance Has Your Back

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Buying insurance is a necessary evil but there is a new company changing the rules. When life gives you lemons, Lemonade Insurance has your back.

How to Make Some Real Money in College

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College has become so expensive that it’s nearly impossible to pay for it without loans. But the more loans you take out, the more debt you graduate with. We’ll show you how to make money in college.

Become A Digital Nomad and Leave The 9 to 5 World Behind

"Adventure is worthwhile." —Aesop

Do you long to leave the 9-5 cubicle world behind? Want to post pictures of yourself in exotic locales? Need a fresh start? Become a digital nomad.

The Wisdom and Pitfalls of Zero APR Credit Cards

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If you have credit card debt or are planning to make a large purchase soon, a 0 APR credit card can be a great tool to save money on interest charges.

Escaping $109,000 of Credit Card Debt with Travis Pizel

Travis Pizel

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.

The Case Against Active Trading

"If you are not willing to own a stock for 10 years, don't even think about owning it for 10 minutes." —Warren Buffett

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.

15 Simple Moving Hacks And Tips That Will Definitely Save You Money

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Moving is one of life’s most stressful events and it can be expensive too. But these are moving hacks and tips that will definitely save you money.

What Does Renter’s Insurance Cover Exactly and Do You Need It?

Room with furniture and objects flying in the air

You may have health, auto, and life insurance but do you have renter’s insurance? What exactly does renter’s insurance cover and do you need it?

Share The Gift Of Financial Literacy

"Every gift from a friend is a wish for your happiness." —Richard Bach

This holiday season, don’t buy your loved ones more stuff they’ll toss in a closet. Give a gift that lasts a lifetime; share the gift of financial literacy.

How to Research Stocks with Patrick Kenneally

Patrick Kenneally

Interested in purchasing individual stocks? Listener Patrick Kenneally teaches us how to research stocks.

What the Ideal Fiscally Responsible Person Looks Like

Man and woman counting out money

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

The Importance of Taking a Vacation

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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.

How to Spend a Raise Wisely Instead of Blowing It

"The reason that man is seldom satisified with his salary is that when it increases, he increases his expenses." —Mokokoma Mokhonoana

Gone are the days of yearly, automatic raises. If you were able to get a raise, you worked hard for it. And you don’t want that hard work to have been for nothing. We want to make sure you spend a raise wisely. 

Honey Review: Save On Everything You Buy Online With Honey

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What if we tell you there is a fast, easy way to find coupon codes that doesn’t require any effort on your part? Ready to save some money on your next online shopping excursion? Read our Honey review.

How to Become a Profitable Person

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If you look at finances as if you were a business, would you be profitable? You run a profitable business, let’s focus on how to become a profitable person.

You Can’t Time The Market – But Can You?

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If you know personal finance you know the term timing the market. Is market timing is a good strategy or impossible to do?

Universal Basic Income: Is It Just Another Handout? [UPDATED 2020]

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Last week we spoke about the future of work when automation wipes out 47% of American jobs. That episode begs the question, will universal basic income be part of our future?

Freelance Writing: How to Get Started Earning

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Do you have a flair for words? Do you want to work in your pajamas? A freelance writing career can be very lucrative. I’ll show you how to get started.

The 4 Gift Rule: What It Is and Why You Should Follow It

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Are your children getting a little too acquisitive? You might want to introduce them to the 4 gift rule.

How To Choose a Credit Card That Works For You

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Are you looking for a credit card? We’ve done a ton of research on all kinds. Let us show you how to find the perfect credit card here.

Do You Need a Financial Advisor?

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Investing can be confusing, especially if you are a beginner. Bulls and bears, buy or hold, investing even has its own language! But is investing something anyone can DIY or do you need a financial advisor? 

21 Of The Best Educational Podcasts To Listen To Every Week

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Podcasts are a wonderful way to learn new things and if you find the right one, to be wildly entertained. If you’re ready to binge listen, we found 23 of the best educational podcasts to listen to every week.

Cha Ching! We Found the Easiest Ways to Get Free Money

free-money

There is no such thing as a free lunch but there is such a thing as free money. If you need some free money fast, we will show you where to get it with almost no effort. 

Andrew’s Lending Club Strategy

"Lend yourself to others, but give yourself to yourself." —Michel de Montaigne

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.

What You Really Should You Be Doing With Your Discretionary Income

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Got a few extra bucks in your pocket at the end of the month? Good for you but you need to use it well. This is what you really should be doing with your discretionary income.

Bank Fees: How to Avoid Being Nickel and Dimed [2020 UPDATE]

A man pulling money out of his wallet.

Banks love to nickel and dime customers with bank fees. But we have more choice than ever regarding where we bank, making it easy to avoid bank fees.

11 Excellent Jobs without a Degree You Can Start Right Now

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The prospect of spending decades paying off student loan debt has made many people wary of college. Even if money isn’t an issue, college isn’t for everyone but a good job is. We found well-paying jobs without a degree.

How to Start Investing When You Have Little Money

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Investing advice is often crafted for high earners. What about the rest of us? We have investing tips when you don’t have money to invest. 

Use Clean Energy At No Extra Cost With Arcadia Power

arcadia-power-review

There has been a lot of buzz around Arcadia Power generated by people who want to go green and people who want to save green. Can this new company help you do both? Check out our Arcadia Power review and find out.

Getting Schooled On Bonds

"Bonds should come with a warning label." —Warren Buffett

A few months ago we did an introduction to bonds episode. We wanted to get a little deeper into the topic and a listener, Eric, agreed to help us out.

Choosing The Best Rental Property Management Company

Keys on a ring

Owning rental property doesn’t have to mean being a hands on landlord. What you need to know when choosing the best rental property management company.

The Clock Is Ticking: Here Are The Best Short-Term Investments

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We often talk about long-term investing but what about investments when the clock is ticking? These are the best short-term investments. 

How To Invest Money Like An Expert Without Being One

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Investing is not as mysterious as it seems. It’s actually pretty easy. We’ll teach you how to invest money like an expert without being one.

A Beginners Guide to Simple Investing

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There are many different aspects to personal finance but the one that is most intimidating is investing. By the time you finish reading Investing for Beginners, you will have all of the knowledge you need to start investing.

