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How to Pay for Adoption Costs without Debt – with Amanda and Jonathan Teixeira

If you're considering adoption, one of the first stumbling blocks is the cost. Depending on which route you take, you could be looking at tens of thousands of dollars. So, how do you pay for…

September 28, 2020
Burnout

5 Ways to Prevent Parental Burnout in the Pandemic

A lot of us are feeling parental burnout lately due to the pandemic. With virtual school, the recession, and so many other things happening at once, stress can start to take over. Author and Podcaster…

September 21, 2020
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Work-Life Integration Over Work-Life Balance – with Mark Timm

A lot of folks can feel like rockstars in their small business or at the office, but at the same time feel like failures at home. One solution to consider is striving for work-life integration instead…

September 14, 2020
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Money Smart Kids: Raising Children to Understand Financial Independence – with Doug Nordman and Carol Pittner

Do you want to raise money-smart kids? I'd venture to guess a lot of us parents want to, but we're not quite sure where to start. Doug Nordman focused on simple and practical lessons as…

September 7, 2020
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How Dividend Investing Helps with Financial Independence – with Nadia Busseuil and Nicole Ozelge

Wouldn't it be amazing to earn money while you sleep? In my quest to learn how to do this, I came across the concept of dividend investing. You might be asking, “What is dividend investing?”…

August 31, 2020
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How to Travel the World for Cheap (or Free) – with Lee Huffman

Dreaming of traveling to a bucket list destination but can’t seem to figure out how to make it work? Wouldn't it be amazing to travel the world for cheap or or even free? Lee Huffman…

August 24, 2020
Financial Decisions

Is It Better to Pay off the Mortgage, Save or Invest?

After you've paid off your debt and your savings starts to grow, you may stay to wonder what to do next. This is an exciting time for families as they start to make some major…

August 17, 2020
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What to Do When Your Spouse Has a Spending Problem – with Ericka Young

When one spouse thinks that the other has a spending problem, this can be a recipe for a marriage disaster if it's not handled correctly. There are so many feelings around how we handle our…

August 10, 2020
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Tips to Retire Early (From a Couple Who Did It) – with Dylin Redling and Allison Tom

Retiring earlier than 60 years old can sound like a pipe dream. But there are some who have completed this incredible financial feat. I was lucky enough to chat with a couple who retired in…

August 3, 2020
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7 Steps to Become a Millionaire by 30 – with Lisa Schader

Have you ever dreamed of becoming a millionaire? For most people, those seven figures symbolize a certain level of financial status and freedom. It’s one thing to live and look like a millionaire, but it’s…

July 27, 2020
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How to Create a Financial Independence Plan

You've heard about financial independence. The personal freedom, new options, and a relaxed lifestyle all sound amazing, but you don't know where to start. It's time to create a financial independence plan. Just like any…

July 20, 2020
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How to Increase Your Net Worth to $1,000,000 in 10 Years

Do you want to increase your net worth? Well, so did we. Let me tell you how we did it. One fall night in 2010, my wife Nicole and I were watching the Suze Orman…

July 15, 2020
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High Paying Jobs Without a College Degree (for your Teen) – with Ken Rusk

As parents, we want the best for our kids. We want them to have things we never had. For many of us, that’s the gift of quality education. A college education is a noble pursuit…

July 13, 2020
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Why Digital Cash Envelope Budgeting Wins – with Qube Money

The Cash Envelope Method is an effective budgeting method that helps people to save money and limit overspending. At the same time, the convenience of credit cards for online shopping and shopping on the go…

July 9, 2020
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How to Retire by 40 – with Steve Adcock

Wouldn't it be amazing to be able to retire at 40 years old? David, a listener of this podcast, thinks so! Here's his question: “My wife and I are turning 30 next year and we…

July 6, 2020

How We Paid Off Our Mortgage in 5 Years

During late 2013 while I was traveling out-of-town for work, my wife Nicole found our “forever house”. This home had everything she was looking for including an attached garage, open floor plan, updated kitchen, walk-in…

July 4, 2020

The Progressive Levels of Financial Independence

Are you interested in financial independence? Do you follow people in the FIRE movement? It’s easy to feel intimidated when you’re first getting started. However, a better understanding of the levels of financial independence makes…

June 29, 2020

How to Help Your Kids Have a Mortgage-Free Future – with Sarah Phillips

No matter where you are in your debt freedom journey, you can appreciate the power of what mortgage freedom means. A sense of freedom coupled with a boatload of options sounds appealing to most adults….

June 24, 2020

Coast FIRE: What It Is and How It Affects Retirement Planning

We’ve all been told that money doesn’t buy happiness, but there’s no denying that it affords us time and freedom. Whether you are well on your way to financial independence or just learning the very…

June 22, 2020

How We're Handling Job Changes, Coronavirus and Racism at Home

We've reached episode 200 of the podcast!! Since 2016, I’ve been interviewing debt-free couples, personal finance experts, financially independent parents, and young millionaires to figure out how they've succeeded. With this information, we’ve all had…

June 15, 2020

Roth IRA Investing | How to Save for Retirement Today – with Jedidiah Collins

Are you ready to start investing? Many people who are nearing the end of their debt payoff journey start to wonder how to begin investing. Debt freedom is powerful, and investing your money is another…

June 8, 2020

How to Become a Millionaire in 10 Years

After 10 long years, our family has joined the double comma club! We are now millionaires!  While this feat is awesome and we feel really proud of it, it’s important to point out some privileges we’ve…

June 1, 2020

Generosity and Financial Independence: 3 Ways to Give Back on your FIRE Journey – with Dave Mason

Financial independence is a great financial goal to pursue. As we try to save more and increase our income, where does giving back fit in? It seems counterintuitive to give away money when the goal…

May 25, 2020

From $46,000 of Credit Card and Car Debt to Mortgage-Free – with Bob Lotich

Have you ever wondered what it would feel like to own your home outright? Maybe you’ve always wanted to pay off your mortgage early or maybe the idea of being mortgage-free seems like an impossible…

May 20, 2020

Planning Your Retirement Savings Using Expenses (Not Income) – with Joe Saul-Sehy

Have you ever wondered if you are on track with your retirement savings? We’ve all seen the articles that suggest how much money you should have saved by certain ages. But is that really the…

May 18, 2020

How to Achieve Financial Independence Through Index Fund Investing – with JL Collins

As you explore the FIRE movement, you will quickly learn that investing is a key component of financial independence. You might be thinking that now is the right time to invest. After all, there’s a…

May 11, 2020

3 Simple Steps to Financial Empowerment – with SAVVI Financial

SAVVI Financial is on a mission to democratize financial advice. That means that they want accurate, fiduciary advice available to the masses. No matter if your net worth is in the negatives or you’ve already…

May 6, 2020

Student Loans and Coronavirus: Why You Shouldn't Pay Your Federal Loans Right Now

Stock market volatility, staggering unemployment, and a global pandemic. It's no wonder that people keep talking about how different our world feels right now. In times of uncertainty, people find themselves with more questions than…

May 4, 2020

Recession-Proof: From Bankrupt to Young Millionaire in 10 Years – with Patrick Aime

Everyone loves a success story. Yet, in these uncharted waters, success might seem unlikely. With more and more people drawing parallels between the current pandemic and the last recession, it's no wonder people are worried….

