Candice Elliott ~ Editor-in-Chief

I was a late comer to personal finance. Pretty happy as long as I had twenty bucks in my pocket. Then I found myself in my late thirties with not much more than the twenty bucks in my pocket.

Because the topic of money was always pretty dry to me, I needed a resource that was entertaining as well as educational. I found LMM via Reddit, loved the show and reached out to Andrew with a question. Next thing I know, I’m working for the show.

I love writing about things that I feel can make a difference to someone. And I love writing things that will piss some people off. Those two things are not mutually exclusive.

I’ve lived in NYC for fourteen years. I’d rather be in New Orleans though. One day. When I’m not writing or wishing I was in Nola, I’m running in Central Park or watching pro cycling.

I'm available for freelance work!

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.

27 Steps to Save Money By Winterizing Your Life

winterize life

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.

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

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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.

The Science of Buying Happiness

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

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.

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.

Master the Decision Making Process With Matt Bodnar

Decision Making Process

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 About Time You Stop Wasting Money

wasting-money

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

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.

21 Of The Best Educational Podcasts To Listen To Every Week

educational-podcasts

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.

22 Life Changing Lessons From Warren Buffett

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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.

The Subtle Art of Not Giving A Fuck with Mark Manson

The Subtle Art of Not Giving A Fuck with Mark Manson

How many fucks do you give? Too many? If it’s more than one, today we will learn the subtle art of not giving a fuck with Mark Manson. 

The Sharing Economy

The Sharing Economy

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

How to Make Some Real Money in College

make money in college

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.

The Case For Owning Rental Property (Plus a Case Study)

owning rental property

From an early age, I was convinced owning rental property was the way to wealth, rather than investing in the markets.

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?

Getting Financially Naked With The Broke Millennial

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Money is almost as taboo a subject as sex and arguably, just as important in a relationship. But too few people bring it up. Today we are getting financially naked with the Broke Millennial.

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.

Where Do You See Yourself in Five Years?

where do you see yourself in five years

There is nothing more nerve-wracking than a job interview. All those questions and always the dreaded, “Where do you see yourself in five years? More than ever we need to be able to stand apart from the competition. One important way to do that is to improve your interview skills.

Five Awesome Questions: Individual Stocks, Student Loans and The 4% Rule

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LMM loves listener questions. If you’re wondering, other people are too and doing a five questions episodes allows us to reach more of you. Today we have five awesome questions from you. 

How to Buy a House Without Putting 20% Down

how to buy a house

 Whenever you hear people talk about buying a home, they insist you need a 20% down payment. But there are ways around that. We will […]

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. 

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. 

Five Awesome Questions: LLCs, Winning The Lottery And Budgeting

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

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.

A Master Class on Diversification with Adam Grealish

A Master Class on Diversification with Adam Grealish

You’ve heard the term diversification, but you might not know precisely what it means. Turns out it’s more complicated than just owning stocks and bonds. We are going to deep dive and give you a master class on diversification with Adam Grealish.

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. 

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? 

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. 

5 Questions: Making Money, REI and Timing the Market

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We love listener questions and we have good ones. Here are 5 questions about making money, REI, and timing the market. 

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.

What You Need To Do Now To Achieve Early Retirement

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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.

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.

Cost of Debt: Reasons You Need a Kick Ass Credit Score

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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.

How to Successfully Fix Bad Credit Once And For All

how to fix bad credit

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?

Invest or Pay Off Debt? That is the Question.

invest or pay off debt

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

how to use a credit card

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.

How To Build Credit With And Without A Credit Card

how to build credit

Having a good credit score is Personal Finance 101. Everyone knows you need one. But how do you go about it? If you want to know how to build credit with and without a credit card, we have you covered.

LendKey Review: Prioritizing People Over Profits

lendkey-review

If you are struggling with student loan debt, you may have considered refinancing. Today we bring you our LendKey review. LendKey will refinance your loans to lower your interest and save you money. 

How to be Lazy and Still Pay Off Your Debt

pay off your debt

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.

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. 

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.

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.

The 4% Rule – A Retirement Spending Strategy

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What is the 4% rule? It is the magic formula for early retirement. Make your money work for you while you no longer have to work.

What Exactly Does Renters Insurance Cover and Do I Need It?

What Exactly Does Renters Insurance Cover and Do I Need It?

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

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.

There are Well Paying Jobs You Can Get Without a Degree

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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-paid jobs without a degree.

Five Things You Can Do In Five 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 five things in five minutes to improve your finances.

Don’t Get Hacked: 9 Ways To Improve Your Online Security (and Protect Your Money)

online security

Your whole life is contained online and that leaves you vulnerable. You need to lock your stuff up! Don’t get hacked; 9 ways to improve your online security and protect your money. 

Digit Makes Paying Yourself First Easy And Automated

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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.

Women and Money with Suze Orman

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Women face different money issues than men do. Suze Orman literally wrote the book on the subject with her latest Women & Money.

Learning How to Conquer Lifestyle Creep

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

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.

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?

Know Your Worth With Adrian Granzella Larssen

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Are you being paid what you’re worth? How can you find out what you’re worth? None of us deserve to be undervalued so we will tell you how to know your worth with Adrian Granzella Larssen.

How to Save Money: A Monthly Saving Plan That Makes Saving Money Easy

How to Save Money: A Monthly Saving Plan That Makes Saving Money Easy

It’s a new year and we’re going to get serious about saving money. This is how to save money fast with a yearly money plan with new ways to save every month.

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.

Achieving Money Mindfulness Can Help Us Reach Our Goals

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Thomas Frank joins us to discuss money mindfulness for beginners and how it relates to our life goals whether they are financial or adventure related.

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. 

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. 

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? 