What is Bankruptcy? Your Complete Guide to Filing For Bankruptcy

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What is bankruptcy? It’s one of the most serious financial decisions you can make. To help you navigate bankruptcy, we have your complete guide. 

Buy Low, Sell High: How to Make Money With Retail Arbitrage on Amazon and Ebay

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Want to make a little money on the side? Like to hunt for good deals? You can use that old chestnut of ‘buy low sell high’ to your advantage. A ton of people make money selling on Amazon and eBay using retail arbitrage.  If you want to learn how to make money selling on Amazon we’ll teach you how to get started with retail arbitrage.

What You Should Do If You Need Money Right Now

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Sooner or later it happens to the best of us; you’re in a position where you need money now. If you are in a jam and need to come up with extra funds, don’t stress out just yet. We’re here to help you make money today.

Key Factors to Finding the Perfect Rental Property Neighborhood

rental property neighborhood

The most important thing in real estate is location, location, location. Today we discuss the key factors to finding the perfect rental property neighborhood. 

Econ 101: Inflation and the Economy

Econ 101: Inflation and the Economy

Our listener Eric has made an appearance in the past to school us on bonds. Today he’s back to teach us about inflation.

Here Are The Best First Credit Cards To Start Building Credit

best-first-credit-cards

If you’re shopping for your first credit card and feeling overwhelmed by all this, don’t worry, we gotchu. These are the best first credit cards.

Learning How to Conquer Lifestyle Creep

lifestyle creep

Lifestyle creep can show itself in many forms and start, then spiral out of control. Recognizing it is the first step to conquering it.

Student Loan Forgiveness: The Complete 2018 Guide

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Millions of Americans struggle with student loan debt but some of that struggle might be unnecessary. THat got your attention! Read on and see if you are one of the lucky ones with our student loan forgiveness: the complete 2018 guide.

5 Questions- Lotto, Stock Games, APR, Diversification and Student Loans

Five Questions: Lotto, Stock Games APR, Diversification and Student Loans

It’s been too long since we’ve done a 5 questions episode. Today we talk about lotto, stock games, APR, diversification, and student loans.

Money Habits with Tony Stubblebine from Lift

Tony Stubblebine

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.

It’s Time To Unplug and Take A Digital Vacation

"One's destination is never a place but a new way of seeing things." —Henry Miller

You might take a vacation this summer but have you ever taken a digital vacation? If not, you’re not as relaxed as you should be. It’s time to unplug.

Blooom Review: Get Help With 401(k) Management

blooom review

For many working Americans, a 401(k) is often the single largest asset they have. Unfortunately, managing a 401(k) can be extremely complicated, resulting in the poor management or complete negligence of this very important savings account. Fortunately for most Americans thought, they have some time to plan.

How To Buy A Business: The Complete Checklist

How To Buy A Business

We often talk about how important it is to have at least one source of passive income. There are only so many hours in the day anyone can work, so we need a way to make money that is divorced from our time. Buying a business can be one way to do that. We’ve created a ‘how to buy a business’ checklist that guides you through the process.

The One Percent Rule – Getting Down With Real Estate Investing Math

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LMM has been on a real estate kick lately. It can be a great source of passive income. If you are considering it, here’s what you need to know about the one percent rule when buying a rental.

The Yield Curve Is Inverted And It’s Okay

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We’ve talked about bonds before but mostly just the basics. Now we feel like the time is right to go a bit deeper. We’re going to talk about yield curve.

Where To Get The Best Refinance Rates On Your Student Loans

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If you’re struggling with student loan debt, refinancing can help. We’ll show you where to get the best refinance rates on your student loans.

Real Estate Investing For Dummies

real estate investing

Most people know that smart real estate investing can bring in big returns. Like investing in the stock market, real estate investing can seem intimidating. It’s really not though. There are just some key fundamentals you need to know before you get started.

Credit Cards For People With No Credit

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A credit card can be a great tool. But when you don’t have a credit history, it’s hard to get one. These are the 6 best credit cards for people with no credit.

Chase Credit Limit Increase: Actionable Tips to Score One Right Now

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Chase has some of the best credit cards available; travel rewards, cashback, and business credit cards. However, the credit limit you’re approved for may not be enough for your needs. If you’re in this position, we’ll show you how to score a Chase credit limit increase.

Money Can’t Buy Happiness But It Can Buy Financial Freedom

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We discuss why you should stop thinking about money in terms of being rich and instead think about ways it can grant you freedom. USA USA!

What You Need To Do Now To Achieve Early Retirement

early-retirement

Social security can be a relic of the past by the time Millennials reach the age of eligibility. We all need to take our retirement into our own hands. You don’t have to spend the whole prime of your life slaving for the man. The word retirement has many definitions, we’ll look at the new face of retirement.

How To Handle Your Student Loans Like A Pro

Graduate sinking underwater

Millions of us have student loan debt and it hampers our progress towards financial independence. Let’s get rid of it! We’ll teach you how to handle your student loans like a pro. 

Chase Credit Card Application Status: Check Yours By Doing This

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Still waiting to hear back from Chase? We’ll show you how to check your Chase credit card application status in minutes. Stop waiting by the phone.

Your Complete Guide To Creating A Monthly Budget This Year

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Trying to take control of your spending? Need to start a monthly budget? This ultimate guide reveals a budget optimization strategy you can use right now.

Cool Jobs: 12 Outstanding Examples and How to Find Yours In 2020

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Do you want a cool job? There are plenty out there and we’ll show you how to find them. Let’s land the job of your dreams right now.

A Good Credit Score Saves You Money and Here’s How [UPDATED 2020]

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Debt affects your credit score and makes life more expensive. We’ll show you the cost of debt and reasons you need a kick ass credit score.

The Highest Credit Score: What It Is and Easy Ways to Increase It Today

highest credit score

A credit score is a 3-digit number that ranges from 300-850. It’s used by financial companies to decide how likely you will pay back money they lent you.

Debt Consolidation: Does It Make Sense for You [Definitive Guide for 2020]

debt consolidation

We have always emphasized that if you have debt, you need a plan to pay it off. Attacking debt with a plan means you will pay it off more quickly and it will cost you less. Debt consolidation seems like it would be a useful tool. But is it, or will it cost you more in the long run?

