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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.

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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.

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Great podcast

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I’ve learned so much from this podcast. Highly recommend!

Favorite new podcast!

By Fabulousin2019 - Apr 17 2020
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I just started listening and I love it so far! Very easy to listen to them!

iTunes Ratings

1834 Ratings
Average Ratings
1521
123
55
51
84

Great podcast

By shelbyshslvy - May 13 2020
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I’ve learned so much from this podcast. Highly recommend!

Favorite new podcast!

By Fabulousin2019 - Apr 17 2020
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I just started listening and I love it so far! Very easy to listen to them!
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How to Money

Latest release on May 25, 2020

The Best Episodes Ranked Using User Listens

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Rank #1: Battling Money Anxiety #197

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Money anxiety is something we have all experienced in one way or another. Whether it’s student loans, trying to save up enough for a car, or even having enough money to make it to the end of the month- this stress is a very real thing. Covid-19 and its effects on our economy and our jobs have only exacerbated the issue. According to a recent Qualtrics report, 67% of people say they have higher levels of stress since the beginning of the health crisis. And money anxiety doesn’t just plague low-income earners. More personal stories and accounts have been shared in recent years of “rich” people willing to admit their own money anxieties: individuals making $100k or more are just as susceptible to living paycheck to paycheck. So in this episode we dive into some of the symptoms of money anxiety and then we recommend some practical steps we could all implement into our lives to reduce the amount of stress surrounding our personal finances.

During this episode we enjoyed a Sour Opal by Firestone Walker- thanks to our friend Josh for donating it to the show! And as we ramp 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!

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May 06 2020

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Rank #2: Cutting Your Grocery Bill Like Crazy #034

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Americans spend WAY too much on groceries! After housing and transportation, we spend more money on food than anything else- close to 15% of our expenses. On a recent episode Matt mentioned how his family eats on $1 per person per meal, and so we figured it was time to spend an entire episode discussing how you can cut your grocery bill like crazy! If you’re not really into cooking we give some very easy and helpful tips that you can start trying out today, but we also talk about some more advanced and cost savings ways of putting meals together if you’re ready to take it to the next level.

And at the beginning of this episode we enjoyed a Darkness by Surly Brewing Company which you can find and learn all about on Untappd. A huge thanks to listener Mike in Minnesota for donating this beer and supporting the show! If you enjoyed this episode, be sure to subscribe and review us in Apple Podcasts, Castbox, or wherever you get your podcasts!

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Aug 29 2018

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Rank #3: Rules for Mindful Spending #095

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Here on How to Money, we often debate the merits of a purchase, not because we hate spending money and try to avoid doing so at all costs, but because we are constantly checking ourselves to avoid the MINDLESS spending of our money. It is a challenge to make every financial decision with the same level of intentionality but we find we are often more wasteful when we are feeling too tired or lazy to be intentional. But just being aware of some of the triggers and circumstances that lead us to spend in ways that don't align with our financial goals can help us see it and own it when it happens, and lead us to effectively change our habits for good. Being excited to spend our money mindfully on a purchase that aligns with our financial goals is a good, healthy feeling- whereas impulse spending can leave a spending hangover, often accompanied by debt. Listen as we run through several rules that help us be mindful spenders.

During this episode we enjoyed a National Cherry Blossom FestivAle by Old Ox Brewery which you can find on Untappd. A big thanks to our good buddy Andrew for donating this beer to the show! And if you enjoyed this episode, be sure to subscribe and give us a quick review in Apple Podcasts, Castbox, or wherever you get your podcasts- we’d love to hear from you.

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Jun 12 2019

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Rank #4: Everything You Need to Know About Emergency Funds #021

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Nearly half of Americans wouldn't be able to easily handle a $400 emergency! This is financial insanity. Considering the lack of any sort of margin in our lives today, it shouldn't be a surprise that Americans treat their money any differently than they treat their time. There just never seems to be enough, and any disruption (of money or time) brings a myriad of problems that must be addressed. Living paycheck to paycheck has unfortunately become the norm and it's a problem that needs to be addressed.

The answer is to create an emergency fund! Having an emergency fund allows us to weather these small storms, and most importantly reduces stress. In this episode we discuss what an emergency fund is, what it is for (and not for), and how to get started on your own- including where to put that money! Listen to the entire episode to learn what steps you can take today, regardless of your financial situation.

At the beginning of this episode we each cracked open and enjoyed a beer called Liliko'i Kepolo by Avery Brewing, a Belgian-style white ale which you can learn all about on Untappd. If you enjoyed this episode, be sure to subscribe and review us in Apple Podcasts, Castbox, or wherever you get your podcasts!

For specific links and additional information about this episode, head over to our site: HowToMoney.com . Best friends out!

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May 30 2018

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Rank #5: Investment Property Basics #004

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This episode is all about investment properties: what are they, how did we get started with our first rentals, and some rules of thumb that will help you when it comes to purchasing your own! After our last episode on Airbnb we knew we needed to address investment property broadly, as they’re a pillar of our future financial security. We’ll have more episodes where we’ll get more specific and discuss things like return on investment (ROI), insurance, and screening tenants. But for now, we’re just covering the basics. And at the beginning of this episode we cracked open an IPA – Scatterbrain by Bearded Iris Brewing which you can find and learn all about on Untappd.

If you enjoyed this episode, be sure to subscribe and review us in iTunes, Stitcher, or wherever you get your podcasts!

For specific links and additional information about this episode, head over to our site: HowToMoney.com . Best friends out!

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Jan 31 2018

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Rank #6: Ways to Cut Your Monthly Bills #013

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Cutting your monthly bills is a big deal - they add up! You could save hundreds of dollars a month which might even be enough to fully fund a Roth IRA. In this episode, we talk about some general strategies on how to cut your monthly bills, but then we dive into some specific bills like our cell phone, internet, cable, and the online streaming subscriptions like Netflix, Hulu, and Amazon.

