Millennial Music Chat – Transit Method

We were just in Austin, Texas recently and discovered this great young local band, Transit Method playing at the famed Stubbs Barbeque and they were so cool, we had to have them on the show.

Austin has such an eclectic and diverse music scene, becoming one of the best music scenes in the country and is now one of our favorite cities. Transit Method, made up of New Jersey-born Matt on guitar, vocals, brother Mike on drums and Texas-native Danny on bass combine the urgent pace of punk, the power of metal and the artistic appeal of psychedelic music.

On This Podcast Episode:

Jeff and I chatted with the guys before a late-night set and talked about their new album, We Won’t Get Out of Here Alive, how they got into music and the impact that Austin has had on the band. They’ve got a great story about chasing after their dreams even with full-time careers.

My co-host for the podcast is my husband, Jeff Game, a travel, and music journalist that’s always on the hunt for a good story to tell.

Check out Transit Method on Instagram.

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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.

You Spent Money On What

I’ve heard some crazy stories about the most ridiculous things that people have spent money on over the last 11 years. Everything from expensive snake charmers that doubled as a fortune teller, to stories of selling everything and moving abroad only to find out that the future spouse that was promised was not indeed the person on the app. Sometimes spending money on something you want is about more than just dollars and cents – and that’s ok.

Sometimes money advice is about more than dollars and cents.

On This Podcast Episode:

Traditional finance theory will tell you that you must follow certain rules to be smart financially. While those certainly do hold true, I argue that we all need room to break the rules from time to time. In this perfection society, it’s time to figure out how to live your life and be smart financially, because they aren’t mutually exclusive.

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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.

 

 

Millennial Music Chat – Alex Clare

Would you change your job, your career or even the place you’ve always called home for your faith? That’s exactly what soulful singer/songwriter Alex Clare has established in his career. After converting to Orthodox Judaism a few years back, Clare brought his faith to his current home in Israel. Yet, he continues adding to his growing fan base with each new album and tour.

A few years back and at the height of his career, Clare was dropped by his first record label, the legendary Island Records due to a demanding promotional and tour schedules that conflicted with Jewish holidays. Now Alex Clare is back with a stellar new album and upcoming North American tour that launches in November.

On This Podcast Episode:

Join us for a very special conversation with singer/songwriter Alex Clare all the way from Isreal, as we talked about his new album, Tail of Lions, writing and recording the album on a boat and the state of racism in the world.

(The audio is a bit rough on this one as the connection to Isreal wasn’t too fantastic, but hopefully, you still enjoy Alex and his awesome story.)

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My co-host for the podcast is my husband, Jeff Game, a travel, and music journalist that’s always on the hunt for a good story to tell.

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Are Fees Eating Your 401(k) – Chris Costello, Blooom

It’s quite possible that fees may be eating your 401(k) returns and you aren’t even aware of it. There is a lot of confusion out there about how 401(k)s even work, let alone that some funds may be costing you a bundle. If we’re going to start making smart money moves taking a look at your 401(k) and what it’s costing you is a good place to start.

 

On This Podcast Episode:

I’m chatting with a podcast guest that’s always a favorite, Chris Costello from Blooom (with three o’s). I’ve honestly never seen a company quite like Blooom and I always love when we can chat about 401(k)s. We’re covering:

  • Why fees even matter in your 401(k)
  • How you can figure out your ideal stock/bond ratio
  • Ways you can control fees – to some extent
  • Why your behavior has a lot to do with your 401(k) balance
  • How to figure out how much you’re actually paying in fees

Click here for a FREE analysis of your 401(k) with Blooom.

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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.

 

 

 

You’re Killing Us, Equifax

This is my breakup letter to Equifax. There was news this week that there *might’ve* been another breach with Equifax and it sent shockwaves again through the financial community. Luckily, they have confirmed there was not another breach, but it proves why staying on top of your credit is one of the smartest money moves you can make.

