For most of you who listen to and read LMM, your ultimate goal is financial freedom. But what is that and how do you achieve it? Here is a road map for financial freedom.
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.
Companies like Betterment and Wealth Front broke down the wall between investing and the general public through their easy to use on-line platforms. RealtyShares wants to do the same with real estate investing.
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 American Middle Class is part of American mythology, right up there with mom, baseball, and apple pie. And for good reason. The middle class built America. But what is middle class? Are you middle class?
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.
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.
You got a raise! Congratulations. Now don’t go and blow it. We ‘ll help you to spend a raise wisely.
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.
It’s a new year and we’re going to get serious about saving money. This is your 12 month money saving plan.
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.
Financial mistakes, we’ve made a few. Hopefully not this many. These are 22 mistakes people make with their finances.
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.
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.
It’s your special day and you deserve free stuff! Here’s the guide to get free stuff on your birthday.
Not many of us are only spending on essentials. There are ways to save $5 a day, $100 a week, and even $500 a month if you know what you’re doing.
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.
We all have dating red flags and if we spot one, bail before getting in too deep. Financial red flags in a relationship take longer to spot. Be vigilant.
If you’re looking to work from home, there are seemingly dozens of choices. But not all are above board. These are legitimate work from home jobs.
You might be suffering FOMO and not even know it, or even what it is! FOMO is fear of missing out. But you might be gaining by missing out.
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.
There is a lot of competition for jobs and for job advancement. Could a vocal fry be holding your prospects back?
Quick! Can you come up with $100? Some of you have that in your couch cushions, but for those who don’t, here are 103 ways to make $100.
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.
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.
We all worry about money. Here are six common financial fears and how to overcome them.
It can happen, hopefully not often, but it can. I’ll tell you what to do when you can’t pay a bill so a bad situation isn’t made worse.
Today we speak to legendary Instavest investor Jay Yoon. We’ll learn his strategies and add ourselves to his growing number of groupies.
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.
As we approach our third anniversary at LMM, I wanted to share why Listen Money Matters, Matters. To me and hopefully to you too.
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.
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?
You don’t have to be a millionaire to invest. Investing is how you become a millionaire. We look at small investments on a small income.
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.
Not all of us are making six figures. Luckily for us, we don’t have to make big money to pay off debt. How can we pay off debt on a low income?
There is a lot of misinformation surrounding personal finance. We’ll debunk the top 10 personal finance myths.
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.
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.
It’s summer so you have better things to do than worry about money. But you can’t neglect it. Here are five things in five minutes to improve your finances.
Everyone says it’s important to do what you love. But is it realistic? And would you even really want to do what you love doing for fun for a living?
Many of us have been desperate for money. Some of us have considered an instant payday loan to solve. But these are the worst solution to the problem.
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.
We want to make money via our investments. But do you care where that money is invested? Ethical investment lets you feel good about where your money goes.
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.
Thinking of trying the Paleo way of eating? It can be expensive with grass fed this and pastured that but it doesn’t have to be. Learn to Paleo on a budget.
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.
Many of us are not happy with the state of our credit. There are companies who claim they can repair bad credit. Are they real or are they a scam?
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.
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!
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.
Everyone should be investing. We will show you where to invest whether you have $100, $1000, or $10,000. The important thing is that you start investing today.
Are you an emotional spender? Letting good or bad emotions drive your spending can be disastrous. Take the emotion out of money.
Summertime and the livin is easy. Don’t get off track this summer by letting the relaxed vibe derail your financial goals.
The sharing economy is defined as owners renting out things they aren’t using, homes, cars, cameras. Can you benefit from the sharing economy?
After a long, miserable winter, summer is finally here. There is no better time of year for having fun on the cheap. Get the most out of your summer.
New York City has long been a mecca for young, aspiring people with little money and big ideas. But is it still or is New York City Dead?
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?
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.
Some people are smarter, some are better looking, and some have more money. How do you cope when you are the poor friend in your social circle?
There is a big divide between red states and blue. Part of the gulf is welfare spending. But which states benefit more? Spoiler alert, Fox News lies.
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.
What happens to a place when talented young people move away? And what drives them to leave home and family in search of greener pastures?
Thinking about lending money? We’ll wade into the mine field of money lending to family and friends.
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 term job creators is tossed around a lot, especially during election season. But who really creates the jobs in America? It’s not who you might think.
Spring is a time of renewal. That goes for your fiances as well. Now is a good time to evaluate things and make any necessary changes.
Now that your vote counts for so little, people are turning to economic boycotting to influence corporate and political policy. But does it work?
The pink tax is one that only about half of the population is subject to. And they probably aren’t even aware of it. Are you paying the pink tax?
Having a pet can be a wonderful experience. But pets come with expenses. Before you adopt a furry family member, make sure you know what to expect.
You’ve likely heard of interventions for people with drug or alcohol problems. But what about for someone with a spending problem? Should you do it?
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
Moving is certainly stressful and it can be expensive. Having just done it, I’ll share some things I did to save money and minimize stress.
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!
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?
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.
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.
If I knew then what I know now. I hate that saying. There is so much regret and blame in that sentence. But I hate it most of all for the futility of it.
Every year there are a slew of tired articles about New Year’s Resolutions. This is not that. This is one simple trick to achieve New Year’s Resolutions.
With a record $4 billion dollars spent in 2014 mid-term elections and the lowest turn out in over seventy years, it’s time to get the money out of politics.
Net neutrality has been in the news a lot recently. Maybe you’re not even sure what it is but it must be preserved.
It’s no secret that even with the Affordable Care Act, it’s costly to be healthy in America. But the high cost of poor health care is even more costly.
Shopping on Black Friday has become a uniquely American institution. Find out how and when to get the best deals without being trampled to death.
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.
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.
I love autumn, all golden and shit. Sweaters, knee high leather boots, pumpkins, Halloween, Thanksgiving. The only thing I don’t like about fall is that it means winter is coming, so I just try not to think about that.
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.
Millenials get a lot of bad press. But it’s the boomers who are to blame for the mess millenials find themselves in. Leave the millenials alone!
Let’s block out the noise and find what you need to tackle your finances once and for all.
Lifestyle creep can show itself in many forms and start, then spiral out of control. Recognizing it is the first step to conquering it.
Do you dream of travelling to far off destinations but don’t think you can afford it? Travel doesn’t have to be expensive. Learn to travel cheap!
Unless you’re a neck bearded basement dweller, we all want to live in a clean home. Here are some ways to keep your house clean, cheap, and healthy.
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.
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.
Looking for a way to save money? The shopping trolley is one of the easiest places to cut spending. Here is our ultimate guide to save money on groceries.
Moving into your first place is exciting and daunting. It has to be balanced with a limited budget, both in furnishing your place and living there.
There is much to be gained by choosing a good travel rewards credit card. Free airfare, hotel stays, upgrades & more. We’ll take a look at 3 of the best.