The Mitten Dad Show

The Mitten Dad Show

Become a Paid Subscriber: The Mitten Dad Show is a podcast about bringing you some of the best headlines in finance, tech and more - with a Midwest touch. Along with both personal and stories from others about being a Dad in our current times.


April 26, 2024 14 mins

Feeling overwhelmed by mental clutter?

Tune into this week’s episode of "The Mitten Dad Show," where Matt Tilmann shares the powerful technique of a brain dump to clear your mind and enhance focus. Discover how unloading your thoughts can lead to increased productivity, reduced stress, and a surge in creativity. Perfect for parents and anyone juggling the demands of busy lives.

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Ever feel like you're juggling too many balls, and you're just one slip away from dropping them all?
It's 5 PM—you've missed another workout, dinner isn't thought of yet, and your inbox is overflowing.

As days roll into weeks, the stress builds, perhaps turning into sleepless nights and missed moments with family.
What if you could rearrange things to close each day with a sense of accomplishment and still...

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Welcome back Mitten Dad Show listeners! For this episode's topic, I share a recent shared experience I've had with my oldest daughter while waiting for her school bus. I think you'll appreciate it and if you have kids, I encourage you to do the same and stay curious! And even if you don't have kids, I would equally encourage you always to be open to the world around you! If you're on Spotify, be sure to answer t...

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August 13, 2023 5 mins

“The purpose of life is to live it, to taste experience to the utmost, to reach out eagerly and without fear for newer and richer experience." - Eleanor Roosevelt

We just wrapped up our family summer vacation, and while it was still fresh, I wanted to do a quick episode talking about the power of gifting experiences for our children, and the impact it not only has on them but us.

If listening on Spotify I would invite you to ...

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In this episode, we dive into the world of unexpected career transitions. Matt shares his own journey, from obtaining a degree in theatre to working in finance, and invites listeners to share their unique career paths.

Key Topics:

  1. Unexpected Career Transitions: A personal account of our Matt's journey from theatre to finance, and an open invitation for listeners to share their experiences.

  2. The Value of Diverse Backgroun...

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March 23, 2023 5 mins

Tired of living in a cluttered space? In this episode of The Mitten Dad Show, host Matt Tilmann shares seven essential steps to help you master the art of decluttering. Based on our popular article at, we'll walk you through the entire decluttering process, from setting goals to making decluttering a habit. Matt also discusses the benefits of decluttering, and overcoming common obstacles, and answers listener ques...

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Over on the Mitten Dad website, I recently posted about a series of tweets that had gone viral, where the original poster had mentioned how every time she would ask dads for their email addresses for party invitations for her three-year-old, they would always provide the email addresses of their partner instead. Why was that? Tune in for more, and be sure to send a voice memo in with how your family organization planning gets handl...

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July 21, 2022 7 mins
Welcome to The Mitten Dad Show! Formerly known as The Script-Notes Show, since I last published an episode, a few things have gone on, such as a new addition to our family, and the pandemic has put many things in perspective. I switched it to Mitten Dad as an homage to my home state of Michigan, giving the content a Midwest flair. But also because, as many out there know, your perspective on life changes as a parent when you become...
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March 27, 2020 4 mins
There’s no denying that this has been a trying time worldwide, with everyone having to deal with the coronavirus crisis in their own way. However, one thing that I don’t think gets mentioned enough is the mental toll it might be taking on everyone, particularly those in the healthcare industry. Other podcasts have been having listeners call in with their stories, giving them a chance to vent, and in doing so, it seems like it can b...
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Welcome to another episode of The Script-Notes Show!  We got back into the swing of things with a new blog post about the new Form W-4 for 2020, as well as some financial and business news to get you going for the week ahead.  Enjoy, and as always, thank you for listening, and be sure to subscribe wherever you're listening!  Also, we are still taking financial resolutions for the coming year and would love to hear th...

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January 1, 2020 5 mins

Welcome to a brand new year and Episode 50! 

I know I’ve been on hiatus a bit due to work travel and our family’s forthcoming arrival. So with that, thought this would be a great time to ask for your resolutions, particularly from a financial sense! 

Please leave a voicemail with the link below, or feel free to send an email to! If you have your own podcast, be sure to leave that as well and would lo...

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September 10, 2019 4 mins

When it comes to money, sometimes you just can’t beat plain old common sense. Today’s episode features some good tips to keep in mind for your financial life.

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August 27, 2019 6 mins

While the economy as a whole may be in question on a daily basis, one thing that may be getting some clarity this fall is gas prices.   

Have you started using GasBuddy yet?  If not, it's a great way to be able to keep up to date on the latest prices at the pump.  Now, with their Pay With GasBuddy Card, you can also find additional savings at the pump, including occasional deal alerts like an additional 21 cents...

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Earlier today, the yield curve inverted, which previously has always been a sign leading up to a recession. I wanted to talk about a post from MarketWatch that I thought had some good information about it. Opinions seem to vary about what this might portend to, however, it should still be something to keep an eye on, especially over the next month or so. Always be sure to seek the advice of your investment professional should you h...

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Hot off the heels of the Equifax Data Breach Settlement, yesterday it was announced by Capital One that a hacker may have compromised information from 100 million applications.  This episode covers some tips and steps you can take if you think you may have been affected.   

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June 25, 2019 3 mins

“If you think it’s hard to meet new people, try picking up the wrong golf ball.” – Jack Lemmon I shared this quote today on the blog, and thought it was very appropriate for many aspects of life.   

Frequently I like to share quotes from the site BrainyQuote, on Instagram, mainly because I like that so many quotes can have so many different meanings to different people. 

Today’s stuck out to me though. Yes, there’s a...

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June 14, 2019 7 mins

Lately I’ve become more intrigued by the concept of financial freedom or financial independence, and the varying forms that that can take on when it comes to personal finance. I’m in the midst of reading Grant Sabatier’s Financial Freedom, and it has really brought back to life the concept of “a penny saved is a penny earned.” 

Given Anchor has now made voice messages more accessible to users of other podcast platforms (see li...

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Do you sometimes feel like your smartphone has become the boss of you, versus it actually being a tool for you to use?  

I recently happened upon a Medium article, titled “How To Configure Your iPhone To Work for You, Not Against You.”  The post is a bit of a lengthy read, but the author recognized this and decided to break it up into three sections, based on how far you wanted to go.  The post was from late 2018, so...

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A couple weeks ago, Apple made one of its largest forays into services, a change from their usual events regarding new hardware products or OS updates.  While the changes to their TV offerings and News app were widely suspected, there was one announcement that raised some curiosity.  Apple announced their  own credit card, the Apple Card.

Our thanks to Audible as well for sponsoring the show.  If you'd like a 30...

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Social media.  Bank accounts.  Subscriptions.  Credit cards.  You name it, you probably have a log in for it.  Here’s food for thought though.  While none of us ever want to ponder what might happen after we leave this mortal coil, there will be those left behind that may have the inevitable task of needing to handle your finances, log ins and more.  The question is, do you have all this documente...

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