DiscoverHow to Money
How to Money

How to Money

Author: iHeartRadio

Subscribed: 14,987Played: 747,303
Share

Description

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.

310 Episodes
Reverse
It's time for a Friday Flight! These episodes are all about the week’s news and the effects of the pandemic on your personal finances. There are a lot of headlines out there, but we are distilling it down to specific takeaways that will allow you to not just weather this health and financial crisis, but to come out on the other side even stronger. In this episode we cover some interesting and helpful stories like: crazy low mortgage rates, free tax filing, payment app security issues, getting credit card annual fees waived, awful financial advice on TikTok, astronomical food delivery fees, smart grocery carts, states that everyone is moving to, and the states with the highest credit scores. And as we’ve kicked things off with a bang in 2021, we could really use your help to spread the word- let friends and family know about How to Money! Hit the share button, subscribe if you’re not already a regular, and give us a quick review in Apple Podcasts or wherever you get your podcasts. Help us to spread the word to get more people doing smart things with their money in these difficult times! Best friends out! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Just a few years before he died, author David Foster Wallace gave a now-famous commencement speech at Kenyon College. Here’s a small snippet of what he said. “There are these two young fish swimming along and they happen to meet an older fish swimming the other way, who nods at them and says ‘Morning, boys. How's the water?’ And the two young fish swim on for a bit, and then eventually one of them looks over at the other and goes ‘What the hell is water?’” Wallace then went on to argue that we tend to live our lives according to values and rules that are hard to see. Similarly, we live in a culture that pushes us to go into debt for everything! It’s the message we are constantly bombarded with - it’s the water we swim in. So on today’s episode we’re going to push back on that line of thought and give the real reasons we should all be striving to avoid debt. During this episode we both enjoyed a EMO-J by Heist Brewery in Charlotte NC. And as we’ve kicked things off with a bang in 2021, we could really use your help to spread the word- let friends and family know about How to Money! Hit the share button, subscribe if you’re not already a regular, and give us a quick review in Apple Podcasts or wherever you get your podcasts. Help us to spread the word to get more people doing smart things with their money in these difficult times! Best friends out! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Lisa Rowan is a staff writer at Forbes Advisor, where she covers banking and personal finance and she was previously a staff writer at Lifehacker’s “Two Cents” covering personal finance. Prior to that, she was a senior writer and on-air analyst at The Penny Hoarder, where she launched the “Dear Penny” advice column syndicated by The Tampa Bay Times. Her work has appeared in The Washington Post, CityLab, and many other publications. Now she has recently published her book- Money Hacks: 275+ Ways to Decrease Spending, Increase Savings, and Make Your Money Work for You! We’re excited for you to hear this extremely practical personal finance conversation today! During this episode we enjoyed a Condensation Accumulation by Heist Brewing. And as we’ve kicked things off with a bang in 2021, we could really use your help to spread the word- let friends and family know about How to Money! Hit the share button, subscribe if you’re not already a regular, and give us a quick review in Apple Podcasts or wherever you get your podcasts. Help us to spread the word to get more people doing smart things with their money in these difficult times! Best friends out! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
It's time for a Friday Flight! These episodes are all about the week’s news and the effects of the pandemic on your personal finances. There are a lot of headlines out there, but we are distilling it down to specific takeaways that will allow you to not just weather this health and financial crisis, but to come out on the other side even stronger. In this episode we cover some interesting and helpful stories like: getting paid to get vaccinated, bringing down the cost of your cell phone bill, generous return policies for online shopping, snagging the best car deal over MLK Jr. weekend, Carmax offering a 1,500 mile return window for their cars, the best jobs that pay over $100k, using accessory dwelling units to generate passive income, 15 months of rent assistance available, and new PPP funding for the businesses we love. And as we’ve kicked things off with a bang in 2021, we could really use your help to spread the word- let friends and family know about How to Money! Hit the share button, subscribe if you’re not already a regular, and give us a quick review in Apple Podcasts or wherever you get your podcasts. Help us to spread the word to get more people doing smart things with their money in these difficult times! Best friends out! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
When we need to make some serious changes to our personal finances, the small tweaks and changes aren’t going to cut it. Instead, we need to take a look at some of the bigger money moves that will allow us to drastically save and invest more of our money. And often, this isn’t an instinctual response. For many reasons we tend to immediately focus on and get bogged down with the little stuff- it’s the small money moves that often get much of the attention. For example how often do we hear about cutting out a latte or the proverbial avocado toast. But while it is certainly easier to forego a to-go coffee than to look at the bigger money levers in our life, those changes are also going to have a far smaller impact. It’s time to focus on the big stuff! During this episode we both enjoyed a Holmberg Bound by Four Peaks Brewing- thanks to Jacob for donating these beers to the show! And as we’ve kicked things off with a bang in 2021, we could really use your help to spread the word- let friends and family know about How to Money! Hit the share button, subscribe if you’re not already a regular, and give us a quick review in Apple Podcasts or wherever you get your podcasts. Help us to spread the word to get more people doing smart things with their money in these difficult times! Best friends out! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
