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Marriage, Kids and Money

Marriage, Kids and Money

Author: Andy Hill

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Are you looking to improve your family's financial wellness and create a life of true wealth and happiness?

The Marriage, Kids and Money Podcast is dedicated to helping you do just that. Each week, Andy Hill interviews millionaire parents, couples who have reached financial independence, and financial industry experts like Chris Hogan, Paula Pant, JL Collins and Rachel Cruze (the daughter of Dave Ramsey).

These interviews are meant to provide you with easy-to-understand information and actionable takeaways you can use to give your family the life they deserve.

With over 200 episodes and counting, Marriage, Kids and Money has been nominated as “Best Podcast of the Year” and been awarded “Best Family Finance Blog” by Plutus. Show topics include everything from how to pay off your mortgage early to how to help your kids become future millionaires (who are generous).

Join the family wealth-building conversation by listening to this 5-star rated family empowering podcast today!
223 Episodes
Want to help your teen become money-savvy? Ed Vargo, a money expert and father to 5 daughters, knows first-hand how to navigate this difficult terrain.  He shares practical tips for parents in helping their teens have a healthy relationship with money.     
The election is over! (Well, sort of) ... As the dust is settling, there's a lot of talk about how to invest your money based on who our president is.  I review my investment philosophy and how I'm changing things up based on the election results.  We also hear from Josh Hastings who paid off $300,000 of student loans! He shares how he and his wife partnered together to make this happen.     
When you're about to be married, money can sometimes be one of the last things you think about. Lawrence Gonzalez, the creator of The Neighborhood Finance Guy, shares the importance of making financial planning goals before marriage. We also discuss not overdoing it with your goals as well. This delicate balance is something Lawrence is working on as someone who is about to be married. Check out our interview and learn some important financial planning goals before marriage - they just may help you have a happy, healthy and wealthy marriage!
Are you trying to decide whether a Roth or Traditional IRA is best for you? Certified Financial Planner Echo Huang joins us to help answer this important question and we discuss other important decisions when it comes to your retirement investing.  We also hear from Tammy Tibbetts from "She's the First" about how we can make an impact on the world.
After not having enough time with his family and being simply overworked, Joe DiSanto decided to pack up and leave California. He and his family ended up in Florida. With the lower cost of living, he's now semi-retired and spending more time with his wife and son.  Joe describes how his family made this transition physically and financially. He shares tips for others who are considering a big move and a life of geo-arbitrage. 
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Scott and his husband are a dual income no kids (DINK) household. They have come into some extra money lately and want to know what to do with it. Do they invest the money? Do they save it? Or do they pay down debt? To help me answer Scott's question, I've invited David and John Auten-Schneider from the Queer Money Podcast. These financial experts break down different options for Scott and how their decisions relate to LGBT couples in general. Also, Kestrel McCorkle from North Carolina shares how she paid off her 50 acres of land and now owns it free and clear.
Can't figure out how to stick to your budget and crush that debt? The Budget Mom, Kumiko Love tells us how to do just that. We first review how she eliminated $77k of debt in just 8 months and then went on to purchase her home for cash. After that, she shares 5 helpful tips for others who are looking to pay off their debt and achieve their financial freedom goals. 
Why are index funds so popular? Paula Pant from Afford Anything joins me to answer a listener question about this investment option and shares why they are superior. Shandon Fowler, VP of Marketing, from Starship HSA also joins us this week to weigh in on the "HSA vs. 401k" debate. Last but not least, my daughter Zoey reads the review of the month and we talk about virtual school, hybrid school and what it's like to wear a mask for 3 hours at school. 
With its extremely high cost, it can be difficult to know how to pay for adoption without debt. Amanda and Jonathan Teixeira went through the adoption process three times and ended up paying nearly $100,000 in total. But they did all three adoptions without debt. Here's how they did it.
Are you feeling parental burnout lately? Elle Martinez joins me to share 5 ways we can prevent parental burnout during this difficult season. Also, Derek Sall shares how side jobs helped him to pay off his mortgage early after a tough divorce.
Have you heard of "work-life integration" when it comes to your family? Author Mark Timm shares why this methodology is much better for families than chasing the elusive "work-life balance". As a father of 6 children and a serial entrepreneur, Mark knows the challenges that come with managing a business and being a family man.  By implementing a true family first approach, Mark's path of work-life integration has made him a happier man and his family is happier as well.  Mark shares simple steps we can all take to gain work-life integration into our lives and leave the idea of work-life balance behind. 
Raising money-smart kids gives them a better shot at financial independence. Co-Authors of the new book, "Raising Your Money-Savvy Family for Next Generation Financial Independence", Doug Nordman and Carol Pittner explain how this type of planning helped their family achieve financial independence. Also, BusyKid's Gregg Mursett shares how their chore and reward app helps the financial literacy process and gets your kids working and earning fast. 
Financially Independent Millionaires, Nadia Busseuil and Nicole Carter share how dividend investing helps you achieve financial independence. They share how to get started with dividend investing and why you don't need a lot of money to become an investor.  
Lee Huffman, the blogger behind Bald Thoughts and the We Travel There Podcast, shares how to travel for cheap (or free) with credit card rewards and points. This year, may not be the best for travel, but it is a great time to save up the points and miles for your next big vacation. Lee shows us which cards are worth it, how to responsibly earn points and rewards, and how some simple steps can net you a nearly free dream vacation!
Are you wondering if it's better to pay off your mortgage, save or invest your extra cash right now? So is Samme from Chicago! I have some thoughts that I share with Samme on what to do with her money now that she's debt-free and starting to build wealth.
Do you think your spouse spends too much money? Financial Coach, Ericka Young, has some advice for you on how to resolve this marriage and money issue. We discuss the following: - Why it's important to learn about your spouse's history with money - How budgeting together can help your financial situation - Why compromise is key to marriage and money success
Co-Authors of "Start your FIRE", Dylin Redling and Allison Tom answer a listener question about how to increase income to retire early. Also, Childhelp's Daphne Young discusses the state of child abuse in the US during the pandemic and what we can do about it.  
Want to learn how to become a millionaire by age 30? Lisa Schader from Money Fit Moms shares the 7 steps she took to become a young millionaire and take her family to the next level of wealth and happiness. With these steps, we're hopeful you will achieve your own version of financial independence and financial freedom as well. 
Looking to create a financial independence plan? Let's define what financial independence means to you and review the tools to get you there. Also, we chat with Deacon Hayes from Well Kept Wallet about how he paid off his mortgage in 5 years and how others can do the same!
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