April 27, 2020

Pay Off the Mortgage Early or Invest More? Why We Chose a Mortgage-Free Life

Should we pay off the mortgage early or invest extra? That is a question that many homeowners find themselves asking. There are certainly benefits to investing more, and there are also benefits to being mortgage-free….

April 22, 2020

Pay Cuts: 10 Ways to Save Money When Your Income Drops

The global pandemic has been wreaking financial havoc on families across the US. People are losing their jobs, getting furloughed or taking pay cuts. With no guaranteed end in sight, this can be a frightening…

April 20, 2020

Stop Money Fights Before They Start – with Adam Kol

When the topic of finances comes up in the conversations that you and your partner have, do you brace yourself for money fights? Some people think the solution is to simply avoid the topic of…

April 13, 2020

Investing in a Financial Crisis: How to Stay Calm During a Global Pandemic

The stock market is going up and down like crazy lately. It's hard to predict what will happen next. I was an “investor” during the last recession, but my tiny 401k balance at the time…

April 6, 2020

Mortgage Free: Complete Debt Freedom During a Financial Crisis – with Keith Robinson

For most of us, housing is one of the biggest expenses we face each month. Experts suggest keeping housing to 30% of your budget, yet high cost-of-living areas can claim much more. It's a huge…

March 30, 2020

FIRE Movement: Pros and Cons of Pursuing Financial Independence

There's more to life than working and paying bills. If you're like most people, you dream of a week filled with more time and more freedom. That's why a growing number of people are joining…

March 23, 2020

Preparing for a Recession: Our Family's 5 Step Financial Plan

This pending recession has thrown our happy family schedule all out of whack. School: Our kid's school is closed for the next 3 weeks. It’s looking likely that might extend at least 8 weeks and…

March 17, 2020

Teen Entrepreneurs: Inspiring Kids to Start a Small Business – with Rob Phelan

When it comes to mastering personal finance or exploring entrepreneurship, one of the most common laments I hear is that people wish they started sooner. Managing money well and taking the leap into entrepreneurship are…

March 16, 2020

How Being Honest in my Marriage Helped us Pay Off $61,000 of Debt – with Michael Lacy

Being in debt can cause mental stress, physical stress and marital stress. Michael Lacy and his wife Taylor were under marital stress when their debt caused them more problems than they were prepared for. After…

March 9, 2020

3 Real Estate Investing Strategies for Minimalists

For years now, my wife and I have been sitting on the sidelines of real estate investing. We’ve been watching people grow their wealth, expand their portfolio and grow their passive income.  We have the…

March 2, 2020

How Living on 50% of Our Income Helped Us Reach Financial Freedom – with Kelly Smith

There may not be a single right way to achieve financial freedom, but supersizing your savings is certainly a powerful strategy. But what does supersizing your savings mean? More importantly, how does someone go about…

February 26, 2020

How This Couple Makes $250,000 Per Year Blogging – with Kelan and Brittany Kline

Imagine being able to take your side hustle to the next level and quit your full-time job? That’s exactly what Kelan and Brittany Kline managed to do after working on their blog for over a…

February 24, 2020

The Top 3 Reasons Marriages End (And How to Prevent It) – with Kimberly Holmes

One of the most important decisions anyone can make is who you choose to spend your life with. Marriage impacts us emotionally, socially, legally, financially, and in so many other ways. While the divorce rate…

February 19, 2020

10 Simple Steps to Save Up for Your Next Home Down Payment

Rachel from Chicago has a question about saving up for her home down payment. Hey Andy!  My husband and I are trying to save for a down payment on a house. We are pretty good…

February 18, 2020

How to Invest On Your Own Without a Financial Advisor

Adam from Tampa is skeptical about working with a financial advisor and wants to know how to invest on his own. “For most of my life, I have been told what to do with my…

February 17, 2020

How the Great Recession Inspired Me to Pay Off My Mortgage Early – with Christin McKamey

The Great Recession (2007-2009) caused higher levels of unemployment, plummeting real estate values and a lot of people to feel uneasy about their financial situation. Many parts of the United States were hit hard during…

February 13, 2020

How We Paid off $50,000 of Debt in 1 Year

In May 2010, I married my dream girl. She was funny, beautiful and chock-full of 90's TV trivia. Our first couple of dates consisted of a lot of Saved by the Bell and Seinfeld jokes….

February 12, 2020

Climbing Out Of $1,000,000 of Debt to Achieve Financial Independence – with Wendy Mays

Being neck-deep in debt can make you feel like all the odds are stacked against you, especially when you reach almost the seven figures! Today, Andy talks to Wendy Mays on how her family is…

February 10, 2020

How We Can End Hunger in America Together – with Zuani Villarreal

For our “Be The Change” segment this month, we are featuring Feeding America. They are the nation’s largest domestic hunger-relief organization. Together with individuals, charities, businesses and government, their goal is to end hunger in…

February 6, 2020

Why Multi-Level Marketing (MLM) is a Bad Side Hustle – with Melissa Blevins

Multi-level marketing (MLM) is a $36 billion industry, but according to AARP, 73% of people who participate in MLMs make no money or lose money. So what’s the appeal? Why do people keep coming back…

February 5, 2020

Pay Off Your Mortgage Early in 10 Simple Steps

Our question of the month comes in from Mike: Andy, I saw the Business Insider article about you paying off your mortgage early. We’re in a similar situation. With $228,000 left on our mortgage, our…

February 3, 2020

How We Paid Off $300,000 of Student Loans in 6 Years – with Okeoma Moronu

Americans are currently carrying $1.5 trillion worth of student loan debt. That number reflects a monumental financial burden and a serious emotional one too. Many people find themselves battling poor sleep and anxiety while feeling…

January 27, 2020

How This Stay-at-Home Dad Makes $200,000 Per Year in Passive Income – with Sam Dogen

A lot of us have had this moment in our lives: we become parents and we want less time working and more time with family, but the income is just not there to support it. …

January 22, 2020

How to Teach Kids the Value of Money (And Why They're Never too Young) – with Liz Frazier

Almost half of the US would not be able to cover a $400 emergency. Around 40% have credit card debt. And 1/3 of Americans have saved $0 for retirement. If we want our children to…

January 20, 2020

How We Paid Off Our $160,000 Mortgage in our 30's – with David Venis

On our Mortgage Freedom series today we're going to interview someone who paid off their mortgage at 32 years old. And now he and his wife have a lot more money to enjoy. David Venis…

January 16, 2020

10 Steps I Took to Leave My Six-Figure Job and Become an Entrepreneur

Tomorrow will be my last day at my job.  After 15 years of working as an event marketing professional, I’ve decided that I’m ready for a new chapter in my life. The companies I’ve had…

January 15, 2020

Why I'm a Family Man with a Business (And Not a Businessman with a Family) – with Jon Vroman

A lot of us are hard-charging employees, side hustlers, or business owners who are looking to grow, get that promotion, or just make more money. But we can't forget the most important people in our…

January 13, 2020

How I Quit My Six-Figure Job and Took A Year Off – with Michelle and Jacob Wade

Sometimes, hustling to make more money is not the answer. Today, Andy talks to Jacob and Michelle Wade, who recently took a “year off” with their family of five. Jacob is a former sales professional…

January 8, 2020

7 Reasons Not to Buy a Home (When You’re In Debt and Have No Savings)

Our second question of the month comes in from Anonymous from our Thriving Families Facebook Community: Hey Andy, Should we wait until we're debt-free in order to buy our first home knowing that we'll be…

January 7, 2020

I completed the Dave Ramsey Baby Steps. Should I now invest in real estate or the stock market?

