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Listen Money Matters - Free your inner financial badass. This is not your father's boring personal finance show.

Andrew Fiebert, Thomas Frank | Talking about stuff you should know on investing, business building, and real estate like: Planet Money, Freakonomics Radio, Dave Ramsey, Tim Ferriss, Reply All, Radiolab, Side Hustle School, Joe Rogan, Fresh Air, Startup

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Honest and uncensored - this is not your father’s boring finance show. This show brings much needed ACTIONABLE advice to a generation that hates being lectured about personal finance from the out-of-touch one percent. Andrew and Thomas are relatable,...Show More

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Recession Fire Drill: $250 Trillion World Debt Edition

47:16 | Jan 21st

A majority of economists polled by the Wall Street Journal think that a recession is in our future in 2020, 59% to be exact. Another 22% say 2021 making over 80% of economists think we’re between 1 and 2 years away from a recession.Ray Dalio, our her...Show More

Be Like Benjamin Franklin

45:42 | Jan 14th

He was a writer, a publisher, a statesman, an inventor, and a renowned ladies man. Ben Franklin was a civic activist, an abolitionist and founded the Philadelphia Abolition Society, the first abolition organization in America. He was the first person...Show More

The Truth About The FIRE Movement

53:51 | Jan 7th

Today we’re talking about The FIRE Movement and the skills and mindset used to become Financially Independent which are diametrically opposed to a life of Early Retirement.  In fact, Early Retirement will kill you. Figuratively and literally. F.I., R...Show More

Your Money Modus Operandi

49:44 | Dec 10th, 2018

Maybe you shop too much or are afraid of investing. As it turns out, it’s mostly your personality that guides how you deal with your finances. We call it your Money Personality and we want to break down what the four personality types are and how you...Show More

Use Your Friends to Amp Your Salary

52:49 | Dec 3rd, 2018

Today we have guest David Burkus on the show. He is a best-selling author, a sought-after speaker, and business school professor. His newest book, Friend of a Friend, offers readers a new perspective on how to grow their networks and build key connec...Show More

The Retirement Account Showdown

44:45 | Nov 26th, 2018

We all know how important it is to be saving for retirement, the earlier the better. But when it comes to choosing the best retirement accounts the waters can be a bit murky. Today we're talking about all the different types of and help you decided w...Show More

Five Questions: Vesting, Budgeting Styles and Starting a Blog

42:50 | Nov 19th, 2018

This weeks we are covering five listener questions are on vesting, budgeting styles, starting an opportunity fund, IRA's and starting a blog.Question One: Balance between the spender and the saverWhat I struggle with the most it getting my spouse to ...Show More

Deep Pocket Predators

1:00:51 | Nov 12th, 2018

Unfortunately, there are quite a bit of predatory financial schemes out there including pyramid schemes, sold debt, predatory lending, eve your financial advisor. In this episode, we’re going to try and shine a lite on them so in the very least you c...Show More

The Personal Finance Blueprint 2.0

1:00:04 | Nov 5th, 2018

The Personal Finance Blueprint 2.0 will show you how to build a strong financial foundation and show you when and where to start with investing.Show Notes Freddie Murkury IPA Mikkeller Brewing San DiegoLeftover - Matts new home brewBetterment Smart S...Show More

PassiveTron: The Automatic Cash Robot

52:43 | Oct 29th, 2018

There is a lot of chatter in the personal finance world about passive income, why you need it and how great it is. But what is it and why is it such a topic of conversation? Passive income is money that you earn without doing much to make it. Some pa...Show More

The Science of Buying Happiness

54:06 | Oct 22nd, 2018

Can money buy happiness? Science is here once again to save the day and show us exactly how to spend our money (or our time) to increase our level of happiness. We'll investigate the science of buying happiness. If you aren't buying happiness, you're...Show More

5 Questions: Making Money, REI and Timing the Market

52:54 | Oct 15th, 2018

We love listener questions, and we have good ones. Here are 5 questions about making money, REI, and timing the market. We get all kinds of great questions, and it can be hard to choose just five, but everyone is interested in making money, we have a...Show More

5 Simple Rules That Will Help You Make Better Financial Decisions

51:38 | Oct 8th, 2018

There are a few simple rules of thumb you can apply to your personal finances. We know math is hard, but the mathematics of money are really straightforward and can help you make better financial decisions. Back Pocket Rules There are dozens and doze...Show More

Women and Money with Suze Orman

36:47 | Oct 1st, 2018

If you’re interested in personal finance, you know who Suze Orman is. She has written nine best-selling books, is a financial advisor, a speaker, and a television and podcast host. Suze’s book Women & Money addresses some of the financial issues that...Show More

How To Handle Your Student Loans Like A Pro

1:02:29 | Sep 24th, 2018

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. Because student loan debt is such a serious issue and because there a...Show More

What Is Tracking Your Net Worth, Worth?

56:39 | Sep 17th, 2018

Do you know your net worth, does it matter? What is tracking your net worth, worth? There are tons of numbers to track when it comes to your finances, and net worth is one of them. But what exactly is net worth and is it a number worth tracking? What...Show More

BONUS: Introducing Our New Show – Money Lab

1:26:34 | Sep 13th, 2018

Yup, that’s right. Now you can get more of Andrew and Matt on their new show – Money Lab. Matt started a podcast around the Money Lab brand back in April 2018.  He invited guests to the show to talk about advanced topics around building and running a...Show More

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

1:04:11 | Sep 10th, 2018

2018 has been a big year for stock buybacks. But what the f**k are stock buybacks and what do they mean for you? In fact, 2018 has been a record year for stock buybacks. By the end of the year, companies are predicted to have spent $1 trillion on buy...Show More

The Easiest Way to Practice Travel Hacking with Credit Cards

1:00:28 | Sep 3rd, 2018

Traveling can be expensive, but you can hack the cost. These are the easiest ways to practice travel hacking with credit cards. Traveling is great, traveling for free is even better. You can travel for free, or at least very inexpensively when you us...Show More

Investing Tips When You Don’t Have Money to Invest

59:47 | Aug 27th, 2018

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 most important component of investing is not having a lot of money to invest; it’s the amount of time whate...Show More

An Honest Approach to Work-Life Balance with Kevin Lawrence

1:03:29 | Aug 20th, 2018

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. Work-life balance has become one of those annoying buzzwords, but it does have merit. We’ll strip away the touc...Show More

How The Current Economy is Affecting Your Wallet

50:54 | Aug 13th, 2018

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. There are four major economic topics that are generating most of the ink in the past...Show More

How The Hell Does Someone Save Up For a House?

53:59 | Aug 6th, 2018

Buying a home is still the American dream for many people but with home prices going up and up, how can you save up for a house without sleeping in your car? With the median home price in the U.S. at $188,900, it seems impossible. How the hell does s...Show More

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

58:43 | Jul 30th, 2018

If you want to know about 401ks, cash, rentals, and leveraged buyouts, we’re covering it with five awesome questions from you. We have awesome listeners, and they send in great questions so from time to time we like to do a five questions episode. Qu...Show More

Big Money Mistakes + Big Changes

57:23 | Jul 23rd, 2018

When you make big money mistakes, you have to make big changes. We have both for you today, big money mistakes + big changes. If you’ve listened to LMM from the beginning, you’re going to hear a familiar voice today. If you’ve never heard our early e...Show More

Live With Money Not For Money

48:46 | Jul 16th, 2018

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 money, but we also believe that money shouldn’t be the most important thing in your life. We have to live with ...Show More

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

49:27 | Jul 9th, 2018

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. Societies haven’t always used cash to transact business. The evolution of cash is pretty fascinating. The Evo...Show More

The Biggest Financial Mistakes People Make and How to Fix Them

1:01:03 | Jul 2nd, 2018

We all make mistakes, but financial mistakes can be especially costly. These are the biggest financial mistakes people make and how to fix them. There are some mistakes you can’t fix, but financial mistakes usually don’t fall into that category. It’s...Show More

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

51:22 | Jun 25th, 2018

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. There have been so big IPOs in the last decade. Some killed it, and some landed with a thud. We’ll expl...Show More

Bounce Back From a Market Correction With an Opportunity Fund

55:58 | Jun 18th, 2018

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. No one can predict the market but we can try to understand the present and try to mak...Show More

What It's Really Like To Drive For Uber

59:30 | Jun 11th, 2018

Over the past several years, ride-sharing services like Lyft and Uber have made a remarkable splash in cities across the country. These ride-sharing services give users a platform to request a ride from freelance drivers who can get them from point A...Show More

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

1:03:32 | Jun 4th, 2018

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. While we are discu...Show More

A Master Class on Diversification with Adam Grealish

1:00:54 | May 28th, 2018

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. We ...Show More

Out of Control Spending and The Refrigerator Method

49:53 | May 21st, 2018

Almost 50% of Americans cannot come up with $400 if they needed it urgently. 1 in 3 Americans has $0 saved for retirement. In the U.S. it seems we’re much better at spending money then we are saving. This spending problem is leaving too many American...Show More

What the F**k Are Annuities?

