Financial Decisions are About More Than Math

Forget the Math

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?

Saving a month worth of expenses

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

DR 013: The One-N-Done Method of Saving Serious Dough

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This is the sixth 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 interviewed YNAB-founder Jesse Mecham on the 4 rules of budgeting. In today’s podcast, we talk about the one-n-done way to save serious money.. Sponsors: The 31-Day […]

Published or Updated: July 29, 2014

DR 010: How and Why to Track Your Net Worth

Wealth

This is the third 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 how to set financial goals you’ll actually achieve. In today’s podcast, we discuss the importance of a net worth statement, how to prepare one, […]

Published or Updated: July 29, 2014

DR 009: How to Set Effective Financial Goals You’ll Actually Achieve

Financial Goals

This is the second 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 interviewed Jean Chatzky about financial freedom. In today’s podcast, we cover how to set effective financial goals you’ll actually achieve. Sponsors: The 31-Day Money Podcast is […]

Published or Updated: July 27, 2014

The 31-Day Money Challenge

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As we begin a new year, it’s a good time to give our finances a makeover. So for the next 31 days, we are going to tackle just about every personal finance and investing topic one needs to get out of debt, to start investing, and to begin moving closer to financial freedom. There is […]

Published or Updated: March 7, 2014