If you've been following the Dave Ramsey Baby Steps, you know there is a sequential order to each and every money decision. So when you've finally reached Baby Step 7, how do you invest your…

January 6, 2020

Why I Stopped Pursuing FIRE and Early Retirement for a Happier Life Today – with Lisa Harrison

The FIRE movement (Financial Independence, Retire Early), has become a wildly popular concept over the last decade, but it's also become wildly controversial. Today, Andy talks with Lisa Harrison, the writer and podcast host behind…

December 30, 2019

5 Smart Ways to Save and Invest for Your Child's Future – with Damian Dunn

In today’s episode, Andy chats with Damian Dunn about how to save for our children’s future. Damian is the director of personal finance strategies at Your Money Line and is the co-host of the Pete…

December 23, 2019

How We Paid Off Our Mortgage Early By Living On One Income – with Tracey Sherman-Falcon

For this month's Mortgage Freedom series, I caught up with Tracey Sherman-Falcon from Aurora, IL. She and her husband Gandi Falcon just paid off their mortgage! They are so thrilled with the emotional benefit of…

December 17, 2019

Building a Multi-Six-Figure Online Business from Home – with Monica Louie

A lot of young parents are looking for a flexible work schedule so they can spend more time with their kids. Creating a business that provides your family with a good income and the flexibility…

December 9, 2019

How to Make Long-Distance Real Estate Investing Easy – with Zach Evanish from Roofstock

For our Fintech Spotlight segment this month, we are featuring our sponsor Roofstock. A company that makes investing in single-family rental properties radically simple. I've invited the Director of Retail at Roofstock, Zach Evanish to…

December 4, 2019

How to Make Charitable Giving a Family Tradition

Charitable giving can feel difficult or even impossible when we’re in debt and barely scraping by. When we’ve lifted ourselves up to a position of financial strength and confidence, giving back feels like the right…

December 3, 2019

Work From Home: 14 Profitable Side Hustles for Parents

Are you looking for a way to earn extra money and still work from home? A lot of parents find themselves in this situation. Wes is one of them. Here's his question: I’ve been married…

December 2, 2019

Why One-On-One Time with Kids is the Best Investment Parents Can Make – with Jim Sheils

As career-driven individuals and busy entrepreneurs, we can get often caught up in the time-consuming race of constantly growing our income and expanding our businesses. While our motivations may be pure, there can be long…

November 25, 2019

How Our Kids Helped Us Pay Off $250,000 of Debt (Including our Mortgage) – with J'Neal McCoy

For this month's Mortgage Freedom series, we're talking with the McCoy Family! They partnered together to pay off their mortgage early. In the 3 years that I've been doing my podcast, I've never interviewed both…

November 19, 2019

10 Compelling Reasons to Pay Off Your Mortgage Early

There are so many opinions on whether or not you should pay off your mortgage early.  Some say that paying off your mortgage is a bad idea because you could make a lot more money…

November 18, 2019

Tiny Home Living and Minimalism Are Helping us Become Debt Free – with Jill Sirianni

According to a recent survey by the National Association of Home Builders, more than half of Americans would consider living in a home that's less than 600 square feet. And when you ask millennials the…

November 11, 2019

Why Investors Need a Fiduciary Financial Advisor – with Brent Weiss from Facet Wealth

For our Fintech Spotlight segment this month, we are featuring our sponsor, Facet Wealth. They make working with a Certified Financial Planner professional simple and convenient.  I’ve invited a founding member and the Chief Evangelist…

November 6, 2019

Where Can I Open a Brokerage Account to Invest for my Kids?

Our second question of the month comes in from Kevin from our Thriving Families Facebook Community …  My kids are getting physical cash from grandparents for holidays. They are small denominations like $5 for Halloween,…

November 5, 2019

Living Paycheck to Paycheck on $100,000. How can we improve?

Our first question of the month comes in from Julie. Well, it’s really a half question/half statement but nevertheless, here we go … Try this on: $92,000 income family with one baby. We live in…

November 4, 2019

How I Bought 20 Rental Properties in Cash – with Rich Carey

Some people choose to take out loans to buy their rental properties and others choose to pay cash. Today, we're going to explore why you might want to consider buying in cash and how to…

October 28, 2019

How Becoming a Parent Helped Me Retire at 41 – with Chris Mamula

There comes a point in a parent's life when they want to own more of their time and spend it with the ones they love the most, but financially, it's not always the easiest to…

October 22, 2019

How Fatherhood Sparked My Desire For Financial Independence

On one fine summer day in 2011, I was zipping around on my new moped headed to the local Rite Aid convenience store. I had an incredibly important purchase I was about to make. After…

October 21, 2019

Why I Left My $400,000 Wall Street Salary After Having My Baby – with Chelsea Brennan

Life changes rapidly when you have a baby. One minute you're crying with tears of joy and the next you're crying because work, parenthood and life have suddenly become very complicated. How do we keep…

October 14, 2019

How to Prevent Gun Violence in Schools – with Nicole Hockley

For our “Be The Change” segment this month, we are featuring Sandy Hook Promise. This is an organization dedicated to preventing gun violence in our nation's schools. I've invited the Co-founder and Managing Director, Nicole…

October 9, 2019

How to Complete Dave Ramsey's Baby Step 1 in One Week

For the past few years, I've been volunteering at my church to coordinate Dave Ramsey's Financial Peace University course. It's a 9-week course that helps people get out of debt and get into strong financial…

October 8, 2019

Pay Off the 30-Year Mortgage Early or Invest?