46:28 | May 14th, 2018

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. There is so much misle...Show More

What To Do After a Job Loss

56:33 | May 7th, 2018

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 f...Show More

Five Awesome Questions From You

54:47 | Apr 30th, 2018

Today we answer five awesome questions from you about LLCs, winning the lottery, budgeting an irregular income, Roth rollovers, and buying quality. We get a lot of questions from listeners, and sometimes they are so good, we want to share them with e...Show More

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

43:15 | Apr 22nd, 2018

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. The 10,000-h...Show More

How to Buy a House Without Putting 20% Down

42:51 | Apr 16th, 2018

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 show you how to buy a house without putting 20% down. There are some good reasons to put 20% down when you buy a house...Show More

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

1:05:00 | Apr 9th, 2018

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. These are tax deductions that most people will b...Show More

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

55:26 | Apr 2nd, 2018

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. Activ...Show More

The Real Difference Between a Rich Mindset vs. a Poor Mindset

1:17:02 | Mar 26th, 2018

Maybe you are rich. Maybe you are poor. Maybe you have experienced being both at some point in your life. If you haven’t figured it out yet, being rich isn’t all about money. It’s about well-being, abundance, having time, success, and the right minds...Show More

Don't Get Hacked: 9 Ways To Improve Your Online Security

1:17:39 | Mar 19th, 2018

Your whole life is 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. When we think of online security, we usually think about things like our bank ...Show More

Money Making Ideas: Smart Ways to Increase Your Income

1:14:15 | Mar 12th, 2018

We could all use some extra money, and there are lots of ways to make it. We found the best money making ideas and smart ways to increase your income. At a certain point, you can’t save any more money; there just isn’t anything left to cut. And reall...Show More

Knowledge is Power: Why Knowledge Is More Valuable Than Money

48:43 | Mar 5th, 2018

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. The most valuable thing in the world is knowledge. Everything e...Show More

The Amazing Tax Benefits Of An LLC

1:11:06 | Feb 26th, 2018

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. We want to ...Show More

Five Awesome Questions From You

1:04:45 | Feb 19th, 2018

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. Today we will answer your five awesome questions about individu...Show More

What the F**k are Stock Options?

1:14:54 | Feb 12th, 2018

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. Our guest today, Kal Zurn, from Sharper Trades will break ...Show More

Where Do You See Yourself in Five Years?

1:03:37 | Feb 5th, 2018

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?” Today we’ll have you navigate the minefield that is a job interview. As we have discussed in our future ...Show More

How The National Debt Actually Works

1:02:55 | Jan 29th, 2018

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. The national debt is big boogeyman during election years but how ...Show More

The Importance of Understanding the US Healthcare System

51:58 | Jan 22nd, 2018

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. Our guest today is here to explain how consumers can take back ...Show More

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

1:00:25 | Jan 15th, 2018

Last week we spoke about the future of work when automation wipes out 47% of American jobs. That episode begs the questions, will universal basic income be part of our future? Will free money be the answer to our problem? When the robots steal our jo...Show More

The Future of Work

1:01:10 | Jan 8th, 2018

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. This episode is not meant to scare you. It’s meant to prepare ...Show More

How to Interview and Hire a Financial Team

58:18 | Jan 1st, 2018

You can DIY a lot of your financial life, but sometimes you need some help. But you only want to choose the best people when it comes to your money. Today we’re discussing how to interview and hire a financial team. Shannon McLay from Financial Gym i...Show More

Protecting Yourself From Credit Card Fraud and Identity Theft

40:05 | Dec 25th, 2017

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. Farnoosh Torabi of the So Money podcast is the Chase Slate Financial A...Show More

Cheap Meals: Good Food On A Tight Budget

54:57 | Dec 18th, 2017

Looking for a way to make cheap meals that hit the spot? The shopping trolley is one of the easiest places to cut spending. Here is our ultimate guide to saving money on groceries and making good food on a tight budget. Most of us spend too much on f...Show More

Understanding Financial Bubbles

1:04:00 | Dec 11th, 2017

There are a lot of personal finance terms thrown around that many of us don’t 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. Our episod...Show More

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

1:07:00 | Dec 4th, 2017

We spent years accumulating money for retirement, but when we finally get there, it’s all about decumulation, counting down your money. Learn how to retire and what to do with your time and money. We talk a lot about early retirement, but today we’re...Show More

The BRRR Strategy: How Cash Out Deals Work

51:27 | Nov 27th, 2017

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. Rental property is LMM’s favorite form of passive income. But if you want to maximize your real e...Show More

This Financial Life With Anna: The American Dream Program

44:40 | Nov 20th, 2017

Do you want to buy a home but think it’s out of reach? You may be eligible for the American Dream Program which can help you buy a home for just a few thousand dollars down instead of a 20% down payment. We know a lot about personal finance, but we c...Show More

Getting Rid of the Victim Mentality

1:10:01 | Nov 13th, 2017

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. Wes is the founder of A Human Project, an organization that incubates creative, sca...Show More

Five Awesome Questions From You

52:57 | Nov 6th, 2017

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 f...Show More

The Art of Meaningful Conversation

1:02:04 | Oct 30th, 2017

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. Mollie Kinsman Khine a...Show More

The Newbie’s Guide To The Cryptocurrency Market

1:12:51 | Oct 23rd, 2017

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. What is Cryptocurrency? A crypt...Show More

Lessons Learned Investing in Rental Properties

58:33 | Oct 16th, 2017

Allison Karrels has been investing in rental properties for several years. She is back to explain lessons learned investing in rental properties. Allison has been our rental property expert for many years. She currently owns nine properties so she ha...Show More

What The F**K Are Commodities

56:01 | Oct 9th, 2017

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. Carley Garner, author of Higher Probability Commodity Trading, joins us today to teach us all abou...Show More

Retire Happy – Optimize Your 401K Account With Blooom

1:03:20 | Oct 2nd, 2017

We’re joined by a previous guest. Chris Costello joins us to talk about how to retire happy when you optimize your 401K account with Blooom. For many Americans, their 401k’s are their primary or maybe only, retirement account so we need to get the mo...Show More

The Debt Free, One Year College Alternative

43:06 | Sep 25th, 2017

We’re very excited to have found this guest 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. We have covered the problem of student debt many times and we are alw...Show More

Invest or Pay Off Debt? That is the Question.

39:04 | Sep 18th, 2017

There are a lot of questions in personal finance but maybe the biggest is invest or pay off debt? That is the question today. This is the question we get at LMM most often. What should I do first, invest or pay off debt? Today Andrew has done the mat...Show More

10 Real Estate Investor Commandments

36:16 | Sep 11th, 2017

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. This is real estate month so we want to cover some of the most important rules to follow if you want ...Show More

This Financial Life With Broc

52:53 | Sep 4th, 2017

It’s been awhile since we did a this financial life episode. Today we have this financial life with Broc. Some of our this financial life guests were just getting their financial footing and we got to learn along with them. Broc is doing pretty much ...Show More

Dear Debt, It’s Over. We Need to Break Up.

1:03:44 | Aug 28th, 2017

As we continue our back to basics series, we’re going to talk about debt. We interview the founder of the blog, Dear Debt, We Need to Break Up. Melanie Lockert of Dear Debt who paid off $81,000 in student loan debt joins us to discuss all things debt...Show More

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

54:28 | Aug 21st, 2017

We haven’t done a five questions episode for awhile. Here are five awesome questions from you about mortgages, credit cards, and retirement. Your questions about mortgage rates, side hustles, rental properties, and analyzing individual stocks. Questi...Show More

Key Factors to Finding the Perfect Rental Property Neighborhood

58:30 | Aug 14th, 2017

The most important thing in real estate is location, location, location. Today we discuss the key factors to finding the perfect rental property neighborhood. Zach Evanish from Roofstock joins us to discuss what factors to consider when choosing a re...Show More

Know Your Worth With Adrian Granzella Larssen

1:02:46 | Aug 7th, 2017

We work to get paid so we’ll tell you how to know your worth with Adrian Granzella Larssen. Do you think you are being paid what you’re worth? How do you know what your position is worth? Adrian Granzella Larssen from the Muse is here to discuss gett...Show More

The U.S. Financial Diaries with Jonathan Morduch

55:51 | Jul 31st, 2017

Today we discuss the new book The U.S. Financial Diaries with Jonathan Morduch. Jonathan Morduch is a  Professor of Public Policy and Economics at the NYU Wagner Graduate School of Public Service and Executive Director of the Financial Access Initiat...Show More

How To Start Investing With Justin Krane

1:13:31 | Jul 24th, 2017

In our continuing back to basics series, we teach you how to start investing with Justin Krane. Many people are afraid of investing so we’ll explain the basics of how to start investing because the earlier you start, the better. What is Investing? Wa...Show More

Understanding Rental Property Depreciation, Taxes and Other Fun Stuff

57:35 | Jul 17th, 2017

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. Today we interview Craig Cody, a tax coach, CPA, and former NYPD officer to get...Show More

