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Pete Matthew discusses and explains all aspects of your personal finances in simple, everyday language. Personal finance, investing, insurance, pensions and getting financial advice can all seem daunting, but with the right knowledge and easy-to-follow action steps, Pete will help you to get your money matters in order.Each show is in two segments: Firstly, everything you need to KNOW, and secondly, everything you need to DO to move forward on the subject of that episode.This podcast will appeal to listeners of MoneyBox Live, Wake Up To Money, Listen to Lucy, Which? Money and The Property Podcast.To leave feedback or ask a question, go to http://meaningfulmoney.tv/askpeteArchived episodes can be found at http://meaningfulmoney.tv/mmpodcast

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Pete Matthew discusses and explains all aspects of your personal finances in simple, everyday language. Personal finance, investing, insurance, pensions and getting financial advice can all seem daunting, but with the right knowledge and easy-to-follow action steps, Pete will help you to get your money matters in order.Each show is in two segments: Firstly, everything you need to KNOW, and secondly, everything you need to DO to move forward on the subject of that episode.This podcast will appeal to listeners of MoneyBox Live, Wake Up To Money, Listen to Lucy, Which? Money and The Property Podcast.To leave feedback or ask a question, go to http://meaningfulmoney.tv/askpeteArchived episodes can be found at http://meaningfulmoney.tv/mmpodcast

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Money Magic!

By KatieJoy0514 - Mar 01 2019
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Pete and his wide variety of knowledgeable guests are making financial management viable! The great advice they provide, combined with the relatable way in which they deliver it had me hooked from the very first listen. Thanks for putting out such a stellar show Pete - keep up the great work!

great show

By Tom Morkes - Jun 23 2016
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Always love tuning in and learning something new. Pete is engaging and insightful. Great show

iTunes Ratings

58 Ratings
Average Ratings
54
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0
1
3

Money Magic!

By KatieJoy0514 - Mar 01 2019
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Pete and his wide variety of knowledgeable guests are making financial management viable! The great advice they provide, combined with the relatable way in which they deliver it had me hooked from the very first listen. Thanks for putting out such a stellar show Pete - keep up the great work!

great show

By Tom Morkes - Jun 23 2016
Read more
Always love tuning in and learning something new. Pete is engaging and insightful. Great show
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The Meaningful Money Personal Finance Podcast

Latest release on Jan 24, 2020

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Pete Matthew discusses and explains all aspects of your personal finances in simple, everyday language. Personal finance, investing, insurance, pensions and getting financial advice can all seem daunting, but with the right knowledge and easy-to-follow action steps, Pete will help you to get your money matters in order.Each show is in two segments: Firstly, everything you need to KNOW, and secondly, everything you need to DO to move forward on the subject of that episode.This podcast will appeal to listeners of MoneyBox Live, Wake Up To Money, Listen to Lucy, Which? Money and The Property Podcast.To leave feedback or ask a question, go to http://meaningfulmoney.tv/askpeteArchived episodes can be found at http://meaningfulmoney.tv/mmpodcast

Rank #1: MMP137: Making More Money

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I’ve talked lots on this podcast about budgeting and money management. I’ve encapsulated this one of the three steps to financial freedom: spend less than you earn. But there are two ways of thinking that little sentence. What if, instead of spending less than you earn, you earn more than you spend? In today’s show I’ll look at some ways for making more money…

In this session you will discover:
  • My response to the biggest objection most people will have to the premise of this session
  • Why I think there has never been a better time to make a sideline income
  • How to make more money for doing the same amount of work as you're doing now
  • How to save money on stuff you're already buying
  • How to harness the sharing economy to make a passive sideline income
  • What the sharing economy actually is(!)
  • How to sell your expertise to willing buyers
  • A stack load of resources to help you get started

Nov 25 2015

27mins

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Rank #2: Millennial Financial Challenges: Season Intro - S13E01

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It’s another new season here on MeaningfulMoney and as always, I’m excited at the prospect of digging deep into a subject. Looking back over the seasons completed to date, I realised that I haven’t so far addressed the main challenges encountered by folks who are getting started with their financial journey. This season seeks to address that.

Jan 09 2019

26mins

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Rank #3: INFLATION: First Principles 6

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Inflation is one of the unseen forces of personal finance. It’s everywhere and it has a direct impact on your money in more ways than one. Today we’re going to look at inflation and how to keep it in mind as you build wealth for your future.

May 23 2018

27mins

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Rank #4: BQ8: When will markets crash?

