Editor’s Update: We published this series in 2014. Since then, thousands have worked through the 31-day money challenge, finding great success. Because it’s as relevant today as it was then, we are republishing it this year. We hope it helps you with your finances.
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, start investing, and begin moving closer to financial freedom.
There is a lot planned over the next 31 days. Each day, I will publish a new blog post and podcast. I have a number of great interviews lined up for some of the podcasts. Today, for example, I interview Jean Chatzky about financial freedom, including what it means to her, how to achieve it, and what holds most people back.
From there we'll cover everything from budgeting to the one-and-done method of saving money to intro investing. There will even be a number of podcasts about how to make extra income. In short, I'll be covering it all.
Here's what I have planned for the 31-Day Money Challenge:
Day 5: The 4 Rules of Budgeting (with Jesse Mecham of YNAB)
Day 9: Reader Q&A
Day 10: All About Credit Scores
Day 11: How to Improve Your Credit Score (interview with Maxine Sweet from Experian)
Day 12: How to get out of debt
Day 13: How to Use the Debt Snowball
Day 14: Which Way is Up? (Figuring out how to tackle your debt, emergency fund, and investments)
Day 15: Interview with Carl Richards (author of The Behavior Gap)
Day 17: How to Invest Like Warren Buffett (with Larry Swedroe)
Day 23: How to Invest in Real Estate [A rags to riches story with Brandon Turner]
Day 26: All About Term Life Insurance [Interview with Jeff Rose, CFP]
Day 27: How to Make Extra Income on the Side [Interview with Jay Money]
Day 28: How to Start Your Own eCommerce Business [Interview with Steve Chou]
Day 29: Mortgages 101
Day 30: All About Retirement Accounts
Day 31: Listener Q&A
If you haven’t already, subscribe to the Dough Roller podcast to make sure you get each of these shows.