How to Spend Your Money with Farnoosh Torabi

1:06:19 | Jul 10th, 2017

We’re going back to basics. Today we will discuss how to spend your money with Farnoosh Torabi. Some of you are OG LMM listeners, but we gain new listeners every day. For those new to the podcast, we want to spend this month teaching essential money ...Show More

The Subtle Art of Not Giving A Fuck with Mark Manson

1:01:41 | Jul 3rd, 2017

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. Big News! Before we get to the show, Andrew made a big announcement. After years of hard work, he quit his day job ...Show More

Choosing The Best Rental Property Management Company

58:53 | Jun 26th, 2017

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. If you’ve been an LMM listener for awhile, you know that rental property is one of the best source...Show More

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

1:01:19 | Jun 19th, 2017

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. You hear about people who decide one day just to give up the 9-5 life most of us live to do something different, and...Show More

Rewrite Your Money Story With Belinda Rosenblum

1:03:23 | Jun 12th, 2017

Break old money habits and change your mindset around money. Today we rewrite your money story with Belinda Rosenblum. We all have preconceived notions around money, many of them unconscious. If we can tease those notions to the forefront, we can con...Show More

22 Life Changing Lessons From Warren Buffett

57:46 | Jun 5th, 2017

The Oracle of Omaha is a font of wisdom. Here are 22 life changing lessons from Warren Buffett. Warren Buffett quotes are almost as good as Yogi Berra quotes. Whether you want some words of wisdom on investing or how not to be a dick, there are Warre...Show More

Five Awesome Questions From You

49:03 | May 29th, 2017

We haven’t done a five questions episode for awhile. Here are five awesome questions from you. Your questions about 401k loans, side hustles, student loan interest rates, buying a home, and early retirement are answered today. Question One Looking fo...Show More

Put Your Adult Pants On

52:45 | May 22nd, 2017

Money May continues and it’s time to put your adult pants on. 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. The Future Happens With Or Without You Some of ...Show More

Stop Wasting Money Already

51:10 | May 15th, 2017

Money May continues. All of us have spending leaks, money we spend that we shouldn’t. Stop wasting money already! We’re getting back to basics. While you were all busy investing in real estate and monitoring your portfolios, you’ve been steadily wast...Show More

Getting Financially Naked With The Broke Millennial

1:23:07 | May 8th, 2017

Money is almost as taboo a subject as sex. Today we are getting financially naked with the Broke Millennial. We continue with Money May. Erin Lowry of the Broke Millennial joins us to get back to basics. How to talk about money, with yourself, your p...Show More

Need Some Money Motivation?

47:21 | May 1st, 2017

No matter what your financial goals are, sometimes reaching them can feel like a slog. Do you need some money motivation? We got you. This is Money May and we’re going back to the basics. We are going to motivate you to take action, to stop making ex...Show More

Make Your Kid A Money Master With Eva Baker

52:45 | Apr 24th, 2017

Good personal finance habits start young. Today you’ll learn how to make your kid a money master with Eva Baker. Our children don’t get much personal finance education in school so it’s up to parents to provide that education. There are things we can...Show More

Master the Decision Making Process With Matt Bodnar

57:15 | Apr 17th, 2017

Do you hate making a decision? Today we will master the decision making process with Matt Bodnar. We make dozens of decisions every day. Some of them are minor like what to wear to work, and some are major like deciding between buying a rental proper...Show More

Wealthsimple Review – A Chat with CEO Michael Katchen

47:07 | Apr 10th, 2017

Today we review Wealthsimple and interview company CEO Michael Katchen. Ancestry and Investing Michael joined 1000 Memories soon after the company was founded in 2010. It was a site that allowed people to organize and share old family photos and memo...Show More

Monetizing Your Passion and Build Your Business

59:57 | Apr 3rd, 2017

Your business is not a hobby. You want to make money. In our continuing online business series we discuss monetizing your business. Remember, our goal is to earn at least $1,000 a month by month 12 of your business and to see a clear trend towards gr...Show More

Creating a Simple Business Plan

1:05:27 | Mar 27th, 2017

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. Business plan can be a scary term conjuring images of thirty-page documents. But it doesn’t have to be that invol...Show More

Lifestyle Business vs. Growth-Minded Business

1:03:19 | Mar 20th, 2017

Business Philosophies: Lifestyle Business vs. Growth-Minded Business 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. Lifestyle Business A li...Show More

How to Build a Business With Corbett Barr

1:09:18 | Mar 13th, 2017

We’re continuing online business month with an interview on how to build a business with Corbett Barr. Fizzle Andrew and our original co-host Matt met through Fizzle. Fizzle is a community and video training library for entrepreneurs. There are 40 c...Show More

The Case for Online Businesses

54:20 | Mar 6th, 2017

This month is dedicated to starting a business. In this episode, we make the case for online businesses. We want to motivate you to get started creating an online business. The idea behind this month’s suite of shows is that with part time, but a foc...Show More

Fearless Salary Negotiation Tips With Josh Doody

1:10:42 | Feb 27th, 2017

When it comes to getting a raise, most of us could do better. Today we talk fearless salary negotiation tips with Josh Doody. Many people are afraid to negotiate be it for a raise or a salary offer for a new job. Josh’s approach is to follow a proces...Show More

The Science of Resourcefulness

46:23 | Feb 20th, 2017

Today we interview author Scott Sonenshein on his book about the science of resourcefulness. Scott Sonenshein is the Henry Gardiner Symonds Professor of Management at Rice University. His new book Strech: Unlock the Power of Less-and Achieve More Tha...Show More

This Financial Life With Brian

44:15 | Feb 13th, 2017

On This Financial Life episode, the guys chat with Brian, a long time fan of the show. They talk about his finances, mortgage, and debt over a cold one. Here’s the scoop. He and his wife are new first-time home buyers and live in the Philly area. The...Show More

How to Land a Job With Mark Fiebert

57:09 | Feb 6th, 2017

Finding the perfect job is a daunting task. You send out tons of resumes, create custom cover letters, go on interviews, anxiously wait for a call and then end up not getting an offer. Rinse and repeat. It can be incredibly frustrating when you send ...Show More

Five Questions: Debt Month

37:36 | Jan 30th, 2017

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. Question One Hey Andrew, I just started listening to the podcast recently and I’m enjoying the wide range of topics. Y...Show More

The Cost of Money – Why You Should Refinance Your Debt

52:43 | Jan 23rd, 2017

If you currently have debt there are ways to make it less expensive. Today we will discuss why you should refinance your debt. Refinance: The Simple Definition Just to make sure we’re all on the same page from the start, let’s define what it means to...Show More

How to be Lazy and Pay Off Your Debt

52:04 | Jan 16th, 2017

Most Americans have debt, and it haunts them people for years. That’s because 29% of people only make the monthly minimum payment on debt with super hight interest rates. Just like tackling any other goal, you need the plan to pay off your debt fast....Show More

Debitize Review – How to Get the Perks of a Credit Card Without the Pain

35:15 | Jan 9th, 2017

We use credit cards to buy everything these days- groceries, drinks with co-workers, cat beds, gum, sweater vests and all the other things that make us happy. Then the end of the month rolls around. Your bill comes, and you come to the dreaded realiz...Show More

The Importance of Credit and How to Take Advantage

59:18 | Jan 2nd, 2017

For the month of January, Listen Money Matters is getting back to the basics with a month focused on the debt and the importance of credit. Over the course of the month, the guys will cover the fundamentals of credit, debt reduction plans and talk to...Show More

Killing It- A Chat With Sheryl O’Loughlin

47:33 | Dec 26th, 2016

No one ever said being an entrepreneur was easy, but what a many people don’t know are the psychological struggles like depression and anxiety that also come with it. Every day, even sometimes every hour, there are ups and downs causing a constant ba...Show More

Are You Financially Ready For The New Year?

46:45 | Dec 18th, 2016

Yep, it’s time of the year again for New Years Resolutions to kick-in and for many of us, that means getting your finances in order. Are you financially ready for the new year? As we slowly approach the new year, it’s a great time to financially prep...Show More

Five Questions: Debt, Real Estate Investing and Freelancing

47:15 | Dec 12th, 2016

This week the guys tackle five questions from the audience on debt, real estate investing and freelancing. Question one: Hi, Andrew, Tom, and Laura, I think an important, and sorely needed topic is finance for freelancers. And not even those who use ...Show More

What Is Your Budgeting Style?