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One of the burning questions you lovely people levelled at me in the 2017 survey was about when the good news of stock markets would end. There could be only one man to help me answer that question…

Mar 07 2018

38mins

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Rank #5: New Accumulators - Season Q&A

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Right, time to tie things off at the end of Season 14. It’s the now traditional Season-ending Q&A! You’ve been sending in your questions throughout the season and I’ve done my best to curate the key questions that have arisen and this week I’ll be attempting to answer them.

Jun 26 2019

33mins

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Rank #6: S8E3: Greatest Hits - Keeping your head in a financial storm

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With markets still riding high, there is lots of talk about an impending correction. There’s no doubt, it’ll come at some point, and that’s about the time many people start making bad decisions about their investments. So today’s greatest hits show is a redux of a show from August 2014 about keeping your head in a financial storm.

Nov 15 2017

25mins

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Rank #7: S8E4: Greatest Hits - Put your finances on autopilot

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Financial success generally takes a while. And because that’s the case, we have to make decisions, often the same decision over and over again. And all the while we’re being bombarded with reasons to make the wrong decisions, or deferring decisions when they need to be made. What if you could automate many of those decisions so that they happen without your input? In this session from 2015, I’ll be showing you how.

Nov 22 2017

30mins

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Rank #8: Planning With Purpose Q&A

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It’s time to draw Season 15 to a close by answering some of the questions you have asked along the way.

Dec 18 2019

30mins

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Rank #9: FP1: First Principles of Personal Finance

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Coming up with an idea for a new season feels like quite a big deal. After all, I’m going to be stuck writing about this subject for a few weeks and you’re going to be stuck listening to it! It has to be deep enough to warrant the time spent on it, practical enough so that you can apply what you learn and useful enough to keep you interested! Today I want to introduce the new season, and also give you an update on some other stuff I’ve been up to.

Apr 11 2018

23mins

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Rank #10: Three Budgeting Tips - 5MF032

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This week I share three-ish top tips for winning with your budgeting

Feb 08 2019

4mins

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Rank #11: Dave Ramsey's Baby Steps - For the UK

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Dave Ramsey is a personal finance megastar in the US. His daily radio show is syndicated across the states and around the world in the form of a podcast. He has helped countless people achieve financial peace - I’m a big fan, but sometimes he needs, well, Anglicising a bit!

Mar 15 2019

9mins

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Rank #12: The Money Mindset, Part 1 - 5MF023

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I'm going right back to basics with the videos, updating some of the old classics and bringing them up to date, starting with how to get into the Money Mindset

Nov 02 2018

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Rank #13: The One-Page Financial Plan

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Over the past few weeks, we’ve looked how to set some goals and how to move from goals to actions. Today I’d like to help you distil all that down so that you end up with a one-page financial plan.

Oct 09 2019

25mins

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Rank #14: Exercising Financial Control - Part One

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How we behave around our money has far greater impact on our wealth-building than our investment decisions, or level of diversification and whether or not we use leverage. Today I welcome back my good friend Neil Bage, founder of Be-IQ (a behavioural insights company), to talk us through how we cope with the various influences over our behaviour.

Nov 13 2019

40mins

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Rank #15: MMP142: Financial Fads and Fashions

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In any sphere of life, there are things which are big news one day, then fade away the next, and then there are the timeless things which stand the test of time. This follows in personal finance too, and today I’ll be looking at some financial fads and fashions, as well as some timeless truths for those looking to increase their wealth.

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Sponsor Message

This podcast is brought to you with the help of Seven Investment Management, a firm of investment managers based in London. They specialise in multi-asset investing, bringing institutional investing techniques to ordinary people like you and me. 7IM put their name to my show and to my site because they believe in what I’m doing, trying to get decent, easy-to-understand financial information out to the world. I’m very grateful to them for their support. You can see what they’re up to at 7im.co.uk

In this session:

There is so much marketing in personal finance, and so many conflicting voices telling you what you need to know and what you need to do, ahem, that it can be hard to know what is true and permanent.

You want to avoid these short-term financial fads and fashions, and I’m here to look at some examples and show the timeless alternatives which have stood the test of time, and crucially, how to tell the difference.

