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Masters of Money

Since I started participating in the conversation about money, I've paid off student loans and car loans, saved up an emergency fund, maxed out my retirement accounts, save up for two down payments for homes, and left my corporate career to start two businesses. I want you to have the same results that I have had. That means you need to start getting in on the conversation. To make it easy, I want to bring more conversations about money to you. So here's what I'm doing. I'm starting a new podcast show called Masters of Money where I interview the people of FinCon, the event I run for financial nerds, and get them to open up about: their financial turnaround, the goals they've achieved, what they still struggle with, the tools they use, their plans for the future, and more... My hope is that these open and honest conversations will inspire, educate, and entertain. My goal is usefulness.

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052: Master Your Money with me, PT Money

I am interviewed on my own show by previous guest Rob Berger. The tables are turned as I answer questions from my own life about the one thing I've done that had the biggest contribution to my financial success, what tools do my wife and I use to manage our money, and what got me started on my path to becoming a master of money.   Show notes can be found at http://ptmoney.com


13 Dec 2017

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048: Retiring Early to Travel the World with Jeremy from GoCurryCracker

After retiring in their 30s, Jeremy & Winnie spent the last 4 years traveling the world. Their son joined them 2 years ago, and visited 16 countries in his first 16 months. Jeremy says, “who knows what the future holds, but most likely more travel and adventure.” They share it all over at GoCurryCracker.com - visit their site to see why the funky name. Listen in as we find out how and why Jeremy chose to retire early and what he does with his free time now. You can find links to everything we talked about at http://ptmoney.com/jeremy


17 Nov 2017

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049: Money Moves to Make Before 30 with David from Money Under 30

David Weliver is the founder of the personal finance website MoneyUnder30.com and co-founder of Moneymentals, a 7-week course that helps students save more and spend better. The show notes, including links to everything we talked about, can be found at www.ptmoney.com/dave


22 Nov 2017

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003: Laser Focus on Financial Success with Joe Saul-Sehy

Joe Saul-Sehy spent 16 years as a Financial Planner and became known as the “Money Man” at Detroit television WXYZ-TV. Today Joe is host of Stacking Benjamins, a podcast Kiplinger named “Best of 2016”. Joe is one of the best storytellers I know, and I know you’ll enjoy hearing some of them today. A few of my major takeaways from today’s episode: Be careful who you use for financial planning. You can’t shrink your way to greatness. Your career is not your boss’ For a full transcript and resources, visit https://ptmoney.com/masters-money


4 Jan 2017

Rank #4

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037: Radical Personal Finance with Joshua Sheats

Joshua Sheats is the creator of the Radical Personal Finance podcast. He’s the world’s leading authority on integrating lifestyle goals and money goals without conflict. He teaches normal people how to seamlessly connect the science of financial planning with the joy of goal achievement. Joshua is dedicated to helping normal people achieve financial freedom by merging the creative (and crazy) ideas from the world of personal finance with the academic integrity of formal financial planning. In this episode, Joshua and I have a long discussion about his truly radical journey with money. We get into his past successes and failures and spend some time going over his interesting goals for the future. So let’s dig in. Let’s meet today’s Master of Money…. The show notes, including links to everything we talked about, can be found at http://ptmoney.com/radical

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30 Aug 2017

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006: Achieving Financial Independence [and Happiness] in Your 30s with Brandon, the Mad Fientist

The Mad Fientist (aka Brandon) achieved his personal financial independence number at the age of 32. Brandon has shared his journey towards financial independence on his site MadFientist.com, and now continues to share his post-FI journey on the site and popular podcast under the same name. Listen on to find out how much Brandon saved up to reach financial independence and what actually happened when he reached it. Stick around after the interview for my biggest takeaways. F ind a full transcript, quotes for Twitter, and all the resources mentioned at http://ptmoney.com/brandon


25 Jan 2017

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044: Building a Wealthy Mindset with The Money Guy Brian Preston

With over two decades of experience in personal financial planning and taxes, Brian Preston is driven to help others optimize their lives so they can focus on the things in life that truly matter to them. Brian’s firm emphasizes having the heart of an educator, and this desire to create educated clients led to the award winning podcast, The Money Guy Show. When not helping clients reach success with simple, smart strategies, Brian loves spending time with his wife, Jennifer, and their two daughters. To see the show notes, go to http://ptmoney.com/moneyguy 