55:50 | Dec 5th, 2016

Budgeting sucks. No one really wants to do it. It’s hard to stick with, it’s a chore to review it every month and it makes you feel like crap when you spend way too much on lattes. Today the guys get back to basics of budgeting. Both Thomas and Andre...Show More

Getting Financially Fit With Shannon McLay

52:14 | Nov 28th, 2016

Today on the show the guys talk with Shannon McLay, a financial planner, author, blogger and podcaster. She left her traditional financial services job to start her own company, The Financial Gym in NYC – a fun, judgment-free space where you can talk...Show More

Buy Low, Sell High – How to Buy on Ebay & Sell on Amazon with Jordan Malik

44:34 | Nov 24th, 2016

  Want to make a little money on the side? Jordan Malik joins us to discuss how to use that old chestnut of ‘buy low sell high’ to your advantage. Read on for details on how to buy on eBay, sell on Amazon and pick up some extra cash. Forty percent of...Show More

Closing The Wage Gap With Allegra Brantly

52:43 | Nov 21st, 2016

The wage pay gap between men and women has been a major focus of attention. In 2015, full-time female workers made only 80 cents for every dollar earned by men. We have all heard the stats, many times, yet still the gap has barely moved in last decad...Show More

Building a Multi-Family Empire With Eric Bowlin

53:28 | Nov 14th, 2016

Today the guys talk to Eric Bowlin, a successful multi-unit real estate investor from Texas about how he created his real estate empire by the age of 30. He accidently got into real estate back in college when he and his wife decided to buy a house n...Show More

Personal Finance for Veterans

50:30 | Nov 7th, 2016

Veterans financial challenges are different from those faced by civilians. Too many come home from service with a lack of knowledge on how to handle their personal finances. Many also struggle to find jobs and need some guidance on how to navigate th...Show More

The Laws of Wealth – A Chat With Daniel Crosby

1:02:55 | Oct 31st, 2016

Emotions impact every financial decision we face and sometimes it causes us to make choices out of fear or greed. Today on the show the guys talk to Dr. Daniel Crosby, a psychologist, behavioral finance expert and asset manager. He is the co-author o...Show More

Five Questions: Windfalls, Real Estate and Building Credit

41:55 | Oct 24th, 2016

This week the guys tackle five questions from the audience on windfalls, real estate, and building credit. Question One First off, let me start by saying I’m loving the Investment Property series you guys are doing. I totally want to get into this, j...Show More

For the Love of Money – A Chat with Sam Polk

48:28 | Oct 17th, 2016

Ever wonder what it would be like to make 3.75 million dollars in bonuses a year? For most people, that amount of money would be enough to live a more than a comfortable lifestyle for many years. I can’t even begin to imagine what that would feel lik...Show More

This Financial Life With Corey

43:51 | Oct 10th, 2016

This week the guys are joined by a listener Corey to talk for a financial check up in our This Financial Life episode. They teach him how to make more money starting is own business teaching music. Corey lives in the Boston Area, and he sure is a hus...Show More

Budget Categories: Setting Them Up Without Losing Your Sanity

32:09 | Oct 9th, 2016

How detailed do you need to be with budget categories? Do you separate lunch from dinner or lump everything in to a few categories for budget simplicity? And which method is better? Some people love to budget, just like some people love to organize. ...Show More

A chat with Bill Harris the CEO of Personal Capital

55:29 | Oct 3rd, 2016

Personal Capital is like Mint but for investors. It’s a free service that allows you to track all of your investments in one place. Read on for our Personal Capital review and why we recommend you add it to your financial toolbox. I remember going in...Show More

Buying a Rental Property, Assembling the Team and Reducing Risk

1:09:25 | Sep 26th, 2016

Buying a rental property is fun, but it certainly needs to be done with care and a ton of research. Since a rental property is a long-term investment, you want to make sure you review all considerations. You are putting a lot of money into a property...Show More

Borrowing Against Your 401K: A Loan from your Future Self

34:52 | Sep 21st, 2016

  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? It goes against personal finance philosophy to take money out of a retirement account before retirement but und...Show More

Inside Roofstock - The Rental Property Marketplace

58:33 | Sep 19th, 2016

Does Roofstock live up to their promises? In our Roofstock review, we dig into their selection of turn key rental properties and put our money on the line to find out. I’ll admit, I’ve been obsessed with rental properties for a few months now. It too...Show More

How to Calculate Rental Yield So You Can Make a Smart Investment

55:01 | Sep 12th, 2016

This week the guys get nerdy about the numbers and chat about how to calculate cash on cash return to see if a property will be a smart investment. Is This a Good Investment? If you’ve been talking about buying a rental property with friends and fami...Show More

How to Move to a New City

45:25 | Aug 29th, 2016

Whether you are looking to move to Denver or Denmark, there are a lot of things you need to take into consideration before making the leap. When you move to a new city, everything is new and exciting, but it can also be a little scary. Preparing will...Show More

Starting a Franchise With Laura Novak

53:20 | Aug 22nd, 2016

If someone told you they were starting a franchise, what would be the first thing that came to mind – Mc Donalds, Chick-Fil-A, 7 Eleven? When you start to look into the world of franchises, you’ll be surprised at what you’ll find. These days they com...Show More

How to Prioritize Your Financial Goals

45:31 | Aug 15th, 2016

Should you start an emergency fund or save for retirement? Pay off debt or start investing? Everyone will give you different advice, and it can get confusing. It’s hard to know how to prioritize your financial goals. Personal finance is personal, so ...Show More

10 Years of Small Business Tips

54:34 | Aug 8th, 2016

Becoming an entrepreneur is not for the faint of heart. Running and growing a business can be challenging – that’s why about 90 percent of all new businesses fail. Since the odds are stacked against you, it takes hard work and perseverance to achieve...Show More

Stop Living Paycheck to Paycheck

43:08 | Aug 1st, 2016

Your paycheck gets deposited, groceries purchased, bills paid, and then you’re broke again until the next payday. That is the story for almost half of American households, and the vicious cycle is hard to break. It won’t be easy, but you can stop liv...Show More

Get Focused – Do More of What Matters

40:45 | Jul 25th, 2016

This episode was inspired by a tweet we received from one of of listeners Alexa who asked, How many side hustles are to many? She has been working on a few things that she loves and was questioning if she should just focus on one and ditch the rest f...Show More

Five Questions – Lending Club, Green Mutual Funds and Having Fun

49:39 | Jul 18th, 2016

The guys tackle five great listener questions today. For full answers listen to the episode below. Bonus Question: I have noticed that you tend to be drinking beer on each of the podcasts, let me just first say, fuck I’m jealous.I would like to know ...Show More

Preparing Financially For Parenthood

42:25 | Jul 11th, 2016

Becoming a new parent is a wonderful life experience, but it also comes with a ton of work, sleepless nights and some financial stress. Today the guys talk to Kim Palmer, mother of two and author of Smart Mom, Rich Mom about how to build wealth while...Show More

Habits For Independence

38:57 | Jul 4th, 2016

Happy 4th of July! While you are watching fireworks light up the sky, remember how much hard work and dedication it took the founders of the United States to declare themselves independent. Finding financial independence takes a lot of hard work too....Show More

10 Lessons in 100 Episodes

43:59 | Jun 27th, 2016

Season two of Listen Money Matters has officially reached 100 episodes. Thomas and Andrew have learned so much from each other and from the excellent guests we’ve had on the show. Today the guys discuss the top 10 things they have learned in 100 epis...Show More

Manage Your Family Like a Business

48:00 | Jun 20th, 2016

Growing your wealth is not just about keeping up with your budget and investing some money in the stock market. To achieve financial independence, you need to have a solid plan, and that starts with better decision making. Today on the show the guys ...Show More

Selling Wholesale On Amazon With Edward Lichstein

1:04:24 | Jun 13th, 2016

Ever wonder how to people make money selling wholesale on Amazon? Andrew trawled Quora and found someone to teach us how to do it. Eddie Lichstein has been in the e-commerce business for 13 years selling wholesale on Amazon. He has always been a car ...Show More

Diversify with Online Real Estate Investing

1:02:13 | Jun 6th, 2016

When it comes to real estate, breakaway success is often found at scale and Fundrise’s goal is to scratch that itch. Does the Fundrise platform stand up to the hype? That’s what I was determined to find out. I’ve always been a do-it-yourself investor...Show More

Take The Emotion Out Of Buying Stocks

52:00 | May 30th, 2016

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. We interview Al Bentley, wind-surfer, CEO and co-founder of Simply Wall Street, an Aus...Show More

Five Questions: Profit Sharing, Tradelines, 403B’s

50:03 | May 23rd, 2016

The guys tackle five great listener questions today. For full answers listen to the episode below. Question One: Can you guys explain the difference between a regular 401k vs profit sharing 401k. What’s the difference between the two and can you with...Show More

Make Money On Amazon Using Retail Arbitrage

51:23 | May 16th, 2016

There are many ways to make money on Amazon and retail arbitrage is one of them. I know, it sounds pretty badass. We’ll teach you how it’s done. We have Jessica and Cliff from The Selling Family on the show to talk about their experience using FBA to...Show More

What the F**k is Tax Loss Harvesting

52:53 | May 9th, 2016

Dan Egan, the Director of Behavioral Finance at Betterment is joining us to talk about Tax Loss Harvesting. We discuss what it is, how it works and what sort of benefits it provides you as a long term investor. Tax loss harvesting is a term you’ve pr...Show More