10 Easy Ways to Stop Wasting Money Right Now in 2020

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Money May continues. All of us have spending leaks, money we spend that we shouldn’t. Stop wasting money already!

The Best Renters Insurance: 7 Amazing Companies Right Now [in 2020]

best-renters-insurance

Everyone should have renters insurance whether it’s required or not. We did all the research for you to make it easy for you to find the best renter’s insurance.

Sugar Daddy

My boyfriend likes buying be expensive things but won’t give me cash to help me pay my bills. Is this fair? Buying gifts are paying bills are two completely different things. You’re an adult, pay your own bills!

Larry Ludwig: Control What You Can

You can’t control everything that impacts your personal finances so you need to learn how to control what is within your control.

Joan Sotkin: Manage Your Cash Flow

Joan Sotkin of Prosperity Place teaches people how emotions affect our money decisions. Joan didn’t learn to manage her money until she went bankrupt. Trouble comes when you have a surplus and look at it as a green light to spend. Make the decision that you will manage your cash flow or you won’t have a business.

Should I Pay off My Mortgage Early [Simple Strategies for 2020]

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Mortage is usually our biggest debt. And we all know that debt is bad. But is all debt bad? Is paying off your mortgage quickly a good strategy?

Galen Herbst de Cortina: Have A Plan And Track It

Galen Herbst de Cortina is a contributing writer at LMM. His biggest regret is that he didn’t start working sooner. A lack of experience made it tougher to find a job after college.

How Money Inequality Is Hurting Your Relationship Right Now

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Money is a big point of contention for a lot of couples. We think of two people who are both scraping by and lack of money is a point of stress.

How to Pay off Debt Right Now Even If You’re a Lazy Person

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Most Americans have debt and it haunts them people for years. Just like tackling any other goal, you need a plan if you want to pay off your debt fast.

Adam Carroll: Do Things Most People Won’t

Adam Carroll teaches people to build a bigger life, not a bigger lifestyle. If you are willing to do for two years what most people won’t, you can do for the rest of your life what most people can’t do. What he means by this is that if you live small for two years, you can live free from things like debt and a job you hate for the rest of your life.

Financial Infidelity Can Be Just As Devastating as Sexual Infidelity

financial infidelity

In the wake of the Ashley Madison hack, we explore another kind of infidelity, financial infidelity, which can be just as devastating as sexual infidelity.

What are Dividends and Should You Become a Dividend Aristocrat

what are dividends

What exactly are dividends and how do they work? When you invest in a company you get paid a portion of a company’s profits as a way to compensate you for your investment. These payments are called dividends and they are a form of passive income. 

Rent vs Buy? Figure Out What Option is Best for You

rent vs buy

We’ve all heard the cliché that if you’re renting, you’re wasting your money. But is that true? Is it better to rent or to buy?.

Warren Buffett Quotes: 37 Lessons from the Oracle of Omaha

Warren Buffet quotes

The Oracle of Omaha is a font of wisdom. He is perhaps the most successful investor in history. So he knows a lot of lessons we can all benefit from. Here are 22 life-changing lessons from Warren Buffett.

How to Travel Cheap: A 6-Step Checklist for Travelers on a Budget

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You can spend your money on expensive clothes and cars and gadgets, but you won’t even remember those things in ten years, never mind still own them. When you look back at your life, it’s the experiences you paid for that you will remember fondly, not the things you bought. By following these simple tips, you can expand your outlook on the world while not emptying your wallet.

How To Retire Early with Mr. Money Mustache

mr money mustache

No one wants to work forever and retirement at 65 isn’t good enough. Early retirement is the goal. If you want to learn how to retire early, keep reading.

Save That Money: How to Save Money Fast and Automate It

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Saving money can be hard and sometimes it feels like you’ll never get ahead. But saving money doesn’t have to be hard. We will show you how to save money fast and automate it to make the process easier and less painful.

Lessons Learned Investing in Rental Properties

rental property lessons

Allison Karrels has been investing in rental properties for several years. She is back to explain lessons learned investing in rental properties.

10 Real Estate Investor Commandments

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There are a lot of rules when it comes to real estate but there are ten that should never be broken. These are 10 real estate investor commandments.

Inside Memphis Invest- Real Estate Investments Without The Mess

Memphis invest

We interview Chris Clothier to explain real estate investments without the mess. Collect the rent check while someone else does the dirty work!

Case Study: Andrews 3 Rental Properties 2.5 Years Later

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We talk a lot about rental property and we speak from experience. We bought 3 rental properties and 2.5 years later, we’re spilling the tea.

Money is a Big Stressor in a Relationship But it Doesn’t Have To Be.

Handling_Money_relationships

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.

How to Reduce Taxable Income With Advanced IRA Strategies

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Taxes are a big expense for most of us but there are plenty of ways to save. We’ll show you how to reduce your taxable income legally.

Go Fire Yourself: How to Quit a Job Like a Professional

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Even if you hate your job, you don’t want to burn bridges when you leave. It’s important to know how to quit a job without making enemies. 

Deciding Where To Invest Your Money Doesn’t Have To Be Hard

where to invest

Not sure where to invest your money? That’s the reason many people just park it in a savings account where it’s making no interest. You don’t have to be an expert to invest. You just have to jump in. So let’s get active and see how and where to invest $100, $1000, or $10,000.

The Happiness of Pursuit with Chris Guillebeau

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

Breaking Bad Habits with James Clear

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Do you have bad habits? Are they costing you money? We learn ways of breaking those bad habits and replace them with healthy ones with James Clear.

Investing In The Age Of Anxiety

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Investing can spark a lot of fear and anxiety but to grow our wealth we have to do it. Investing in the age of anxiety is tough but we can do it.

401ks, FOREX, Cash, Rentals, and Leveraged Buyouts: 5 Awesome Questions

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If you want to know about 401ks, cash, rentals, and leveraged buyouts, we’re covering it with 5 awesome questions from you. 

What Is Tracking Your Net Worth, Worth?

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Do you know your net worth, does it matter? What is tracking your net worth, worth? 

