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Mar 31, 2017

Mr. Money Mustache shares his opinions and strategies for investing short-term cash.

Episode 285: Where Should I Invest My Short-Term 'Stash by Mr. Money Mustache (Like Noah Kagan Presents & WSJ Your Money Matters).

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/2011/06/07/where-should-i-invest-my-short-term-stash

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Mar 30, 2017

Mr. Money Mustache investigates historical returns of the stock market and gives some practical advice.

Episode 284: Dude, Where's My 7% Investment Return by Mr. Money Mustache (Historical Stock Market Investing & S&P 500 Information).

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/2011/06/06/dude-wheres-my-7-investment-return

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Mar 29, 2017

Hear Paula Pant's most crucial money lesson in three words.

Episode 283: The Most Crucial Money Lesson, in Three Words: Mind the Gap by Paula Pant of Afford Anything (Like Side Hustle School).

Paula Pant is the founder of the award-winning website AffordAnything.com and a writer and speaker specializing in money, business, and real estate investing. She is a real estate investor, as the owner of seven rental property units in metropolitan Atlanta. She holds a real estate license in Georgia. She's also the host of the Afford Anything podcast.

The original post is located here: http://affordanything.com/2014/06/02/the-most-crucial-money-lesson-in-three-words-mind-the-gap

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Mar 28, 2017

What do you do when your car is dying? Fix or buy a new car? Hear Sam's take.

Episode 282: My Car is Dying, What To Do by Sam Dogen of Financial Samurai (Spoken Growth - Narrating Your Blogs to Audio Editions).

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/my-car-is-dying-what-to-do

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Mar 27, 2017

2 posts from J. Money of Budgets Are Sexy--both relating to minimalism and money.

Episode 281: 8 Ways to More Minimalist Money And A Minimalist and Money by J. Money of Budgets Are Sexy (A Minimalism Poem).

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 posts are located here:

http://www.budgetsaresexy.com/2016/03/how-to-be-minimalist-with-money

http://www.budgetsaresexy.com/2012/02/a-minimalist-and-money

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Mar 24, 2017

Hear Part 3 of Ramit Sethi's financial makeover series - exact steps to invest properly!

Episode 280: 2006 Makeover, Step 3: Thinking About Investing by Ramit Sethi of I Will Teach You to be Rich (Like Leading Wisely).

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/2006-makeover-step-3-thinking-about-investing

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Mar 23, 2017

Hear Part 2 of Ramit Sethi's financial makeover series - exact steps to budget and save properly!

Episode 279: Your Financial Makeover, Step 2: Budgeting & Saving by Ramit Sethi of I Will Teach You To Be Rich (Like TechCrunch Equity).

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/2006-makeover-step-2-budgeting-and-saving

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Mar 22, 2017

Hear Part 1 of Ramit Sethi's financial makeover series - exact steps to get your accounts in order!

Episode 278: 2006 Makeover, Step 1: Get Your Accounts in Order by Ramit Sethi of I Will Teach You To Be Rich (Like Jocko Podcast).

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/2006-makeover-step-1-get-your-accounts-in-order

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Mar 21, 2017

Kristin Wong talks about her struggle with negotiating her salary in the past and what she's learned.

Episode 277: The Single Hardest Thing About Negotiating by Kristin Wong (Something You Should Know About Negotiation & Salary).

Kristin Wong of TheWildWong.com was laid off in 2013. She took on some freelancing gigs to earn extra cash while she searched for a new, full-time job and over time, her freelancing gigs increased. She started writing for sites that she loved reading and produced videos for new clients. Her side gigs began to bring in more income than any potential full-time jobs. She launched a blog all about frugal living and created The Wild Wong to share more about her career, her finances, and all the adventures in between.

The original post is located here: http://www.thewildwong.com/how-to-negotiate

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Mar 20, 2017

Leo Babauta of Zen Habits shares the exact steps to stop living paycheck to paycheck.

Episode 276: How to Stop Living Paycheck to Paycheck by Leo Babauta of Zen Habits (Like Adventures in Finance: A Real Vision Podcast).

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/how-to-stop-living-paycheck-to-paycheck

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Mar 17, 2017

J.D. Roth shares an excellent point: minimalism and frugality don't overlap perfectly.

Episode 275: The Difference Between Frugality & Minimalism by J.D. Roth of Money Boss (Like TEDTalks (audio) on The Minimalist Life).

J.D. Roth has been reading and writing about personal finance for a decade. Today he’s financially independent, but ten years ago, his money life was a disaster, with over $35,000 in consumer debt. He started turning everything around in 2004. By being the boss of your own life, you, too, can be the master of your own financial fate.

The original post is located here: http://moneyboss.com/frugality-and-minimalism

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Mar 16, 2017

Kalen Bruce of Money Mini Blog didn't spend any money for 30 days... hear what happened!

Episode 274: 6 Things I Learned by Not Spending Money for 30 Days by Kalen Bruce of Money Mini Blog (Like On Being with Krista Tippett).