The Broke-Ass Bride Wedding Guide

44:44 | May 2nd, 2016

While weddings are a wonderful way to celebrate the love between two people, it comes with a hefty price tag. Today the guys talk to Christen from The Broke-Ass Bride on how to have the wedding you want without going broke. She has attended a ton of ...Show More

The Anatomy of a Real Estate Deal

43:18 | Apr 25th, 2016

The process of buying or selling real estate can be intimidating and overwhelming to both the first-time and experienced buyers. Today we talk to our agents, Dean and Gerard from GD Group Moves Real Estate in Hoboken, NJ about the anatomy of a real e...Show More

Five Questions- Retirement Funds, Savings Bonds and Budgeting

46:47 | Apr 18th, 2016

The guys tackle five great listener questions today. For full answers listen to the episode below. Question One Longtime listener, quick question. I currently put about 25% of my income toward my betterment retirement fund. I rent now but eventually ...Show More

Developing A Business Tax Strategy With Diane Gardner

46:38 | Apr 11th, 2016

Small businesses are a big part of our country’s economic growth, so you would think the government would make starting a business as easy as possible. Of course, this is not the case. If you need a business tax strategy- listen up. You might think c...Show More

Better Know A Millionaire With Matt Shoup

36:48 | Apr 4th, 2016

It’s been a while but we are back with our Better Know a Millionaire segment and today the guys talk to an entrepreneur, speaker and house painter Matt Shoup. Matt has an incredible story from being six figures in debt to becoming a millionaire. Ther...Show More

How To Quit Your Job And Actually Start A Business

42:20 | Mar 28th, 2016

Starting your own business can be an incredible life changing experience – that is, if it’s done right. We’ve seen many entrepreneurs who have jumped off the hamster wheel and created successful businesses but, do you know how much work and planning ...Show More

Dan Green: Life is a Negotiation

31:46 | Mar 21st, 2016

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. Dan’s favorite tool is something he calls the Four P’s; purpose, product, people, and process....Show More

Five Questions- Down Payments, Debts and IRA’s

50:32 | Mar 14th, 2016

The guys tackle five great listener questions today. For full answers listen to the episode below. Question One Hey Guys- My fiance and I are getting married next month and we are trying to get our finances in order as we plan to buy a house. We are ...Show More

Inside Wealthfront with CEO Adam Nash

1:20:42 | Feb 29th, 2016

What features do novice and experienced investors get from Wealthfront? How does Wealthfront stack up against the other Robo-Advisors and what sets them apart? We’ll be answering these questions and more in our Wealthfront Review. Luckily (or skillfu...Show More

Money History: The Creation Of Money

35:32 | Feb 22nd, 2016

We all need and use money nearly every day of our lives but do you know where it comes from? Today the guys cover payment history, the creation of money and how it affects our economy. The IOU Economy You can’t talk about the creation of money withou...Show More

How to Make Money in the Sharing Economy with Glenn Carter

51:05 | Feb 15th, 2016

Everyone wants to make money money, it’s usually what turns people on to personal finance. Today we’re going to teach you how to make more money in the sharing economy – on your own terms. Uber brought this concept main stream and as a result it’s so...Show More

Do I Need Life Insurance?

59:59 | Feb 8th, 2016

We have all asked ourselves at some point, do I need life insurance? You’re young and healthy, nothing is going to happen to you, right? Sorry to be a debbie downer, but the reality is anything can happen to you at anytime. Will someone suffer financ...Show More

Change Your Mindset: What’s Possible VS. What’s Needed

44:08 | Feb 1st, 2016

Whether you believe it or not, we have all heard the age old saying money can’t buy happiness, but there certainly is a relationship between your personal finances and your happiness. Maybe it’s time to change your mindset. People who earn a more are...Show More

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

48:52 | Jan 25th, 2016

  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. Five questions are back! We answer questions we get through e-mail and the LMM Community. 1. What would y...Show More

Mobile Home Investing With Jefferson Lilly

57:40 | Jan 18th, 2016

  Real estate investing has become a bit of a theme at LMM lately. Today we’re joined by Jefferson Lilly to discuss mobile home park investing. You might be considering investing in real estate, but you’re probably thinking of buying single family ho...Show More

Replace Your Income With Wholesale Real Estate

1:06:40 | Jan 11th, 2016

Natali Morris mentioned her real estate investments and we wanted to learn more. Today Clayton Morris joins us to explain real estate wholesaling. We were intrigued when Natali talked about buying a rental property for $10,000 and wanted to understan...Show More

Figure Skating and 2016 Goals

37:26 | Jan 4th, 2016

  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. At LMM we prefer the word “goals” to “resolution.” Resolution has almost come to mean failu...Show More

Level Up Your Life With Steve Kamb

1:08:34 | Dec 21st, 2015

  Want to level up your life? Steve Kamb from Nerd Fitness joins us to discuss turning your life into a game. We’ve discussed the ways being physically fit and financially fit are similar. Steve Kamb learned that when he started Nerd Fitness. His hea...Show More

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

56:07 | Dec 14th, 2015

Natali Morris of MSNBC joins us to discuss how to turn your family into a profitable business. Incorporate Your Family The tax system is not set up to benefit the individual, it’s set up to benefit businesses. That’s why eleven companies on the S&P 5...Show More

How to Actually Save Thousands on Your Mortgage

1:09:26 | Dec 7th, 2015

  Adam Carroll joins us to discuss how to actually save thousands on your mortgage with home equity lines of credit. When we interviewed Adam for our new Rich Tips series, he mentioned how he is paying off his mortgage years ahead of schedule and sav...Show More

Roger Whitney: Invest In Yourself To Build Wealth

23:19 | Nov 30th, 2015

Roger Whitney is the retirement answer man. He’s going to tell us about one of his favorite books and some of the tools he loves. Roger shares his budgeting strategy and tells us his secret to a happy marriage. And Roger hits us with a rich tip that ...Show More

How To Buy A Business With Ace Chapman

44:45 | Nov 23rd, 2015

  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. Ace was on the usual college path when the opportunity to buy a business fell into his lap. He was playing with an o...Show More

Econ 101: Inflation and the Economy

54:34 | Nov 16th, 2015

  Our listener Eric has made an appearance in the past to school us on bonds. Today he’s back to teach us about inflation. What Is Inflation? Economic concepts can be broken down into the micro and the macro. Micro looks at the smaller picture concer...Show More

Uninvested: Understanding the Pitfalls of Wall St

45:43 | Nov 9th, 2015

  Today we interview Bobby Monks and Justin Jaffy about their book, Uninvested and understanding the pitfalls of Wall Street. Bobby Monks calls himself a “chronic entrepreneur” and as such, understands the dirty dealings happening on Wall Street and ...Show More

Listen Emotion Matters with Joan Sotkin

51:25 | Nov 2nd, 2015

  Today we interview Joan Sotkin of Prosperity Place, who approaches money in a holistic way. Because listen, emotion matters when it comes to money. Joan’s Story Joan comes from a family of compulsive debtors. She was born in 1940, a time when women...Show More

Budgeting For A Lifestyle Change

43:56 | Oct 26th, 2015

  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. You got the new job in a new place, your family grows, you need to care for a parent. Your o...Show More

How To Negotiate With Skill, Not Force

58:08 | Oct 19th, 2015

Learning how to negotiate is not just a nice to have skill – it’s critical. Everything from your salary to your purchases to even your relationship requires it. Here we break it down for you and give you the knowledge you need to hit the ground runni...Show More

Launching a Successful Kickstarter Campaign with Chez

58:15 | Oct 12th, 2015

  Have you ever thought about starting a Kickstarter campaign? We interview Chez Brungraber about how she did it for her travel bag. It takes some doing to get people to give you money for something that doesn’t yet exist. Chez tells us how she did i...Show More

Five Questions-Minimum Wage, Lending Money, Debt

56:06 | Oct 5th, 2015

  We haven’t done a Five Questions for awhile! We’re back to answer your questions about minimum wage, lending money and debt. We get a lot of questions and if one of you is wondering, more of you are wondering. How can you get by on minimum wage? We...Show More

Choosing Individual Investments with Jay Yoon of Instavest

37:35 | Sep 28th, 2015

Today we speak to legendary Instavest investor Jay Yoon. We’ll learn his strategies and add ourselves to his growing number of groupies. When we interviewed Instavest founder Saleem Khatri, he told us about Jay Yoon, their most successful investor. S...Show More

Retire or Not To Retire with Roger Whitney

51:31 | Sep 14th, 2015

Early retirement sounds ideal but is it always? Retire or not to retire with Roger Whitney, the retirement answer man. Roger believes rather than setting retirement goals, we should set retirement priorities. Not that you shouldn’t have goals. But wh...Show More

Wills, Trusts, and Estate Planning with Tyler

44:05 | Sep 7th, 2015

  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. This is a big topic so we brought in a member of the LMM Community Forums who deals with this for a living. Ty...Show More

This Financial Life With Chloe

59:32 | Aug 31st, 2015

  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. Chloe is a 28 year old nurse who recently got her masters and has been looking for a full time job with benefits...Show More

Thomas Buys A Car: An Addendum

23:51 | Aug 26th, 2015

You spoke and we listened. Here’s some much needed clarification on the episode where we discuss Thomas’ recent car purchase. Who knew that Thomas was so controversial.

