Episodes
It's time for a Friday Flight! These episodes are all about the week’s financial news and the impact on your personal finances. There are a lot of headlines out there, but we distill it down to specific takeaways that will allow you to kick off the weekend informed and help you to continue to make smart money moves. In this episode we cover some interesting and helpful stories like: micro weddings are here to stay, The Great Resignation, increased employee benefits, acquiring new skills,...
Published 06/18/21
During today’s episode we’re going to explain how you need more financial stress in your life!.. Well, not quite, but we do think that the proper amount of stress in our lives can be helpful in achieving the money goals we’re pursuing. All things in moderation though- just like you want to avoid having too much of a good thing, we obviously want to avoid overwhelming stress in our lives. But the thing is, it’s oftentimes not even the stress itself that is bringing us down, but the negative...
Published 06/16/21
We’re kicking off the week by answering listener questions! And if you have a question that you’d like for us to answer on the show, we’d love for you to submit your own via HowToMoney.com/ask/ , send us your voice memo! 1 - Where do I put money for the next 3-6 years for a home purchase? 2 - What should I keep in mind as I’m considering becoming a financial counselor? 3 - Will our teenager need to file taxes for his summer job? 4 - Can I use my credit card as an emergency fund so I can...
Published 06/14/21
It's time for a Friday Flight! These episodes are all about the week’s financial news and the impact on your personal finances. There are a lot of headlines out there, but we distill it down to specific takeaways that will allow you to kick off the weekend informed and help you to continue to make smart money moves. In this episode we cover some interesting and helpful stories like: renting vs buying, actual cost of homeownership, inflation is surging, shrinkflation, post-pandemic spending...
Published 06/11/21
For most financially responsible parents out there, it’s not a question of if they should be saving for their kid’s college, but how much. Oftentimes parents are wondering how much they need to save in order to be performing their proper parental duty. But we’re taking a more counter cultural stance and are asking the question: should you be saving for college at all? We’re all about thinking in advance and ensuring that we’re properly saving and investing our money, but for a lot of folks,...
Published 06/09/21
For this episode we sit down for a great conversation with Philip Olson and Julia Lorenz-Olson. As a newly married couple, they transitioned from theatre kids fresh out of college, to money experts as Philip and Julia now own their own financial planning firm in Austin Texas. They also host the PBS YouTube channel Two Cents, where they tackle various personal finance topics ranging from ‘How Cars Keep You Poor’, to ‘Retiring in Your 30s’. Julia and Philip are able to channel their passion for...
Published 06/07/21
It's time for a Friday Flight! These episodes are all about the week’s financial news and the impact on your personal finances. There are a lot of headlines out there, but we distill it down to specific takeaways that will allow you to kick off the weekend informed and help you to continue to make smart money moves. In this episode we cover some interesting and helpful stories like: dumb fees on prepaid debit cards, avoiding rising auto insurance rates, fixing vs replacing your car, preparing...
Published 06/04/21
Who are you trusting with your money? We’ve all received some crappy advice at some point in our lives, but when it comes to our personal finances we need to make sure that we’re listening to the right folks. One of the reasons it can be so difficult today is due to social media and entertainment- there are a lot of self-appointed “experts” these days and it can be difficult to tell the difference between sound financial advice and an account or a show that’s meant to just amuse you. For most...
Published 06/02/21
We’re kicking off the week by answering listener questions! And if you have a question that you’d like for us to answer on the show, we’d love for you to submit your own via HowToMoney.com/ask/ , send us your voice memo! 1 - Can I get a mortgage with a low credit score? 2 - Should I borrow from my 401k? 3 - After getting off to a late start to investing, should I focus on investing for retirement or buying a condo? 4 - Should I pay for healthcare I don’t need in order to invest within a...
Published 05/31/21
It's time for a Friday Flight! These episodes are all about the week’s financial news and the impact on your personal finances. There are a lot of headlines out there, but we distill it down to specific takeaways that will allow you to kick off the weekend informed and help you to continue to make smart money moves. In this episode we cover some interesting and helpful stories like: more state vax cash incentives, small businesses on Google, right to repair laws, planned obsolescence,...
Published 05/28/21
If you were faced with a financial emergency, how would you respond? Imagine you just found out that today was your last day at work and you had no other income- do you know how you would cut back in order to get by? That might be a terrible scenario to envision, but we believe that having a bare bones budget in your back pocket is necessary as it can be powerful in case of a financial emergency. It’s all about keeping your needs and cutting your wants in order to prevent you from relying on...
Published 05/26/21
If you’re ready to do some traveling after being cooped up for over a year, then this episode is for you. Today we’re talking with Matthew Kepnes who is better known as Nomadic Matt. Before he turned 23 Matt hadn’t taken a single trip overseas, but since then he’s visited over 100 countries and territories, tried some crazy foods, and made lifelong friends along the way. He’s the NYT best-selling author of “How to Travel the World on $50 a Day”, and his mission is to help would-be travelers...