Our first question of the month comes in from Patrick from California: Hey Andy, can I pick your brain real quick about paying off your mortgage? I just bought a house here in San Diego…

October 7, 2019

How I Paid For My $40,000 Wedding Without Debt – with Stefanie O’Connell Rodriguez

With many lending companies offering convenient (yet high interest) wedding loans these days, it can be tempting to borrow money to have your ideal wedding day. After all, the average cost for a wedding is…

September 30, 2019

How We Got Motivated to Pay Off $40,000 of Debt Fast – with Regan and Ryan Whitlock

There's a moment in people's lives when they decide it's time to become debt-free. For me and my wife, Nicole, it was when we learned we were going to be parents. For some, it's when…

September 23, 2019

How Paying Off Our Mortgage Got Us Closer to Financial Independence – with Julien and Kiersten Saunders

On our Mortgage Freedom Series today, we're going to interview a couple that paid off their mortgage in less than 3 years and is now one step closer to financial independence because of it. Julien…

September 17, 2019

5 Ways Parents Can Help Their Kids Graduate College Without Student Loans

The future cost of college is no joke. According to Vanguard, the average rate of inflation for college costs has been about 5% in recent years.  As an example, my alma mater, Michigan State University…

September 16, 2019

Creating a Flexible Work Schedule to Live Your Best Life Today – with Angela Rozmyn

Saving for our future financial independence important. Embracing the present moment is important as well. So how do we find a balance that helps us achieve both goals? I’ve invited Angela Rozmyn on the show…

September 9, 2019

How Embracing Minimalism Makes Parenthood Easier – with Nicole Hill

This is one of my favorite times of the year. Every 50 episodes, I have the extreme pleasure of interviewing the most important people in my world … my family. With it being episode 150…

September 2, 2019

Having “The Money Talk” with your Parents as they Get Older – with Cameron Huddleston

As our parents get older, their money problems can sometimes become our problems if we don't plan ahead. And if we're raising our children at the same time, there's a reason they're calling us the…

August 26, 2019

How House Hacking Helped Me Pay Off My Mortgage Early – with Steven Donovan

On our Mortgage Freedom series today we're going to introduce someone who paid off their mortgage through house hacking. What is house hacking you might ask? Well, we're going to learn more about that today….

August 20, 2019

How to Throw a Budget Party with Your Spouse

My wife and I have had some incredible financial wins during our marriage. We eliminated $48,032 of debt, paid off our $195,000 mortgage and increased our net worth by $800,000 all in the last 9…

August 19, 2019

How We Eliminated $27,000 of Newlywed Credit Card Debt – with Chris Browning

According to Bankrate, 29% of Americans have more credit card debt than they have in an emergency fund. That is some scary, scary stuff. Today, I have a guest that accumulated quite a bit of…

August 12, 2019

Why You Need a Trust to Protect Your Family – with Cody Barbo and Patrick Hicks

As a parent, I've always heard that it's important to have your estate in order. You know … your trust and your will. But since I've never felt like I own an “estate”, I haven't…

August 7, 2019

How Couples Can Stay Motivated When Paying Off $100,000 of Debt

Our first question of the month comes in from Daniel from Texas who wrote to me on my Facebook Page: Andy,  My wife and I have been married for 3 years. We are currently trying…

August 5, 2019

How I Helped My Daughter Secure Her Financial Independence with a Roth IRA – with Doug Nordman

Setting up a Roth IRA for your child can be an excellent way to support their future financial freedom. By demonstrating the importance the investing to your kids at a young age, you're helping them…

July 30, 2019

How a Roth IRA Can Make Your Kid a Millionaire – with Logan Allec

Compound interest is amazing. When our money starts making money over and over again, that's when our retirement portfolios can grow rapidly. A funded Roth IRA will have a 6-figure sum in what seems like…

July 29, 2019

Finding the Right Savings Rate for Your Family's Financial Independence – with Scott Rieckens

When we're pursuing financial independence, we need to discover the right savings rate for our family. This is something that Nicole and I have had a lot of conversations about. How much is too much…

July 22, 2019

How Not Buying a House Helped Us Become 30-Year Old Retired Millionaires – with Kristy Shen and Bryce Leung

The FIRE movement is getting a lot of buzz lately, especially with millennials. Our guests today, Kristy Shen and Bryce Leung are leaders in the millennial revolution for FIRE. Kristy and Bryce are Canada's youngest…

July 16, 2019

How We Decreased our Spending by $20,000 (While Increasing Our Fun by $10,000)

In order to achieve financial independence, you need to first understand what your annual expenses are. That’s how much money you need to live comfortably every year. Your annual expenses can include things like housing,…

July 15, 2019

How to Find a Career You Love – with Ken Coleman

A recent Gallup poll suggests that 70% of American workers are not engaged in their jobs. They don't like what they do, or changes within the organization have made it difficult to enjoy their days….

July 8, 2019

Eliminating Child Sexual Abuse (CSAM) From the Internet – with Sarah Potts from Thorn

For our “Be the Change” segment this month, we are featuring Thorn – an organization that is dedicated to eliminating child sex abuse from the internet. I've invited the Lead of Marketing and Partnerships, Sarah…

July 2, 2019

14 Pros and Cons of Real Estate Investing

Lately, I’ve been sharing our family’s interest in buying our first rental property. I’ve written articles, done at least a dozen podcast interviews on the subject and I’ve even looked at some houses with my…

July 1, 2019

How to Invest in your 401k Easily – with Chris Costello from blooom

When I got my first 401k at work, it quickly realized that I had no idea what I was doing. There were more than a dozen fund options to choose from and I didn't know…

June 26, 2019

How to Reach Your First $100,000 (in Salary, Business and Net Worth) – with Tori Dunlap

Do you want to reach $100,000? This could be in your salary, your small business revenue, and even your net worth. To help us achieve these big milestones in our lives, I’ve invited Tori Dunlap…

June 24, 2019

Why We're Quitting Our Jobs and Moving to Hawaii (And Why You Shouldn't) – with Erica Gellerman

There’s a movement taking place amongst our generation. A movement that says, “Don’t work at a job you hate just because it pays well.”. Today, I interview someone who, after 14-years of working the corporate…

June 18, 2019

How I Took My Salary from 5-Figures to 6-Figures in 7 Steps

I don’t know about you, but when I get a pay raise at work I feel incredible. I get a giant smile across my face because I feel like my hard work has finally been…

June 17, 2019

Creating a 5-Hour School Week Through Real Estate Investing – with Kaleena and Aaron Amuchastegui

Homeschooling is the practice of educating kids at home or out in the world instead of traditional schooling. While the concept might be different or even radical for some, it’s on the rise. Since 2012,…

June 10, 2019

My Spouse Doesn't Want to Talk About Money. What Do I Do?

And for our second question of the month comes in from Christine … Hey Andy, I’m looking for some advice. My husband and I have been together for 5 years now and money has always…

June 4, 2019

How Grandparents Can Help With the Cost of College

Meg from Missouri wrote in about 529 plans and her generous in-laws: I recently discovered your podcast and am really enjoying it.  I have a 529 question that I am having trouble finding the answer…

June 3, 2019

When Couples Have Different Views on Money in Marriage – with Dr. Laura Dabney

Married couples can sometimes have different views on money. Those opposing opinions can cause fights, arguments and in some cases, divorce. My guest today has had a lot of experience helping couples to deal with…

May 27, 2019

How to Pay Off Your Mortgage Early on Less Than $50,000 Per Year – with Jessi Fearon

On our Mortgage Freedom series today, we're going to interview someone who eliminated their mortgage on a single middle-class income in less than 8 years. Jessi Fearon is a wife, mother to three little ones…

May 21, 2019

5 Smart Ways to Save Money When Buying a New Home

If you're looking for a house right now, this very well could be one of the most difficult times to buy real estate. The amount of available homes is super low and prices have skyrocketed….