Thomas Breaks Down How to Buy a Car

46:28 | Aug 24th, 2015

  Thomas has debt! He bought a car. Not a new car of course but having recently gone through the process, he’ll share what he learned. Thomas went from a “It gets me from A to B” car person to a person who really likes cars and wants a nice, fast, sh...Show More

Inside Memphis Invest- Real Estate Investments Without The Mess

50:57 | Aug 17th, 2015

We interview Chris Clothier from Memphis Invest to explain real estate investments without the mess. Collect the rent check while someone else does the dirty work! Becoming a landlord can generate significant passive income. Make the income even more...Show More

Getting Your Significant Other On Board Financially with Laura Fiebert

1:02:54 | Aug 10th, 2015

  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. Laura does a lot behind the scenes for LMM but this is her first time on the show! She was the spender to ...Show More

Get Paid To Blog with Cat Alford of Budget Blonde

40:04 | Aug 3rd, 2015

Want to get paid to blog? Cat Alford will talk to us about her very lucrative career doing just that. Cat from Budget Blonde joins us to discuss her path to becoming a successful blogger. Cat started her blog as a hobby while working full time. Soon ...Show More

Better Know a Millionaire with Adam Dicker

37:40 | Jul 27th, 2015

  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. Today we interview millionaire Adam Dicker. Adam made his millions by selling domain names, some for as...Show More

Teaching Kids About Money with Adam Carroll

47:18 | Jul 13th, 2015

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. Adam is one of our favorite guests here at LMM. We first met him to discuss student loan debt. Today he...Show More

This Financial Life with Andrew M.

39:42 | Jul 6th, 2015

  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. Andrew is a long time listener and today he shares his financial situation with us to get some advice. Befo...Show More

Money Security Tips You Need To Know

1:00:23 | Jun 29th, 2015

  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. Many of us have had some aspect of our life hacked, bank account, credit card, naked photos. You...Show More

Real Estate Investing For Dummies

1:00:25 | Jun 22nd, 2015

Thinking of getting into real estate investing but have no idea where to begin? On today’s episode, we talk to our friend Allison about her personal real estate investment strategy and what she has learned about the market. Allison is no stranger to ...Show More

This Financial Life: Lindsay

56:01 | Jun 15th, 2015

  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. Lindsay is a second grade teacher living in Seattle. We’ll help her get her financial life ...Show More

Finding Your Productivity Sweet Spot

35:23 | Jun 8th, 2015

  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. During Andrew’s recent burnout, he realized he was taking the need for productivity too far...Show More

What the F**k is the Federal Reserve?

48:17 | Jun 1st, 2015

  Larry Ludwig from Investor Junkie is our guest today to explain what the Federal Reserve is, does, and why you need to know. Put simply, the Fed sets monetary policy and either adds or removes money from the system. There are twelve regional Feds a...Show More

Crowd Sourced Real Estate Investing

50:41 | May 25th, 2015

  Today we interview Benjamin Miller from Fundrise. Fundrise is a crowdsourcing site that allows anyone to invest in real estate. Real estate can be a great investment but you need some serious money to do it. Not anymore. Fundrise allows you to inve...Show More

Roll Overs, Horse Races and Backdoor IRA Strategy’s

1:02:54 | May 18th, 2015

One of our most popular guests, The Mad Fientist, joins us again to discuss the MEGA backdoor IRA strategy. Quick IRA Re-Cap We could do a year of shows devoted to all things IRA and there would still be questions. They are confusing so here is a bit...Show More

A Review of Our Favorite Robo Advisors with Investor Junkie

42:17 | May 11th, 2015

  What is a robo advisor and should you use one? Larry Ludwig from Investor Junkie joins us to tell us what we need to know. A robo advisor is an on-line money management service that uses automated algorithms to give investment advice. It takes huma...Show More

Getting Schooled On Bonds

51:21 | May 4th, 2015

  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. As you heard in the disclaimer, this is a complex topic. Stick with it though, it will all make s...Show More

Obama Care Health Insurance For The Self Employed

25:57 | Apr 27th, 2015

Obama Care has made health insurance accessible for more people but it’s confusing to navigate. Thomas will tell us his story of signing up. Having wider access to health insurance is great, but you still have to go through the process of picking a p...Show More

Recovering From A Burnout

38:02 | Apr 20th, 2015

Burnout can happen to the best of us. Even those of us at Listen Money Matters. But you can bounce back. A break and a few deep breaths and back on track. Job burn out is not uncommon. Especially for vacation deprived Americans. But we can’t all quit...Show More

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

29:17 | Apr 13th, 2015

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. We love to answer your questions on the podcast. If you are wondering, odds are someone else in the audien...Show More

The Anatomy of a Well Balanced Portfolio

43:27 | Apr 6th, 2015

Balance is important in all aspects of life, including your financial portfolio. Find out what well balanced means when it comes to your portfolio. What makes up a well balanced portfolio? Andrew breaks it down for us. Part of it depends on your age....Show More

This Financial Life with Sylvain

35:48 | Apr 3rd, 2015

  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? Our This Financial Life series is back. One of our listeners lays out his financial picture for us and we crit...Show More

5 Questions: Bonds, Interest Rates, and Retirement

45:30 | Apr 1st, 2015

  We haven’t done a five questions for awhile. Today it’s back! Andrew and Thomas answer five questions submitted by our listeners. Today we answer questions about bonds, interest rates, and one of our favorite subjects, retirement. 1.  If you’re you...Show More

Refinancing with Benefits: A Chat with Dan Macklin from SoFi

39:36 | Mar 30th, 2015

  Are you one of the 40 million Americans struggling with student loan debt? Refinancing can help. Dan Macklin from SoFi explains refinancing with benefits. Drowning in Debt There is $1.2 trillion of outstanding student loan debt in the US; the avera...Show More

FeeX: Destroy Hidden Fees with Uri Levine

25:07 | Mar 27th, 2015

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. You probably go out of your way to avoid having to pay a $3 ATM fee but you might be losing much,...Show More

Being a Successful Penny Stock Trader with Timothy Sykes

42:11 | Mar 25th, 2015

  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. Timothy took his bar mitzvah money and started trading penny stocks against his parent’s wishes. What...Show More

College Savings Accounts -Leveraging 529 Plans

23:55 | Mar 23rd, 2015

  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. Kathryn Flynn from Saving For College will explain the fine points. A 529 Plan is like a retirement ...Show More

How to Decide If You Should Go to Expensive Business Conferences

39:57 | Mar 20th, 2015

  Attending a business conference can be a great way to network.  But if you work for yourself, you have to pick up the tab.  When it is worthwhile to do so? Going to a conference can be fun and productive, especially if it’s being held in a great ci...Show More

When To Invest and When to Just Save

36:09 | Mar 18th, 2015

  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. We’ve gotten a lot of questions about when to invest and when to just save so we thought we would dedicate a ...Show More

The Hidden Costs of Buying a Home

45:45 | Mar 16th, 2015

  Buying a home isn’t just a matter of paying the mortgage every month.  There are all kinds of hidden costs.  We’ll help you ferret them out. Just because a mortgage payment is less than your current rent doesn’t necessarily mean buying a home would...Show More

How Thomas Traveled to Japan for Cheap

45:37 | Mar 13th, 2015

We’re big proponents of travel here at LMM.  Thomas will discuss how he traveled to Japan for less than you might imagine. Travel opens up the world to you in many ways.  It can be expensive but it doesn’t have to be.  Learn how to do it without brea...Show More

How to Prepare Financially for Babies with Stephany Kirkpatrick

43:56 | Mar 11th, 2015

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. Stephany Kirkpatrick from LearnVest is our guest to discuss the financial aspects of having a baby. ...Show More

My Name is Bond, Treasury Bond

43:01 | Mar 9th, 2015

  We’re talking all things treasury today on Listen, Money Matters. Treasury bills, notes, and bonds.  Which, if any should you invest in? Were you given bonds as gifts when you were a kid?  It may have seemed like a lame gift at the time but there p...Show More

The 7 Debtly Sins

52:16 | Mar 6th, 2015

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. There are seven deadly sins if you subscribe to ancient fairy tales.  You can commit those sins in th...Show More

What the F**k is Margin?