We’re kicking off the week by answering your questions! And if you have a question for us, we’d love for you to submit your own via HowToMoney.com/ask/ , send us your voice memo! 1 - How can I put my monthly mortgage on a credit card in order to score cashback? 2 - When it comes to long term disability insurance, is it worth it to pay more for a longer benefit period? 3 - How should we start investing money that we’re receiving for our newborn? 4 - Can I rollover my entire IRA into an HSA in order to avoid paying taxes? 5 - Why do y’all recommend Carvana when their prices aren’t all that competitive? And as we’ve kicked things off with a bang in 2021, we could really use your help to spread the word- let friends and family know about How to Money! Hit the share button, subscribe if you’re not already a regular, and give us a quick review in Apple Podcasts or wherever you get your podcasts. Help us to spread the word to get more people doing smart things with their money in these difficult times! Best friends out! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
It's time for a Friday Flight! These episodes are all about the week’s news and the effects of the pandemic on your personal finances. There are a lot of headlines out there, but we are distilling it down to specific takeaways that will allow you to not just weather this health and financial crisis, but to come out on the other side even stronger. In this episode we cover some interesting and helpful stories like: stimulus check delays, new data saying that Roth IRAs stink and why we disagree, life without Amazon, Flexible Spending Account (FSA) changes in the new relief bill, harsher prison sentences for illegal streaming, a new streaming service aggregator service, dirty debt collection tactics, as well as paid time off and sabbaticals. And as we’ve kicked things off with a bang in 2021, we could really use your help to spread the word- let friends and family know about How to Money! Hit the share button, subscribe if you’re not already a regular, and give us a quick review in Apple Podcasts or wherever you get your podcasts. Help us to spread the word to get more people doing smart things with their money in these difficult times! Best friends out! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
“What do I do next with my money?” - if this is a question you’ve asked yourself before, then the answer is: right here, with this episode! We cover so many money topics that it can be difficult to know how they all relate to you on your own personal finance journey. This episode serves as an incredibly helpful tool that will let you know if you’re headed in the right direction. We use the analogy of biking and how there are 7 Money Gears that we all need to follow to get ahead with our money. And it’s important to shift through these gears in order as well! Listen and find out if you’re on the right track, the importance of momentum when shifting money gears, and what it looks like to achieve financial independence. During this episode we enjoyed a Future Knowledge by Paradox. And as we’ve kicked things off with a bang in 2021, we could really use your help to spread the word- let friends and family know about How to Money! Hit the share button, subscribe if you’re not already a regular, and give us a quick review in Apple Podcasts or wherever you get your podcasts. Help us to spread the word to get more people doing smart things with their money in these difficult times! Best friends out! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
If you’re wanting to know how to make a New Year’s resolution actually stick this year, then this is your episode! Charles Duhigg is a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist who writes for the New Yorker, the New York Times Magazine, and many other publications. He is also author of bestsellers ​The Power of Habit​ and ​Smarter Faster Better, and he’s the host of Slate’s podcast ​How To! As a business and self-help expert, Charles explores habit formation and the science of productivity in order to help folks on a day-to-day basis. We’re excited to have him join us on this episode to talk about how we can implement better habits when it comes to our personal finances, and how we can lead a more productive life in general. During this episode we enjoyed a Boysen in the Yard by Wrecking Bar Brewpub. And as we’ve kicked things off with a bang in 2021, we could really use your help to spread the word- let friends and family know about How to Money! Hit the share button, subscribe if you’re not already a regular, and give us a quick review in Apple Podcasts or wherever you get your podcasts. Help us to spread the word to get more people doing smart things with their money in these difficult times! Best friends out! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Hello 2021, it's time for a Friday Flight! These episodes are all about the week’s news and the effects of the pandemic on your personal finances. There are a lot of headlines out there, but we are distilling it down to specific takeaways that will allow you to not just weather this health and financial crisis, but to come out on the other side even stronger. In this episode we cover some interesting and helpful stories like getting paid in cryptocurrency, sports memorabilia at Costco, details from the new relief bill like who is getting stimulus checks and when they should be arriving, extended unemployment benefits, student loan provisions, why we’re not fans of debit cards, and then what to expect in 2021: the stock market, spending habits, housing market, and home equity trends. And as we’ve kicked things off with a bang in 2021, we could really use your help to spread the word- let friends and family know about How to Money! Hit the share button, subscribe if you’re not already a regular, and give us a quick review in Apple Podcasts or wherever you get your podcasts. Help us to spread the word to get more people doing smart things with their money in these difficult times! Best friends out! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