May 20, 2019

Conquering Fear and Depression to Become a 7-Figure Business Owner – with Ruth Soukup

Fear can hold us back from stepping out, leaning in or stepping up to the challenges that inspire us and ultimately becoming the person we’re meant to be. How can we overcome our fears and…

May 13, 2019

The Benefits of Keeping Separate Accounts in Marriage – with Aditi Shekar from Zeta

When we get married, we have an important decision to make. Do you merge your money or keep it separate? Well, what if there was an option in the middle? I’ve invited the Founder and…

May 8, 2019

Why Our Family Got Umbrella Insurance and How Much It Costs

Katherine from Buffalo, NY reached out regarding Umbrella Insurance … Hi Andy: I am a new listener and I love your podcast. The way you breakdown topics and explain them very easy to understand and…

May 7, 2019

16 Money Questions to Ask Your Partner Before You Get Married

So, you've found the one! Congratulations. What a feeling! Being married to the love of your life is absolutely incredible. I'm speaking from experience here … meeting and marrying my wife substantially increased the awesomeness…

May 6, 2019

Why BRRRR is the Hottest Real Estate Investment Strategy – with David Greene

As Nicole and I save up for our first rental property, I’m trying to look at all angles before we proceed. We’ve talked about taking out a mortgage again. We’ve talked about saving up to…

April 29, 2019

Simple Millionaire Investing Strategies with the 401k, IRA and 529 – with Andy Wang

We all know it’s important to invest for the future. But with endless investing options like the 401k, the IRA, the 529, the 457, the 403b, it's no wonder we're confused on where to start….

April 22, 2019

What Financial Independence Means for a Young Father – with Jim White

For our Family FI segment this month, we’re talking about achieving financial independence with kids. A lot of people out there think that you have to choose one or the other. “You can’t have financial…

April 16, 2019

How a Bad Day at Work Inspired Our Family's Financial Independence Plan

In mid-2016, I had a pretty rough day at work. My new manager called me into his office to inform me that there would be some changes with my position. A position that I had…

April 15, 2019

Side Hustles and The Life-Defining Lessons We Learn From Them – with Nick Loper

The term side hustle has gained a lot of attention lately. This is something outside of your full-time job that gives you more income and potentially more happiness. To inspire us to think outside of…

April 8, 2019

The Triple Tax Advantage of the HSA – with Shobin Uralil from Lively

For our FinTech Spotlight segment this month, we are featuring Lively, a modern health savings accounts platform designed to help you save for healthcare expenses. I've invited the Co-Founder and COO of Lively, Shobin Uralil,…

April 3, 2019

Why I'm Buying My First Rental Property in Cash

After paying off our mortgage in 2017, we have a lot more cash available to us as a family. We've used that extra dough to save up for our first rental property and we're pumped…

April 2, 2019

14 Money Goals to Accomplish Before You Turn 40

Our question of the month comes in from Anonymous from Cleveland: Hi Andy, I just finished reading an article of yours about paying off your mortgage early. Congratulations on that. I have a 30-year mortgage…

April 1, 2019

How Real Estate Helped This Multimillionaire Dad Build Wealth – with Doc G

Investing in real estate can feel intimidating when you're just getting started. You hear stories of people who've amassed their wealth by investing in dozens or hundreds of rental properties. The prospect of owning so…

March 25, 2019

Why Young Parents Should Pay Off Their Mortgage Early – with Colin Murphy

How would you like to own your home outright? What would it feel like to never make a mortgage payment ever again? For our Mortgage Freedom series, we're interviewing Colin Murphy who eliminated his mortgage…

March 19, 2019

7 Compelling Reasons to Become Debt Free

For the young couples and parents that are reading this, I think it’s safe to say that a whole bunch of you are looking for a little more freedom and fun in your lives. And…

March 18, 2019

How “No Spend Challenges” Helped One Woman Eliminate $78,000 of Debt – with Jen Smith

With nearly 80% of Americans living paycheck to paycheck, most of us could use some help with saving a bit more. Our guest today, Jen Smith, is going to show us how. Jen and her…

March 11, 2019

Improving the Lives of Kids in Foster Care – with Together We Rise

For our “Big Give” segment this month, we are featuring Together We Rise, a nonprofit organization dedicated to transforming the way youth navigate through the foster care system in America. I've invited the Donor Relations…

March 6, 2019

Why It's Okay to Have a Credit Card When You're Debt Free

Our second question of the month comes in from Amanda from Cleveland! Hi! I had a question about credit cards and travel rewards. My husband and I have no credit cards and we've paid off…

March 5, 2019

15 Ways to Save More Money When You're Living Paycheck to Paycheck

Our question of the month comes in from Anonymous … we’ll just call her Jane Dough: Andy! Help! We make $120,000 per year, but we spend nearly all of it. We want to get rid…

March 4, 2019

Transforming Education to Give Our Kids a Better Future – with Emma Perez

Our kid's education is important. The time they spend in school can help them determine their plans for college and their future careers. But is our kid’s school situation the best it can be? Are…

February 25, 2019

How Refinancing and Loan Forgiveness Can Help Your Big Student Debt Problem – with Travis Hornsby

With our country currently drowning in $1.5 Trillion of student debt, it’s fair to say we have a big problem on our hands. This problem is hitting home as well. Couples are delaying marriage, delaying…

February 18, 2019

Over $100,000 of Debt Destroyed on a Teacher's Salary – with Allison Baggerly

For some people, their pile of debt can feel so huge that paying it off just feels like fiction. It feels impossible. It feels overwhelming. Well today, I’ve invited someone on the show who felt…

February 11, 2019

Should I Stop Investing For Retirement When Paying Off Debt?

Our second question of the month comes in from a new listener named Erik! Hey Andy, Erik here. I'm a new listener on the Marriage, Kids and Money Podcast. I appreciate all you're doing to…

February 5, 2019

With a New Baby, How Do We Prepare Financially?

Our question of the month comes in from Stephen: Hey Andy! My wife and I are expecting our first child this year, so it will be a true test on how we work around the…

February 4, 2019

Want Financial Independence? It's Time to Make More Money – with Grant Sabatier

Financial Independence is when you have enough money to live without the need for full time employment … Sounds pretty incredible, right? This may seem like something that’s meant for our golden retirement years, but…

January 28, 2019

How Busy Moms Can Create a Successful Part-Time Business (Without Sacrificing Family Time) – with Crystalee Beck

On today's podcast, we're talking about building successful six-figure businesses. This one is for all you busy Moms out there looking to have a business you can call your own. But as young parents, how…

January 21, 2019

Become an Everyday Millionaire for your Family – with Chris Hogan

After interviewing dozens of 30-something millionaires and accomplished multi-millionaires, it is fair to say I’m a little bit interested in the inner workings of a millionaire. Well today, I have a very special guest who’s…

January 14, 2019

10 Steps to Young Family Wealth and Happiness

Over the past two years when I run into someone and tell them about my podcast, one major question that continues to come up is  “What have been your biggest takeaways?” It’s a great question….

