DR 085: How Your Budget and Net Worth Statements Work Together to Build Wealth

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Many people keep some form of a budget. We use our favorite budgeting tool, YNAB. Others use a spreadsheet or pen and paper. Whatever the approach, a budget helps you understand your income and expenses. Fewer people track their net worth. A net worth statement tracks your assets and liabilities. It’s the scorecard of personal […]

Published or Updated: July 12, 2014

DR 081: Take Control of Your Student Loans with Student Loan Hero (An Interview)

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Do you have student loans? Do you know someone who does? If you answered “yes,” then check out this interview with Andrew Josuweit, one of the founders of Student Loan Hero. It’s an excellent tool to help graduates organize their student debt, manage payments, and – hopefully – get out of debt faster. Topics Covered […]

Published or Updated: June 27, 2014

DR 074: My Real Life ‘Rich Dad, Poor Dad’

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Many have said that Robert Kiyosaki’s ‘Rich Dad, Poor Dad’ book is a piece of fiction. Apparently, he never had a rich dad and a poor dad as described in his book, or at least that’s what many believe. But I did. My parents divorced before I was two, and both remarried. My father, who […]

Published or Updated: June 15, 2014

DR 064: How to Manage Your Money Like a CFO–Interview with JD Roth

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What can we learn from a man who has blogged about personal finances for over 8 years? Quite a lot as it turns out. JD Roth has much to say on how to make better financial choices, and about what personal development has to do with personal finance. Topics Covered in the Interview How JD […]

Published or Updated: May 12, 2014

Financial Decisions are About More Than Math

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When it come to financial decisions, you can learn a lot from both Captain Kirk and Mr. Spock. What they teach us – together – is that when it comes to financial decisions, you need to go beyond the math. So much of finance involves math, and we certainly don’t shy away from that here. […]

Published or Updated: April 14, 2014

How Long Does it Take to Save a Month’s Worth of Expenses?

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We often talk about the importance of saving an emergency fund. You’ve probably heard financial experts suggest building an emergency fund that is equal to three to six months’ worth of expenses. Have you ever thought about just how long it takes to save even one month of expenses? The formula to figure out just […]

Published or Updated: April 8, 2014

How to Find the Best Prepaid Calling Cards

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Google the term “prepaid calling cards,” and you’ll be hit with a dizzying array of options. But when it comes to calling cards, more options may not necessarily be better. In fact, sorting through all those calling cards can be a huge headache, to say the least – especially since many of these cards come […]

Published or Updated: February 20, 2014

DR 016: Reader Q&A

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This is the ninth day in our 31-Day Money Challenge. Over 31 days we’ll publish 31 podcasts, each designed to help you move closer to financial freedom. Yesterday we looked at my 10 favorite money management tools. In today’s podcast, I answer some questions sent in by readers. Sponsors: The 31-Day Money Podcast is sponsored […]

Published or Updated: July 29, 2014

DR 014: 20 Ways to Save Money Without Pain or Sacrifice

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This is the seventh day in our 31-Day Money Challenge. Over 31 days we’ll publish 31 podcasts, each designed to help you move closer to financial freedom. Yesterday we looked at the One-N-Done method of saving serious money. In today’s podcast, we talk about other ways to save money without pain or sacrifice. Sponsors: The […]

Published or Updated: July 29, 2014