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Best friends Joel and Matt believe that when you handle your money in a purposeful, thoughtful way that works for your lifestyle, you can really start living a rich life.
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Health Savings Accounts aren’t just for paying your medical bills- when used properly, they are pure retirement gold! If you have a qualifying healthcare plan and aren’t taking advantage of an HSA, you’re missing out on massive amounts of money that you could be socking away. This is because an HSA is the most tax advantaged retirement account that exists, maybe even dethroning the Roth IRA as our favorite retirement account! Have a listen as to why we think you should seriously consider opening a Health Savings Account.If you want to learn more, head over to Lively as they have lots of helpful information and answers to your eligibility questions. It's completely free for individuals and families and they make it easy to open your HSA to start investing today.During this episode we enjoyed a Mirror Universe by Fair State Brewing Cooperative- another big thanks to Riley in Minnesota for donating this beer to the show! And if you enjoyed this episode, be sure to subscribe and give us a quick review in Apple Podcasts or wherever you get your podcasts- we’d love to hear from you.Best friends out! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
This week on the pod we’re answering your questions! 1 - Should I keep my car payment around in order to boost my credit score? 2 - When does it make sense to replace old light bulbs with new LEDs? 3 - Is it worth disputing my property tax bill? 4 - How can I negotiate a lower APR on my credit cards? 5 - I’m considering joining Lending Club as an alternative way to invest my money- is this a good idea?And if you have a question for us, we’d love for you to submit your own via HowToMoney.com/askDuring this episode we enjoyed A Visit to My Crazy Aunt by Insight Brewing- a big thanks to Riley in Minnesota for donating this beer to the show! And if you enjoyed this episode, be sure to subscribe and give us a quick review in Apple Podcasts or wherever you get your podcasts- we’d love to hear from you.Best friends out! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Whether you’re planning to score a deal on Amazon Prime day or not, chances are you do a good bit of purchasing online. Obviously we love getting a great deal and the convenience of online shopping is unmatched, but what other considerations should be taken into account? Just because we’re getting a deal now, does that mean we’re spending less money in the long run? During this episode we cover when shopping at a local brick and mortar is better, some serious downsides of shopping online, and then we wrap things up by covering our favorite ways to get deals buying online using deal sites, techniques, and our favorite Chrome extension.During this episode we enjoyed a Fort by Dogfish Head- another big thanks to our friend Tyler here in Atlanta for donating this rare (to us!) beer to the show! And if you enjoyed this episode, be sure to subscribe and give us a quick review in Apple Podcasts, Castbox, or wherever you get your podcasts- we’d love to hear from you.Best friends out! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Getting your significant other on-board when it comes to personal finance goals may be no small task- which is just one of the reasons we’re excited to have Andy Hill join us for this episode. Andy and his wife started their life together 50k in debt. They put in the hard work of confronting their individual unhealthy financial patterns, set some serious goals, and in just 4 years were completely debt free (including a 195k mortgage!) and now 8 years later have grown their net worth to over 750k! Andy’s podcast is called Marriage, Kids, & Money, and today we’re excited to talk with him about a variety of topics including clever ways he’s been able to diversify his income, as well as some tips for avoiding money fights with your partner and communicating well with regard to money and goals.During this episode we each enjoyed a Cream Weaver by Three Taverns Brewery - a big thanks to our friend Tyler here in Atlanta for donating this tasty beer to the show! And if you enjoyed this episode, be sure to subscribe and give us a quick review in Apple Podcasts, Castbox, or wherever you get your podcasts- we’d love to hear from you.Best friends out! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Many of us have our own personalized, specific goals when it comes to our money, so it’s no surprise that we also have many different views of what financial independence means to each of us. Since tomorrow is the 4th of July, we wanted to take a moment and reflect on how our views of financial independence have changed over the years. We also posted this question in the How To Money Facebook group, and we look forward to digging into and sharing your wisdom regarding what financial freedom means to you! Just like we often discuss regarding knowing the ‘why’ behind our money, when we’re able to identify why it is we’re seeking after financial freedom, we can endure almost any ‘how.’ Happy 4th!During this episode we each enjoyed an Order of Magnitude by Edmund’s Oast which you can find on Untappd. A big thanks to Andrew in South Carolina for donating this amazing beer to the show! And if you enjoyed this episode, be sure to subscribe and give us a quick review in Apple Podcasts, Castbox, or wherever you get your podcasts- we’d love to hear from you.Best friends out! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