Diversifying Your Retirement With Alternative Assets

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We talk about portfolio diversity to insulate from risk. But if you want to ramp up returns, consider diversifying your retirement with alternative assets.

First Things First: How to Prioritize Your Financial Plan

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We all need a financial plan. But there are so many aspects that it can be hard to know where to start. We’ll show you how to prioritize financial planning.

Money Gift Ideas to Inspire Saving, Investing, and Entrepreneurship

money gift ideas

Every gift you give a child is a chance to inspire saving, investing, and entrepreneurship. These are some money gift ideas.

5 Questions: Timing the Market, College Savings, Betterment Woes

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We love getting questions from our listeners. Today we take five questions about HSAs, timing the market, college savings accounts, compounding, and Betterment woes. 

Controlling Spending for the Out of Control Person

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Spending money is a hobby for some. But out of control spending has dire consequences. If you want to know how to stop spending money, we’ll show you how.

Not Sure How to Buy Stocks? Our Beginners Guide to Getting Invested

how-to-invest-in-stocks

You can let something like Betterment pick your stocks but if you’re ready to dabble on your own, we’ll teach you how to do the job yourself.

How Exactly Does Peer to Peer Lending Work?

How Exactly Does Peer to Peer Lending Work?

Wondering how does peer to peer lending work? We’ll explain what you need to know and give you the rundown on some of the best peer to peer lending sites.

How To Fix Bad Credit Once And For All

how to fix bad credit

The most expensive things in life are taxes and interest. If you don’t have a good credit score, life is expensive. Let us show you how to fix bad credit.

Ten Year Plan For A Remarkable Life With Matthew Kent

remarkable-life

If you want to achieve not just a few resolutions but a remarkable life, you need to embrace the idea of creating the ten-year plan.

Republic Wireless Review: Get A Cell Plan That Fits Your Life

republic wireless review

Cell phone bills can be outrageously expensive. When you look for ways to lower your costs, one name keeps coming up; Republic Wireless. We decided to investigate. This is our Republic Wireless review.

Get Your Very Own Personal Finance Assistant: Our Trim Review

trim review

Do you ever wish you had a personal assistant to do things like find and cancel old gym memberships you don’t use or to negotiate a lower cable and internet bill for you? Well, now you have one. Read our Trim Review and see how they can go to work for you.

The Lowdown on Libra: Facebooks New Cryptocurrency

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Facebook is set to launch a cryptocurrency called Libra. Given the company’s rather shady privacy practices, would you trust Facebook with your money? 

Save Money This Wedding Season

wedding-season

Wedding season is upon us and if you’re of a certain age, the invites are coming fast and furious. Celebrate with your loved ones without going broke.

5 Questions: Spending A Raise, Investing, Inheritance, Engagement Rings, and Weed

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We’re answering listener questions about spending a raise wisely, investing, inheritance, buying engagement rings, and weed.

The Smart Way to Buy Property

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Buying a house is a part of the American Dream, a mark of adulthood. But there are a lot of misconceptions about it. This is the smart way to buy property.

The Three P’s of Success

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Everyone wants to find success in their personal lives and their professional lives. We can achieve success in a simple way using the Three P’s of Success. 

The 7 Debtly Sins

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Are you guilty of one of the seven debtly sins?  Find out how sinful you are and how to get out of debt and overcome consumerism once and for all. 

How To Save Money on Christmas Gifts

save-money-christmas

Now that we’ve crossed the Halloween threshold, the Christmas season is fast upon us. Here are a few ways to save money on Christmas gifts.

How To Retire: What To Do With Your Time And Money

how to retire

We spent years accumulating money for retirement, but when we finally get there what do you do. Learn how to retire and what to do with your time and money.

The Science of Buying Happiness

buying-happiness

Can money buy happiness? According to science, it can. We’ll investigate the science of buying happiness. 

Ibotta Review: Get Cash, Not Coupons

ibotta review

Do you want to save money? Of course. Do you want to clip coupons? Of course not. We found a way to save money without fussing around with coupons. Read our Ibotta review to find out how. 

Zero to Fire Using Airbnb

Airbnb

Most are familiar with Airbnb. It’s a hit with travelers. And Airbnb is the most profitable way to make money in the gig economy.

How to Make Extra Money Renting Your Home Through Airbnb

how-to-make-money-with-airbnb

If you want to make some extra money, renting your home through Airbnb is a great way to do it. Here’s what you need to know.

All Things Gold

the gold standard

We talk a lot about investing but rarely about investing in gold. It’s time for that to change. This is all things gold, why and how to invest in gold.

Poof! Credit Card Debt Begone!

how to pay off credit card debt

Credit card debt will cripple you. But you can escape credit card hell. It won’t always be easy or fast, but if you take the right steps, you can do it.

Breaking Down the Dave Ramsey Investing Strategy

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

How Wills and Trusts Work, and Where to Start

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We’ll explain what a trust fund is, who needs one, if you need a will too, and how to set up a trust.

Is There Such A Thing As Being Too Frugal?

too-frugal

Being frugal is a good thing. But frugality can be taken too far and sometimes even cost you more in the long run. Walk the fine line without crossing over.

Ready to Learn How To Start Investing? We Think so.

how to start investing

We want to show you investing is not hard, anyone can do it and you can start investing with any amount money. The earlier you start, the better so we’ll explain the basics of how to start investing.

How to Become a Minimalist with Joel Zaslofsky

How to become a minimalist

Minimalism can be defined many ways. We’ll talk to Joel Zaslofsky, who has embraced the lifestyle to learn why and how it has improved his life.

What to do After a Job Loss To Can Get back On Your Feet

job-loss

The worst has happened. Whether their fault, your fault or nobodies fault, you lost your job. We don’t want to make a bad situation even worse by making big financial mistakes. This is what to do after a job loss so you can stay or get back on your feet quickly.

Using Tax-Loss Harvesting to Improve Your Returns

Tax-Loss-Harvesting

Tax loss harvesting is a term you’ve probably heard but don’t know what it means. It may seem obscure, but it’s a good weapon to have in your investing arsenal. So just what the f**k is tax loss harvesting?

Moving on a Budget? This is How to Save Money

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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.