It’s time to party! During this episode we’re going to hear how many of y’all were able to get ahead with your personal finances this year. The ability for us to slow down and take the time to celebrate our money wins is going to have a lot of positive effects on all of us. Not only does it motivate you personally, but it gets others pumped who might be in a similar situation! And this is even more important after a rough 2020- considering that over 68% of Americans have reported experiencing financial setbacks this year, we need to hear some uplifting personal finance stories! Often we don’t celebrate after we’ve worked hard to achieve something. Sometimes there’s a tendency to have that onward and upward mentality, looking for that next best thing, but not today. Today on the show, we share our money wins for the year and we’re going to feature some of the awesome moves from the How to Money community as well. Thanks to all of you for being a part of this super fun episode! During this episode we both enjoyed a Winter Welcome Ale 2020-2021 by Samuel Smith. And as we’re looking forward to kicking things off with a bang in 2021, we could really use your help to spread the word- let friends and family know about How to Money! Hit the share button, subscribe if you’re not already a regular, and give us a quick review in Apple Podcasts or wherever you get your podcasts. Help us to spread the word to get more people doing smart things with their money in these difficult times! Happy New Year, best friends out! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
We’re kicking off the week by answering your questions! And if you have a question for us, we’d love for you to submit your own via HowToMoney.com/ask/ , send us your voice memo! 1 - How can I get a conversation started with my girlfriend about personal finances? 2 - Should I pay off my mortgage or should I hang on to that in cash? 3 - Does it make sense to borrow from my 401(k) in order to pay off a credit card? 4 - Is it worth it to stick with a budget cell phone provider? 5 - How can I avoid underpayment penalties from the IRS and should I set up a retirement account through my business or set it up as a personal account? During this episode we both enjoyed a Trader Joe’s Winter Spiced Ale 2020. And as we’re looking forward to kicking things off with a bang in 2021, we could really use your help to spread the word- let friends and family know about How to Money! Hit the share button, subscribe if you’re not already a regular, and give us a quick review in Apple Podcasts or wherever you get your podcasts. Help us to spread the word to get more people doing smart things with their money in these difficult times! Best friends out! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
What is the best way to pay down debt? Americans are in tremendous amounts of debt (think over 400 billion on just credit cards alone)! Not only is this debt keeping folks from reaching their financial goals, but it’s also taking a toll on the mental health of borrowers. Knowing the best strategy to get out of this debt is a big deal and could be the difference between living paycheck to paycheck or achieving financial freedom. Listen as we cover both approaches so you can decide which is better for you: the debt snowball (popularized by Dave Ramsey) and the debt avalanche (also known as debt stacking). During this episode we enjoyed a Maple Vanilla Copra Kai by Southern Grist Brewing. And as we’re looking forward to kicking things off with a bang in 2021, we could really use your help to spread the word- let friends and family know about How to Money! Hit the share button, subscribe if you’re not already a regular, and give us a quick review in Apple Podcasts or wherever you get your podcasts. Help us to spread the word to get more people doing smart things with their money in these difficult times! Best friends out! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Every once in a while we like to step back and think about our work. Why do we do it? Are we doing a good thing? There are a lot of misconceptions of work floating around the internet and our workplaces today. There’s the generally more millennial-ish, romanticized view of work as a calling and a means of personal fulfillment, and on the flip side there’s the end goal of a stable career where your loyalty and daily grind results in a predictable paycheck but maybe not much else - many of us fall somewhere on this spectrum. Regardless of your current views toward work, we want you to know that work is a wonderful thing and yet work isn’t everything. Viewing work in a healthy way takes intentionality and balance! Join us as we cover a few key concepts central to developing a healthy philosophy toward work. During this episode we enjoyed a Hawaiian Christmas Land by Little Cottage Brewery. And as we’re looking forward to kicking things off with a bang in 2021, we could really use your help to spread the word- let friends and family know about How to Money! Hit the share button, subscribe if you’re not already a regular, and give us a quick review in Apple Podcasts or wherever you get your podcasts. Help us to spread the word to get more people doing smart things with their money in these difficult times! Best friends out! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
We’re excited to have Rachel Cruze join us today on the podcast for an episode all about self-awareness and money. Rachel is a two-time #1 national best-selling author, financial expert, and host of The Rachel Cruze Show. Since 2010, Rachel has served at Ramsey Solutions where she teaches folks to avoid debt, save money, and win with their money at any stage of life. She has authored three best-selling books, and her latest book Know Yourself, Know Your Money is set to release in early January. We dive into self-discovery, unique money tendencies that we all have, the role of fear when it comes to how we handle our money, and the different types of dreams and their impact on our personal finances. Here on the show we often talk about the “why behind our money” and that’s what this episode is all about. During this episode we enjoyed a Shattered Remains of Nothingness- another amazing beer by Burial. And as we’re looking forward to kicking things off with a bang in 2021, we could really use your help to spread the word- let friends and family know about How to Money! Hit the share button, subscribe if you’re not already a regular, and give us a quick review in Apple Podcasts or wherever you get your podcasts. Help us to spread the word to get more people doing smart things with their money in these difficult times! Best friends out! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