How To Retire Early with Mr. Money Mustache

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

Great Small Investments When Your Living on a Small Income

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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.

Inflation vs Deflation and Why It Matters

inflation vs deflation

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.

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. 

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. 

Money Making Ideas: Smart Ways to Increase Your Income

money making ideas

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.

What You Need to Create a Simple One Page Business Plan

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Part of starting a business is having a business plan. It doesn’t have to be complicated. We’ll discuss creating a simple business plan.

Need to Find A Job? Heres How To Taking Control of Your Job Hunt

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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.

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!

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.

How To Handle Your Student Loans Like A Pro

How To Handle Your Student Loans Like A Pro

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. 

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.

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.

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.

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. 

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

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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. 

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.

16 Realistic 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.

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. 

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. 

Money Tips For Teenagers: Your Future Self Will Thank You

Money Tips For Teenagers: Your Future Self Will Thank You

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.

Our 5 Step Guide To Saving For A House Fast

Our 5 Step Guide To Saving For A House Fast

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 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.

Awesome Online Jobs for Teens to Earn Money Some Real Money

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.

Using Tax-Loss Harvesting to Improve Your Returns

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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?

The Future of Work is Changing

the future of work

Robots are going to take our jobs. Things are changing faster now than even during the industrial revolution. We have to start planning now because the future of work is changing rapidly. 

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.

What Can Be Done to Save the Middle Class?

save the middle class

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?

How to Spend a Raise Wisely Instead of Blowing It

How to Spend a Raise Wisely Instead of Blowing It

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. 

Spend Less and Be More Thoughtful With These DIY Holiday Gifts

Spend Less and Be More Thoughtful With These DIY Holiday Gifts

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. 

You Might Be Suffering From FOMO and Not Even Know It

You Might Be Suffering From FOMO and Not Even Know It

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.

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.

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

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

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.

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

Fall Finance Tips

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.

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.

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.

Quit Trying to Find Your Passion Already

Finding-your-Passion

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

It’s Never Too Late To Start Caring About Your Finances

never-too-late

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.

Tips For Moving To Save Money and Minimize Stress

Tips for moving on a budget

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.

Moving on a Budget? This is How to Save Money Money

moving-tips

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.

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.

You Can Go Paleo On A Budget

Paleo Budget

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 Time To Unplug and Take A Digital Vacation

It’s Time To Unplug and Take A Digital Vacation

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.

Everyone Says It’s Important to do What You Love. But is it realistic?

do what you love

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?

Getting Schooled On Bonds

Getting Schooled On Bonds

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.

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

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

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?

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

saving on weather

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?

boycott

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

Who Really Creates The Jobs in America?

Who Are The Job Creators

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.

It Turns Out Some Happiness Can Be Bought

can money buy happiness

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.

You Can Rent A Lot More Than Just Your Apartment

You Can Rent A Lot More Than Just Your Apartment

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.

The Truth About The Gender Pay Gap

gender-pay-gap

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.

It’s Time to Take Back Your Vacation to America!

vacation

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!

Do You Have Enough High Density Fun In Your Life?

high-density-fun

How much real fun do you have compared to not that fun distractions? Those distractions are the reason for your lack of fun. Learn how to get rid of them.

Finishing What You Start: The Importance of Seeing Things Through

finish what you start

Starting a new thing is exciting. But some of us quickly lose our initial enthusiasm. We’ll discuss how to see things through to the end.

How Exactly Does Corporate Welfare Effects Us As Americans

corporate-welfare

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.

The Miracle Morning: Start Improving Your Life Tomorrow Morning

The Miracle Morning: Start Improving Your Life Tomorrow Morning

Hal Elrod is a key note speaker and best selling author. He joins us to discuss his latest book, The Miracle Morning. This book may change your life!

Fun Cheap Date Ideas No Matter Where You Live

fun cheap date ideas

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.

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

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

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.

Quality vs Cost: What Items Are Worth the Splurge

quality-vs-cost

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

There Are Many Paths to Success: Here Are Some Alternatives to College

alternatives to college

We all want to be successful and college used to be a route to success. But with college costs so high, it’s out of reach for some so we’ll explore alternatives to college.

Materialism Vs Minimalism: How to Find A Happy Middle Ground

materialism-minimalism

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

Profitable Personal Productivity Tips That Will Make Your Day Easier

productivity-tips

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

What the Ideal Financially Responsible Person Looks Like

financially-responsible-person

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

Money is a Big Stressors 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.

Should You Buy or Lease Your Next Car?

Should You Buy or Lease Your Next Car?

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

How to Have Fun at the Bar Without Blowing Your Budget

How to Have Fun at the Bar Without Blowing Your Budget

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

Where to Put Your Money First

Where to Put Your Money First

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

The Wealth Wheel: Four Essential Pillars of Personal Finance

The Wealth Wheel: Four Essential Pillars of Personal Finance

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

How Exactly Does Peer to Peer Lending Work

How Exactly Does Peer to Peer Lending Work

Peer to peer lending can be a great way to make money for lenders and for borrowers to get help without using a bank. We’ll explain how it works.

Stop Being Nickel and Dimed: How to Avoid Bank Fees

Stop Being Nickel and Dimed: How to Avoid Bank Fees

Is your bank nickel and diming you with their bullshit fees? Learn how to avoid them and dispute the ones you may have already been charged.

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 Tame Bill Paying

How to Tame Bill Paying

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!

Andrew’s Lending Club Strategy

Andrew’s Lending Club Strategy

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.

Changing the Definition of Success

success definition

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

What are Dividends? How to 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. 

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. 

What the F**k Are Vanguard Funds?

vanguard funds

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?

What You Should Do If You Need Money Right Now

i need money now

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.

How To Get Out Of Debt Even On A Low Income

how to get out of debt

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.

