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Nov 30, 2016

Leo Babauta of Zen Habits shares his tips for teaching kids about money. This is Part 2 of 2.

Episode 198: 10 Lessons to Teach Your Kids About Money - Part 2 by Leo Babauta of Zen Habits (Like Dave Ramsey for Young People).

Leo Babauta created Zen Habits, which is about finding simplicity and mindfulness in the daily chaos of our lives. It’s about clearing the clutter so we can focus on what’s important, create something amazing, find happiness.

The original post is located here: https://zenhabits.net/10-lessons-to-teach-your-kids-about-money

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Nov 29, 2016

Leo Babauta of Zen Habits shares his tips for teaching kids about money. This is Part 1 of 2.

Episode 197: 10 Lessons to Teach Your Kids About Money - Part 1 by Leo Babauta of Zen Habits (Teaching Children About Finances).

Leo Babauta created Zen Habits, which is about finding simplicity and mindfulness in the daily chaos of our lives. It’s about clearing the clutter so we can focus on what’s important, create something amazing, find happiness.

The original post is located here: https://zenhabits.net/10-lessons-to-teach-your-kids-about-money

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Nov 28, 2016

Joshua Becker shares some advice for not only Cyber Monday, but every day of the year.

Episode 196: Don't Buy Stuff You Don't Need by Joshua Becker of Becoming Minimalist (Consumerism & Shopping - Our Money Planet).

Joshua Becker and his family decided to live with fewer possessions after a conversation with his neighbor in 2008. As a result, they found a better way to live, centered on more important pursuits.
Their story has been seen on the CBS Evening News, NPR, the Boston Globe, the Wall Street Journal and countless media interviews around the world. Their books have sold in the tens of thousands.
BecomingMinimalist.com is about their journey towards a rational approach to minimalism. It is about the joys and the struggles. It is about the lessons they have learned. It has inspired millions around the world. It is written to inspire you to intentionally live with less, and find more life because of it.

The original post is located here: http://www.becomingminimalist.com/marriage-hacks

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Nov 25, 2016

J. Money of Budgets Are Sexy shares what we really should be allowed to buy on Black Friday.

Episode 195: The Offical List of Allowed Purchases This Black Friday by J. Money of Budgets Are Sexy (Money For the Rest of Us).

J. Money is a 6’1, hyperactive, rock a ‘hawk who loves drinking beer, blaring hip-hop, talking about money, and now playing with his two adorable baby boys.
He tracked his expenses for 3 months, made a budget, read some books, and stumbled into personal finance blogging and idea sharing, randomly turning BudgetsAreSexy.com into his full time “real job” a few short years later--14 million views later!

The original post is located here: http://www.budgetsaresexy.com/2014/11/black-friday-official-list-purchases

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Nov 24, 2016

Mr. Money Mustache shares his opinion about Black Friday and the holiday shopping season.

Episode 194: Happy Thanksgiving - And Buy Nothing Day (And Month?) by Mr. Money Mustache (Black Friday and Money on our Planet).

Mr. Money Mustache is a thirty-something retiree who now writes about how we can all live a frugal, yet awesome, life of leisure.
He and his wife studied engineering and computer science in Canada, then worked in standard tech-industry cubicle jobs in various locations throughout the late ’90s and early 2000s.
Then they retired from real work way back in 2005 in order to start a family. This was achieved not through luck or amazing skill, but simply by living a lifestyle about 50% less expensive than most of their peers and investing the surplus in very boring conservative Vanguard index funds and a rental house or two.

The original post is located here: http://www.mrmoneymustache.com/2011/11/24/happy-thanksgiving-and-buy-nothing-day-and-month

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Nov 23, 2016

A guest blogger on Ramit's I Will Teach You to be Rich discusses financial decision-making.

Episode 193: What is the Best Way to Make More Money from I Will Teach You to be Rich (To Blog, Launch a StartUp, & Money Decisions).

Instead of saying “no” to spending on everything, Ramit wants to use money to say YES. He knew there was a better way to live a rich life—if we could use psychology to focus on what actually works. Not just for personal finance, but all aspects of life: money, careers, relationships, business, fitness and more.
Since then, he's been testing and sharing his findings with the world via I Will Teach You To Be Rich.
He's also written a New York Times bestselling book, been profiled in a 6-page Fortune article and pictured next to Warren Buffett Forbes Magazine, and have been featured by a long list of media, including the Wall Street Journal, ABC News, NPR, Fox Business, PBS, CNBC and more. He also has tons of documented success stories—more than 20,000.