January 7, 2019

Why Parents Shouldn't Tie Allowance to Chores – with John Lanza

It's important to concentrate on our own financial situations, but as parents, we can't forget to teach our kids the principles of financial literacy as well. These lessons can be taught by instituting an allowance…

December 31, 2018

Why I Give 10% of My Income to Charity – with Allison Kade

Lately, I've been thinking of a lot about my goals. I've decided that the goal of becoming a young millionaire pales in comparison to becoming a generous giver. Since I'm neither of those things right…

December 24, 2018

How This 25-Year Old Developed a $1.5 Million Multi-Family Real Estate Portfolio – with Joel Florek

My quest for rental property knowledge continues my friends. While Nicole and I continue to save up our money to buy our first rental, I figured I would speak with someone who’s had massive real…

December 17, 2018

How This Mom Makes Over $100,000 Working Part-Time From Home – with Sarah Li Cain

 When you’re a new parent, there a lot of financial hurdles to jump over. What are we going to do for childcare? How does this affect our income? Can we afford this new life…

December 10, 2018

I've maxed out my 401k. Where else can I invest?

Our second question of the month comes from Angela from California: Hi Andy, I’m enjoying your podcast and wanted to ask you a question as I’m starting to get into more aggressively saving for my…

December 5, 2018

With no mortgage, what do you do with the extra money?

Our first question of the month comes in from Nick from Tampa who responded to a blog post I wrote about paying off our mortgage (here's the article): Andy, I love this blog post. As a…

December 3, 2018

Why Date Night Is So Important in Marriage – with Martin Dasko and Kristen Manieri

The more I think about it, talk about it and research it, I feel like “date night” might be one of the most important investments we can make for our long-term family happiness. I know…

November 26, 2018

Becoming a Foster Parent and Achieving Financial Independence at 32 – with Jillian Johnsrud

On any given day, there are around 438,000 children in foster care in the USA. Almost a half million kids without a forever home… That is a major issue in our country and some parents…

November 19, 2018

Be Awesome at your Job and Make More Money – with Pete Mockaitis

If we want to grow our income, get that awesome promotion and take our families to the next level, then we need to up our game at the office. Sometimes though, we don't know where…

November 12, 2018

I owe $200,000 in student loans. Where do I start?

Our question of the month comes from Joe from South Dakota: Hey Andy, Like you, I have a young family (wife + 2 young kids), a house, and a blessed life. However, I do have a…

November 5, 2018

How to Make $10,000 Per Month Working From Home as a Writer – with Eric Rosenberg

Wouldn't it be incredible to have a business you can call your own? A business that allows you to pursue your passions, utilize your creative talents and work wherever you want. A lot of people…

October 29, 2018

Why The World is Better Off When Women Make More – with Farnoosh Torabi

The number of female breadwinning households has quadrupled since 1960. More women are growing their careers and getting higher levels of education than ever before. How does the modern man fit into this changing picture?…

October 22, 2018

Don't Time the Market – with Rocky Lalvani

It is so important to evolve and to keep up with the ever-changing world. Because when we’re complacent and stuck in our ways, opportunities, excitement and potential wealth can pass us by. I’ve invited someone…

October 15, 2018

I'm not a saver. How do I get motivated?

Our question of the month comes from Chad from Ohio: Hello Andy, I know I’m supposed to save, but I just don’t. I read your blog and hear you talk about saving and it sounds…

October 8, 2018

Finding Contentment in the Age of Instagram – with Rachel Cruze

Contentment …  loving who we are and what we have instead of wanting what our neighbors, friends or family have. It sounds simple enough, right? Well, in a world where we can see our friends…

October 1, 2018

How Real Estate Investing Allowed My Wife to Stay at Home With Our Kids – with Joel Larsgaard

If you’ve been listening to this show for a while, you’ve no doubt heard me yammer on about my family’s interest in buy-and-hold real estate. We’re still shooting for our first rental property by December…

September 24, 2018

How Pursuing Financial Independence Put Us Into Marriage Counseling – with Andy & Nicole Hill

When we paid off our mortgage early, it was one of the happiest days of my life. The major reduction in our overall annual expenses and my stress level was immediate. We celebrated with the…

September 17, 2018

Track Your Net Worth and Become a Young Millionaire – with J. Money

Growing your income year after year is definitely something to be proud of. The increased pay can allow you to enjoy more and experience more. But you know what's a more important barometer for your…

September 10, 2018

I'm debt free. Now what?

Our first question of the month is from Brian from Michigan: Hi! After reading one of your millionaire interviews, I found your debt freedom story and your path sounds like mine. My wife and I…

September 3, 2018

$330,000 Mortgage Crushed in 5 Years on a Single Income – with Talaat McNeely

Today, we're chatting about Mortgage Freedom. Eliminating the largest debt in your life … Owning your home outright. If you’re reading this and you’re thinking, “Well … you always have a mortgage. That’s just something you…

August 27, 2018

Optimize Your Family Life with Real Estate – with Chad Carson

I’m very interested in getting into buy-and-hold rental real estate. The additional income and the ability to grow a business that my family can be a part of just gets me all jacked up. To…

August 20, 2018

It's Time To Become a Financial Grownup – with Bobbi Rebell

There comes a time in our lives when we’re ready to take control of our finances. Perhaps we’re sick and tired of our mountain of student loans or our pitiful savings account. Maybe we’re finally…

August 13, 2018

Should I Pay Off My Mortgage or Invest?

Our question of the month comes in from Luke from Indiana: Hey Andy, I was reading on your blog that you recently paid off your mortgage early. Congratulations! I’m a Dave Ramsey guy like you…

August 6, 2018

Why You Need an Identity Outside of “Parent” and “Employee” – with Mark Bovair

As young parents, we can easily lose our identity. If we're not feeding, clothing and cleaning up after our children, then we're at our full-time jobs grinding away trying to pay the bills. Where is…

July 30, 2018

Why Playing Games With Your Kids Will Save Them From Living Paycheck to Paycheck – with Paul Vasey

I'm all about giving my kids the very best in life. That all starts with equipping them with the ability to provide for themselves in the future. Basic financial literacy is a great place to…

July 23, 2018

Grow Your Side Hustle into a Full-Time Family Business – with Tom and Ariana Sylvester

More and more Americans are embracing the side hustle lately. The massive amount of debt in our country is forcing people to get a second or even a third gig to make ends meet. But…

July 16, 2018

Strategies for Becoming a Young Multi-Millionaire and a Super Dad – with Physician on FIRE

When you truly take control of your money and achieve financial independence, doors start to open up that you never thought were even possible. As a parent with young children, this new-found freedom and opportunity…

July 9, 2018

Help Your Family With Their Money Questions (Without Freaking them Out)

Our question of the month comes in from Paul from Michigan: Hi Andy, I've been into personal finance and financial independence for years. I often have family and friends that approach me about investing and…

July 2, 2018

How Financial Therapy Can Help Strengthen Your Marriage – with Kiné Corder

When it comes to marriage and money, sometimes we need a third-party to help us enhance our relationship. This person can mediate a dispute or simply give us some guidance on communication techniques we haven’t…

June 25, 2018

Finding Love When Pursuing Financial Independence – with Gwen Merz and Erik Tozier

The dating scene can be rough when you're financially conscious. Your priorities of saving and investing might be the complete opposite of your potential date's priorities of spending and living for today. As a wise…

June 18, 2018

How $1.5 Trillion of Student Debt is Affecting the US – with Adam Carroll

$1.5 Trillion … That is how much Americans owe in student loans. This truly disgusting situation is holding back Americans from being the best they can be. How can we solve this national crisis that is…

June 11, 2018

How Do I Become a Millionaire in My 30's?