I Need Help Paying Bills! What Should I Do?

need help paying bills

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.

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.

Budget Categories: Setting Them Up Without Losing Your Sanity

Budget categories

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?

Student Loan Forgiveness: The Complete 2018 Guide

studen loan forgivness

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.

Breaking Down the Dave Ramsey Investing Strategy

dave ramsey investing

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

Deciding Where To Invest 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.

Our Complete Guide To Debt Consolidation Loans

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 facet of that plan. Is it or will consolidating your debt cost you more in the long run?

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

Total Money Makeover review

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

Lifestyle Businness

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.

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

credit-union-vs-bank

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?

How To Create A Passive Income Stream With REIT Investing

reit-investing

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 the f**k is REIT investing?

An Honest Approach to Work-Life Balance with Kevin Lawrence

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Work-life balance gets a lot of ink but how do you achieve it? We’ll show you an honest approach to work-life balance with Kevin Lawrence.

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. 

Paribus Review: Get Money Back On Stuff You Already Bought

Paribus Review: Get Money Back On Stuff You Already Bought

Have you ever bought something and then seen it cheaper soon after? Sometimes you can get the difference back but most of us don’t bother. Now you don’t have to. Read our Paribus review and see how they can get you free money for nothing.

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.

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

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

Quicken Alternatives: 9 Better Ways to Manage Your Money

quicken alternatives

For many years, Quicken had a lock on the market but there is a lot of competition around now, and much of it is free. There are several versions of Quicken, and they range from around $40 up to around $165. These days they aren’t the only game in town. It’s time to explore some Quicken alternatives.

The Story of Andrew’s New Debt

andrews-debt

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

Prioritizing Your Financial Plan

financial-priority

By now as a long time LMM listener, you have a financial plan. But do you know how to prioritize it? We’ll explain how best to get your ducks in a row.

5 Questions: Refinancing, HSA’s, and First Home Mortgages

5questions-refinance-hsa-mortgages

You ask and we answer! Today we answer five listener questions about refinancing a loan, cashing out a retirement account early, how often to pay student loans, HSAs, and getting a first mortgage. 

A Simple Guide to Building Wealth

build wealth

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 BRRR Strategy: How Cash Out Deals Work

BRRRR

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.

Five Awesome Questions From You

Five Awesome Questions From You

We get a lot of great questions from listeners and readers. And if one of you asks a question, dozens of other people have the same question. In order to reach you all, we like to do five questions episodes. So here they are, five awesome questions from you!

What is Bankruptcy? Your Complete Guide to Filing For Bankruptcy

What is Bankruptcy? Your Complete Guide to Filing For Bankruptcy

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. 

The Cost of Money – Why You Should Refinance Your Debt

refinance-debt

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

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

tax deductions

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.

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

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

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.

How The National Debt Actually Works

national-debt

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. 

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.

The Debt Free, One Year College Alternative At MissionU

MissionU

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.

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.

How The Hell Does Someone Save Up For a House?

how-to-save-money-for-a-house

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

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.

Wealthsimple Review – A Chat with CEO Michael Katchen

Wealthsimple Review – A Chat with CEO Michael Katchen

We love robo-advisors, and lots of other investors do too. But admittedly, robo-advisors are missing that personal touch some investors prefer. We found the best of both worlds in Wealthsimple. This is our Wealthsimple review along with a chat with CEO Michael Katchen. 

The Case for Online Businesses

online businesses

We want to motivate all of you to get started creating online businesses. The idea is that with part-time, but a focused effort, in one year you can build an online business that earns $1,000 or more per month.

Live With Money Not For Money

live-with-money-not-for-money

Money is essential, but it shouldn’t consume your thoughts or your life. We should live with money, not for money. This is a podcast about […]

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

self made millionaires

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. 

How to Have a Financial Intervention

financial-intervention

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?

Gratitude is the Currency of Life

gratitude-currency

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

Should You Start a Side Business?

start side business

We talk a lot about side hustles on the show. Today we’ll discuss if you should start your own side business.

Paying for College While Attending

paying-for-college

College costs have sky rocketed over the last several years. So unless you want to graduate with crippling debt, you’ll need a college job.

Seven Financial Relationship Red Flags

relationship red flags

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.

Big Money Mistakes + Big Changes

big-changes

When you make big money mistakes you have to make big changes. We have both for you today, big money mistakes + big changes. 

Five 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 five questions episode. Today we talk about lotto, stock games, APR, diversification, and student loans.

Dolla Dolla Bills Y’all: The History and Evolution of Cash

Dolla Dolla Bills Y’all: The History and Evolution of Cash

We’re Listen Money Matters but we’ve never discussed money. Get ready to holla. Dolla dolla bills y’all: The history and evolution of cash. 

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

how-to-save-money

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.

Free Money: Will Universal Basic Income Be Part Our Future?

universal basic income

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?

Knowledge is Power: Why Knowledge Is More Valuable Than Money

knowledge is power

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.

Taxes 101 with Johnny Horta

Taxes 101 with Johnny Horta

Tax time is nearly upon us. Past guest, contributing writing, and tax expert Johnny Horta joins us to explain the vagaries of the US tax system.

The Pink Tax- The Cost of Being a Female Consumer

the pink tax

The pink tax is one that only about half of the population is subject to. And they probably aren’t even aware of it. It’s the extra amount women are charged for certain products or services. Things like personal care products. So not only do we make less but we pay more. It’s a load of crap.

The Importance of Having an Emergency Fund

emergency fund

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.

Need a Job This Summer? Here Great Summer Jobs for College Students

Need a Job This Summer? Here Great Summer Jobs for College Students

Remember when summer meant sleeping in and going to the pool? Those days are over. You need tuition money. If you’re looking for work, these are the best summer jobs for college students.

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.