This week on the pod we’re answering your questions! 1 - What does it mean to put index funds in my Roth IRA? 2 - Should I invest in Fundrise and REITs in order to learn more about real estate investing? 3 - Should we consider getting a home warranty? 4 - How will my credit score be impacted if I pay off a debt in collections? 5 - Am I crazy to consider buying a new $65,000 electric truck?And if you have a question for us, we’d love for you to submit your own via HowToMoney.com/askDuring this episode we enjoyed a Ninja vs Unicorn Double IPA by Pipeworks Brewing Co which you can find on Untappd. Another big thanks to Russ for donating this beer to the show! And if you enjoyed this episode, be sure to subscribe and give us a quick review in Apple Podcasts, Castbox, or wherever you get your podcasts- we’d love to hear from you.Best friends out! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Understanding what our time is worth allows us to make more informed decisions regarding our time and money. Your hourly rate informs your decision to DIY a project at home, determine whether you’re spending too much time searching for a deal, or whether its time to negotiate a raise or other benefits at work. Your personal hourly rate shouldn’t be the only consideration but understanding the relationship between our time and money will allow us to live more meaningful and optimized lives.During this episode we enjoyed a Seismic Positivity by Pipeworks Brewing Co which you can find on Untappd. A big thanks to Russ here in Atlanta for donating this beer to the show! And if you enjoyed this episode, be sure to subscribe and give us a quick review in Apple Podcasts, Castbox, or wherever you get your podcasts- we’d love to hear from you.Best friends out! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
So many of us grew up without any sort of formal or informal education about personal finance. Few states offer a personal finance course in their public schools and even fewer participate in any sort of standardized testing for the courses they do offer. That’s why we’re really excited to have Dan LaSalle join us for this episode. Dan saw a need for this type of education in the high school where he was teaching and four years ago he took it upon himself to create a personal finance program that not only teaches students the importance of budgeting, saving, and investing, but also gives them the opportunity to earn up to $5,000 a year, and put that money into a bank account of their own. We truly believe that this kind of approach could be the future of financial education!During this episode we enjoyed a Happy Trees by ANXO which you can find on Untappd. A big thanks to good buddy Andrew for donating another tasty beer cider to the show! And if you enjoyed this episode, be sure to subscribe and give us a quick review in Apple Podcasts, Castbox, or wherever you get your podcasts- we’d love to hear from you.Best friends out! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
More and more investors want their money to be going to companies who are doing good in the world, or at least to companies who are being responsible when it comes to the environment, social issues, and governance. Companies who are leading in this front may also be better positioned for future challenges and experience fewer instances of bribery, corruption, and fraud (bonus: giving you better returns on your investment)! Unfortunately, with socially responsible investing being fairly new on the scene, definitions can be unclear and terms are often used interchangeably. Listen as we dive into this topic, giving you the knowledge to help you decide what socially responsible investing means to you.During this episode we both enjoyed a Toffee Stout by Carolina Brewery which you can find on Untappd. Another big thanks to Emma in NC for donating this beer to the show! And if you enjoyed this episode, be sure to subscribe and give us a quick review in Apple Podcasts, Castbox, or wherever you get your podcasts- we’d love to hear from you.Best friends out! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
This week on the pod we’re answering your questions! 1 - Should I get umbrella insurance or put each investment property in it’s own LLC? 2 - Should I change my tax withholdings to pay off debt? 3 - How should my partner and I split bills and pursue financial independence when we have very different incomes? 4 - When should I consider switching to a bank that pays a higher interest rate? 5 - How should I structure a group of friends to discuss talking about money?And if you have a question for us, we’d love for you to submit your own via HowToMoney.com/askDuring this episode we enjoyed a Pink Robots by Birdsong Brewing which you can find on Untappd. A big thanks to Emma for donating this beer to the show! And if you enjoyed this episode, be sure to subscribe and give us a quick review in Apple Podcasts, Castbox, or wherever you get your podcasts- we’d love to hear from you.Best friends out! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
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James Little