Health IQ Review – Get Rewarded For Being Healthy

health IQ Review

There is a new company that believes healthy people should be rewarded with lower insurance rates. We were intrigued so we checked them out. This is our Health IQ review.

Best Time To Buy Things

best-time-buy

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.

Money Advice We Would Give Our Younger Selves

Money Advice We Would Give Our Younger Selves

We have made a lot of money mistakes and we’ll probably make more in the future. But looking back, this is the money advice we would give ourselves. 

5 Questions: Smart Saver Account, Loans and Incorporating a Business.

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We’re going to cover questions related to Betterment’s Smart Saver Account, student loans, investing with Fidelity versus Vanguard, your house as a retirement fund, and incorporating a business.

5 Questions: Lending Club, Dave Ramsey, Credit Cards

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5 listener questions on everything from Dave Ramsey to credit cards to how to stay disciplined with spending.

5 Questions: Home Renovations, Side Hustles, Stock Earnings

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 It’s time for 5 questions.  We’ll discuss stock earnings, home renovations, side hustles, emergency funds, and money for freelancers.

5 Questions: Stock Prices, Early Retirement, Morning Routines

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 We love answering the questions you all send in. Today we have 5 questions about IPO stock price, a morning routine, what we wish we knew earlier, where to save a downpayment, and early retirement.

There Are Ways to Pay for College Without Loans

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College tuition isn’t getting any more affordable. Many people take on a mountain of debt but there are ways to pay for college without loans.

5 Things You Can Do In 5 Minutes To Improve Your Finances

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It’s summer so you have better things to do than worry about money. But you can’t neglect it. Here are 5 things in 5 minutes to improve your finances.

5 Questions-Minimum Wage, Lending Money, Debt

Minimum Wage, Lending Money, Debt

We haven’t done a 5 Questions for a while! We’re back to answer your questions about minimum wage, lending money, and debt.

5 Questions: Debt Month

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Holiday spending hangovers make January a debt month for some of us so we are bringing you 5 questions on how to deal with debt.

5 Awesome Questions: LLCs, Winning The Lottery And Budgeting

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Today we answer 5 awesome questions from you about LLCs, winning the lottery, budgeting an irregular income, Roth rollovers, and buying quality. 

Cheap Date Night Ideas When You’re Trying to Stick to Your Budget

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Dating can be expensive. But only if you’re not creative. If you do the same old thing every Friday night, not only are your dates expensive, they’re probably boring too. But we’re here to save your wallet and your relationship with tons of cheap date night ideas. 

11 Things You Should Never Pay For

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That old saying that you get what you pay for isn’t always true. Sometimes there is such a thing as a free lunch. Here are 11 things you should never pay for.

Valentine’s Day Ideas That Will Save You Money

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You can spend big bucks impressing your special someone on Valentine’s Day or you can use my bootleg methods to save some cash while still getting some. These are Valentine’s Day ideas that will save you money.

5 Questions: Home Equity Loans, Student Loans, and Mortgages

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Today we’re answering listener questions. Student loans, home equity loans, over paying your mortgage and a day in the life of a data engineer.

The Cost of Money – Why You Should Refinance Your Debt

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If you currently have debt there are ways to make it less expensive. Today we will discuss why you should refinance your debt.

What Is The Difference Between An ETF Vs. Mutual Fund?

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You need a quick and relatively foolproof method of investing. ETFs and mutual funds fit that bill. But is one better than the other? Is there any difference? We break down ETF vs. mutual fund.

Your Roadmap to Financial Freedom

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When you have a lot of weight to lose, you don’t lose 100 pounds. You lose one pound 100 times. Achieving financial independence is a lot like that. You have to break down this goal, like any goal, into small, manageable pieces. We will help you get there. Here is a roadmap for financial freedom.

Take Control Of Your Job Hunt: Here’s How To Find A Job You Love

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Looking for a job can be a full time job itself. Today we interview Adrian Larssen to learn how to take control of the job hunt process.

Master the Decision Making Process With Matt Bodnar

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Do you hate making a decision? Sometimes the fear of making a decision means we miss out on a good opportunity. Today we will get you off the fence and show you how to master the decision making process with Matt Bodnar. 

It’s Time For Some Financial Adulting

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The future is creeping up on all of us. If you’ve been avoiding thinking about it, it’s time to get serious about retirement and your goals. Whether you think about the future or not, it’s happening. We know its hard but it’s time for some financial adulting.

The Tipping Point- How Much Should You Tip?

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Tipping was once reserved for places like restaurants and 15% was considered sufficient. Now everyone wants a tip and 15% is a relic. Has it gone too far?

The Scariest 1%: The Impact of Fees in the Long Term

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What’s a measly 1%? It’s a lot in terms of fees. We will show you the impact of fees in the long term. Fees can eat into your investments more than you realize and the impact of those fees in the long term can devastate your retirement savings.ong term. 

The Easiest Way to Practice Travel Hacking with Credit Cards

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Traveling can be expensive but you can hack the cost. These are the easiest ways to practice travel hacking with credit cards. 

Dollar Cost Averaging: Put Your Money on Autopilot

Dollar Cost Averaging

Dollar cost averaging is a simple yet effective strategy that will help you grow real wealth. The best part is, you can put your money on autopilot.

Invest or Pay Off Debt? That is the Question.

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There are a lot of questions in personal finance but maybe the biggest is invest or pay off debt? That is the question today.

How To Use a Credit Card Like A Responsible Adult

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Used properly, a credit card can have all sorts of benefits. Used improperly, it can drag you into bankruptcy.  We’ll teach you how to use a credit card.

5 Simple Rules That Will Help You Make Better Financial Decisions

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There are a few simple rules of thumb you can apply to your personal finances. We know math is hard but the mathematics of investing are really straightforward.

You Need A Savings Plan – Save $5 A Day, $100 A Week, $500 A Month

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We know, saving is hard. Here are ways to save $5 a day, $100 a week, and even $500 a month. It’s about time you start a savings plan.

How To Spend Less Money: Become A Shopping Sniper

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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.

Your Materialistic Lifestyle is Killing You

materialistic-lifestyle

Do you hate your job and your life? Do you have a house full of stuff? Your materialistic lifestyle is killing you.