22 Financial Mistakes You Are Making Right Now

financial mistakes

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

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

Minimalist-living-simple-life

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.

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

online jobs

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. 

Your Roadmap to Financial Freedom

financial freedom

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.

The Wisdom and Pitfalls of 0% Percent APR Financing

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0% APR offers can be a great thing. But if you don’t understand how they work, it can cost you big time. Find out how to play the 0% APR game to win.

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

burnt out

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.

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

retail arbitrage amazon

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.

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

why im broke

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.

Get Started Real Estate Investing the Easy Way: Our RealtyShares Review

realtyshares review

Companies like Betterment and WealthFront broke down the wall between investing and the general public through their easy to use online platforms. RealtyShares wants to do the same with real estate investing.

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.

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

cheap-budget-meals

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.

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

cheap-date-ideas

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. 

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?

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

starting-a-business-scale

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. 

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

first apartment tips

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.

Crowd Sourced Real Estate Investing

crowd-real-estate

Today we interview Benjamin Miller from Fundrise. Fundrise is a crowd sourcing site that allows anyone to invest in real estate.

What To Do If You’re The Broke Friend

What To Do If You’re The Broke Friend

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?

Credit vs. Debit vs. Cash: The Ultimate Showdown

credit-vs-debit-cash

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.

Squirrel Away Your Spare Change and Start Investing With Acorns

Acorns-review-investing

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

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

real estate math

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.

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

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

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?

Fearless Salary Negotiation Tips With Josh Doody

Salary-negotiation-tips

When it comes to getting a raise, most of us could do better. Today we talk fearless salary negotiation tips with Josh Doody.

21 Reasons You’re Broke

reasons-youre-broke

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

Lessons I Learned From Being Broke

Lessons I Learned From Being Broke

There is no doubt about it, being broke sucks. But that isn’t to say you can’t learn valuable lessons from being broke. These are the most important lessons I learned from being broke. 

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

sinking-fund

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.

Save Money Without Cramping Your Life with Joel Larsgaard

Save Money Without Cramping Your Life with Joel Larsgaard

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

What the F**k is Bankruptcy with Steve Rhode

banktruptcy

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.

Do You Need a Financial Advisor?

Do You Need a Financial Advisor?

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? 

The Science of Resourcefulness

resourcefulness

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

how-much-to-tip

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.

The Smartest And Cheapest Ways To Travel

cheapest-ways-to-travel

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.

Common Traits of People Who Have Achieved Financial Success People

Common Traits of People Who Have Achieved Financial Success People

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

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

how-to-become-a-freelance-writer-Typewriter

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?

frugal living

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?

what-are-annuities

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. 

This Financial Life with Connor

This Financial Life with Connor

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. 

Five Questions: Stock Prices, Early Retirement, Morning Routines

5-questions-stocks-retirement-routine

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

Five Awesome Questions From You

Five questions May

Sometimes we get awesome questions from our listeners and we like to do an episode around them. Today we have five awesome questions from you about 401k loans, side hustles, student loan interest rates, buying a home and early retirement. 

This Financial Life with Robbie

This Financial Life with Robbie

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 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. 

Why I Didn’t Go To College

why i didnt go to college

With the cost of college growing ever more expensive, more and more people are choosing to forego a degree and all of the debt that comes with it. I’ll explain why I didn’t go to college and if I have any regrets over my decision. 

Lessons Learned From Owning Seven Cars

Lessons Learned From Owning Seven Cars

How many cars have you owned over the years? Is it more than seven? That’s how many Matt has owned. And he learned a thing or two. These are the lessons learned from owning seven cars. Some learned the hard way!

The U.S. Financial Diaries with Jonathan Morduch

us_financial_diaries

Much has changed for the average American family from a financial standpoint in the last few decades. Much of the advice we receive is outdated in today’s climate. Today we discuss The U.S. Financial Diaries with Jonathan Morduch. 

Money Master the Game Review

money master the game

You’re probably familiar with self-help guru Tony Robbins but did you know he wrote a book on personal finance? Well, he did. It’s the personal finance equivalent of War and Peace. Here is my Money Master the Game Review.

Financial Lessons Learned From The Game of Monopoly

Financial Lessons Learned From The Game of Monopoly

Did you play Monopoly with your family when you were a kid? If you did, you probably learned some valuable financial lessons, even if you tipped the board when you lost. Personal finance isn’t a game but there are lessons to be learned from the game of Monopoly.

Six Financial Fears And How To Overcome Them

financial fears

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. 

Are You Timing the Market?

timing-market

When should you put your money into the market? When should you pull it out? Is there a best and worst time? Are you timing the market? If you are timing the market according to headlines, you’re doing it wrong. We’ll show you the correct way to time the market. 

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. 

How To Turn Your Family Into A Profitable Business With Natali Morris

natali-morris

Look at your family, just sitting there costing you money. Slackers should be making you money, pulling their weight! We found a way to do it. We will show you how to turn your family into a profitable business with Natali Morris. 

Monetizing Your Passion and Building Your Business

monetizing your business

Lots of us dream about turning our passion into a money-making business and it can be done! In our on-going series about starting an online business, we discuss monetizing your passion and building your business. 

Take The Emotion Out Of Buying Stocks

emotion investing

Emotions have no place in investing. You rely on cold, hard data to make investing decisions. Today we’ll talk about ways to take the emotion out of buying stocks with the founder of Simply Wall Street.

Understanding Financial Security with Robert Siciliano

Understanding Financial Security with Robert Siciliano

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

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 Tools, Apps, Podcasts, and Books We Love

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We thought we would share all the things that teach us, help us, and make us more productive throughout the day. The best of the best curated for you.

Rent vs Buy? That is the question: Figuring 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?.

Everything You Need to Know About 401K Loans and When to Use Them

401k loan

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?