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/save-money/not-spending-money-30-days

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Mar 15, 2017

Carrie Smith with PTMoney shares 6 ways to give memorable gifts without going into debt.

Episode 273: 6 Ways to Give Memorable Gifts (Without Going Into Debt) by Carrie Smith with PT Money (Like Freakonomics Radio WNYC).

PTMoney.com is about helping you make extra money, save more money, and spend your money wisely--all in an effort to help you fix your finances so you can build the life you want. It was started by Philip Taylor, a CPA, entrepreneur, and blogger who started the site in 2007. He also created FinCon, the popular conference for financial nerds.

The original post is located here: https://ptmoney.com/memorable-gifts

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Mar 14, 2017

Chris Reining, a brand new author to the show, shares the one tiny habit that leads to wealth.

Episode 272: The One Tiny Habit That Leads to Wealth by Chris Reining (Personal Finance Tips Like Peter Mallouk & Paul Tudor Jones).

Chris Reining is a thirty-something guy who provides resources to help manage your money and career to become financially free. His own path to financial freedom has had ups and downs, which is what he writes about on his site. He's been featured in the New York Times, on the Today Show, CNN, CBS, Business Insider, LifeHacker, and more.

The original post is located here: https://chrisreining.com/tiny-habit

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Mar 13, 2017

The Mad Fientist shares how the power of quitting can affect your finances.

Episode 271: The Power of Quitting by The Mad Fientist (Like The Smart Passive Income Online Business and Blogging Podcast Pat Flynn).

The Mad Fientist analyzes the tax code and looks at personal finance through the lens of early financial independence to develop strategies and tactics to help you retire even earlier.
Most personal finance advice is geared towards people retiring in their 60s or later and doesn’t apply to those of us pursuing early financial independence. The Mad Fientist is focused on providing advice and innovative tax-avoidance methods specifically for people wanting to break away from full-time employment very early in life. He also hosts the Financial Independence Podcast.

The original post is located here: http://www.madfientist.com/power-quitting

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Mar 10, 2017

Sam of Financial Samurai answers the question - do rich people try harder?

Episode 270: Do Rich People Try Harder by Sam of Financial Samurai (Money Advice Like How to be Amazing with Michael Ian Black).

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/do-rich-people-try-harder

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Mar 9, 2017

Mr. Money Mustache takes on the argument that everyone being frugal would crash the economy.

Episode 269: What If Everyone Became Frugal by Mr. Money Mustache of MrMoneyMustache.com (Does Minimalism Hurt the Economy).

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/2012/04/09/what-if-everyone-became-frugal

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Mar 8, 2017

J. Money of Budgets Are Sexy reviews the book Essentialism by Greg McKeown.

Episode 268: Say Hello to the New Essentialist by J. Money of Budgets Are Sexy (A Book Review of Essentialism by Greg McKeown).

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/2017/02/essentialism-book-review-life-changer

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Mar 7, 2017

Ramit Sethi shares the 3 easiest ways to make more money with examples.

Episode 267: The 3 Easiest Ways to Make More Money by Ramit Sethi of I Will Teach You To Be Rich (Passive Income Education Podcast).

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/3-easy-ways-to-make-money

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Mar 6, 2017

J.D. Roth shares his personal income and expenses for January, along with lessons learned.

Episode 266: My Spending Summary for January 2017 by J.D. Roth of Money Boss (Like Chris Rogan's Retired Inspired & Napoleon Hill).

J.D. Roth has been reading and writing about personal finance for a decade. Today he’s financially independent, but ten years ago, his money life was a disaster, with over $35,000 in consumer debt. He started turning everything around in 2004. By being the boss of your own life, you, too, can be the master of your own financial fate.

The original post is located here: http://moneyboss.com/spending-january-2017

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Mar 3, 2017

Guest author A.D. Vuittonet shares 7 everyday habits you need to reach your financial goals.

Episode 265: 7 Everyday Habits You Need to Reach Your Financial Goals by A.D. Vuittonet with Money Mini Blog (Similar to David Chilton).

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/budgeting/everyday-financial-habits

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Mar 2, 2017

Leo Babauta of Zen Habits explains how to automate your finances and the envelope system.

Episode 264: How to Make Your Finances Automagical by Leo Babauta of Zen Habits (The Envelope Money System 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/how-to-make-your-finances-automagical

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Mar 1, 2017

2 posts from Philip Taylor of PTMoney, on organizing your finances and optimizing your spending.

Episode 263: Get Started Organizing Your Finances: Get to Know Your Money and How to Optimize Your Spending by Philip Taylor.

PTMoney.com is about helping you make extra money, save more money, and spend your money wisely--all in an effort to help you fix your finances so you can build the life you want. It was started by Philip Taylor, a CPA, entrepreneur, and blogger who started the site in 2007. He also created FinCon, the popular conference for financial nerds.

The original posts are located here:

https://ptmoney.com/get-started-organizing-your-finances-get-to-know-your-money

https://ptmoney.com/how-to-optimize-your-spending

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