How The Current Economy is Affecting Your Wallet

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The media loves to talk about the economy in a broad sense but what does it mean for us individually? We’ll explain how the current economy is affecting your wallet. 

What The F**k Are Stock Buybacks (And What Do They Mean For You)?

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2018 has been a big year for stock buybacks. But what the f**k are stock buybacks and what do they mean for you? 

Inflation vs Deflation and Why It Matters

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Inflation vs deflation and what benefits to knowing? We’ll explain the basics and what you need to know to make sure your money keeps pace.

The Best Ways to Invest in Yourself

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We talk to you all the time about investing money. But money isn’t everything. If you invest in yourself, you can earn returns that will last your lifetime. 

Eleven Fall Finance Tips To Get You Ready For The Long Winter

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A chill is in the air and the light fades early. It’s fall! Here are x fall finance tips that will help take you to the end of the year.

Traveler’s Rights You Might Note Know About

Traveler Rights

It’s peak travel season which means there is more that can go wrong. If your travel plans are interrupted, it’s important to know your traveler’s rights.

The Mercury is Rising But Your Electric Bill Doesn’t Have To

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The mercury is rising and so is your electric bill. But there are other ways to keep cool than just blasting your air conditioner twenty four hours a day!

Are Economic Boycotts a More Effective Way to Create Change?

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Now that your vote counts for so little, people are turning to economic boycotting to influence corporate and political policy. But does it work?

It Turns Out Some Happiness Can Be Bought

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We’ve all been told that money can’t buy happiness. But is that true? It depends on your definition of happiness. It turns out some happiness can be bought.

The Truth About The Gender Pay Gap

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In honor of International Women’s Day let’s discuss gender pay gap. 40% of US homes have a female as primary or sole earner, it’s not just women affected.

Fun Cheap Date Ideas No Matter Where You Live

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Dating can be expensive, but dinner and a movie gets expensive and boring pretty fast. Here are 16 inexpensive date ideas that you can do with your partner.

Total Money Makeover: Laying The Groundwork For A Healthy Financial Lifestyle

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There is no question Dave Ramsey has helped people take control of their money. We wanted to see for ourselves how useful his advice is so we review his book Total Money Makeover.
Dave Ramsey believes changing your behavior is key. Total Money Makeover plan can work for anyone if they follow it closely.

Lifestyle Business vs. Growth-Minded Business

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If you want to start a business what kind do you want it to be? There are two competing business philosophies: lifestyle business vs. growth-minded business.

A Simple Guide to Building Wealth

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Building wealth can be like losing weight. It’s not always easy, but it is simple. We’ll show you the keys to building wealth.

The Debt Free, One Year College Alternative At MissionU

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We’re very excited to have found this guess and bring him to you. Today we’re joined by the founder of MissionU, Adam Braun, to discuss the debt free, one year college alternative. 

The Newbie’s Guide To Bitcoin and the Cryptocurrency Market

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What even is cryptocurrency? Some kind of dog coins and bits of coins or something. I don’t know so if you don’t either, we can find out together because this episode is the newbie’s guide to the cryptocurrency market.

How to Make a Million Dollars: Lessons From Self-Made Millionaires

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We’ve had more than a few self-made millionaires on Listen Money Matters. They did it and you can too. Let’s see what we can learn from self-made millionaires on how to make a million dollars. 

Seven Financial Relationship Red Flags

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We all have dating red flags and if we spot one, bail before getting in too deep. Financial relationship red flags take longer to spot. Be vigilant.

The Importance of Having an Emergency Fund

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Your future self will you for establishing an emergency fund now. It’s important to set aside emergency savings can help you get in case your home needs an urgent repair or something more serious like unemployment. We will help you figure out how much you need and how to get an emergency fund started.

22 Financial Mistakes You Are Making Right Now

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Financial mistakes, we’ve made a few. Hopefully not this many. These are 22 mistakes people make with their finances.

Cheap Meals: Good Food On A Tight Budget

cheap meals

Looking for a way to make cheap meals that hit the spot? Here is our ultimate guide to saving money on groceries and making good food on a tight budget.

Do Things That Scale: Starting a Business That Will Take Off

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There are only so many hours in a day so you need to build a business that can grow while you’re sleeping, on vacation, or working on your next business. You have to do things that scale when starting a business that will take off. 

Don’t Go Down With the Ship: Have a Sinking Fund

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You probably know what an emergency fund is but do you know what a sinking fund is? A sinking fund is just as important as an emergency fund. We will tell you what it is, what it’s for, and how to build one. You don’t have to go down with the ship if you have a sinking fund.

What the F**k is Bankruptcy with Steve Rhode

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We get a lot of questions about bankruptcy at LMM but it’s a complicated subject so we brought expert Steve Rhode to help explain the fine details.

The Science of Resourcefulness

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How resourceful are you? When we harness the science of resourcefulness, we can achieve great things in our personal, professional, and financial lives. Author Scott Sonenshein joins us to discuss his new book on resourcefulness. 

Just the Tips: How Much to Tip Everyone From Pizza Delivery to Movers

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When did tipping become such a minefield? Who do you tip, how much, how often? We are going to sort it all out for you. We are giving you just the tips and will tell you how much to tip pizza delivery and everyone else.

How to Become a Freelance Writer and Quit Your Full-Time Job

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If you are tired of your time and your income being tied together, you might have considered a career as a freelance writer. But can anyone actually make money writing? You can, and I do. I finally quit my full-time gig and now work for myself. I’ll show you how to become a freelance writer and quit your full-time job.

Is Frugal Living More Trouble Than It’s Worth?

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Frugality is a big trend right now. But how frugal is too frugal? Should you clip coupons, wash and reuse your tin foil? Where do we draw the line?

What the F**k Are Annuities?

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Annuities are not exactly transparent and neither are the people selling them. They are almost always a terrible investment and when we explain what the f**k are Annuities, you will understand why and stay far away from them. 

Six Financial Fears And How To Overcome Them

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Are financial fears keeping you awake at night? We all worry about money but there are steps we can take to make sure our worst financial fears don’t come true. These are six financial fears and how to overcome them. 