Join the 800 Club: Achieving the Highest Credit Score

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.

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 Make Money On The Side

how to make money on the side

Want to earn some extra cash?  Have some credit card or student loan debt you would like to pay off? Maybe you want to finally take your dream vacation or have some extra money to crank up your investing. We’ll teach you how to make money on the side to put toward whatever your goals are.

Replace Your Income With Wholesale Real Estate

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Natali Morris mentioned her real estate investments and we wanted to learn more. Today Clayton Morris joins us to explain wholesale real estate investing.

Better Know a Millionaire with Jim Wang from Microblogger

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Jim Wang became a millionaire through his finance blog Bargaineering. We talk about how much he sold the site for, how he invests and what he’s up to now.

Money For The Rest of Us Millionaire J. David Stein

money for the rest of us

J David Stein talks to us about how he acquired his wealth, how he currently invests, what he does for income in early retirement and his love for travel.

Controlling Spending for the Out of Control Person

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

13 Common Money Mistakes You Can Avoid

13 Common Money Mistakes You Can Avoid

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

You Need a Budget – YNAB Review and a Chat with the CEO

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The importance of budgeting can’t be overstated. Today we talk to the king of budgeting tools, Jesse Mecham of You Need a Budget.

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.

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.

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. 

A Review of Our Favorite Robo Advisors with Investor Junkie

A Review of Our Favorite Robo Advisors with Investor Junkie

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.

Extreme Productivity Tips with Mike Vardy from Productivityist

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Wish you could get more done in your day? Mike Vardy from Productivityist joins us to share tips on how to optimize your time and get shit done.

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.

Travel Hacking Tips with Travis Sherry from Extra Pack of Peanuts

Travel Hacking Tips with Travis Sherry from Extra Pack of Peanuts

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

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.

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.

Want, Need, Wear & Read: Why Everyone Should Follow The 4 Gift Rule

Want, Need, Wear & Read: Why Everyone Should Follow The 4 Gift Rule

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

House Flipping with Justin Williams from The House Flipping HQ Podcast

House Flipping with Justin Williams from The House Flipping HQ Podcast

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

Choosing The Best Rental Property Management Company

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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.

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. 

Freelance Writing: How to Get Started Earning

freelance writing

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.

Getting Rid of the Victim Mentality

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Today we’re joined by Wes Chapman, founder of A Human Project. Wes shares his story and tells us how getting rid of the victim mentality can bring us greater success.

Small Business Taxes with Jamaal Solomon

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One of the most confusing aspects of starting a small business are the taxes involved. We get some expert help from Jamaal Solomon.

The Anatomy of a Well Balanced Portfolio

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Balance is important in all aspects of life, including your financial portfolio. Find out what well balanced means when it comes to your portfolio.

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.

How To Live In A Van (And Do What You Love)

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Ever dreamed of living in a van down by the river? Our guests actually do. They’ll tell us how to live in a van and do what you love. 

Is There Such A Thing As Being Too Frugal?

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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.

The Financial Importance of Your Hobbies

The Financial Importance of Your Hobbies

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

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

evolution resolutions

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.

How We Stay Motivated

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

Need Some Money Motivation?

Money Motivation

No matter what your financial goals are, sometimes reaching them can feel like a slog. Do you need some money motivation? We got you.

The $100 MBA Show: An Interview Omar Zenhom

The $100 MBA Show: An Interview 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.

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.

Five Questions: Home Renovations, Side Hustles, Stock Earnings

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

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.

What the F**k are Stock Options?

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What the f**k are stock options? Options are one of those personal finance concepts that can be intimidating if you aren’t familiar with it but when distilled down, is pretty straightforward. Kal Zurn, from Sharper Trades will break down what options are, how they work, what they are used for and why you should care.

Summer Fun: Cheap Things To Do In The Summer

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After a long, miserable winter, summer is finally here. The birds are chirping, the sun is shining – there is no better time of year for having fun. The best part is there are so many cheap things to do in the summer. Get the most out of your summer fun.

Chomp Down Your Bills With Billshark

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Whatever you’re paying for things like cable, internet, and your cell phone, it’s probably more than you have to pay. Now it’s easier than ever to have those bills lowered. Our Billshark review will show you how.

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.

How to Research Stocks with Patrick Kenneally

How to Research Stocks with Patrick Kenneally

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

The Ultimate Guide To Birthday Freebies

birthday freebies

Your birthday is special, unlike every other holiday, it’s all about YOU! And because you’re so special, you should get lots of free stuff on your day. Here are lots of ways to celebrate yourself at no cost to you.  Here’s the guide to all the birthday freebies you’ll ever want!

Negotiating, Side Hustling and Student Loan Debt with Stephanie Halligan

Negotiating, Side Hustling and Student Loan Debt with Stephanie Halligan

Fellow Best New Blog winner Stephanie Halligan talks to us about student loan debt, negotiating and Matt’s favorite, the side hustle.

Mastering Debt Reduction with Claire Murdough

Mastering Debt Reduction with Claire Murdough

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

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 prepare to repent your sins in the church of Listen, Money Matters.

Valentine’s Day Ideas That Will Save You Money

valentines day ideas

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.

Score Extra Savings With Amazon Student Prime

amazon student prime

Whether you are stocking up on ramen or buying textbooks for next semester, Amazon Prime Student is a great way to rack up savings with exclusive deals with 2-day shipping. Did I mention they offer a 6-month free trial? 

The Importance of Understanding the US Healthcare System

us healthcare system

Our healthcare system is the worst in the developed world but you can’t opt out of it. Because it affects us all, we’ll discuss the importance of understanding the US healthcare system. 

Advanced IRA Strategies with the Mad Fientist

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

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.

