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Summer Reboot – This Budgeting Things Works

We’re kicking off this summer reboot with one of our most popular travel episodes about the power of budgeting. While we’re on hiatus for a few weeks we’re bringing you some of our very best, most popular, and just great episodes for you to enjoy twice a week.

Marie shares her secret budget tricks that helped her save for a dream trip to Iceland.

Budgets Do Work

Podcast listener, Marie, woke up one morning and decided that it was time to give this budgeting thing a try. She buckled down, analyzed her bank statements, and was shocked at how much money she was spending on eating out. (Yah, it’s actually a common big expense for most people).

You see, she had been dreaming of a trip to Iceland, but had no idea how to achieve it. Wouldn’t you know it, all along she had the money just sitting in her bank account waiting for her to find it.

It’s In Your Bank Account

Once she came up with a game plan to cut her expenses, Marie was able to afford her dream trip in less than a year. Oh, and she didn’t just go to Iceland for a few days. She went to Iceland for a whole two weeks!

On This Podcast Episode:

  • Learn how Marie implemented a few changes so that she could save HUGE bucks each month
  • Find out how awesome her trip to Iceland really was
  • What goals are on tap next, and her advice to other budgeting skeptics

Budgeting doesn’t have to be hard, and that’s coming from me as both the money expert and an everyday person just like you. I really don’t like to budget each month. I kind of do it with a bit of an attitude, if I’m honest.

BUT, and this is a big one, I know how important budgeting is to my entire financial future. Budgeting is how I’m going to be able to achieve all the dreams and goals that I want to….and I’ve got some big ones to achieve.

Hang in there if budgeting is hard for you. Keep working at it and I promise you will see the difference in your wallet, and in your life, very soon.

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The opinions voiced in this material are for general information only and are not intended to provide specific advice or recommendations for any individual. To determine which investment(s) and financial strategies may be appropriate for you, consult your financial adviser prior to investing. There is no assurance that the techniques and strategies discussed are suitable for all investors or will yield positive outcomes.

 

 

Summer Reboot – Secrets to Save 1K, 5K, 10K

We’re kicking off this summer reboot with one of our most popular episodes, Secrets to Save. While we’re on hiatus for a few weeks we’re bringing you some of our very best, most popular, and just great episodes for you to enjoy twice a week.

Want to know how to save money? I've got tips to help you save 1K, 5K and even 10K this summer.

On This Podcast Episode:

How to save money always seems like a secret, right? I mean, of course, you want to save money, but just how do you actually do it. Well, it really isn’t as hard as you think – and I’m bringing you some of my very favorite ways to save.

There are chances to save money around every corner, so let’s talk about some of my favorites:

  • How to save more in your 401(k)
  • How to save more on your car insurance
  • How to save more on travel
  • How to save for that down payment to buy your first house
  • How to save on your credit card payments
  • and so much more

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The opinions voiced in this material are for general information only and are not intended to provide specific advice or recommendations for any individual. To determine which investment(s) and financial strategies may be appropriate for you, consult your financial adviser prior to investing. There is no assurance that the techniques and strategies discussed are suitable for all investors or will yield positive outcomes.

 

 

How Chris Reining Saved a Million Dollars & Retired at 35

I hope you’ve tuned into all our podcasts this week in our Summer Money Series. We’re ending the week with a story that is an achievable goal for everyone. Chris Reining decided that he had enough with the same ole’ work week and charted a path to save a million dollars and retire at 35.

You may be thinking, “It’s not possible.” It is though. Chris is sharing his story about how he used investing in the stock market to get to the elusive million dollar mark.

On This Podcast Episode:

  • Chris shares his journey to saving a million dollars and why retiring at 35 was his goal
  • We chat about tips to get your money working for you right now
  • Learn Chris’ strategy for how he cut back to save more and why he says you don’t have to give up your lifestyle to be smart financially
  • Chris shares what he’s up to now…now that he’s retired

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How to Make Big Bucks Blogging – Michelle Schroeder-Gardner

We’re rounding out our Summer Money Series week with an awesome episode focused on how to make the big bucks blogging. Michelle Schroeder-Gardner runs the popular blog, Making Sense of Cents, and has been leading the pack when it comes to making money blogging.

Want the inside scoop on how to make money blogging? Michelle from Making Sense of Cents is sharing her tips.

On This Podcast Episode:

  • Michelle answers the question on everyone’s mind, “can you still make money blogging”
  • Find out how Michelle went from casual blogger to making the big bucks
  • Learn a few tips that Michelle thinks will help your blog thrive
  • We’ll chat about Michelle’s course, Making Sense of Affiliate Marketing

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The opinions voiced in this material are for general information only and are not intended to provide specific advice or recommendations for any individual. To determine which investment(s) and financial strategies may be appropriate for you, consult your financial adviser prior to investing. There is no assurance that the techniques and strategies discussed are suitable for all investors or will yield positive outcomes.

 

Summer Money Series – Douglas Boneparth, CFP®

It’s summertime and that means it’s a great time to get your money in check. We’re launching our Summer Money Series with a week filled with great tips to help you with everything from making money blogging to supercharging your investments to top-secret tips to help you save money on your next hotel stay.

Check out some summer money tips with Certified Financial Planner Professional, Douglas Boneparth.

We’re diving head first into a ton of great summer money tips and tricks from my friend, Douglas Boneparth, CFP®. Doug is super committed to spreading financial literacy through his firm, Bone Fide Wealth, and his many TV and media appearances (you may have seen him on TV in fact). Wherever Doug is, there are bound to be money tips to help you build a strong financial future.