I think this podcast is excellent and accessable. Ideally public education would teach these kinds of money concepts. Since it doesn't (at least not in New Mexico) I'm very happy to learn about them from two engaging people who are clearly great friends. It's an easy podcast to listen to and it teaches you quite a bit along the way.

Jun 26th
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podperson

she offered nothing concrete aside from live minimally and invest in rental properties. im calling bullshit on this lady, shes leaving out key info.

Apr 30th
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Jonny

Finally, an episode for the masses.

Apr 29th
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Eva Ramirez

Thanks for the podcast! I appreciate that it is not as preachy as some other financial podcasts. We all make mistakes but we all came here to better ourselves.

Apr 10th
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Sean Koniarz

loving the podcast. trying to get better with money and this podcast is for sure helping. I don't really care about the beer drinking but I just skip thru it if I want to end the episode a few minutes faster. and it keeps the podcast at the roots of where it started

Apr 7th
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gamisou

I really like these guys but it's unbelievabably annoying when they talk about craft beer and other garbage for 15 minutes

Apr 5th
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Ethan Pcolar

Light-hearted, easy listening with a solid structure. I like how they keep beer as the end caps on an episode and avoid financial jargon that may derail less savvy listeners. This podcast and the guys' attitudes throughout help paint money in an approachable and fun way. Whether it's a quick tip, advice from financial big dogs, or a grounded anecdote at the root of a financial lesson; these guys deliver great insight on the seemingly complex world of $$$. Overall: a great addition to your podcast quiver.

Mar 28th
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Mohammed Hossain

Fantastic podcast, with lots of insights into personal finance and life hacks. Recommended for everyone!

Mar 20th
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Cassie

I just got my first credit card and I had NO IDEA that credit utilization effected my score. great podcast!

Mar 14th
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Nicole Jakubiak

I love, love 😍 this podcast. Money stuff can be so intimidating, but you guys make it easy to listen, and learn, and enable the tips you talk about! Plus, I don't feel down on myself for some things that I could be doing better! Thanks for making this podcast!

Mar 10th
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jason monday

go small and enjoy your home!

Mar 8th
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chetan patil

if you guys could start the actual podcast a little early!!!! that's the only issue I have!!!......it tales a good 25 to 20 min for you guys to get to the point

Mar 2nd
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Jarrett Ford

Did you just scramble our brains?

Feb 27th
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Kyler Christian

I just completed the gauntlet of episodes in record time. I think started listening around a month ago and ran out new shows! Awesome stuff, we share many of the same philosophies on life, traffic, beer and money! I too hopped on the electric bike train early on, about 4-5 years ago now. 10 mile commute both ways but with the traffic here in Santa Cruz California I actually got to work faster than driving. Definitely a good time for reflection, fresh air, and maybe a podcast in one ear. Keep up the good work guys, you have an awesome thing here.

Feb 24th
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Tom Bunyan

I've been listening to this podcast in the UK while cleaning windows. Very easy to listen to and enjoying the podcast. Gives me food for thought. I'm not really into beer, but after listening to these two for a month or so now, I'm on the lookout for some craft beers! Thanks guys. Keep up the good side hustle

Feb 20th
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Jennifer Chou

this may be my favourite podcast episode! It's super applicable to me as a student

Feb 20th
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Ukwen Akpoji

By the way, drinking a warm/hot beverage increases your internal body temperature, which helps you wake up in the morning! Great tips from the podcast! Thanks!

Feb 16th
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Rebecca Abtosway

yes...let me ride my bike when i work out of town in okotoks, live in calgary. all in alberta which is winter 8 months out of the year. currently been -25 or -30 celcius for 2 weeks now....let me bike. yup.

Feb 11th
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joshua reininger

your audio might have something up with it at the very beginning.

Feb 11th
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Justin Danaher

new listener. love the podcast, but I'm very disappointed to see that you're advertising the zodiac serial killer podcast. Shouldn't be feeding into the fame and notoriety, it's what psychos like the killer want.

Feb 6th
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Joe Fager

Justin Danaher That's one to look at it, and valid. However, another way to look at it is that exposure may lead to a suspect, which is the point of many true crime podcasts. It only takes ones person listening, who has a lightbulb go off, to say hey that sounds like Uncle Bob, and we have a killer. Who knows it's possible.

May 13th
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