The Average Investor’s Commandments

investor commandments

There are some rules, or commandments, that all investors should live by. We’ll discuss those ten commandments and explain the importance of each one.

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.

Smart Ways To Spend Your Tax Return

tax returns

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

Finding Your Financial Weak Spots

financial weak spot

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.

The Beginner’s Guide to Simple Investing

simple investing

You know you should be investing your money but where, how? Investing can be intimidating but it doesn’t have to be. We’ll help you get started.

How Stocks, Bonds, and Funds Work

stocks bonds funds

We’ll discuss a boring subject, how stocks, bonds, and funds work but make it less boring by using Arrested Development to illustrate our points!

Getting Over The Fear of Investing

fear of investing

Investing can be scary but it’s a great way to make money. We’ll explain why investing is nothing to fear. Get ready to open a Betterment account!

Exploring the Investor Money Mindset

money mindset

If you’re not an investor they can seem like a different species. But they’re human too, we’ll discuss what makes them different from the rest of us.

How To Buy A Business With Ace Chapman

How To Buy A Business

Ace Chapman joins us to explain how to buy a business. Something he’s been doing for sixteen years and it’s made him a millionaire.

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.

Selling Wholesale On Amazon With Edward Lichstein

sell-wholesale-on-amazon

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

Create Your Own Opportunities

create opportunity

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

Growing Income with the Success Triangle

success triangle

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.

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.

17 Ways to Clean Your Home on a Budget

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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.

How Money Inequality Can Hurt Your Relationship

money inequality relationships

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.

One Simple Trick to Achieve All Your Long Term Goals

long term goals

I get the appeal of New Year’s resolutions.  We all like a clean slate and a fresh start and nothing is fresher than a brand new year.  We start out excited and have all of the things in place to help us achieve our new long term goals.

Shutting Out the Personal Finance Cacophony

Cacophony

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.

This Financial Life With Broc

this financial life broc

It’s been awhile since we did a this financial life episode. Today we have this financial life with Broc.

My Personal Investment Strategy

my investment strategy

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

Networking with John Corcoran from Smart Business Revolution

john-corcoran

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

How Do Payday Loans Work?

How Do Payday Loans Work?

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.

How to Find The Perfect Credit Card

How to Find The Perfect Credit Card

There are a million credit cards out there and some are better than others. We’ll help you find the one that will best meet your needs.

Teaching Kids About Money with Adam Carroll

adam carroll teaching kids about money

Do you have kids? What are you doing to teach your kids about money? Adam Carroll joins us to talk about teaching your kids the value of a dollar.

What the F**k is Margin?

wtf-is-margin

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.

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!

Introducing The Listen Money Matters Podcast

Introducing The Listen Money Matters Podcast

Welcome to Listen, Money Matters. We are a personal finance podcast for people who love beer and swearing as much as they love money!

The Underwater Mortgage Escape Plan

The Underwater Mortgage Escape Plan

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

How to Justify Large Purchases

How to Justify Large Purchases

We want you to be sensible with your purchases. But sometimes you just need a big one! (Don’t we all). When is a big purchase justifiable?

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.

An Interview with Mark Deal of Foreign Investor Resource Group

An Interview with Mark Deal of Foreign Investor Resource Group

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

How to Master Your Wealth, Gangsta Style!

How to Master Your Wealth, Gangsta Style!

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.

Turn Your Hobby Into a Money Maker with Jim Wang from Micro Blogger

Turn Your Hobby Into a Money Maker with Jim Wang from Micro Blogger

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

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.

The Importance of Taking a Vacation

The Importance of Taking a Vacation

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.

Better Know a Millionaire with Laurie Itkin

Better Know a Millionaire with 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.

How Not to Over Think Your Finances

How Not to Over Think Your Finances

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

Money Habits with Tony Stubblebine from Lift

Money Habits with Tony Stubblebine from Lift

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.

Traveling Abroad with Andy Steves

Traveling Abroad with Andy Steves

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

How to Find an Awesome Job

how to find an awesome job

Hate your current job? Wish you could wake up not dreading the next ten hours? You can! We’ll tell you how to get the awesome job of your dreams.

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.

How Much Money Can You Really Live On?

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Andrew and Matt calculate the absolute minimum they could each live on. We hope it will inspire you to cut some of the frills out of your spending.

Understanding the Value of Time

Understanding the Value of Time

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

To Roth or Not to Roth Redux with Darin Hayes

To Roth or Not to Roth Redux with Darin Hayes

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

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

Escaping $109,000 of Credit Card Debt with 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.

Why We Think Failure is a Good Thing

Why We Think Failure is a Good Thing

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.

Selling Your Stuff for Cash with Yard Sales, Craigslist and eBay

Selling Your Stuff for Cash with Yard Sales, Craigslist and eBay

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

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.

Saving Money Around the House

Save Money Around the House

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

How to Budget for Special Occasions

special-occasions

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

Investing In Cryptocurrency with Edward Castronova

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If you haven’t noticed, everyone has been hysterical lately about Bitcoin. We talked to Professor Edward Castronova, about on investing in cryptocurrency.

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.

Our Favorite Financial Resources

financial-resources

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

Our Twelve Financial Philosophies

financial-philosphies

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

A Non-Political Discussion on Social Security

social-security

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.

Inside Betterment with Jon Stein

Inside Betterment with Jon Stein

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.

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.

How to Save Money in College Round Table

saving-money-college

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

Learning About Life Insurance with Liran Hirschkorn

liran-hirschkorn

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.

Being the Best You Can Be at Your Job

best-you-can-be

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

What is an ExPat with David McKeegan

What is an ExPat with David McKeegan

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

Debt Free College Grad with Shanice Miller

Debt Free College Grad with Shanice Miller

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

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

sell-everything-challenge

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!