The original post is located here: http://www.iwillteachyoutoberich.com/blog/what-is-the-best-way-to-make-more-money

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Nov 22, 2016

Money Mini Blog's Kalen Bruce shares his perspective on credit cards vs. cash.

Episode 192: The Case for Cash vs. The Case for Credit Cards by Kalen Bruce of Money Mini Blog (Dave Ramsey Approach to Money).

Kalen Bruce is the founder of MoneyMiniBlog. His story is simple… he and his wife were $24,000 in debt and became a student of finances to get out. They are now debt-free and building wealth. Kalen shares everything he has learned on his blog, writing informative, entertaining, mini blogs to help you with your finances. Finances can be intimidating, so he keeps his posts short, sweet, and simple.

The original post is located here: http://moneyminiblog.com/credit-cards/the-case-for-cash-vs-credit-cards

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Nov 21, 2016

Courtney Carver of Be More With Less shares tips to survive Black Friday and holiday spending.

Episode 191: No Credit Cards No Matter What by Courtney Carver of Be More With Less (Black Friday Spending - Dealing with Christmas).

After decades of debt, discontent, and trying to do it all and have it all, a scary MS diagnosis stopped Courtney Carver in her tracks. She had to slow down, prioritize her health, and figure out what was really important in her life. She discovered what mattered most by getting rid of everything that didn’t matter at all. In the end it all came down to love and health.
She went from a busy, overwhelmed advertising director to spending 2-3 hours every morning taking care of herself, loving her work, and being present and engaged with the people she loves. Her family changed, too. They moved from wanting bigger closets, nicer furniture, and more stuff to downsizing into a 750 sq. ft apartment with no storage.
Courtney has written books, courses, and hundreds of articles to help you simplify your life and work so you can focus on what really matters.

The original post is located here: http://bemorewithless.com/no-credit-cards-no-matter-what

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Nov 18, 2016

Sam of Financial Samurai has a controversial take on the Roth IRA. This is Part 2 of 2.

Episode 190: Disadvantages of the ROTH IRA: Not All is What It Seems - Part 2 by Sam Dogen of Financial Samurai (Libertarian Money).

Sam Dogen's net worth took a beating in 2009 as the world was falling apart. He thought it would be a good idea to start a personal finance site to help himself and others make sense of chaos. After all, he had spent 10 years working in the finance industry, got his MBA from Cal, invested and saved aggressively, and still got financially rocked! Since then, more than 20 million visitors have stopped by FinancialSamurai.com.

The original post is located here: http://www.financialsamurai.com/disadvantages-of-the-roth-ira-not-all-is-what-it-seems

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Nov 17, 2016

Sam of Financial Samurai has a controversial take on the Roth IRA. This is Part 1 of 2.

Episode 189: Disadvantages of the ROTH IRA: Not All is What It Seems - Part 1 by Sam Dogen of Financial Samurai (Government Money).

Sam Dogen's net worth took a beating in 2009 as the world was falling apart. He thought it would be a good idea to start a personal finance site to help himself and others make sense of chaos. After all, he had spent 10 years working in the finance industry, got his MBA from Cal, invested and saved aggressively, and still got financially rocked! Since then, more than 20 million visitors have stopped by FinancialSamurai.com.

The original post is located here: http://www.financialsamurai.com/disadvantages-of-the-roth-ira-not-all-is-what-it-seems

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Nov 16, 2016

Joshua Becker shares how to avoid overspending this holiday season.

Episode 188: 7 Ways to Avoid Overspending this Holiday Season by Joshua Becker of Becoming Minimalist (Radical Personal Finance).

Joshua Becker and his family decided to live with fewer possessions after a conversation with his neighbor in 2008. As a result, they found a better way to live, centered on more important pursuits.
Their story has been seen on the CBS Evening News, NPR, the Boston Globe, the Wall Street Journal and countless media interviews around the world. Their books have sold in the tens of thousands.
BecomingMinimalist.com is about their journey towards a rational approach to minimalism. It is about the joys and the struggles. It is about the lessons they have learned. It has inspired millions around the world. It is written to inspire you to intentionally live with less, and find more life because of it.

The original post is located here: http://www.becomingminimalist.com/avoid-holiday-overspending

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Nov 15, 2016

Leo Babauta of Zen Habits shares exactly how to get financial peace of mind.