39:48 | Mar 4th, 2015

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. Simply put, margin is borrowing against your investments without selling your investments. You...Show More

How to Handle Shared Expenses with Roommates

40:53 | Mar 2nd, 2015

Living with roommates can be a minefield.  Particularly when it comes to splitting shared expenses.  Here are a few tips to navigate the situation. One of the best things about roommates is splitting the expenses.  But it can also be one of the most ...Show More

High Density Fun

34:38 | Feb 27th, 2015

  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. Do you wish you had more time to see friends, devote to your hobbies, knock a thing or two ...Show More

Growing Income with the Success Triangle

37:37 | Feb 25th, 2015

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. Thomas came up with this concept for college students and it was the Student Success Triangle.  B...Show More

Understanding and Using Google Finance

35:35 | Feb 23rd, 2015

If you want to start buying individual stocks, Google Finance is a great place to do your research.  Find out how to maximize the information found there. Investing through an ETF means you don’t have to choose individual stocks.  They’re chosen for ...Show More

Playing To Your Strengths With The MBTI Test

42:45 | Feb 20th, 2015

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? The MBTI, or Myers-Briggs Type Indicator is not one of those Buzzfeed quizzes that tells you which...Show More

Recovering From An Epic Failure

37:19 | Feb 18th, 2015

Ever failed hard?  Not stumbled, but lost everything level of failure.  How can you begin to recover when you are at rock bottom? Most of us probably won’t hit homeless on the street levels of rock bottom but some of us will have to start over. A new...Show More

Paying for College While Attending

49:08 | Feb 16th, 2015

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. Ideally you would spend four years with no obligation other than to study (and party) but not working while i...Show More

How To Use a Credit Card

50:15 | Feb 13th, 2015

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. A credit card can be a blessing or a curse. Some people refuse to even touch one. But if you kno...Show More

Should You Start a Side Business?

44:35 | Feb 11th, 2015

We talk a lot about side hustles on the show.  Today we’ll discuss if you should start your own side business. A side business can be lucrative and the creative outlet that your 9-5 job isn’t.  But it can be a lot of work and time.  We’ll break it do...Show More

Taking Control of the Job Hunt with Adrian Larssen

50:55 | Feb 9th, 2015

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. Searching for a job sucks but there are ways to make it easier and to feel like you have some control of the pro...Show More

Five Questions: Stock Prices, Early Retirement, Morning Routines

48:13 | Feb 6th, 2015

Today we answer listener questions about stock prices, early retirement, and morning routines. We love answering listener questions.  We can reach more of you via the pod than personal e-mails so if you have a question, send it in! 1.  Once a company...Show More

Mini Habits with Stephen Guise

46:52 | Feb 4th, 2015

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. Stephen graduated college in 2010 into a terrible job market.  He started a blog with his free tim...Show More

This Financial Life with Thomas Frank Part 2

39:39 | Feb 2nd, 2015

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? At just 23 Thomas is doing better than many of us a decade or more older.  Let’s see if he’s ...Show More

Automate Saving Using Digit with Ethan Bloch

41:05 | Jan 30th, 2015

  Want to save money but don’t want to feel it in your lifestyle?  Automate saving using Digit. We interview Ethan Bloch the CEO of Digit to learn how to automate saving. Pay Yourself First Probably the most important tenet of personal finance is pay...Show More

Small Business Tax Questions with Johnny Horta

35:59 | Jan 28th, 2015

Johnny Horta joins us today to discuss small business taxes. LMM’s resident tax expert schools us on small business taxes for all our side hustlers out there. If you run a small business you’ll have more write offs than if you are an employee.  The d...Show More

Naked Economics, Statistics, and Politics with Charles Wheelan

52:24 | Jan 26th, 2015

Charles Wheelan is a lecturer in economics at Dartmouth and has authored five books.  He joins us to discuss statistics, politics, and the economy. Economics is the study of how we allocate scarce resources.  Poverty, health, education, are all affec...Show More

What the F**k is a REIT?

38:37 | Jan 23rd, 2015

  Ever hear of a REIT?  No?  That’s ok, me neither.  So we’re going to learn together what that is and if we should collect, them, buy them? I don’t know yet. A REIT is a real estate investment trust.  It’s a good investment and more importantly, it’...Show More

Inside LearnVest with Alexa Von Tobel

41:23 | Jan 21st, 2015

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. LearnVest will help you create a step by step financial plan right from the comfort of your o...Show More

Taxes 101 with Johnny Horta

42:22 | Jan 19th, 2015

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. Until we get a flat tax (which will never happen) taxes will continue to be a monumental pain in the ass...Show More

Don’t Let Money Control Your Life with Jen McDonough

40:50 | Jan 16th, 2015

  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. Jen’s world changed when one of her children developed a chronic medical condition.  As the medical bills pile...Show More

This Financial Life with Thomas Frank Part 1

48:44 | Jan 14th, 2015

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. If you’re going to be a host on LMM, you have to come clean with the audience about your financial habits ...Show More

The Evolution of Resolutions

54:40 | Jan 12th, 2015

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. Once the hangover subsides, we are all gung ho to really stick to our resolutions.  But by February (at the l...Show More

Finishing What You Start

50:13 | Jan 9th, 2015

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. College is a good example of something you should finish once started.  Maybe you won’t use your particular de...Show More

Habits and Thomas’ Ridiculous Morning Routine

53:41 | Jan 7th, 2015

  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. Not all of us are morning people.  But you don’t have to be one in order to organize a routine tha...Show More

Something Is New In Season 2

35:53 | Jan 5th, 2015

  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 you! There have been some changes to LMM since our last episode but we are more committed than ever ...Show More

Getting Ready for Season 2

1:49 | Dec 28th, 2014

We took a little break to collect ourselves and reboot. Are you ready for Season 2? It begins January 5th!

Obamacare and HSA’s

54:34 | Nov 25th, 2014

  Insurance can be confusing so we interview two experts, Todd Berkley and John Young to help us navigate Obamacare and  HSA’s. The affordable care act is a good thing for a lot of previously uninsured Americans but knowing which plan to choose can b...Show More

Finding Your Financial Weak Spots

44:00 | Nov 23rd, 2014

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. It might not be just a spending problem though.  Maybe you’re afraid to invest because it seems so...Show More

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

38:04 | Nov 22nd, 2014

Buying a home is uncharted territory for many of us. Both Matt and Andrew have done it and will tell us what to expect before, during, and after you buy a home. Before Your mortgage payment shouldn’t be more than 30% of your take home salary.  Don’t ...Show More

This Financial Life: Jeff Wilson

44:12 | Nov 21st, 2014

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. Jeff lives in the Midwest where he works for the Department of Natural Resources, it’s an outsi...Show More

Inside CommonBond with David Klein

41:20 | Nov 20th, 2014

   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. CommonBond is a student loan lending platform that provides lower cost financing to graduate stude...Show More

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

37:50 | Nov 19th, 2014

  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. 1.  What is your advice for an 18 year old with a part time job about to start college?  College Info...Show More

My Road to Minimalism with Tammy Strobel

39:15 | Nov 18th, 2014

   Tammy Strobel is an author, teacher, and photographer.  She joins us to discuss her recent book on minimalism and sustainable living. Tammy and her husband were living the typical middle class life in 2003. They started talking about downsizing ev...Show More

The Miracle Morning

59:44 | Nov 17th, 2014

   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! What is so miraculous about the morning? Plenty. If you want to improve your life, your morning...Show More

This Financial Life with Zina Kumok

36:39 | Nov 16th, 2014

   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. LMM met Zina at Fincon.  She vowed to pay her student loan debt off in three years and starte...Show More

Inside Final Card with Matt Rothstein

31:30 | Nov 15th, 2014

   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 card will go Beta soon with a wait list of over 30,000 people.  It’s a physical credit card...Show More

Sharing the Gift of Financial Knowledge

37:00 | Nov 14th, 2014

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. It doesn’t just have to be something good you’ve learned.  Some bank or company screw you over...Show More

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

44:20 | Nov 13th, 2014

  Time for listener questions.  We’ll discuss refinancing, repairing damaged credit, and being a spendaholic. We love answering your questions.  If you want to know, your fellow listeners are probably wondering too. 1.  How do I turn my spendaholic f...Show More

Combating Complacency with Grant Peelle

42:42 | Nov 12th, 2014

  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. Grant Peelle is a documentary film maker.  His film I’m Fine, Thanks documented the lives of people wh...Show More

Veteran’s Day Special with Ryan Carlson

54:00 | Nov 11th, 2014

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. Ryan joined the Air Force immediately after high school.  He was in college and then his entire base was activated ...Show More

Understanding Financial Security with Robert Siciliano

37:30 | Nov 10th, 2014

  Identity theft can wreck your life and your credit.  Security expert Robert Siciliano joins us to discuss how to protect sensitive information. There are two main types of financial identity theft:  new account fraud and account take over. New acco...Show More

Being Charitable With and Without Spending Money

39:58 | Nov 9th, 2014

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. A lot of people start to think about the best way to give around the holidays.  But with so m...Show More

The Tools, Apps, Podcasts, and Books We Love

50:31 | Nov 8th, 2014

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. Not all of these are money related and they are all new ones that we’ve discovered since we covere...Show More

How to Become a Minimalist with Joel Zaslofsky

43:11 | Nov 7th, 2014

Minimalism can be defined many ways.  We’ll talk to Joel Zaslofsky about how to become a minimalist. He has embraced the lifestyle to learn why and how it has improved his life. What is a minimalist? Joel defines it as embracing what is important to ...Show More