The Case Against Active Trading

The Case Against Active Trading

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.

Pre-Marital Finance Prep with Jeff

pre-marital-finances

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

Lending and Borrowing Money from Family and Friends

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

Personal Finance and Social Taboo

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

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.

HSA Plans – A Deep Dive with Todd Berkley and John Young

HSA plan

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

Selling on Etsy with Mary Lynn Schroeder

Mary Lynn Schroeder - Etsy Artist

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

teaching kids about money

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

scott-young

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

nellie-akalp

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

how to negotiate dan green

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.

How to Stop Being a Spendaholic

How to Stop Being a Spendaholic

Do you love buying all the things? You might have a problem. We all love buying stuff but it can become a real problem. Let’s tackle it together.

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.

Money and Marriage with Derek and Carrie Olsen

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Couples fighting over money issues is one of the leading causes of divorce. Learn how to divorce proof your marriage with Derek and Carrie Olsen.

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.

Leave the Millenials Alone!

Leave the Millenials Alone!

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!

Travel Across America for Free with Rob Greenfield

Travel Across America for Free with Rob Greenfield

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.

Expensive Taste May Be Prohibiting Your Financial Growth

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Champagne tastes hurting your wealth building? Unless you’re a Russian oligarch, the answer may be yes. We like nice things even if we can’t afford them.

Surround Yourself with Financial Friends

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Do you have financial friends? If you don’t, you should get some. Being around liked minded people will help to smooth your personal finance path.

Are We Loving Our Kids Too Much with Adam Carroll

Are We Loving Our Kids Too Much with Adam Carroll

We first met Adam Carrollwhen he came on to talk about his movie about college loan debt. He’s back to discuss loving our kids too much.

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.

Personal Money Horror Stories

Personal Money Horror Stories

It’s Halloween and nothing is more frightening than money horror stories. Close the blinds, turn off the lights, light and candle and prepare to be scared.

Tax Efficient Investing with Larry Ludwig

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You’re investing, great! Now we can take it a step further and learn how to optimize your taxes while investing. Larry Ludwig will explain the best tax efficient investing practices.

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.

Shopping On Black Friday

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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.

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.

Being Charitable With and Without Spending Money

Being Charitable With and Without Spending Money

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.

Combating Complacency with Grant Peelle

Combating Complacency with Grant Peelle

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.

Inside Final Card with Matt Rothstein

Inside Final Card with Matt Rothstein

Matt Rothstein of Get Final will discuss a new kind of credit card for the 21st Century designed to be a consumer ally rather than a consumer predator.

The High Cost of Poor Health Care

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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.

Inside CommonBond with David Klein

Inside CommonBond with David Klein

You know we at LMM want to help you any way we can to reduce your student loan debt. David Klein joins us to discuss refinancing to save you money.

What to Expect Before, During, and After You Buy a Home

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Buying a home is uncharted territory for many of us. Both Matt and Andrew have done it and will tell us what to expect during each step of the process.

Net Neutrality Pros and Cons: This is Why it Must Be Preserved

net-neutrality

Net neutrality has been in the news a lot recently. Maybe you’re not even sure what it is but it must be preserved.

Obamacare and HSA’s

Obamacare and HSA’s

Insurance can be confusing so we interview two experts, Todd Berkley and John Young to help us navigate Obamacare and HSA’s.

Get The Money Out of Politics

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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.

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!

Habits and Thomas’ Ridiculous Morning Routine

Habits and Thomas’ Ridiculous Morning Routine

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.

This Financial Life with Thomas Frank Part 1

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Thomas has been a past guest but we don’t know much about his financial life. Today we’ll see what he’s doing well and where he could improve.

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?

Playing To Your Strengths With The MBTI Test

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Knowing and understanding your personality type can help in lots of areas of life. Everything from choosing a job to saving money. What type are you?

How to Handle Shared Expenses with Roommates

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Living with roommates can be a minefield. Particularly when it comes to splitting shared expenses. Here are a few tips to navigate the situation.

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.

How to Prepare Financially for Babies with Stephany Kirkpatrick

How to Prepare Financially for Babies with Stephany Kirkpatrick

Deciding whether or not to have a baby is probably the biggest decision you will ever make. Today we’ll discuss how to prepare financially for baby.

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.

When To Invest and When to Just Save

When To Invest and When to Just Save

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.

College Savings Accounts -Leveraging 529 Plans

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College costs are rising. If you have kids and want to help them pay for college, the earlier you start a 529 Savings Plan, the more it will grow.

Being a Successful Penny Stock Trader with Timothy Sykes

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What is a penny stock? Can they make you rich? Well, it worked for our guest Timothy Sykes who turned $12,000 into $4.2 million by trading them.

Pet Expenses: How Much Does It Cost to Bring Up Fluffy?

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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.

FeeX: Destroy Hidden Fees with Uri Levine

FeeX: Destroy Hidden Fees with Uri Levine

We are anti-fee at LMM whether they be bank fees, credit card fees, or investing fees. Uri Levine from FeeX joins us to discuss avoiding investing fees.

Money Lending To Family And Friends

Money Lending To Family And Friends

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

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.

What the F**k is the Federal Reserve?

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Larry Ludwig from Investor Junkie is our guest today to explain what the Federal Reserve is, does, and why you need to know.

Save Money This Wedding Season

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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.

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.

Money Security Tips You Need To Know

Money Security Tips

With so much of our personal fiance information floating around the internet, how can you secure your accounts? We’ll give you a few ways to stay safe.

Ethical Investment: Make Money, Do Good

Ethical Investment: Make Money, Do Good

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.

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.

Money Management and Productivity Tools We Use

Money Management and Productivity Tools We Use

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

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.

