How to Money

How to Money

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.

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May 7, 2021 32 min

It's time for a Friday Flight! These episodes are all about the week’s financial news and the impact on your personal finances. There are a lot of headlines out there, but we distill it down to specific takeaways that will allow you to kick off the weekend informed and help you to continue to make smart money moves. In this episode we cover some interesting and helpful stories like: naming our vans so we do a better job maintai...

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Just like how we can idolize ‘finding the right one’ when looking for a partner or spouse, the same can be true of passive income as we’re talking about our personal finances. We can be tempted into thinking that if we only find the right person then it’s smooth sailing. But as anyone who has been in a long-term relationship knows- the work has only just begun! The same is often true of the different passive income opportunities th...

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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 - How legit are the crypto savings accounts that are paying high rates of interest?

2 - Is it true that I don’t have to file taxes if I make below a certain income threshold?

3 - I’ve been living in a submarine, but should I purchase a home with my housing ...

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It's time for a Friday Flight! These episodes are all about the week’s financial news and the impact on your personal finances. There are a lot of headlines out there, but we distill it down to specific takeaways that will allow you to kick off the weekend informed and help you to continue to make smart money moves. In this episode we cover some interesting and helpful stories like: tax refunds taking longer than usual, higher ...

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With every passing day, it seems like we’re getting closer to being able to resume our pre-pandemic lives. On a personal note, we’re really looking forward to cramming into the Benz here in Atlanta to watch some soccer. And while we’re looking for a degree of normalcy, we need to make sure that we don’t spend our way into oblivion as the economy is reopening! There’s a good chance many of us ended last year without having spent nea...

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Our guest today is LeeAnn Shattuck, who is also known as The Car Chick. LeeAnn is passionate about educating consumers about cars and empowering them to make informed decisions when purchasing, selling, and servicing automobiles. She is an automotive expert and is a self-professed “car nut” and a champion race car driver as LeeAnn began learning high-performance driving at the age of 8. She took her passion surrounding cars from NP...

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It's time for a Friday Flight! These episodes are all about the week’s financial news and the impact on your personal finances. There are a lot of headlines out there, but we distill it down to specific takeaways that will allow you to kick off the weekend informed and help you to continue to make informed money moves. In this episode we cover some interesting and helpful stories like: free firewood or mulch, YOLO can be a good...

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What does it take to win with your money and achieve your financial goals? During this episode, we make a case that the most important factor is grit. It’s not earning six figures, or knowing the exact right investment moves to make. Though both of those are important, they’re not nearly as vital as grit. As Angela Duckworth writes, “Grit is perseverance for very long-term goals”. We begin to succeed when we truly commit to the goa...

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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 - I’d like to take some time off work to spend time with my new baby, but what should I be considering?

2 - Am I missing out if I can’t afford to max out my Roth IRA at the beginning of the year?

3 - Is it ok to get a HELOC on our house in order to finish o...

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It's time for a Friday Flight! These episodes are all about the week’s financial news and the impact on your personal finances. There are a lot of headlines out there, but we distill it down to specific takeaways that will allow you to kick off the weekend informed and help you to continue to make informed money moves. In this episode we cover some interesting and helpful stories like: moving incentives, Illinois paying off you...

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There are a number of confusing things in life- for some it’s deciphering the latest Christopher Nolan film, for others it might be the process of building whatever is in that flat pack box from Ikea. But what about taxes? They can also be a puzzling topic and we also tend to have some janky tax ideas in our brains. Unfortunately, those ideas are often what we base our decisions on if we don’t have a tax professional in our life. S...

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Jennifer Barrett is a longtime financial journalist and she has written for publications like The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Money, and Newsweek. She has accomplished so much in the world of money: Jennifer has developed and hosted a popular personal finance video course on Udemy, given a TEDx talk on the importance of wealth-building, and she’s also appeared on many TV shows as well. And central to our conversation t...

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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: DIY pest cont...

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April 7, 2021 46 min

Here’s a saying that we’ve all heard- don’t put all your eggs in one basket. That makes a lot of sense but does it apply to investing? Is one fund enough if you’re invested in a diversified index fund? Or maybe you’re thinking- forget index funds, what about bonds? Shouldn’t I be invested in those as well? These are all questions that we’re going to address during this episode where we discuss asset allocation and how it is that we...

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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 - How should I go about negotiating rent at my apartment with my landlord?

2 - What steps should we take in protecting our baby’s social security number and identity?

3 - In regards to retirement, how should I be thinking about income replacement?

4 - What i...

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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 vacci...

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You’ve heard us say before that you should be contributing to a Roth IRA, but what exactly is a Roth?! What’s so great about a Roth and is it better than a traditional IRA? In this Bestie episode, we revisit all the many reasons we’re such huge fans and why it is that you should be investing within a Roth IRA if you qualify. And one of the key reasons we wanted to get this episode back on your radar is because you still have time t...

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This is a must listen if you know someone preparing to go to college, or if you happen to be in that boat yourself! Our guest today is Ron Lieber who has been the Your Money columnist for the New York Times since 2008 and is a three-time winner of the Gerald Loeb Award which is financial and business journalism’s highest honor. He is the author of multiple books including the recently released “The Price You Pay for College” which ...

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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: beer deals an...

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You can call them maxims, proverbs, or even mottos, but the most common phrases we hear tend to ingrain themselves as truth over time. If we hear something consistently enough it takes root in our psyche! Some of those sayings are about money but what if they’re not true? If we have the wrong information we could have a view of our money, of business, and even of how the world works that is entirely false! During this episode we ta...

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