Choosing a Cell Phone Plan with Thomas Frank

56:09 | Nov 6th, 2014

Choosing a cell phone plan is confusing and time consuming but the right one can save lots of money.  Thomas Frank will help us get the most for our money. If you think you still have to have a plan with one of the big carriers, you don’t.  Lots of s...Show More

Economics 101: Opportunity Cost with Dan Egan

53:18 | Nov 5th, 2014

We don’t get much personal finance education so we’re doing some economics 101 lessons. Today we discuss opportunity cost with Dan Egan. Dan Egan from Betterment will be our professor today and he’s drinking beer brewed at Betterment! What is Opportu...Show More

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

42:56 | Nov 4th, 2014

  It’s time for five listener questions.  Today we talk about life insurance, budgeting, and buying a home. 1.  What do you guys know about life insurance?  Not everyone needs it but if you have someone who depends on your financially, then you shoul...Show More

Tax Efficient Investing with Larry Ludwig

49:05 | Nov 3rd, 2014

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. The tax man gets enough of your hard earned bucks. Larry Ludwig f...Show More

PolicyGenius Review And A Chat With Their CEO

30:55 | Nov 2nd, 2014

Let’s be honest, shopping for insurance kind of sucks. It’s confusing, stressful and not to mention probably the least exciting thing to do. The process of purchasing a policy can be intimidating. Thats probably why 4 out of every 10 people in the U....Show More

How To Survive a Bear Attack

31:52 | Nov 1st, 2014

   Mace?  No, not that kind of bear attack silly.  The kind that happens when the stock market is down.  Spoilers, don’t panic.  That may work for both kinds. Are we in a bear market?  Maybe, maybe not but we’re certainly not in a bull market.  Ebola...Show More

Personal Money Horror Stories

38:50 | Oct 31st, 2014

   It’s Halloween and nothing is more frightening than money horror stories.  Close the blinds, turn off the lights, light a candle and prepare to be scared. Matt and Andrew haven’t always been smart with money, well Andrew mostly has.  But even they...Show More

Loose Change and Found Money

32:24 | Oct 30th, 2014

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. If you live in a building with coin operated laundry, you can skip this episode.  We know where your change i...Show More

When She Makes More with Farnoosh Torabi

43:04 | Oct 29th, 2014

Author Farnoosh Torabi joins us to discuss how to navigate a relationship in which the woman earns more than her male partner. Farnoosh Torabi is a personal finance writer, best selling author and television personality.  We were blown away by her pr...Show More

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

38:46 | Oct 28th, 2014

Today we answer listener questions about timing the market, college savings, and Betterment woes. We get a lot of questions at LMM and if you’re asking, someone else is probably wondering too so we like to answer questions for everyone. 1.  Is an HSA...Show More

Book Yourself Solid and Public Speaking with Michael Port

1:04:43 | Oct 27th, 2014

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. And Michael doesn’t drink so his tips don’t involve liquid courage.  We allowed him to finish...Show More

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

41:02 | Oct 26th, 2014

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. Many people are competitive and that can take many forms, including always having to one up tho...Show More

The 8 Best Vanguard Funds That You Should Buy

47:46 | Oct 25th, 2014

We’re big fans of Vanguard, but admittedly, it’s a bit more complicated than Betterment.  Today we’ll break down what we think are the 8 best Vanguard funds, which balance both performance and cost. Details are below but if you’re looking for a deepe...Show More

Extreme Productivity Tips with Mike Vardy from Work Flow and Productivityist

1:00:00 | Oct 24th, 2014

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. We all have the same twenty four hours in a day but some of us are better are maximizing those hours to ...Show More

Exploring the Investor Money Mindset

37:20 | Oct 23rd, 2014

If you’re not an investor they can seem like a different species. But they’re human too, we’ll discuss how the investor money mindset is different. Nerd culture is having its moment.  No one is afraid to admit they love Doctor Who or Lord of the Ring...Show More

Are We Loving Our Kids Too Much with Adam Carroll

51:55 | Oct 22nd, 2014

We first met Adam Carroll when he came on to talk about his movie about college loan debt.  He’s back to discuss loving our kids too much. What a weird concept.  Loving your kids too much.  But it can be true.  By giving them too much, by coddling th...Show More

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

33:40 | Oct 21st, 2014

We answer five of our listener’s questions about loan refinancing, HSA’s, and first home mortgages. This format has become so popular that it’s now a regular feature on LMM.  We answer questions sent in by listeners. 1.  Why is refinancing a loan so ...Show More

Finding Cheap Flights with Nathaniel Boyle

54:07 | Oct 20th, 2014

Wish you could travel more but think it’s too expensive?  Nathaniel Boyle has devoted his life to travel and will school us on finding cheap flights. Credit card churning is a great way to fly for free but it can be a burdensome process to book with ...Show More

Surround Yourself with Financial Friends

43:22 | Oct 19th, 2014

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. You are an amalgamation of the five people you spend the most time with.  Think of those people.  Are...Show More

Expensive Taste May Be Prohibiting Your Financial Growth

32:20 | Oct 18th, 2014

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. There comes a time when we have to live within our means.  Easier said than done when you hav...Show More

Travel Across America for Free with Rob Greenfield

40:20 | Oct 17th, 2014

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. Rob recently biked from Madison, Wisconsin to New York City with no money.  His journey really s...Show More

Negotiating, Side Hustling and Student Loan Debt with Stephanie Halligan

43:47 | Oct 16th, 2014

  Fellow Best New Blog winner Stephanie Halligan talks to us about student loan debt, negotiating and Matt’s favorite, the side hustle. Like a lot of teenagers, Stephanie took out a lot of college loans without realizing what that meant.   She gradua...Show More

What the F**k is Bankruptcy with Steve Rhode

36:01 | Oct 15th, 2014

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. Some people consider bankruptcy the easy way out but it’s more complicated that.  Any time money is co...Show More

The Indomitable Investor with Steve Sears

41:03 | Oct 14th, 2014

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. One of our favorite quotes in from Warren Buffet, “Be fearful when others are greedy and greedy when ot...Show More

Money Day Monday

34:14 | Oct 13th, 2014

It’s key to have a day set aside to check in on your financial situation.  We hereby declare a Monday as “Money Day Monday” because Matt likes alliteration. Some companies will allow you to choose the day your payment is due.  If you can group as man...Show More

Prioritizing Your Financial Plan

53:27 | Oct 12th, 2014

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. Matt and Andrew got into a pillow fight the last time they tried to do a show on this topic this...Show More

Art of Brewing with Basic Brewing Radio

39:40 | Oct 11th, 2014

Beer hurting your bottom line?  We talk to two home brewers who will teach us a new hobby that incorporates saving money and catching a buzz, the perfecta! Gilad Nachmani from Small Space Home Brewer and James Spencer from Basic Brewing Radio join us...Show More

The 200th Episode Special!

43:57 | Oct 10th, 2014

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! It’s not even been a year and we have two hundred episodes in the books.  We’ll look at some of th...Show More

Money and Marriage with Derek and Carrie Olsen

46:11 | Oct 8th, 2014

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. There are so many questions when it comes to marital finances.  Do you combine money or keep it separat...Show More

5 Questions: Liquidity, Vacations, and Credit Card Companies

30:35 | Oct 7th, 2014

It’s time for five questions.  We answer questions about liquidity, building credit, paying yourself first, vacations and credit card rewards. 1.  When do you take the time and money to go on vacation?  Whenever you can!  Segment an area of your chec...Show More

Debt and Networking with John Corcoran from Smart Business Revolution

48:08 | Oct 6th, 2014

John Corcoran from Smart Business Revolution is a networking expert.  He tells us why networking is important and how he paid off $600,000 in debt. Between 2006-2010 John racked up over half a million dollars in debt mostly through equity lines of cr...Show More

Hourly vs Salary: Advantages, Disadvantages and Opportunities

31:43 | Oct 5th, 2014

  In a battle of hourly vs salary, which prevails? We take a look at the advantages and disadvantages of each. It can seem more prestigious to be in a salaried position, maybe more because of what it used to mean than because of what it means now. It...Show More

Small Business Taxes with Jamaal Solomon

49:47 | Oct 4th, 2014

   One of the most confusing aspects of starting a small business are the taxes involved.  We get some expert help from Jamaal Solomon. Small business taxes are one of those things best left to professionals, like surgery or dentistry.  Sometimes the...Show More

How to Stop Being a Spendaholic

41:37 | Oct 3rd, 2014

  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. “It’s ok, I deserve it.”  Is that something you find yourself saying a lot?  Whether or not you des...Show More

5 Questions Roth IRA's, Investing 10K, and Using Acorns

36:37 | Oct 2nd, 2014

We get a lot of emails asking which is better: Acorns vs. Betterment vs. Wealthfront. In this article, I’m going to break down each of the services and let you know who deserves your investment. Competition is heating up among the Robo-Advisors. For ...Show More