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May 31, 2017

J.D. Roth shares his opinion on the difference between retirement and financial independence.

Episode 328: What's the Difference Between Retirement & Financial Independence by J.D. Roth of Money Boss (Reddit leanfire F.I.R.E.).

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/retirement-vs-financial-independence

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May 30, 2017

New author for the show, Michelle Schroeder-Gardner, shares great financial lessons from her dad.

Episode 327: Great Financial Lessons My Dad Taught Me: Money Doesn't Have to Make Your Life Miserable - Michelle Schroeder-Gardner.

Michelle Schroeder-Gardner created Making Sense of Cents in order to help improve her own finances. With diligence, she was able to pay off $38,000 in student debt in 7 months, kept track of progress, and helped readers along the way. She's currently touring North America and living out of an RV. You can learn more about her and see her monthly income reports at MakingSenseOfCents.com.

The original post is located here: http://www.makingsenseofcents.com/2017/04/great-financial-lessons.html

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May 29, 2017

2 posts from Joshua Becker, covering money in minimalism.

Episode 326: The Joy of Living Within Your Means & Maybe You Don't Really Need More Money by Joshua Becker - Becoming Minimalist.

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 posts are located here:

https://www.becomingminimalist.com/live-within-means

http://www.becomingminimalist.com/dont-need-money

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May 26, 2017

Chris Reining makes the argument for not saving your money.

Episode 325: Quit Saving Your Money by Chris Reining (Similar to Grant Cardone, Tai Lopez, Gary Vee, and 5 Minute Mogul Brose Royce).

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/quit-saving

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May 25, 2017

Rita Gates with PTMoney shares 6 tips to earn hundreds of dollars per hour.

Episode 324: 6 Tips to Earn Hundreds of Dollars per Hour by Rita Gates with PT Money (Like The Dave Ramsey Show by Ramsey Solutions).

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/earn-hundreds-of-dollars-per-hour-6-tips

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May 24, 2017

Mr. Money Mustache makes a big case against cutting your cable TV subscription out of your life.

Episode 323: MMM Challenge: Cut Your Cash-Leaking Umbilical Cord by Mr. Money Mustache (Stuff Mom Never Told You About TV).

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/2011/05/06/mmm-challenge-cut-your-cash-leaking-umbilical-cord

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May 23, 2017

Paula Pant shares the incredible power of 10x thinking, and why you shouldn't sweat the small stuff.

Episode 322: The Incredible Power of 10x Thinking by Paula Pant of Afford Anything (Similar to The MFCEO Project by Andy Fresella).

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/2016/11/22/any-benefit

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May 22, 2017

Sam of Financial Samurai shares how he got burned by bank fees and how to stop them.

Episode 321: Curse You Bank Fees! How to Never Pay Sneaky Bank Fees Again by Sam Dogen of Financial Samurai (Motley Fool 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/how-to-reverse-remove-lower-sneaky-bank-fees

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May 19, 2017

J. Money of Budgets Are Sexy shares a reader's email with some big takeaways.

Episode 320: If You Can Afford to Spend It, You Can Afford to Save It by J. Money of Budgets Are Sexy (Personal Finance Education).

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/if-you-can-afford-to-spend-it-you-can-afford-to-save-it

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May 18, 2017

Guest author Claire on I Will Teach You to be Rich shares takeaways form the book "Why Smart People Make Big Money Mistakes."

Episode 319: Mental Accounting: Why Smart People Make Big Money Mistakes by Claire with IWT (Gary Belsky & Thomas Gilovich).

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/mental-accounting-why-smart-people-make-big-money-mistakes

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May 17, 2017

Leo Babauta of Zen Habits shares six simple steps to avoid credit problems.

Episode 318: Six Simple Steps to Avoid Credit Problems in a Bad Economy by Leo Babauta (We Study Billionaires - The Investors 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/six-simple-steps-to-avoid-credit-problems-in-a-bad-economy

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May 16, 2017

Jacob Lund Fisker of EarlyRetirementExtreme.com answers one of the most common questions he receives.

Episode 317: Can I Retire Young by Jacob Lund Fisker of Early Retirement Extreme (Like Money For the Rest of Us by J. David Stein).

Jacob Lund Fisker was a nuclear astrophysicist who retired at 33 with what he believes to be enough savings to last the rest of his life — even if he never works again. His "claim to fame" is the Early Retirement Extreme site, which is effectively a philosophy of life. ERE is a set of values and principles that gives readers the freedom and opportunity to live an exciting and interesting life.