Small Business Tax Questions with Johnny Horta

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Running a small business has many tax benefits but it has many tax pitfalls too. To make sure none of us get on the wrong side of the IRS, we will discuss small business tax questions with Johnny Horta. 

Make Your Kid A Money Master With Eva Baker

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Good personal finance habits start young. Today you’ll learn how to make your kid a money master with Eva Baker.

It’s Time to Get Better Money Habits

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Good money habits just like good health habits should be built slowly, so you stick with them for your whole life. If you change one thing at a time you don’t even notice doing that thing anymore. Then you can move on to the next. Here are money habits to adopt today.

How to Spend Your Money with Farnoosh Torabi

How to spend money Farnoosh Torabi

We’re going back to basics. Today we will discuss essential money skills: saving and spending with Farnoosh Torabi. 

Economics 101: What is Sunk Cost

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You’ve probably fallen victim to the sunk cost fallacy at some point. We explain what sunk costs are so you can avoid them.

Book Yourself Solid and Public Speaking with Michael Port

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On a list of biggest fears, public speaking is #2, death is #6. So we’d rather be dead than give the eulogy. Michael Port will help us overcome our fear.

Finding Cheap Flights with Nathaniel Boyle

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Wish you could travel more but think it’s too expensive? Nathaniel Boyle has devoted his life to travel and will teach us how to do it on the cheap.

Protecting Yourself From Credit Card Fraud and Identity Theft

Credit Card Fraud

Data breaches have been in the news recently and the headlines are scary. Today Farnoosh Torabi joins us to discuss protecting yourself from credit card fraud and identity theft.

Sharing the Gift of Financial Knowledge

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When you learn something new, you can’t wait to share it. Money matters should be the same. Spread your knowledge to the less financially savvy among us.

Listen Emotion Matters with Joan Sotkin

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Today we interview Joan Sotkin of Prosperity Place, who approaches money in a holistic way. Because listen, emotion matters when it comes to money.

When She Makes More with Farnoosh Torabi

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Author Farnoosh Torabi joins us to discuss how to navigate a relationship in which the woman earns more than her male partner.

The Top 10 Worst Money Myths You Need to Forget

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There is a lot of misinformation surrounding personal finance. We’ll debunk the top 10 personal finance myths.

Can Bad Credit Actually Keep You From Getting A Job?

credit score job search

Another reason to mind is your credit reports is the impact they can have on your job searches. In some cases you can be denied a job based on a poor score.

10 Tips for Staying Motivated Towards Your Financial Future

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When you first get interested in managing your money the newness keeps you motivated. We’ll share ways to keep the motivation once the newness wears off.

The Evolution of Resolutions

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Making and failing to fulfill the same old New Year’s resolutions? LMM will teach you new ways to make sure this time they actually stick.

Don’t Give Up Your Starbucks Habit

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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.

Roll Overs, Horse Races and Backdoor Roth IRA Strategy’s

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Yeah, backdoor Roth IRA sounds pretty badass – badass but complicated.  Many of us have tossed around the idea of having a traditions IRA or a Roth but what if you can have the best of both worlds? There are not many times in life that allow us to have our cake and also to eat it, but this is one of those times.

Understanding Rental Property Depreciation and Taxes

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Rental property is one of the best ways to make money. Avoiding taxes is another. Today we discuss understanding rental property depreciation, taxes and other fun stuff.

Don’t Let Money Control Your Life with Jen McDonough

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Jen McDonough paid off $212,000 in four years. She works now as a motivational speaker and has authored three books. Meet The Iron Jen.

Finding Your Financial Weak Spots

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We all have them. Dinners out, the newest gadgets, clothes. Our financial weak spot, our Achilles’ heel. Find out what we can do to strengthen them.

Selling Wholesale On Amazon With Edward Lichstein

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Ever wonder how to people make money selling wholesale on Amazon? Andrew trawled Quora and found someone to teach us how to do it.

Growing Income with the Success Triangle

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The life success triangle has three parts, learning, value creation, and relationship building. We’ll see how they fit together to help you make money.

Shutting Out the Personal Finance Cacophony

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For those of us trying to wade into the ocean that is personal finance for the first time, the cacophony can be overwhelming and deafening. And most harmfully, paralyzing. Let’s block out the noise and find what you need to tackle your finances once and for all. Let’s block out the noise and find what you need to tackle your finances once and for all.

Networking with John Corcoran from Smart Business Revolution

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John tells us how he paid off $600,000 in debt and how to network like a pro.

What the F**k is Margin?

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We mentioned margin and a previous episode and only touched on it. A lot of you wrote in with questions so we’re doing a whole show to explain what it is.

Managing Small Business Finances with Caleb Wojcik

Managing Small Business Finances

Caleb Wojcik, co-founder of Fizzle, joins us to discuss managing small business finances and recommends his favorite tools to make the job easier.

Finding Extra Money to Invest With

Money To Invest

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.

What The F**k is High Frequency Trading?

High Frequency Trading

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

Student Loan Help with Heather Jarvis

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We get lots of questions about student loans so we decided to bring on an expert to help. Heather Jarvis joins us to answer of your pressing questions.

Managing Your Money Paperwork

money-paperwork

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.

Creating The Perfect Resume with Mark Fiebert

perfect resume

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

A Non-Political Discussion on Social Security

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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.

Know the Show and How We Make Money

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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.

What the F**k is Urban Foraging with Wildman Steve Brill

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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.

Learning About Life Insurance with Liran Hirschkorn

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

Perfect is the Enemy of Good

perfect is the enemy of good

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

The History of Labor Day

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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.

The Sell Everything Challenge

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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!

Selling on Etsy with Mary Lynn Schroeder

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Mary Lynn Schroeder is an entrepreneur with the #1 leather shop in Etsy. Learn how she turned her love of leather into a successful business.

Teaching Kids about Money with Nancy Phillips

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Teaching personal finance is badly neglected in America. Zela Wela is changing that. Nancy Phillips joins us to discuss teaching kids about money.

Education Hacking with Scott Young

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Can you get a top notch education for free? Scott Young shows you how to DIY your own top shelf education. Also find out what autodidact means!

Better Know a Millionaire with Nellie Akalp

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In our ongoing series, Better Know a Millionaire, we interview Nellie Akalp to discuss the legalities involved in incorporating your own business.