Our question of the month comes in from Whitney from California: Andy, I’ve been enjoying your show for the past few months. Your message of financial empowerment is really motivating me lately to clean up…

June 4, 2018

Forget Divorce and Become a Legendary Couple with Kids – with Brandy and Lance Salazar

When we’re young, in love and newly married, we feel like nothing can stop us. We’ve found our soul mate and the romantic love is on fire. Then the kids come into the picture and…

May 28, 2018

How One Parent Helped Her Son Earn $700,000 in College Scholarships – with Pam Andrews

I want to do everything in my power to protect my kids from this colossal disaster.  To help calm my nerves, I've invited Pam Andrews on the show today. We’re gonna chat about how she helped…

May 21, 2018

How to Increase Your Salary and Become a Millionaire in your 30's

One of the best ways to build wealth is through a career with progressive levels of advancement. With consistent salary increases and a high savings rate, you'll set yourself up for a high future net…

May 14, 2018

How Do We Split Expenses as a Married Couple?

It's the first Monday of the month my friends! That means we're taking another question from the Marriage, Kids and Money Community.  Today's question comes in from Kat … Kat: Hi Andy! My name is…

May 7, 2018

How to Become the Multi-Millionaire Next Door – with John from ESI Money

John from ESI Money joins me to talk us about how we can earn, save and invest our way to financial independence and millionaire status. John is a former marketing executive, a real estate investor…

April 30, 2018

Do I Really Need a Financial Advisor? – with Joe Saul-Sehy

Taking advantage of the stock market is an incredible way to build wealth for your family. By investing in the market, you are forcing your money to work for you. Your money starts to make…

April 23, 2018

How to Achieve Financial Independence and Retire Early – with Deacon Hayes

Financial independence and early retirement are huge accomplishments. Like running a marathon, becoming debt free or losing 100 pounds, they require focus, patience and a whole lot of perseverance. This monumental financial status allows you…

April 16, 2018

How to Raise Financially Savvy Kids – with Bill Dwight

One of the reasons I started my podcast was to help my kids (Zoey and Calvin) learn how to become financially savvy. That way, when they get older they’ll not only be able to survive…

April 9, 2018

Transition from Double Income to Single Income and Become a Stay-at-Home Mom

Our question of the month comes in from Tyler from Livonia, Michigan: Tyler: The thought of potentially living on a single income is scary, but it’s something that we’re considering more and more as a…

April 2, 2018

How to Craft the Perfect Money Date – with Elle Martinez

On this podcast, we often talk about the importance of a true financial partnership with your spouse. When you’re on the same page about money, your marriage feels balanced. You have less stress, fewer money…

March 26, 2018

Building a Million Dollar Blog in Your 20's – with Michelle Schroeder-Gardner

In 2011, Michelle Schroeder-Gardner started a blog called Making Sense of Cents as a fun hobby. After finding some early financial success with sponsored posts and affiliate marketing, she decided her little blog could actually…

March 19, 2018

How to Consistently Save $85,000 Per Year – with Jamila Souffrant

When a goal-oriented person discovers the excitement and allure of financial independence, there is little that can stop them from reaching this huge milestone. The intensity and results are multiplied when you have a married…

March 12, 2018

How Do I Find the Best Financial Advisor?

Our question of the month comes in from Ryan from Pittsburgh. He wants to know how to find the best financial advisor: Ryan: Hey Andy, I’ve been listening to your show for the past few…

March 5, 2018

How Early Retirement Can Enhance Your Marriage – with Tanja Hester & Mark Bunge

If you’ve been married and working full-time for a while, you know the importance of quality time spent with your spouse. This is a chance to catch up, to talk about fun memories and make…

February 26, 2018

10 Pillars of Financial Independence – with Jonathan Mendonsa

Popularized by extreme frugality rock stars like Mr. Money Mustache, the Mad Fientist and Jacob from Early Retirement Extreme, the Financial Independence or FIRE community has grown in popularity over the past 5-10 years. This…

February 19, 2018

How to Build Your Credit Without a Credit Card – with Whitney Hansen

Without the right discipline, credit cards can cripple our ability to build our cash savings, our retirement savings and our overall wealth. It's so easy to swipe that little piece of plastic without even thinking…

February 12, 2018

Is Debt Freedom Impossible in a High Cost of Living Area?

This week’s question comes from Michelle in response to an article I wrote about paying off our mortgage early: MICHELLE: Hi Andy, I find myself in a unique position.  I understand the steps you've outlined…

February 5, 2018

How This Young Mother of Twins Earns Six-Figures Working from Home

There are a lot of parents out there who would love to spend more time with their children, but they are stuck at the office all day. By the time they fight through traffic and…

January 29, 2018

How Debt Freedom and Side Hustling Provides You More Family Time – with Vincent Pugliese

Complete debt freedom can allow you to do amazing things. You can pursue your passions, you can craft the direction of your day and spend more time with the ones you love. Our guest today,…

January 22, 2018

Why Entrepreneurs Should NOT Focus on Building A Personal Brand – with Guy Kawasaki

When it comes to building your business, a lot of gurus out there are promoting the importance of building your personal brand. Guy Kawasaki isn't buying it.

January 15, 2018

How Your Sex Life and Student Loans Are Connected

Who hates student loan debt, but loves sex? Yeah, me too!  Before my interview with Shannon McNay and Erin Wiley, I didn't realize how these two topics were so intertwined.

January 8, 2018

Should I Take Out a 401k Loan to Pay Off Debt?

Recently, I received an email from Chris who was interested in my opinion on taking out a 401k loan to pay off his student debt. “Hi Andy, Did you ever consider leveraging your 401k to…

January 1, 2018

Teaching Your Kids How to Set Financial Goals – with Tanya Van Court

There’s nothing wrong with having things, liking things and wanting things. Especially when you’re a kid. From our own personal experience though, we’ve found most of our joy in life has been derived from experiences…

December 25, 2017

Financial Independence through Real Estate – with Paula Pant

Now that Nicole and I are mortgage free, we’re moving onto our next big financial challenge:  Buy-and-Hold Rental Real Estate. Over the past year, I’ve been doing my best to educate myself in real estate…

December 18, 2017

529 Account – Your Kid's Ticket to Student Debt Freedom – with Abby Chao

Abby Chao is the Co-Founder of CollegeBacker. She and her company are on a mission to make saving for college easy with the magical 529 account.   Abby and I met a dinner in Dallas…

December 11, 2017

Protect Your Family With Hassle-Free Term Life Insurance – with Jeremy Hallett

Last month at a dinner in Dallas, I met Jeremy Hallett who is the founder of Quotacy. We chatted about his new company being a hassle-free resource for life insurance. He let me know that their…

November 27, 2017

Creating Multiple Income Streams to Eliminate $100k of Debt – with J from Millennial Boss

Earlier this week, I caught up with J from Millennial Boss. This 28-year-old working professional / entrepreneur sets huge goals for herself and crushes them. J was dealing with around $100,000 in debt from student…

November 20, 2017

Control Your Money to Control Your Life – with Peter Polson

On a train to downtown Dallas for FinCon17, I randomly caught up with the Founder of Tiller, Peter Polson. Tiller is a customizable money management tool that harnesses the power of Google Sheets. Peter and…

November 13, 2017

Money Plans After the Mortgage is Paid Off?