Published 05/24/21
It's time for a Friday Flight! These episodes are all about the week’s financial news and the impact on your personal finances. There are a lot of headlines out there, but we distill it down to specific takeaways that will allow you to kick off the weekend informed and help you to continue to make smart money moves. In this episode we cover some interesting and helpful stories like: small businesses raising prices, getting vaccinated to win $1 million, cash prize-linked savings accounts,...
Published 05/21/21
Price increases are making the headlines- from commodities to everyday household items, virtually everything is getting more expensive! Does that mean that inflation is spiraling out of control? This is something we haven’t had to even think about in recent years because while inflation rates in the 70s-80s topped 10%, inflation (or the Consumer Price Index) has been sitting at roughly 1.5% over the last ten years. It’s been stable and it’s also been fairly low, but it seems like things are...
Published 05/19/21
We’re kicking off the week by answering listener questions! And if you have a question that you’d like for us to answer on the show, we’d love for you to submit your own via HowToMoney.com/ask/ , send us your voice memo! 1 - Target date funds in my brokerage account- is this allowed and is it a good idea? 2 - How should we deposit checks from another country for our daughter? 3 - Does infinite or velocity banking work and how risky is it? 4 - Should I switch from a robo advisor like Ellevest...
Published 05/17/21
It's time for a Friday Flight! These episodes are all about the week’s financial news and the impact on your personal finances. There are a lot of headlines out there, but we distill it down to specific takeaways that will allow you to kick off the weekend informed and help you to continue to make smart money moves. In this episode we cover some interesting and helpful stories like: how we can be like Shaq, new home prices continue to increase, rising inflation figures, free internet, parents...
Published 05/14/21
We’re seeing one of the hottest housing markets in recent history! Bidding wars are driving up prices, homes are going under contract after just one week on the market, and mortgage rates are near historic lows. But that raises the question- is it a dumb idea to buy a home with these kinds of conditions and with the market this hot? What if this is another housing bubble? Are we going to see prices come crashing down like they did just over 12 year ago? We share our thoughts as we discuss a...
Published 05/12/21
Earn Your Leisure is a podcast hosted by Rashad Bilal and Troy Millings. On their show, they talk with guests who are earning and investing their money in all sorts of different ways- ways that a lot of folks probably don’t even know exist. Rashad and Troy give a behind-the-scenes look into different industries and highlight what makes those industries tick as well as what makes their guests successful. They describe their podcast as a “college business class mixed with pop culture” and...
Published 05/10/21
It's time for a Friday Flight! These episodes are all about the week’s financial news and the impact on your personal finances. There are a lot of headlines out there, but we distill it down to specific takeaways that will allow you to kick off the weekend informed and help you to continue to make smart money moves. In this episode we cover some interesting and helpful stories like: naming our vans so we do a better job maintaining them, more payments for getting vaccinated, what to do with a...
Published 05/07/21
Just like how we can idolize ‘finding the right one’ when looking for a partner or spouse, the same can be true of passive income as we’re talking about our personal finances. We can be tempted into thinking that if we only find the right person then it’s smooth sailing. But as anyone who has been in a long-term relationship knows- the work has only just begun! The same is often true of the different passive income opportunities that we hear pitched in social media or hawked in YouTube...
Published 05/05/21
We’re kicking off the week by answering your questions! And if you have a question for us, we’d love for you to submit your own via HowToMoney.com/ask/ , send us your voice memo! 1 - How legit are the crypto savings accounts that are paying high rates of interest? 2 - Is it true that I don’t have to file taxes if I make below a certain income threshold? 3 - I’ve been living in a submarine, but should I purchase a home with my housing allowance from the military? 4 - As a small business owner...
Published 05/03/21
It's time for a Friday Flight! These episodes are all about the week’s financial news and the impact on your personal finances. There are a lot of headlines out there, but we distill it down to specific takeaways that will allow you to kick off the weekend informed and help you to continue to make smart money moves. In this episode we cover some interesting and helpful stories like: tax refunds taking longer than usual, higher capital gains are coming, losses in Robinhood, our (not-so) secret...
Published 04/30/21
With every passing day, it seems like we’re getting closer to being able to resume our pre-pandemic lives. On a personal note, we’re really looking forward to cramming into the Benz here in Atlanta to watch some soccer. And while we’re looking for a degree of normalcy, we need to make sure that we don’t spend our way into oblivion as the economy is reopening! There’s a good chance many of us ended last year without having spent nearly as much money as we typically would have, and now we’re...
Published 04/28/21
Our guest today is LeeAnn Shattuck, who is also known as The Car Chick. LeeAnn is passionate about educating consumers about cars and empowering them to make informed decisions when purchasing, selling, and servicing automobiles. She is an automotive expert and is a self-professed “car nut” and a champion race car driver as LeeAnn began learning high-performance driving at the age of 8. She took her passion surrounding cars from NPR on the radio and as the host of the nationally syndicated...
Published 04/26/21
It's time for a Friday Flight! These episodes are all about the week’s financial news and the impact on your personal finances. There are a lot of headlines out there, but we distill it down to specific takeaways that will allow you to kick off the weekend informed and help you to continue to make informed money moves. In this episode we cover some interesting and helpful stories like: free firewood or mulch, YOLO can be a good thing, more financial literacy, flawed ESG funds, staying away...
Published 04/23/21