On This Podcast Episode:

  • Find out why being honest with your financial goals is super important to your success
  • Learn what steps you need to take to put action behind your goals
  • Hear why your goals might suddenly make a U-turn and how to prepare for that
  • Get the scoop on Doug and his wife Heather’s soon to be released book, The Millennial Money Fix

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The opinions voiced in this material are for general information only and are not intended to provide specific advice or recommendations for any individual. To determine which investment(s) and financial strategies may be appropriate for you, consult your financial adviser prior to investing. There is no assurance that the techniques and strategies discussed are suitable for all investors or will yield positive outcomes.

 

How To Score on Summer Vacation – Travel Tips

It’s summertime and that means it’s a great time to get your money in check. We’re launching our Summer Money Series with a week filled with great tips to help you with everything from making money blogging to supercharging your investments to top-secret tips to help you save money on your next hotel stay.

How to score some serious deals on your hotel stay that put money back in your pocket.

Jeff and I are talking all sorts of tips on how to score hotel deals on your summer vacation. Whether you’re going for a short weekend trip or a week-long trip, scoring some deals with your hotel stay can put some serious dollars back into your pocket.

Just how do you score those deals? We thought you’d never ask.

On This Podcast Episode:

  • Jeff explains why travel OTA’s are in serious competition with the hotel chains
  • Find out why a phone call can save you some serious cash
  • What to you can negotiate for when you staying at a hotel
  • We’ll explain a few other smart negotiating traveling tips that you can use to save on cars, hotels and plane flights

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Summer Money Series with David Waldrop, CFP®

It’s summertime and that means it’s a great time to get your money in check. We’re launching our Summer Money Series with a week filled with great tips to help you with everything from making money blogging to supercharging your investments to top-secret tips to help you save money on your next hotel stay.

Get your money in shape this summer with tips from David

We’re kicking off the week with an interview with fellow CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNING Professional, David Waldrop. David has his own financial planning firm in Northern California and a great heart for helping everyone succeed on their financial journey.

On This Podcast Episode:

  • Hear what David thinks you should do with your 401(k) when you leave your job
  • We’ll discuss one reason why your retirement funds might not be performing up to par
  • Understand why David’s advice on giving yourself a raise could change your financial direction
  • Find out what one tip David thinks is important to getting your money in shape this summer

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Investing That Makes an Impact – Swell

Socially conscious investing has been on the mind of many of our listeners over the past few months – i.e. my email has been blowing up lately about this topic. The idea that investing can make an impact seems almost too good to be true.

I was so excited to find Swell, a company that is devoted to just that – impact investing and not only the chance to do good but also for good returns.

In the past, it has always seemed that you had to make a choice. Either you could invest in social conscious funds or you could invest in funds that would offer a good return. Thank you Swell for offering us both.

On This Podcast Episode:

  • I chat with Swell CEO and Founder, Dave Fanger about why Swell and why now
  • We discuss the trends in impact investing
  • Why Swell is devoting itself to 6 key socially conscious areas
  • How you can take advantage of impact investing for a small investment each month

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Millennial Music Chat – Mike McColgan from Street Dogs

Lifelong Bostonian and lead singer of the punk band Street Dogs, Mike McColgan has not always taken the easy road in the music business.

After a stint in the first Gulf War, McColgan became the original lead singer of the Dropkick Murphy’s. Right before the Dropkicks were finding the success they have today, McColgan left the band to pursue his lifelong dream and family tradition to become a Boston Firefighter.

After a few years on the job, music was still calling McColgan, so he left the fire department and formed his current band, Street Dogs.

On This Podcast Episode:

Today, Mike McColgan is back as a dispatcher for the Boston Fire Department, while the Street Dogs are currently working on a new album, as well as hitting the road this summer on the Van’s Warped Tour.

I worked with Mike a few years back and this guy is truly one of those “salt of the earth” kind of dudes. He also proves that you can never give up on your dreams or your calling.

So, enjoy our conversation with lead singer of Street Dogs, Mike McColgan, as he talked about never regretting leaving the Dropkick Murphy’s, Street Dogs new album due out in the fall and how his hometown favorites and current Super Bowl champs, the Tom Brady led New England Patriots might just have a few more rings in their future.

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Grab That App – AutoGravity

Wondering what apps to grab this month? If you’re in the market for a new car, AutoGravity has got to find its way to your phone.

If you're shopping for a new car make sure you grab the AutoGravity app which helps you shop and apply for financing before you hit the dealership.

I’ve got great news for you. You no longer have to dread the car buying experience and those hours you spend sweating bullets when it comes to financing your car.

AutoGravity is one of the most innovative apps I’ve found that allows you to shop for your car at local dealers and apply for financing, all while sitting on your couch eating Bon Bons (do people still eat those).

On This Podcast Episode:

  • I chat with Serge over at AutoGravity about why this app should be on your download list
  • Find out the easy process to apply for financing with the AutoGravity app
  • Why getting 4 financing offers is better than 1
  • How the power of social sharing is building a better AutoGravity

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Disclosure:

The opinions voiced in this material are for general information only and are not intended to provide specific advice or recommendations for any individual. To determine which investment(s) and financial strategies may be appropriate for you, consult your financial adviser prior to investing. There is no assurance that the techniques and strategies discussed are suitable for all investors or will yield positive outcomes.

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