On This Podcast Episode:

  • Let’s review again why your credit score matters…forever
  • What you need to know about breaches and how to avoid them (hint, you can’t)
  • Learn some steps to take in hopes of safeguarding your credit
  • How to notify the bureaus when there’s been a breach on your account

Mentioned On The Podcast:

Matt Schulz, CreditCards.com‘s senior industry analyst advice on the supposed breach:

“This new announcement from Equifax is just Reason No. 10,000 why consumers should assume their personal information is already out there and act accordingly. It’s a scary thing to wrap your brain around, but the truth is that you’re better off assuming the worst and taking steps to protect yourself.”

Take advantage of your free credit reports from AnnualCreditReport.com, but also know that Americans have never had more access to credit scores and reports than they do today. Many major credit card issuers provide free FICO scores. Apps like CreditCards.com‘s Score and Report give you regular access to your credit score and your credit report. The tools are out there, and it’s important to make use of them.”

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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.

 

 

Budget Blunders That Are Breaking your Bank Account

I know, I know. The last thing you want to talk about is the “b” word. Honestly, I can tell you that having a strong budget in place is one of the best ways to better your bank account. I’ve seen so many people achieve goals they never thought they could just by the simple act of tracking what they’re spending their money on. So, I thought it would make sense to talk budget blunders to inspire you.

Find out the common budget blunders that will break your bank account.

On This Podcast Episode:

I’m sharing some of the most common budget blunders that are breaking bank accounts right and left to prove that we’re really all more alike than we are different when it comes to this money thing. (And to inspire you to empower your own bank account).

If you’re looking for a great budgeting app, I’m a personal fan of You Need A Budget, but you don’t need anything fancy – a pen and paper can do the trick just as easy.

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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.

 

 

Octoberfesting Around the World

A few listeners sent us some Octoberfest questions, so we decided to do an Octoberfest themed episode. Since we recently featured Munich on a Travel Tuesday episode, we thought we’d tie these two together.

Usually, Octoberfest can last from the beginning of September through the first weekend of October, where you drink a lot of beer, maybe do some German folk-dancing in lederhosen, watch some wiener dog races and eat a lot of meat in tube form.

On This Podcast Episode:

Here are some cool fun-facts and highlights from some of the bigger Octoberfest’s around the country, as well as the lowdown on Munich itself.

My co-host for the podcast is my husband, Jeff Game, a travel, and music journalist that’s always on the hunt for a good story to tell.

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Winning At Instagramming

Traveling these days is not just about exploring a new place, eating amazing food and creating new memories. We have to capture all those moments on Instagram and show off our latest vacation, right?

On This Podcast Episode:

This week on Travel Tuesday we go over some photo tips on how to make your Instagram stand out from your friends.

My co-host for the podcast is my husband, Jeff Game, a travel, and music journalist that’s always on the hunt for a good story to tell.

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Budget, Couples & Money, And Life Insurance Questions

The listener questions have been piling up so I thought it would be a good time to answer four awesome questions about budgeting, couples & money and life insurance. If you have a specific question for the future – head on over to this link and drop me a question.

On This Podcast Episode:

  • Learn some tips about how to balance relationships with money
  • Find out some super good budgeting tips for all those yearly expenses
  • Discover a strategy to win with personal loans
  • Let’s chat about term life insurance and individual coverage

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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 advisor prior to investing. There is no assurance that the techniques and strategies discussed are suitable for all investors or will yield positive outcomes.

 

 

Smart Retirement Moves In Your 20’s & 30’s

It’s hard to think about retirement when you’re just starting out in your career – but it’s absolutely the best time to be thinking about it. I personally don’t like the word retirement…I like to think about it as lifestyle savings. Whatever word you want to use, the fact of the matter is that we all need to be thinking about smart retirement moves and saving whatever we can for the day in the future when we don’t want to work anymore. When you're young there are some great things you can do to supercharge your retirement savings

On This Podcast Episode:

  • Let’s get real about our retirement savings (Here’s a great calculator to use)
  • I’ll share my own story of success and starting over with my savings
  • Learn why starting early really does make a difference
  • If you’re already saving, what else could you be doing
  • How to think about your retirement savings

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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 advisor 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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