Last week, Nicole and I made a really FUN phone call. We reached out to our mortgage company and said that we’re ready to pay off our 15-year loan. It was awesome! I honestly can’t…

November 6, 2017

Getting Financially Naked Before Marriage – with Erin Lowry

From the expo floor of FinCon17, I'm speaking with Award Winning Personal Finance Author Erin Lowry about her new book Broke Millennial. Her goal is to help young adults to stop acting rich and get…

October 30, 2017

Creating a Profitable and Fulfilling Online Business Based on Fatherhood – with Larry Hagner

Sometimes it feels like we have to choose between a career with a good salary or a career that's personally gratifying. It's rare that the two situations should ever meet. But what if we could…

October 23, 2017

Planning Your Family’s Financial Legacy – with Cameron Hendricks

Increasing your savings, making more money and amassing wealth can have a huge impact on your personal finances. Your wealth can allow you to buy things that bring you joy, experience incredible vacations and create…

October 16, 2017

Conquer Distraction at Work and at Home – with Curt Steinhorst

Distraction can come in all different forms. It can be from unnecessary chit-chat with your colleagues at work, smartphone notifications or even being the “always on” parent.  The constant challenge of blocking out the “noise”…

October 9, 2017

Meet the Hill Family – Nicole, Zoey (5) and Calvin (3)

We have reached a true milestone today my friends. Episode 50! FIVE-ZERO! That means for the last 50 weeks, this podcast has been focused on helping you and your family win with money. I’ve shared my…

October 2, 2017

Simplify Your Marriage and Finances with a Budget – with Honeyfi

Marriage is a beautiful thing. You get a best friend for life that loves you, laughs at your bad jokes and tells you when you have one of those stray hairs in your nose. Your…

September 25, 2017

Superpower Advantages of ADHD – with Peter Shankman

Each day we’re on this earth, we get a fresh opportunity to learn something new. We can learn a new skill, absorb new knowledge or improve our understanding of complex topics. With my podcast interview…

September 18, 2017

With My High Income, Why Can't I Get Ahead?

From time to time, I receive questions from the Marriage, Kids and Money audience. I thought this week I'd shake up the show format a little bit by answering one of the questions I received…

September 4, 2017

Escape Student Debt, Build Wealth & Become Financially Independent – with Robert Farrington

Reaching financial independence takes a whole lot of drive and determination. It definitely does not come to us overnight. There are difficult steps that we must take to earn the truly awesome rewards that come…

August 28, 2017

What is Universal Basic Income?

The concept of Universal Basic Income has received a lot of news coverage lately. Icons of industry like Richard Branson, Mark Zuckerberg and Elon Musk have all voiced their support for this “social-security-for-all” type system….

August 21, 2017

Full-Time Sales to Brewing Ales: When Pursuing Your Passion Pays Off – with David Manson

Making the transition from a full-time career to a life of business ownership is not an easy road to travel. It takes courage, fortitude and a whole lot of passion for your new line of…

August 7, 2017

How to Become a Millionaire by 30 – with Grant Sabatier

Billionaire Warren Buffett once said, “Never depend on a single income. Make investment to create a second source.” All of the entrepreneurs I've interviewed on my podcast (or really any other podcast for that matter)…

July 31, 2017

Building a Six Figure Conference from Scratch – with Philip Taylor

This fall, I’m attending a conference called FinCon. This 3-day event focuses on the business of personal finance media. Bloggers, vloggers and podcasters from all around the country come to grow their small business and…

July 24, 2017

How to Travel to Disney for (nearly) Free – with Brad Barrett

Six years ago, I decided to go credit card free. I had gone through Dave Ramsey’s Financial Peace University where the credit card was labeled as the enemy of financial freedom. Since Mr. Ramsey’s advice…

July 17, 2017

Mortgage 101: Rates, Rentals and the Great Recession – with Tony Gatliff

You have been persistent, you’ve become best friends with Zillow and your hard work has paid off. You have finally found your dream home. Now, it’s time for the important next step of choosing your…

July 10, 2017

Obliterating $51k in Credit Card Debt and Empowering the LGBT Community – with John Schneider and David Auten

The magical, mystical and all-powerful credit card … If we want something really bad but we don't have the money for it, credit cards solve our problems immediately. Don’t they? If we're jonesin' for some…

June 26, 2017

Destroying $87k in Student Loans by Avoiding Lifestyle Inflation – with Kevin the Financial Panther

Student loans have become so commonplace in our country that everyone seems to be living with them. According to Forbes in February 2017, there are over 44 million people in the US living with student…

June 19, 2017

How to Crush $52,000 in Debt in 7 Months – with Chris Peach

It seems the more we earn, the more we spend. There is always something new to buy, a service we want or an upgrade that is an absolute must-have. We see our neighbor's new boat….

May 22, 2017

How to Travel the World for a Living – with Jonathan and Kach Howe

In my endless pursuit to chat with all the most interesting people in the world, I started studying up on travel bloggers. These folks spend their days traveling across the US or globetrotting around the world….

May 15, 2017

Entrepreneurial Freedom Straight Out of College – with Brian Robben

I’ve interviewed a couple of early retirees lately on the Marriage, Kids and Money Podcast. Those episodes end up getting a solid amount of downloads. It’s probably because the notion of early retirement sounds so incredibly…

May 8, 2017

MKM Challenge: Budget Your Way to Wealth

It is the first Monday of the month my friends! That means, we’re throwing down another MKM Challenge. For you “personal challenge types” out there (like me), this can be a lot of fun and,…

May 1, 2017

Starving Artist to Money Master – w/ Julia Lorenz-Olson & Philip Olson

I am continually amazed by the amount of talent we have in our world. Designers, creators, entrepreneurs, artists, developers … These are people who push the bounds of what is possible to create a product,…

April 24, 2017

Skip the Toy and Give the Gift of College – with Wayne Weber

The cost of college is completely out of control. Every year, the cost to attend a 4-year university increases by twice the inflation rate. To put it in some more personal terms, by the time…

April 17, 2017

Why You Need Life Insurance Today – with Jen Fowler

Life is precious. One day, we’re spending quality time with our family and making beautiful memories together. And the next day, we’re diagnosed with inoperable stage 4 brain cancer. I don’t say this to be…

April 10, 2017

How to Have Your Best Career Today – with Mo Faul

Over the last 6 months, we’ve reviewed a lot of ways that you can win with money. We’ve discussed debt elimination, investment strategies and how to increase your income. And today, we’re going to review a…

March 27, 2017

How to Get $126,000 in College Scholarships – with Jocelyn Paonita

When my daughter Zoey was born we met with a financial advisor to discuss her future college needs. He advised us that for Zoey to attend an in-state college like Michigan State University, we’d be…

March 20, 2017