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Apr 28, 2017

Paula Pant shares the easiest way to save money without budgeting and counting pennies.

Episode 305: Take the One Percent Challenge from Afford Anything | Make smart choices about your money, time and productivity.

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/2014/12/17/take-the-one-percent-challenge

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Apr 27, 2017

Sam of Financial Samurai shares why he believes earning money quickly is bad idea.

Episode 304: Making Money Too Fast Destroys You and Everything Around You by Sam Dogen of Financial Samurai (Like Lottery Winners).

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/making-money-too-soon-destroys-you-and-everything-around-you

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Apr 26, 2017

J. Money of Budgets Are Sexy asks if warranties are truly warranted, with examples.

Episode 303: Are All Warranties Warranted by J. Money of Budgets Are Sexy (Should You Buy a Warranty on Your Car, House, Electronics).

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/are-all-warranties-warrented

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Apr 25, 2017

Ramit Sethi breaks down the best ways to save money without worrying about your daily lattes.

Episode 302: How to Save Money by Ramit Sethi of I Will Teach You To Be Rich (The Way to Save & Make More Money Without Frugality).

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/how-to-save-money

NOTE: This blog post was UPDATED shortly after this episode was recorded.

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Apr 24, 2017

Leo Babauta of Zen Habits shares a bunch of ways to have cheap, but great dates.

Episode 301: Cheap But Great Dates by Leo Babauta of Zen Habits (Saving Money on a First Date But Still Being Romantic - Being Frugal).

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/cheap-but-great-dates

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Apr 21, 2017

Joshua Fields Millburn and Ryan Nicodemus of The Minimalists share how to achieve financial freedom once and for all.

Episode 300: Financial Freedom by Joshua Fields Millburn & Ryan Nicodemus of The Minimalists Podcast (Financial Minimalism).

Joshua Fields Millburn & Ryan Nicodemus write about living a meaningful life with less stuff for 4 million readers. As featured on: ABC, CBS, NBC, BBC, TODAY, NPR, TIME, Forbes, The Atlantic, New York Times, Wall Street Journal, USA Today, and National Post. They live in Missoula, Montana.

The Minimalists' Book "Essential" can be found here: http://www.theminimalists.com/books

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Apr 20, 2017

J.D. Roth shares his take on historical and current stock market returns.

Episode 299: How Much Does the Stock Market Return by J.D. Roth (Like Exchanges at Goldman Sachs & Odd Lots by Bloomberg News).

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/stock-market-returns

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Apr 19, 2017

Guest author Caleb McElveen with Money Mini Blog shares how to ride the emotional roller coaster that is budgeting.

Episode 298: Riding the Emotional Roller Coaster of Budgeting by Caleb McElveen with Money Mini Blog (You Need a Budget - Keep It).

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/riding-the-emotional-roller-coaster-of-budgeting

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Apr 18, 2017

Jason Price with PTMoney shares some traps that will rob you of your financial peace.

Episode 297: 5 Traps That Will Rob You of Your Financial Peace by Jason Price with PT Money (Like Suze Orman & The Dave Ramsey Show).

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/traps-that-will-rob-you-of-your-financial-peace

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Apr 17, 2017

Chris Reining talks about the cost of gadget envy and what you can do about it.

Episode 296: The Cost of Gadget Envy by Chris Reining (Like Motley Fool Answers & Money Girl's Quick and Dirty Tips for a Richer Life).

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/cheapest-iphone-plan

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Apr 14, 2017

Sometimes financial independence blogs can make it sound like laziness works. Mr. Money Mustache addresses this issue. This is Part 2 of 2.

Episode 295: Get Rich With: Good Old-Fashioned Hard Work - Part 2 by Mr. Money Mustache (Like Make Me Smart with Kai and Molly).

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/2012/02/27/get-rich-with-good-old-fashioned-hard-work

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Apr 13, 2017

Sometimes financial independence blogs can make it sound like laziness works. Mr. Money Mustache addresses this issue. This is Part 1 of 2.

Episode 294: Get Rich With: Good Old-Fashioned Hard Work - Part 1 by Mr. Money Mustache (Similar to Planet Money from NPR).

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/2012/02/27/get-rich-with-good-old-fashioned-hard-work

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Apr 12, 2017

Hear Paula Pant take on the Earn More vs. Save More debate and how simple it is to retire early.

Episode 293: Why Earn More vs. Save More is the Wrong Debate by Paula Pant of Afford Anything (Like The Payoff by Mic - Retire Early).

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/2016/06/30/financial-independence

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Apr 11, 2017

Sam of Financial Samurai wonders: should I ask someone for their credit score during courtship?

Episode 292: Should I Ask Someone for Their Credit Score Before Getting Into a Serious Relationship by Sam Dogen of Financial Samurai.

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/should-i-ask-someone-for-their-credit-score-before-getting-into-serious-relationship

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Apr 10, 2017

J. Money found some depressing statistics, but has some important takeaways that you should consider.

Episode 291: Could You Come Up with $2,000 in an Emergency by J. Money of Budgets Are Sexy (Personal Finance Blogs Read to You).

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/2017/03/could-you-come-up-with-2000-in-an-emergency

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Apr 7, 2017

Ramit Sethi breaks down stocks vs. bonds--who should invest in what and why!

Episode 290: All About Stocks and Bonds by Ramit Sethi of I Will Teach You To Be Rich (Like Capital Ideas Investing Podcast Capital Group).

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/all-about-stocks-and-bonds

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Apr 6, 2017

Can you enjoy life now but still prepare for the future? Leo Babauta of Zen Habits says yes!

Episode 289: Enjoy Life Now, And Save for Later; or, Why Delayed Gratification is a False Dichotomy by Leo Babauta of Zen Habits (Cash).

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/enjoy-life-now-and-save-for-later-or-why-delayed-gratification-is-a-false-dichotomy

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Apr 5, 2017

J.D. Roth shares what it takes and the fundamentals to keep your financial ship resilient.

Episode 288: Developing Financial Resilience by J.D. Roth of Money Boss (Like HerMoney with Jean Chatzky - Quick & Dirty Finance Tips).

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/financial-resilience

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Apr 4, 2017

Shopping at a dollar store can save you if you purchase the right things! Hear examples from Kalen Bruce of MoneyMiniBlog.

Episode 287: 15 Things You Should Buy From the Dollar Store by Kalen Bruce (Similar to We Study Billionaires - The Investors Podcast).

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/things-you-should-buy-from-the-dollar-store

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Apr 3, 2017

Philip Taylor of PTMoney answers the common question: what debts should I pay off first?

Episode 286: What Debts Should You Pay Off First When You Get Extra Money by Philip Taylor of PT Money (How to Get Rid of Your Debt).

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/what-debts-should-you-pay-off-first-when-you-get-extra-money

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