Better Know a Millionaire with Adam Dicker

Better Know a Millionaire with Adam Dicker

We haven’t done one of these in awhile! Better Know a Millionaire is back to see if the other 1% really live that differently to the rest of us.

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.

Getting Your Significant Other On Board Financially with Laura Fiebert

Getting Your Significant Other On Board Financially with Laura Fiebert

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.

Wills, Trusts, and Estate Planning with Tyler

Wills, Trusts, and Estate Planning with Tyler

We receive a lot of questions on these topics so we brought in an expert. Today we discuss wills, trusts, and estate planning with Tyler.

Retire or Not To Retire with Roger Whitney

Retire or Not To Retire with Roger Whitney

Early retirement sounds ideal but is it always? Retire or not to retire with Roger Whitney, the retirement answer man.

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.

No More Zero Days

No More Zero Days

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.

Budgeting For A Lifestyle Change

Budgeting For A Lifestyle Change

You may have a budget but what if you have a big life change? Move cities, have a baby, buy a home. Budgeting for a lifestyle change can make or break you.

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

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

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

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.

Share The Gift Of Financial Literacy

Share The Gift Of Financial Literacy

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 Actually Save Thousands on Your Mortgage

How to Actually Save Thousands on Your Mortgage

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

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.

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.

How to Build a Business With Corbett Barr

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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

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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.

Rewrite Your Money Story With Belinda Rosenblum

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Break old money habits and change your mindset around money. Today we rewrite your money story with Belinda Rosenblum.

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

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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.

Chime Bank Review: A Bank That Has Your Back

chime bank review

Tired of being nickel and dimed by your bank? Meet Chime. A Bank eliminates fees and helps you save money. This is our Chime Bank review.

What The F**K Are Commodities

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What the f**k are commodities? After dozens of episodes this is our first on the topic so for all of us who don’t know, today we are going to find out. 

The Art of Meaningful Conversation

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Small talk only gets you so far. If you want to improve your career, your relationships, and your life, you have to move past small talk to something deeper. Today we interview two experts on the art of meaningful conversation.

5 Questions: Betterment, Passive Income, and Optimal Credit

5 Questions: Betterment, Passive Income, and Optimal Credit

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

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

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

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

5 Index Fund and Investing Myths

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

Five Questions: Debt Month

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

Becoming An Entrepreneur With Laurel Staples

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

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

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

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.

5 Questions: Life insurance, Budgeting, and Buying a Home

5 Questions:  Life insurance, Budgeting, and Buying a Home

It’s time for five listener questions. Today we talk about life insurance, budgeting, and buying a home.

Five Questions: Refinancing, Rebuilding Credit, and Being a Spendaholic

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Time for listener questions. We’ll discuss refinancing, repairing damaged credit, and being a spendaholic.

5 Questions: Gold, Stock Options, Coupons

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

5 Questions: Emergency Funds, Debt vs Invest, and Frugality?

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We answer your questions about emergency funds, whether should you prioritize debt or investing, and is being frugal the latest hipster trend? Find out!

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.

Larry Ludwig: Control What You Can

Larry Ludwig is the Investor Junkie, with a shiny new website. He has been an entrepreneur since 1998. Larry advises that when you want to […]

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 won’t most people won’t do, you can do for the rest of your life what most people can’t do. What Adam 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.

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!

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 Open A Roth IRA?

Should I open a Roth IRA in addition to my work Roth 401k? Continue contributing the match because we always take free money. But instead of a Roth, which is post-tax, open a Traditional IRA, which is pre-tax, so you have your money in two different types of investment vehicles.

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.

5 Questions: Brokerage Accounts, Car Payments, and Credit Card Fraud

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It’s time for your questions. We’ll cover brokerage accounts, car payments, and credit card fraud. You know where to come for the answers.

Why Listen Money Matters, Matters

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.

Pyramid and Multi-Level Marketing Schemes with Robert Fitzpatrick

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Ever had someone try to sell you Amway, or worse, try to recruit you to sell Amway? Today we discuss pyramid schemes and how to protect yourself from them.

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.

Five Questions-Minimum Wage, Lending Money, Debt

Minimum Wage, Lending Money, Debt

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

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.

Broke, Busted and Disgusted with Adam Carroll

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

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.

Better Know a Millionaire with Michael Epstein

Better Know a Millionaire with Michael Epstein

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

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.

Student Loan Refinancing with Mike Cagney from SoFi

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

Take The Emotion Out Of Money

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Are you an emotional spender? Letting good or bad emotions drive your spending can be disastrous. Take the emotion out of money.

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.

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.

This Financial Life: Lindsay

This Financial Life: Lindsay

Today we have a This Financial Life episode with listener Lindsay. We break down her finances to see what she’s doing right and where she can use some help.

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 Matt’s Brother

This Financial Life With Matt’s Brother

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?

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.

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.

Our New Year’s Resolutions for 2014

Our New Year’s Resolutions for 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.

Paying Off Student Loans with Rebecca from Stapler Confessions

Paying Off Student Loans with Rebecca from Stapler Confessions

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.

Better Know A Millionaire with Brenton Hayden

Better Know A Millionaire with 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 College Debate Roundtable

college-roundtable

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

5 Questions: Rental Income, Couple Credit Scores, Stock Options

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

This Financial Life: Jeff Wilson

financial-life-jeff-wilson

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

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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.

Mother’s Day Money Special

Mother’s Day Money Special

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

Memorial Day Special with Johnny

Memorial Day Special with Johnny

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

This Financial Life with Daniel Murrell

This Financial Life with Daniel Murrell

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

Father’s Day Money Special

Father’s Day Money Special

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.

Five Questions: Lending Club, Dave Ramsey, Credit Cards

5-questions-lending-club

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

Gambling, Lottery and the Idiot’s Odds

lottery-gambling

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

The 200th Episode Special!

200-episode

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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