In this session, you'll discover about financial fads and fashions, and:
  1. What constitutes a 'hot' investment and why they come and go
  2. We we often fall for these marketing messages
  3. The difference between a legitimate tax-saving scheme, and one which will be scrutinised by HMRC
  4. My pet-hate funds of the moment and why they're not delivering on their promises
  5. The two common-sense rules of thumb which will help you avoid being taken in
  6. Why it is essential that you know what you're really invested in

You are responsible for your own wealth. You might hire an adviser - a good idea - to help you make big decisions, but it’s your money at the end of the day and you have to take ownership. Do your homework and take you time with all decisions. If you’re concerned about anything - either email me or  leave a comment below.

 

Join the conversation

I love to read and respond to your comments, so please do join in and share. 

Question: Have you invested in any of the fads and fashions I talk about this week?

Jan 13 2016

26mins

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Rank #16: The MeaningfulMoney Handbook Launch Week, Pt 1

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This week I am playing into the podcast feed some chapters from the Audible version of The MeaningfulMoney Handbook, which is released by Harriman House this week.

Sep 17 2018

12mins

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Rank #17: BQ4: Financial Planning for Ex-Pats

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About a third of you listening to this live outside the UK, and many of those, will be UK citizens who have moved overseas, either temporarily or permanently. I get lots of questions from overseas listeners asking about what they can do to optimise their finances, so I called a good friend of mine in to help.

Feb 07 2018

36mins

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Rank #18: MMP290 - Navigating Volatile Markets

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I’ve been trading emails on and off with a listener called Matt Powell for a couple of months, and recently he sent me his own checklist for, as he puts it, ‘navigating the stormy seas of market volatility’. It is so good that I immediately emailed him back and asked him on the show to go through it with me. You’re going to really enjoy this episode.

Nov 07 2018

38mins

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Rank #19: S6E1: The Personal Finance Audit - An Introduction

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Welcome to a brand new season here on MeaningfulMoney. I’m excited to bring you this season because I believe that it will help every single listener to this show. Today’s session will be introducing the season and helping you get ready and excited for it. Don’t worry though, it ain't just fluff - there will be some action points to take as well.

Podcast: Subscribe in iTunes | Play in new window | Download

Sponsor Message

This podcast is brought to you with the help of Seven Investment Management, a firm of investment managers based in London. They specialise in multi-asset investing, bringing institutional investing techniques to ordinary people like you and me. 7IM put their name to my show and to my site because they believe in what I’m doing, trying to get decent, easy-to-understand financial information out to the world. I’m very grateful to them for their support. You can see what they’re up to at 7im.co.uk

The Personal Finance Audit

OK, I am calling this season of MeaningfulMoney the Personal Finance Audit. I battled with myself over what to call it. Is ‘Audit’ too dull a word? Too forensic? Will everyone understand what it means?

In the end I opted for the word audit because I want this to be a pretty thorough look over various areas of our personal financial situation, to help us identify areas which might need refining or improving. All with the aim of reaching our goals as quickly and efficiently as possible.

So today I want to outline the nine areas of your personal finances we’re going to be looking into over the coming weeks so you’re well prepared for what’s to come.

Resources

Book: Enough, How Much Money Do You Need For The Rest Of Your Life? Website: Envision Your Money

Transcript

As always there is a transcript available for the entire show. you can get it by clicking the huge blue button below:

 

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May 10 2017

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Rank #20: MMP270: A Rant About Financial Advice

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I am a proud member of the financial advice profession. I think that when done well, financial advice can make a massive difference in people’s lives. The problem is that too often, it is done badly, and today I’m going to let off some steam about just that subject.

Jul 18 2018

34mins

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Lasting Powers Of Attorney

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A power of attorney is an important part of pretty much everybody’s financial planning, or should be. But it’s especially the case for elderly parents and yet, it’s not an easy conversation to have…

Jan 24 2020

7mins

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The Bank of Mum and Dad

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Today my guest is Mark Bogard of Family Building Society. They reached out to me because of some research they have done into the cost of supporting children, particularly once they are adults, the implications of this for the parents, and quite a bit more. It’s an interesting conversation - I hope you enjoy it…

Jan 22 2020

32mins

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Helping Elderly Relatives With Their Finances

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Today I want to start a short series here on Five Minute Friday dealing with some things to consider and to be aware of when helping older family members with their finances.

Jan 17 2020

5mins

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JL Collins - The MeaningfulMoney Interview

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Today I get to bring you what is easily my favourite interview in my nearly ten years of the MeaningfulMoney project. It was my privilege to chat with JL Collins, author of The Simple Path To Wealth, which is quite simply the greatest personal finance book ever written.

