DiscoverBiggerPockets Money Podcast373: The Money Show’s Guide to Personal Finance for Beginners
373: The Money Show’s Guide to Personal Finance for Beginners

373: The Money Show’s Guide to Personal Finance for Beginners

Update: 2023-01-13


Mastering personal finance is one of the most important things anyone can do. If you know where your money is coming from, where it’s going, and how to make more of it, you can retire comfortablyretire early, or have less financial anxiety at the end of the day. But, the world of personal finance can be complicated for beginners. With so many spreadsheets, calculators, money methods, and mistakes to avoid, where does someone just getting started go to understand the basics?

We brought Scott and Mindy, our two masters of money, on for a solo show where they walk through some of the top tips in personal finance. They’ll touch on budgetingsaving, and expense tracking so you can know the ins and outs of your finances with far less effort than ever before. You’ll also hear about the different methods for paying off debtgood debt vs. bad debt explained, and the right way to think about interest rates. Finally, Scott and Mindy will go over investments, when the right time to invest is, how to prioritize what to invest in, and when you’re ready to invest in real estate.

No matter where you’re at on the personal finance spectrum, investing or not, debt-free or full of debt, this episode can help you prioritize the dollars and cents in your life so you can reach financial freedom faster. And if you still don’t know where to start, stick around, as this episode is chock full of links to debt payoff methodsinvestment plansbudgeting examples, and more to help you on your journey!

In This Episode We Cover

Personal expenses vs. business expenses and why you should never mix the two

Expenses explained and what does (and definitely does NOT) count in your budget

The two skills every investor or business owner needs to succeed

The different ways to pay off debt and how to know whether your interest rate is too high

Good debt vs. bad debt and why many investors are choosing to hold on to low-interest loans

The right and wrong way to use a HELOC (home equity line of credit) when investing in real estate

How to prioritize your investments and building a personalized investment plan that will help you build wealth

And So Much More!

Links from the Show

Find an Investor-Friendly Real Estate Agent

BiggerPockets Money Facebook Group

BiggerPockets Forums

Finance Review Guest Onboarding

Scott's Instagram

Mindy's Twitter

Listen to All Your Favorite BiggerPockets Podcasts in One Place

Apply to Be a Guest on The Money Show

Podcast Talent Search!

Subscribe to The “On The Market” YouTube Channel

Listen to The “On The Market” Podcast: SpotifyApple PodcastsBiggerPockets

Check Out Mindy’s 2022 Live Spending Tracker and Budget

Finance Friday: My Home Renovation Put Me in a HELOC Hole

The Money Date: What You Should (And Definitely Should Not) Do to Align Your Finances as a Couple

Finance Friday: Got Extra Cash? Here’s the Investment Plan for You

Scott Trench’s Step-by-Step Guide to Building Your Perfect, 1-Page Investment Plan

Rookie Podcast Episode 200: Scott Trench’s 10-Step Checklist to Buy Your First Rental Property

Rookie Readiness Checklist

Scott Trench's Investment Investment Philosophy Worksheet

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373: The Money Show’s Guide to Personal Finance for Beginners

373: The Money Show’s Guide to Personal Finance for Beginners