18 Oct 2017

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047: Savvy Money Moves with TEDx Speaker and Filmmaker Adam Carroll

Adam Carroll is an internationally recognized financial literacy expert, author, and two-time TED talk speaker, creator of The Broke, Busted & Disgusted documentary, and founder of MoneySavvy.com. He has presented at over 700 college and university campus. For links and resources mentioned in this show, go to http://ptmoney.com/adam 


8 Nov 2017

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035: The Secrets to Investing Success and Building Wealth with Author Dr. Daniel Crosby

Dr. Daniel Crosby is a psychologist and behavioral finance expert who helps organizations understand the intersection of mind and markets. In this episode, Daniel and I discuss how he’s made the most of his degree and career path, how he talks to his kids and wife about money, his financial screw-ups (like buying too much house) and successes, AND we get into his ideas around actively investing that 10-20% of your portfolio that might be available for a more aggressive approach. So let’s dig in. Let’s meet today’s Master of Money…. Daniel's second book, Personal Benchmark was a New York Times bestseller. His latest book is The Laws of Wealth: Psychology and the Secrets to Investing Success. You can find links to Daniel’s book and everything we talked about at http://ptmoney.com/daniel


16 Aug 2017

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027: Retiring in Your 30s with Michael of Financially Alert

Michael retired early in his mid-thirties after successfully starting and running an I.T. services company. He is currently a stay-at-home Dad, blogger, & investor. His mission to help others find financial freedom so they can pursue their passion freely. He blogs at www.financiallyalert.com. I’ve met Michael in person, at FinCon, but the main reason I wanted to have him on the show is because of he publicly shares his net worth...now over $1.8 million. In this episode he’ll share his financial ups and down, his advice for retiring early, and his goals for the future. It’s gonna be a good one. So let’s dig in. Let’s meet today’s Master of Money…. The show notes, including links to everything we talked about, can be found at http://ptmoney.com/michael


21 Jun 2017

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007: How to Afford Anything by Hacking Your Housing Costs with Paula Pant

Paula Pant quit her 9-to-5 job, built financial independence, launched an online business and owns 7 rental property units. She's the host of the Afford Anything podcast and the blogger at Afford Anything one of my favorite websites. Listen on to find out about Paula’s house hacking strategies, her decision to take a two year trip traveling the World, her secrets to better freelance writing clients, her advanced saving strategy for her HSA, and much more. Stick around after the interview for my biggest takeaways. For more about Paula, or read about my 3 big take-aways, visit http://ptmoney.com/paula


1 Feb 2017

Rank #11

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008: Taking Risks and Making Extra Money with Kyle Taylor, The Penny Hoarder

Kyle Taylor is the CEO and founder of The Penny Hoarder, one of the largest personal finance websites with over 14 million readers a month. Listen on to find out about Kyle’s long list of things he’s done to make extra money, how he saved his first $1,000, paid off $50,000 in student loan debt, and what he’s doing with his money and lifestyle now that his business makes over seven figures. Stick around after the interview for my biggest takeaways. To dig in deeper, visit the intensive show notes at http://ptmoney.com/kyle


8 Feb 2017

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033: Stop Worrying About Money with J. David Stein from Money for the Rest of Us

David Stein produces and hosts the top-10 iTunes ranked investing podcast Money For the Rest of Us where he teaches over 25,000 listeners per episode about money, how it works, how to invest it, and how to live without worrying about it.
 The show notes, including links to everything we talked about, can be found at http://ptmoney.com/david


2 Aug 2017

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009: Why You Need 14 Different Bank Accounts, with Talaat and Tai McNeely of His and Her Money

Talaat and Tai McNeely not only married each other but married their bank accounts. Today they have 14 different accounts used to manage various financial goals. Talaat and Tai McNeely are “America's #1 Money Couple”. The are Financial Educators on a mission to get couples on the same page financially, and to experience the joys of financial freedom. They co-authored “Money Talks: The Ultimate Couple's Guide To Communicating About Money” and host the top rated podcast, "The His and Her Money Show". Their website, HisandHerMoney.com has been featured in numerous publications such as FoxNews.com, MSN.com, and Business Insider.   For more extensive details, visit http://ptmoney.com/hisandhermoney