Jan 15 2020

57mins

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Getting Things Done - A Book Review

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Dropping something a little different into the feed this Friday, summarising and reviewing a book which has impacted me massively since I read it some 15 years ago - Getting Things Done by David Allen.

Jan 10 2020

10mins

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Seven Timeless Financial Truths

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A reminder of the basics is never a bad thing. No matter how advanced you are with your personal finances, and no matter what Lifestage you’re in, it’s always a good idea to review the basic truths about money.

Jan 08 2020

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Meaningful Academy - Financial Foundations is GO!

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This New Year 2020 I am announcing the public launch of Meaningful Academy - Financial Foundations, a brand new course to help you set your finance off in the right way.

Jan 03 2020

7mins

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New Year, New Decade, New Financial YOU!

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HAPPY NEW YEAR! Welcome to 2020 and a new decade! Let’s kick things off by affirming some time-honoured truths about money which will stand us in good stead for the weeks, months and years ahead.

Jan 01 2020

23mins

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Planning With Purpose Q&A

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It’s time to draw Season 15 to a close by answering some of the questions you have asked along the way.

Dec 18 2019

30mins

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Tax Relief and Salary Sacrifice

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Over the past couple of weeks we’ve taken a look at how income tax and National insurance work. For those of us who are building wealth, the logical next step is how to save money on those taxes using some useful reliefs.

Dec 13 2019

8mins

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Staying The Course

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What a season this has been! We’ve covered a lot of ground, from setting goals, to establishing daily actions. From robust reviews to using leverage. We’ve covered more ground on behavioural finance and last week we had the inimitable Escape Artist offering his take on the long journey to FI. Today I want to summarise things really, with an emphasis on staying the course

Dec 11 2019

23mins

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National Insurance Explained

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Last week we covered income Tax, and this week we need to finish that off by talking about the other income tax, which masquerades as something else - National Insurance

Dec 06 2019

5mins

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Catching FIRE with The Escape Artist

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Today I’m speaking, for the second time, to Barney Whiter, AKA The Escape Artist. Barney is a leading voice in the FIRE movement in the UK, and I wanted to get his take on working towards Financial Independence, the challenges along the way and the practicalities of it all.

Dec 04 2019

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How Income Tax Works, Part One

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Income Tax is a part of all our lives, but how does it really work? It's important to know how income tax works, so that we can understand ways to pay a bit less of it...

Nov 29 2019

9mins

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Rolling with the punches

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In the long journey towards financial independence, life sometimes happens. When it does, you’re going to need to adjust, deal with the challenges and refocus. Today I want to help you do just that.

Nov 27 2019

23mins

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Exercising Control - Internal Factors

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The conversations we have with ourselves around money are vital to our successful wealth-building. Today I’m bringing back repeat guest Neil Bage to go into this vital area of our financial journey.

Nov 20 2019

34mins

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Exercising Financial Control - Part One

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How we behave around our money has far greater impact on our wealth-building than our investment decisions, or level of diversification and whether or not we use leverage. Today I welcome back my good friend Neil Bage, founder of Be-IQ (a behavioural insights company), to talk us through how we cope with the various influences over our behaviour.

Nov 13 2019

40mins

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Next-Level Diversification

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We all know that diversification is a good thing when it comes to investing and wealth-building, but is there a limit to how useful it can be? Can you be TOO diversified? Today I’m talking about next-level diversification.

Nov 06 2019

29mins

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Mastering Leverage

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Experienced investors need to understand leverage in all its forms, and today we’re going to be talking about what it means to apply leverage to your own wealth-building.

Oct 30 2019

31mins

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Accelerating Your Progress Towards FI

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We’ve covered a ton of ground in the season so far, and we’re only now approaching the half-way point. We’ve spent time looking at goals and actions and reviews, but the journey to financial independence is a long one, and just like on a long drive when you come to an open road, it feels good to put your foot down, it feels good to accelerate your financial plans too.

Oct 23 2019

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iTunes Ratings

58 Ratings
Average Ratings
54
0
0
1
3

Money Magic!

By KatieJoy0514 - Mar 01 2019
Read more
Pete and his wide variety of knowledgeable guests are making financial management viable! The great advice they provide, combined with the relatable way in which they deliver it had me hooked from the very first listen. Thanks for putting out such a stellar show Pete - keep up the great work!

great show

By Tom Morkes - Jun 23 2016
Read more
Always love tuning in and learning something new. Pete is engaging and insightful. Great show