Episode 187: Financial Zen: How to Get Financial Peace of Mind by Leo Babauta of Zen Habits (Money on this Planet: Like Dave Ramsey).

Leo Babauta created Zen Habits, which is about finding simplicity and mindfulness in the daily chaos of our lives. It’s about clearing the clutter so we can focus on what’s important, create something amazing, find happiness.

The original post is located here: https://zenhabits.net/financial-zen-how-to-get-financial-peace-of-mind

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Nov 14, 2016

Courtney Carver of Be More With Less shares ideas on saving for the holiday season.

Episode 186: How to Start Saving for the Holidays by Courtney Carver of Be More With Less (Stacking Benjamins in the Christmas Season).

After decades of debt, discontent, and trying to do it all and have it all, a scary MS diagnosis stopped Courtney Carver in her tracks. She had to slow down, prioritize her health, and figure out what was really important in her life. She discovered what mattered most by getting rid of everything that didn’t matter at all. In the end it all came down to love and health.
She went from a busy, overwhelmed advertising director to spending 2-3 hours every morning taking care of herself, loving her work, and being present and engaged with the people she loves. Her family changed, too. They moved from wanting bigger closets, nicer furniture, and more stuff to downsizing into a 750 sq. ft apartment with no storage.
Courtney has written books, courses, and hundreds of articles to help you simplify your life and work so you can focus on what really matters.

The original post is located here: http://bemorewithless.com/how-to-start-saving-for-the-holidays

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Nov 11, 2016

Steve Pavlina shares how to move from scarcity to abundance. This is Part 3 of 3.

Episode 185: How to Tip from Scarcity to Abundance - Part 3 by Steve Pavlina (Achieve Your Business & Financial Goals Like Hal Elrod).

Steve Pavlina is widely recognized as one of the most successful personal development bloggers on the Internet, with his work attracting more than 100 million visits to his website, StevePavlina.com. He has written more than 1300 articles and recorded many audio programs on a broad range of self-help topics, including productivity, relationships, and spirituality. Steve has been quoted as an expert by the New York Times, USA Today, U.S. News & World Report, the Los Angeles Daily News, Self Magazine, The Guardian, and countless other publications. He's also a frequent guest on popular podcasts and radio shows.

The original post is located here: http://www.stevepavlina.com/blog/2016/07/how-to-tip-scarcity-abundance

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Nov 10, 2016

Steve Pavlina shares how to move from scarcity to abundance. This is Part 2 of 3.

Episode 184: How to Tip from Scarcity to Abundance - Part 2 by Steve Pavlina (Quick & Dirty Tips to Retire Inspired w/ Bruce Lee Quotes).

Steve Pavlina is widely recognized as one of the most successful personal development bloggers on the Internet, with his work attracting more than 100 million visits to his website, StevePavlina.com. He has written more than 1300 articles and recorded many audio programs on a broad range of self-help topics, including productivity, relationships, and spirituality. Steve has been quoted as an expert by the New York Times, USA Today, U.S. News & World Report, the Los Angeles Daily News, Self Magazine, The Guardian, and countless other publications. He's also a frequent guest on popular podcasts and radio shows.

The original post is located here: http://www.stevepavlina.com/blog/2016/07/how-to-tip-scarcity-abundance

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Nov 9, 2016

Steve Pavlina shares how to move from scarcity to abundance. This is Part 1 of 3.

Episode 183: How to Tip from Scarcity to Abundance - Part 1 by Steve Pavlina (From a Poor Dad to a Rich Dad - Radical Personal Finance).

Steve Pavlina is widely recognized as one of the most successful personal development bloggers on the Internet, with his work attracting more than 100 million visits to his website, StevePavlina.com. He has written more than 1300 articles and recorded many audio programs on a broad range of self-help topics, including productivity, relationships, and spirituality. Steve has been quoted as an expert by the New York Times, USA Today, U.S. News & World Report, the Los Angeles Daily News, Self Magazine, The Guardian, and countless other publications. He's also a frequent guest on popular podcasts and radio shows.

The original post is located here: http://www.stevepavlina.com/blog/2016/07/how-to-tip-scarcity-abundance

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Nov 8, 2016

Mr. Money Mustache reviews Dave Ramsey's book and philosophy.

Episode 182: Mr. Money Mustache vs. Dave Ramsey (A Review of the Dave Ramsey Show & Solutions, Plus Total Money Makeover).