It's time for a Friday Flight! These episodes are all about the week’s news and the effects of the pandemic on your personal finances. There are a lot of headlines out there, but we are distilling it down to specific takeaways that will allow you to not just weather this health and financial crisis, but to come out on the other side even stronger. In this episode we cover some interesting and helpful stories like important retirement investing deadlines, buying Airbnb stock, the downside of Poshmark and other gig apps, personal data usage and privacy transparency, where to buy furniture online, avoiding buy-now pay-later installment plans, appliance shortages due to covid, the $300 above-the-line charity deduction, nonprofits and contactless donations, employers matching employee donations, and donating frequent flyer miles. And as we’re looking forward to kicking things off with a bang in 2021, we could really use your help to spread the word- let friends and family know about How to Money! Hit the share button, subscribe if you’re not already a regular, and give us a quick review in Apple Podcasts or wherever you get your podcasts. Help us to spread the word to get more people doing smart things with their money in these difficult times! Best friends out! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Planning for the future and looking forward to the next best thing in our lives is natural- especially this time of year! But here’s the problem: it’s hard to know how to move forward and what steps you need to take if you haven’t reflected on the past. So during this episode we raise some questions that you can ask yourself before you start thinking about next year. This will not only help you to realize that 2020 wasn’t a complete throw-away year, but it should also directly inform the actions and goals you’ll set for yourself in 2021. These questions will help you to begin your financial year in review. During this episode we both enjoyed a Montmorency & Balaton Cherry Sour by Westbrook Brewing! And as we’re looking forward to kicking things off with a bang in 2021, we could really use your help to spread the word- let friends and family know about How to Money! Hit the share button, subscribe if you’re not already a regular, and give us a quick review in Apple Podcasts or wherever you get your podcasts. Help us to spread the word to get more people doing smart things with their money in these difficult times! Best friends out! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
We’re kicking off the week by answering your questions! And if you have a question for us, we’d love for you to submit your own via HowToMoney.com/ask/ , send us your voice memo! 1 - What are the pros and cons of putting all of my expenses on a credit card? 2 - How much lower should an interest rate be in order to make a home refinance worth it? 3 - How do I go about breaking ties with my dad’s financial advisor? 4 - Should I save or invest a gift of $5,000? 5 - If family members loan me money for a down payment, how would that impact my ability to get a mortgage? During this episode we both enjoyed a Fruit/Wood/Time: Black Raspberry which is a Sour by Westbrook Brewing. And as we’ve ramped up the podcast with an additional Friday episode every week, we could really use your help to spread the word- let friends and family know about How to Money! Hit the share button, subscribe if you’re not already a regular, and give us a quick review in Apple Podcasts or wherever you get your podcasts. Help us to spread the word to get more people doing smart things with their money in these difficult times! Best friends out! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
It's time for a holiday season Friday Flight! These episodes are all about the week’s news and the effects of Covid-19 on your personal finances. There are a lot of headlines out there, but we are distilling it down to specific takeaways that will allow you to not just weather this health and financial crisis, but to come out on the other side even stronger. In this episode we cover some interesting and helpful stories like $550 headphones, 401k matches are back, free airfare to Hawaii, travel insurance covering covid, better MBA options, Zoom Santa’s making bank, virtual job interviews, high school grads earning 70% more, and the student loan forbearance extended. And as we’re looking forward to kicking things off with a bang in 2021, we could really use your help to spread the word- let friends and family know about How to Money! Hit the share button, subscribe if you’re not already a regular, and give us a quick review in Apple Podcasts or wherever you get your podcasts. Help us to spread the word to get more people doing smart things with their money in these difficult times! Best friends out! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
We don’t want you to cancel the holidays- we want you to cancel the overconsumption and debt that typically accompanies the holiday season. Americans racked up an average of $1,325 last year- how much more of a problem will it be this year as so many folks are still reeling from the impact of covid?! For many of us, our default way of thinking is that in order to have a “successful and fun” holiday season, we need to spend a ton of money. Even for frugal folks like us, it can be easy to get caught up in all the spending even if we are able to avoid the debt. So during this episode we talk about ways to resist overconsumption and how to enjoy the holidays without going overboard. During this episode we both enjoyed an Owl Theory by Fieldwork Brewing Company- a big thanks to Tim for donating this one to the show! And as we’ve ramped up the podcast with an additional Friday episode every week, we could really use your help to spread the word- let friends and family know about How to Money! Hit the share button, subscribe if you’re not already a regular, and give us a quick review in Apple Podcasts or wherever you get your podcasts. Help us to spread the word to get more people doing smart things with their money in these difficult times! Best friends out! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
loading
Comments (67)

