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Best friends Joel and Matt believe that when you handle your money in a purposeful, thoughtful way that works for your lifestyle, you can really start living a rich life.... Show More

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February 26, 2021 28 min

It's time for a Friday Flight! These episodes are all about the week’s news and the effects of the pandemic on your personal finances. There are a lot of headlines out there, but we are distilling it down to specific takeaways that will allow you to not just weather this health and financial crisis, but to come out on the other side even stronger. In this episode we cover some interesting and helpful stories like: protecting yo...

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February 24, 2021 44 min

More (costs) than meets the eye! Housing is easily the largest budget item that we have here in the US, and so we’re dedicating an entire episode to the seemingly endless line of expenses that accompany owning a home. There are costs associated with purchasing, maintaining, and selling a home so we want to make sure you know what you’re getting into ahead of time. Many first-time homebuyers think that they are just swapping out a r...

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We’re kicking off the week by answering your questions! And if you have a question for us, we’d love for you to submit your own via HowToMoney.com/ask/ , send us your voice memo!

1 - Should I sell some investments in order to pay off debt?

2 - I’m in the process of refinancing my car- does it ever make sense to get an extended car warranty?

3 - How should I go about ditching a store branded credit card?

4 - What do y’all think about th...

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It's time for a Friday Flight! These episodes are all about the week’s news and the effects of the pandemic on your personal finances. There are a lot of headlines out there, but we are distilling it down to specific takeaways that will allow you to not just weather this health and financial crisis, but to come out on the other side even stronger. In this episode we cover some interesting and helpful stories like: the current s...

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Little money tricks alone won’t get us all the way to our financial goals. As we discussed recently, just a couple of bigger money moves can have more of an impact on our bottom line than a bunch of small ones. However there are some small tricks, that when paired with a new perspective, will lead to massive change over the years. So for example we’re not just talking about the $5.00 you’ll save today because you’re doing a no spen...

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Jacob Goldstein is the co-host of NPR's Planet Money and his stories have aired on This American Life, All Things Considered, and Morning Edition. He lives in Brooklyn with his wife, two kids, and a small dog. Jacob has previously worked as a reporter at the Wall Street Journal and the Miami Herald- he’s written about money for the New York Times Magazine, and more recently he has published his book “Money: The True Story of a ...

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It's time for a Friday Flight! These episodes are all about the week’s news and the effects of the pandemic on your personal finances. There are a lot of headlines out there, but we are distilling it down to specific takeaways that will allow you to not just weather this health and financial crisis, but to come out on the other side even stronger. In this episode we cover some interesting and helpful stories like: Presidents Da...

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Whether men and women should handle their money differently is an important question to ask. There are a lot of different studies and surveys out there that show that your gender has a pretty large impact on how you earn, spend, save, and invest your money- but should it? After all money is money! And of course there are generalities made in these studies because obviously we’re all individuals and handle money in our own unique wa...

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We’re kicking off the week by answering your questions! And if you have a question for us, we’d love for you to submit your own via HowToMoney.com/ask/ , send us your voice memo!

1 - Should I invest money that I’m socking away for a medium term savings goal like buying a house?

2 - Is it worth it to pay extra for ESG funds?

3 - When does it make sense to drop our term life insurance in favor of indexed universal life insurance?

4 - If ...

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It's time for a Friday Flight! These episodes are all about the week’s news and the effects of the pandemic on your personal finances. There are a lot of headlines out there, but we are distilling it down to specific takeaways that will allow you to not just weather this health and financial crisis, but to come out on the other side even stronger. In this episode we cover some interesting and helpful stories like: dual purpose ...

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What’s up with credit unions?! We often suggest them here on the show but we’ve never fully explained what credit unions are and why it is that you need one in your life- it’s time to remedy that problem! We dive into the history of credit unions and why we think there is a fair amount of confusion around them. Are they even legit? There are some serious advantages and so we dive into why it is that credit unions are excellent inst...

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Who has been spending more time working from home?! ✋ We’re going to dive into how WFH can make us happier and more productive, and joining us for this conversation is Laura Vanderkam. Laura is the author of several time management and productivity books, including Juliet’s School of Possibilities, Off The Clock, and The New Corner Office. Her work has appeared in publications including the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, ...

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It's time for a Friday Flight! These episodes are all about the week’s news and the effects of the pandemic on your personal finances. There are a lot of headlines out there, but we are distilling it down to specific takeaways that will allow you to not just weather this health and financial crisis, but to come out on the other side even stronger. In this episode we cover some interesting and helpful stories like: working out a...

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January 27, 2021 45 min

The fear of missing out- we’ve all experienced that emotion before! Whether some friends are getting together but you’re stuck finishing up a project, or maybe you haven’t been able to get your hands on the latest gaming console (or craft beer!). Well, FOMO has an ability to work its way into many different aspects of our lives, including our financial lives as well. You might feel some serious FOMO seeing individual stocks like Te...

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We’re kicking off the week by answering your questions! And if you have a question for us, we’d love for you to submit your own via HowToMoney.com/ask/ , send us your voice memo!

1 - Should we continue renting or are we ready to purchase a home?

2 - Are there benefits of a joint brokerage investment account if we’re not married?

3 - What should I consider as I’m choosing between a cashback or travel rewards credit card?

4 - How do I ke...

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It's time for a Friday Flight! These episodes are all about the week’s news and the effects of the pandemic on your personal finances. There are a lot of headlines out there, but we are distilling it down to specific takeaways that will allow you to not just weather this health and financial crisis, but to come out on the other side even stronger. In this episode we cover some interesting and helpful stories like: crazy low mor...

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January 20, 2021 38 min

Just a few years before he died, author David Foster Wallace gave a now-famous commencement speech at Kenyon College. Here’s a small snippet of what he said. “There are these two young fish swimming along and they happen to meet an older fish swimming the other way, who nods at them and says ‘Morning, boys. How's the water?’ And the two young fish swim on for a bit, and then eventually one of them looks over at the other and go...

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Lisa Rowan is a staff writer at Forbes Advisor, where she covers banking and personal finance and she was previously a staff writer at Lifehacker’s “Two Cents” covering personal finance. Prior to that, she was a senior writer and on-air analyst at The Penny Hoarder, where she launched the “Dear Penny” advice column syndicated by The Tampa Bay Times. Her work has appeared in The Washington Post, CityLab, and many other publications....

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It's time for a Friday Flight! These episodes are all about the week’s news and the effects of the pandemic on your personal finances. There are a lot of headlines out there, but we are distilling it down to specific takeaways that will allow you to not just weather this health and financial crisis, but to come out on the other side even stronger. In this episode we cover some interesting and helpful stories like: getting paid ...

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When we need to make some serious changes to our personal finances, the small tweaks and changes aren’t going to cut it. Instead, we need to take a look at some of the bigger money moves that will allow us to drastically save and invest more of our money. And often, this isn’t an instinctual response. For many reasons we tend to immediately focus on and get bogged down with the little stuff- it’s the small money moves that often ge...

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