Mr. Money Mustache is a thirty-something retiree who now writes about how we can all live a frugal, yet awesome, life of leisure.
He and his wife studied engineering and computer science in Canada, then worked in standard tech-industry cubicle jobs in various locations throughout the late ’90s and early 2000s.
Then they retired from real work way back in 2005 in order to start a family. This was achieved not through luck or amazing skill, but simply by living a lifestyle about 50% less expensive than most of their peers and investing the surplus in very boring conservative Vanguard index funds and a rental house or two.

The original post is located here: http://www.mrmoneymustache.com/2011/05/19/mr-money-mustache-vs-dave-ramsey

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Nov 7, 2016

J. Money of Budgets Are Sexy shares a reader's comment that he found to be both funny and full of wisdom.

Episode 181: Dream As If You'll Live Forever, Live As If You'll Die Today by J. Money of Budgets Are Sexy (Motivation Similar to Zig Ziglar).

J. Money is a 6’1, hyperactive, rock a ‘hawk who loves drinking beer, blaring hip-hop, talking about money, and now playing with his two adorable baby boys.
He tracked his expenses for 3 months, made a budget, read some books, and stumbled into personal finance blogging and idea sharing, randomly turning BudgetsAreSexy.com into his full time “real job” a few short years later--14 million views later!

The original post is located here: http://www.budgetsaresexy.com/2011/07/financial-planning-needs-balance

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Nov 4, 2016

Ramit Sethi questions one of America's biggest real estate assumptions.

Episode 180: Why Do We Assume That Higher House Prices = Good by Ramit Sethi (The Brutal Truth About Sales and Selling Real Estate).

Instead of saying “no” to spending on everything, Ramit wants to use money to say YES. He knew there was a better way to live a rich life—if we could use psychology to focus on what actually works. Not just for personal finance, but all aspects of life: money, careers, relationships, business, fitness and more.
Since then, he's been testing and sharing his findings with the world via I Will Teach You To Be Rich.
He's also written a New York Times bestselling book, been profiled in a 6-page Fortune article and pictured next to Warren Buffett Forbes Magazine, and have been featured by a long list of media, including the Wall Street Journal, ABC News, NPR, Fox Business, PBS, CNBC and more. He also has tons of documented success stories—more than 20,000.

The original post is located here: http://www.iwillteachyoutoberich.com/blog/housing-prices-cultural-assumptio

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Nov 3, 2016

Money Mini Blog's Kalen Bruce shares what insurance inflation is and how to stop it.

Episode 179: Insurance Inflation: Why You Need to Pay Attention by Kalen Bruce of Money Mini Blog (Money Matters for the Rest of Us).

Kalen Bruce is the founder of MoneyMiniBlog. His story is simple… he and his wife were $24,000 in debt and became a student of finances to get out. They are now debt-free and building wealth. Kalen shares everything he has learned on his blog, writing informative, entertaining, mini blogs to help you with your finances. Finances can be intimidating, so he keeps his posts short, sweet, and simple.

The original post is located here: http://moneyminiblog.com/insurance/insurance-inflation

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Nov 2, 2016

Sam of Financial Samurai looks at early retirement from another angle. This is Part 2 of 2.

Episode 178: The Dark Side of Early Retirement - Part 2 by Sam Dogen of Financial Samurai (Retire Inspired for Financial Independence).

Sam Dogen's net worth took a beating in 2009 as the world was falling apart. He thought it would be a good idea to start a personal finance site to help himself and others make sense of chaos. After all, he had spent 10 years working in the finance industry, got his MBA from Cal, invested and saved aggressively, and still got financially rocked! Since then, more than 20 million visitors have stopped by FinancialSamurai.com.

The original post is located here: http://www.financialsamurai.com/the-dark-side-of-early-retirement-risks-dangers

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Nov 1, 2016

Sam of Financial Samurai looks at early retirement from another angle. This is Part 1 of 2.

Episode 177: The Dark Side of Early Retirement - Part 1 by Sam Dogen of Financial Samurai (Radical Personal Finance: This is Your Life).

Sam Dogen's net worth took a beating in 2009 as the world was falling apart. He thought it would be a good idea to start a personal finance site to help himself and others make sense of chaos. After all, he had spent 10 years working in the finance industry, got his MBA from Cal, invested and saved aggressively, and still got financially rocked! Since then, more than 20 million visitors have stopped by FinancialSamurai.com.

The original post is located here: http://www.financialsamurai.com/the-dark-side-of-early-retirement-risks-dangers

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