The original post is located here: http://earlyretirementextreme.com/can-i-retire-young.html

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May 15, 2017

Guest author Lama Farran shares 8 characteristics of people who are successful at getting out of debt.

Episode 316: 8 Characteristics of People Who Are Successful at Getting Out of Debt by Lama Farran with Becoming Minimalist (Bad Debt).

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: https://www.becomingminimalist.com/payoffdebt

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May 12, 2017

J.D. Roth shares his analysis of different strategies to financial freedom. This is Part 2 of 2.

Episode 315: Big Wins: The Cornerstone of Financial Freedom - Part 2 by J.D. Roth of Money Boss (How to Retire Early - Early Retirement).

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/big-wins-the-best-way-to-spend-less

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May 11, 2017

J.D. Roth shares his analysis of different strategies to financial freedom. This is Part 1 of 2.

Episode 314: Big Wins: The Cornerstone of Financial Freedom - Part 1 by J.D. Roth of Money Boss (Like The Millionaire Next Door).

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/big-wins-the-best-way-to-spend-less

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May 10, 2017

Kalen Bruce of Money Mini Blog shares exact steps on how to get your finances in order in 1 hour.

Episode 313: How to Get Your Finances in Order in 1 Hour by Kalen Bruce with Money Mini Blog (Like the Monthly Dirtcast by Jared Dillian).

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/get-your-finances-in-order

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May 9, 2017

Chris Reining shares 5 investing rules from building a 7-figure portfolio.

Episode 312: 5 Investing Rules from Building a 7-Figure Portfolio by Chris Reining (Investing For Beginners Podcast: Learn How to Invest).

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/5-investing-rules

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May 8, 2017

Kristin Wong shares what the anchoring bias is and how you can use it to your advantage.

Episode 311: How to Use the Anchoring Bias for Negotiating Salary by Kristin Wong (Similar to the I Hate My Boss Podcast by Wondery).

Kristin Wong is a freelance writer and journalist who writes for Lifehacker, Mentalfloss, and New York Magazine. She frequently covers travel, personal finance, and human behavior.
Kristin launched her own blog, www.thewildwong.com, to write about life as a work-from-anywhere freelancer. She aims to help other creative entrepreneurs navigate the tricky world of freelancing, from managing money to traveling the world to staying productive and getting stuff done.
Kristin is a self-professed money geek and is slated to publish a book about personal finance in March of 2018.

The original post is located here: http://www.thewildwong.com/anchoring-bias-negotiating-salary

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May 5, 2017

Jason Price with PTMoney shares the pros and cons of renting vs. buying. This is Part 2 of 2.

Episode 310: Renting vs Buying a House: Pros and Cons from a Renting Convert - Part 2 by Jason Price with PT Money (Should You Rent).

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/renting-vs-buying-a-house

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May 4, 2017

Jason Price with PTMoney shares the pros and cons of renting vs. buying. This is Part 1 of 2.

Episode 309: Renting vs Buying a House: Pros and Cons from a Renting Convert - Part 1 by Jason Price with PT Money (Homeownership).

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/renting-vs-buying-a-house

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May 3, 2017

Mr. Money Mustache shares what hypermiling is and how you can save 25% on gas doing it. This is Part 3 of 3.

Episode 308: Hypermiling: Expert Driving to Save 25% on Gas - Part 3 by Mr. Money Mustache (Like Lets Talk About Cars YO! Salomondrin).

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/2011/07/26/hypermiling-expert-driving-to-save-25-50-on-gas

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May 2, 2017

Mr. Money Mustache shares what hypermiling is and how you can save 25% on gas doing it. This is Part 2 of 3.

Episode 307: Hypermiling: Expert Driving to Save 25% on Gas - Part 2 by Mr. Money Mustache (Like Car Talk by NPR - Better Gas Mileage).

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/2011/07/26/hypermiling-expert-driving-to-save-25-50-on-gas

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May 1, 2017

Mr. Money Mustache shares what hypermiling is and how you can save 25% on gas doing it. This is Part 1 of 3.

Episode 306: Hypermiling: Expert Driving to Save 25% on Gas - Part 1 by Mr. Money Mustache (Similar to CarStuff by HowStuffWorks).

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/2011/07/26/hypermiling-expert-driving-to-save-25-50-on-gas

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