Matthew Kerfoot

such a good podcast on how to make the most money and the most of your money!

Oct 25th
Reply

Damion Powers

Love you guys!

Oct 14th
Reply

Dana Van Stee

I thought being homeless WAS debt free?

Sep 29th
Reply (1)

RV

the actual podcast that is relevant start at 13 minutes. 13 Minutes!! they talk about unrelated stuff for 12 minutes. what an absolute waste of time. Well, that's the last I'm hearing from this trash channel.

Sep 4th
Reply

Emblem B

This was a great episode. I love Tiffany.

Aug 26th
Reply

William Edwards

I've listened to almost every episode and think you guys are great. But no chatbot or automated phone system has ever been able to do anything for me but the simplest tasks, the ones I can do online anyway.

Jun 12th
Reply

Morgan Besterman

I've learned so much from this podcast! Great ideas for tuning up your finances and learning to live more mindfully. Keep it up Matt and Joel!

Feb 19th
Reply

Levi Andersen

My style of podcast, has been helpful teaching me insights into better money management

Sep 16th
Reply

William Edwards

I can't help but comment. I love love love this show. But this woman is incredibly annoying. Her parents are responsible for her shift. And 44 cents in the 90s in China isnt so bad for food. She talks way too fast and throws buzzwords around like flies. Imagine trying to get a word in or disagreeing with her. And newsflash if you're spending 40k a year living overseas and that's somehow cheaper than living in the states, you're doing it wrong. Nobody I know considers 40k cheap.

Sep 6th
Reply

lisa white

please make a show about how to buy a cheap used car in good condition. im talking under 5000. ty. keep it up. i love you guys❣

Aug 19th
Reply (1)

Kevin Castellano

Can you guys do an episode on Prize Linked Savings Account PLSA?

Aug 9th
Reply (1)

Ruby

Bookmarked for job security

Aug 7th
Reply

Morgan Besterman

fantastic episode!

Aug 6th
Reply (1)

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
Reply

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
Reply

Jonny

Finally, an episode for the masses.

Apr 29th
Reply

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
Reply

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
Reply

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
Reply

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
Reply
Download from Google Play
Download from App Store