Building a Tiny House with Ethan Waldman

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Afraid you’ll never get a foot on the property ladder? Why not build your own tiny house? Ethan Waldman did just that and tells us how we can too.

How to Negotiate Anything with Daniel Green

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Negotiating is a vital skill. For a job, a raise, to get to watch the game instead of The Real Housewives. Dan Green will teach us what we need to know.

5 Questions: Liquidity, Vacations, and Credit Card Companies

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It’s time for five questions. We answer questions about liquidity, building credit, paying yourself first, vacations and credit card rewards.

The Indomitable Investor with Steve Sears

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Why do so few succeed in the stock market and so many fail? We interview the man who literally wrote the book on the subject, author Steve Sears.

How Not to be Affected by Other People’s Financial Decisions

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Do you feel like you always have to one up your friends, colleagues, and neighbors when it comes to having nice things? Stop that, you’re digging a hole.

Loose Change and Found Money

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Do you have lots of loose change hanging around? Or ever find a tenner in a coat pocket? Find out how to turn small change into big money.

So You Fell Off the Wagon

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It happens to us all. We start a new diet then binge on pizza. We fell off the wagon. And it can happen to our finances too.

Something Is New In Season 2

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Listen, Money Matters is back! We have a new host, former guest Thomas Frank of College Info Geek. We’re excited to kick of Season Two. We missed all!

Inside LearnVest with Alexa Von Tobel

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LearnVest is Turbo Tax meets financial planner. The founder and CEO tells us what they do and why they are the fastest growing financial company in the US.

Naked Economics, Statistics, and Politics with Charles Wheelan

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Charles Wheelan is a lecturer in economics at Dartmouth and has authored five books. He joins us to discuss statistics, politics,and the economy.

TTIP- The Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership

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TTIP is the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership. It is being negotiated in secret and if it passes, none of our shit will remain unfucked.

This Financial Life with Thomas Frank Part 2

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Today is Part 2 of our delve into Thomas’s financial life. There wasn’t much to critique in Part 1. Will Part 2 also make the rest of us feel like losers?

Understanding Income Inequality and the Income Gap

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Income inequality is defined as “the extent to which income is unevenly distributed among a population.” What does that mean and how has it gotten so bad?

Recovering From An Epic Failure

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Ever failed hard? Not stumbled but lost everything level of failure. How can you begin to recover when you are at rock bottom?

My Name is Bond, Treasury Bond

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We’re talking all things treasury today on Listen, Money Matters. Treasury bills, notes, and bonds. Which, if any should you invest in?

The High Cost of Being Poor

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Being poor comes with special costs that higher earning people often don’t face. If you’re going to be poor in America, you better have money.

Free Workouts Are The Best Workouts

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You can spend a fortune on all kinds of specialized work out gear and an expensive gym membership. But you can get a good workout for almost nothing.

Don’t Get Off Track This Summer

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Summertime and the livin is easy. Don’t get off track this summer by letting the relaxed vibe derail your financial goals.

Finding Your Productivity Sweet Spot

Taking a Break

It’s important to get the most out of your day. But you can take the quest for productivity too far resulting in burn out. Find the productivity sweet spot.

Identity Theft Facts You Need to Know

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If you’re concerned with identity theft you need to be aware of all the different kinds. Learn the facts and find out how to protect yourself.

Creating Mini Habits with Stephen Guise

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Building habits is important but big changes can be daunting. Our guest, Stephen Guise will tell us how mini habits can be just as good as big habits.

This Financial Life With Chloe

This Financial Life: Chloe

Today we welcome Forum member Chloe to discuss her finances. We’ll tell her what she’s doing well and where she needs some improvement.

Launching a Successful Kickstarter Campaign with Chez

Kickstarter Campaigns With Chez

Have you ever thought about starting a Kickstarter campaign? We interview Chez Brungraber about how she did it for her travel bag.

How to Build a Business With Corbett Barr

How-to-build-a-business-Corbett-Barr

We’re continuing online business month with an interview on how to build a business with Corbett Barr.

Make that Money – Here Are The Highest Paying College Majors

Highest paying college majors

A college degree is expensive. If you’re going to spend the money you want a good ROI. These are some of the highest paying college majors.

Dan Green: Life is a Negoiation

Dan Green is an expert negotiator. He joined us on an early podcast. Whether you want to land that deal or get that raise, Dan will teach you how to do it.

Matt’s Financial Checkup

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Matt started LMM knowing very little about personal finance but almost 200 hundred episodes in, he’s learned a lot. We’ll see how he’s doing now.

Better Know a Millionaire with Jordan Harbinger from Art of Charm

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Today we get to know millionaire Jordan Harbinger of Art of Charm where ordinary guys become extraordinary gentlemen.

5 Questions: Paying off Mortgages, Financial Priorities, and College Savings Accounts

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We answer your questions about mortgages, how to prioritize your finances, and college savings accounts.

5 Questions: IRA Migration, Financial Gifts, Establishing Credit

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

This Financial Life with Andrew M.

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Today we dissect listener Andrew’s finances. What is he doing right, what is he doing wrong, and what can he do better. This financial life.

The 100th Episode Special

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

5 Questions: Investing for a Home, Checking Accounts, and Credit Cards

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

This Financial Life with Sylvain

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Today we break down listener Sylvain’s financial life. What is he doing right, what is he doing wrong, and what could he be doing better?

5 Questions: Bonds, Interest Rates, and Retirement

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We haven’t done a five questions for awhile. Today it’s back! Andrew and Thomas answer five questions submitted by our listeners.

This Financial Life: Jeff Wilson

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A listener joins us for a financial check up in our This Financial Life episode. Jeff Wilson finds out what he’s doing well and what he could do better.

The Psychology of Money with Kristin Wong

Kristin Wong

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.

Veteran’s Day Special with Ryan Carlson

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In honor of Veteran’s Day we join other podcasts in giving voice to Veterans. Matt’s friend Ryan Carlson joins us to share his story.

The 200th Episode Special!

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Two hundred episodes! To mark this special milestone we look back at five of the best episodes as voted by our listeners. Here’s to two hundred more!

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