15 Feb 2017

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043: Couples and Money with Elle Martinez

Elle Martinez is the creator and award-winning blogger of Couple Money, a personal finance site and podcast dedicated to helping spouses build their marriage and wealth together. Every week she interviews financial experts and real-life couples who’ve achieved big financial goals together like paying down six figures of debt, starting a business together, and retiring early. Through the podcast, she finds patterns and habits that have helped couples be successful. For more information, visit the show notes at http://ptmoney.com/elle 


11 Oct 2017

Rank #15

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030: Focusing on Long Term Financial Success with Eric Rosenberg

Eric Rosenberg is a finance, travel, and technology writer originally in Ventura, California. When away from the keyboard, Eric he enjoys exploring the world, flying small airplanes, and spending time with his family.
In this episode, Eric talks about building a long-term mindset and how that’s helped his financial life. He also shares how he paid off his graduate school debt of $40,000 off in 2 years, and how he plans to put down more than 66% on his next home purchase in California.
 So let’s dig in. Let’s meet today’s Master of Money…. The show notes, including links to everything we talked about, can be found at http://ptmoney.com/eric Enjoying the podcast so far? If you’d like to support the show the #1 thing you can do is to subscribe in Apple Podcasts or your favorite podcast app. I want to improve the show, so please leave a rating. Tell me what you like and how I could improve. Have a question? I’m available by email at pt@ptmoney.com or on Twitter @ptmoney

1hr 5mins

12 Jul 2017

Rank #16

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004: Spending According to Your Values, with Lauren Greutman

Lauren Greutman regularly appears on the TODAY show and authored the #1 Best Selling book “The Recovering Spender”. She’s a spender. I’m a spender too and so this episode was a good reminder that I need to stay vigilant in my spending habits. My 3 Favorite Takeaways: 1. You don’t need credit cards to earn rewards 2. As your income goes up, keep your spending the same 3. Use your past “mess” as a message for others! Thanks for listening to this episode. Have a question? I’m available by email at pt@ptmoney.com or on Twitter @ptmoney. If you like what you hear, please subscribe to the show on iTunes. I want to improve the show, so please leave a rating. For a more detailed list of resources mentioned in this episode, visit http://ptmoney.com/lauren


11 Jan 2017

Rank #17

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050: Using Your Values and Goals to Reach Financial Independence with Matt Miner

Matt is a coach, author, and speaker who works with folks to get the most out of their money by understanding his clients’ values and goals, and then helping them do what it takes to gain control of their income and increase their savings rate. Matt holds a Bachelor of Science in Finance from Arizona State University in Tempe Ariz. and an MBA from Duke University in Durham, N.C. On weekdays, he leads the sales organization of a thirteen-store John Deere dealership. Matt lives in Raleigh, N.C. with his wife and their three terrific, entrepreneurial, and money-savvy children. So let’s dig in. Let’s meet today’s Master of Money…. The show notes, including links to everything we talked about, can be found at http://ptmoney.com/matt


29 Nov 2017

Rank #18

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039: Travel in Style with Credit Card and Travel Expert Jason Steele

Jason Steele is an expert on credit cards and awards travel. He writes for several of the top personal finance websites including PTMoney.com, and his work is syndicated to mainstream publications. Jason has launched the CardCon conference. Find out more at CardConExpo.com You can find show notes for all the resources mentioned in this episode at http://ptmoney.com/jason


13 Sep 2017

Rank #19

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005: How to Track Your Expenses with Zina Kumok

Zina Kumok is a freelance writer specializing in personal finance (one of the best...she’s done some writing for me). She also writes at DebtFreeAfterThree.com about how she paid off $28k worth of student loans in three years as a journalist. Zina has seemingly made all the right financial moves in a short period of time. I find myself saying “I wish I’d done that when I was your age” a lot in this interview. Listen on to find out what all she did and how she accomplished it. Stick around after the interview for my biggest takeaways. Find the extensive list of show notes, as well as resources mentioned in the show, at http://ptmoney.com/zina


18 Jan 2017

Rank #20