We also enjoyed a bottle of Boulevard's Grand Cru, which you can find and learn all about on Untappd. A special thanks to Boulevard Brewing Company for donating this amazing beer and supporting the podcast! If you enjoyed this episode, be sure to subscribe and review us in Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, or wherever you get your podcasts!

For specific links and additional information about this episode, head over to our site: HowToMoney.com . Best friends out!

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Apr 04 2018

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Rank #7: Creating a Dope Side Hustle #035

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Who doesn’t want to earn more money?! In a time where we’ve seen wage growth stagnation, workers want to make more or in some cases, they can’t seem to get out of the cycle of living from paycheck to paycheck. Side hustles are the answer! There are lots of pros and cons which we cover, but not all side hustles are created equal. In our new sharing or gig economy, oftentimes the default response to just go drive for Uber or Lyft, or even charge Bird scooters- but we argue that these are dead end ‘hustles’ and aren’t much better than punching the clock at a traditional job. Listen to the entire episode as we list some options and discuss what a better, scalable side hustle looks like.

And at the beginning of this episode we enjoyed a Tears of My Enemies by Monday Night Brewing which you can find and learn all about on Untappd. A huge thanks to the guys over at MNB for donating this beer and supporting the show! If you enjoyed this episode, be sure to subscribe and review us in Apple Podcasts, Castbox, or wherever you get your podcasts!

For specific links and additional information about this episode, head over to our site: HowToMoney.com . Best friends out!

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Sep 05 2018

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Rank #8: The Beauty of the Roth IRA #083

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We think it’s a great decision for almost everyone to invest in a Roth IRA. Second only to an employer matched 401k, a Roth IRA is very often the best retirement savings vehicle due to tax advantages and flexibility within that account. Listen as we cover some of the reasons we’re huge fans of the Roth IRA.

During this episode we enjoyed a Superior BarleyLime by tripelroot - a big thanks to Heather for donating this delicious beer to the show! And if you enjoyed this episode, be sure to subscribe and give us a quick review in Apple Podcasts, Castbox, or wherever you get your podcasts- we’d love to hear from you.

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May 01 2019

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Rank #9: Before You Buy A House #065

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Buying a house will likely be the most expensive purchase you’ll ever make, so it’s no surprise that it can be an intimidating process. But this is the very same reason you should be a well informed buyer- so much money is on the line! Today we’re covering several steps everyone needs to take before purchasing to make sure that you’re getting the best deal possible on a house that you love.

During this episode we enjoyed an Ink Imperial Stout by Rhinegeist Brewery which you can learn all about on Untappd. A special thanks to Natalie and all of our friends at Rhinegeist for donating this beer to the show! And if you enjoyed this episode, be sure to subscribe and give us a quick review in Apple Podcasts, Castbox, or wherever you get your podcasts- we’d love to hear from you.

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Feb 27 2019

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Rank #10: Escape Living Paycheck To Paycheck #073

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Nearly 80% of Americans wouldn’t be able to pay their bills if they missed a paycheck. When you’re used to living paycheck to paycheck, the idea of setting aside some extra money is almost laughable. How do you even consider setting financial goals when every dollar you make is already going somewhere necessary? In this episode we talk through how to choose to set goals regardless of your financial situation. The goal of an emergency fund for some breathing room and financial cushion is the very thing that will allow you to still pay your bills if you miss a paycheck! Even saving $1,000 can be enough to end the cycle and allow you to escape that paycheck to paycheck lifestyle.

During this episode we each enjoyed a Roast Beast by Modern Methods which you can find on Untappd. A huge thanks to Krista for donating this beer to the show! And if you enjoyed this episode, be sure to subscribe and give us a quick review in Apple Podcasts, Castbox, or wherever you get your podcasts- we’d love to hear from you.

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Mar 27 2019

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Rank #11: Retirement Investing is Simpler than You Think #009

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Investing for your retirement is way simpler and easier than you think- and I'm going to prove it. Do these 2 things and you'll be a millionaire by the time you retire (I'm not even exaggerating one bit!):

1. Open your retirement accounts:401k – If your employer offers a retirement plan like a 401k, especially with a match, start contributing immediately!!! Since a ton of employers offer a 50% match, you won't be able to find a better return on your investment anywhere. At the very least contribute up to your employer match, or you can really get after it and fully fund it at $18,500.IRA – Next thing to consider is opening an IRA (individual retirement account), specifically a ROTH IRA given the recent changes in tax law. This is not an employer offered retirement plan, so anyone can open one of these accounts. It's as easy as opening a savings account online, no joke. The only downside to the IRA is that your contributions are limited at $5,500 per year (but don't forget you can open a spousal IRA too, so $11,000 combined!). We highly recommend Vanguard.2. Start investing:Take Warren Buffett's timeless advice and only buy funds or etfs that are widely diversified and have low expense ratios (like around .05%).Joel is 100% invested in VTSAX and I'm 100% invested in VOO. Again we are both big fans of Vanguard but both Fidelity and Schwab have some good low-cost funds as well.Keep investing and don't stop. That's it!And at the beginning of this episode we cracked open a couple local brews by Ironmonger Brewing Company- Damascus IPA and Anvil DIPA which you can find and learn all about on Untappd. If you enjoyed this episode, be sure to subscribe and review us in iTunes, Stitcher, or wherever you get your podcasts!

For specific links and additional information about this episode, head over to our site: HowToMoney.com . Best friends out!

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Mar 07 2018

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Rank #12: Saving vs Investing #163

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Are you saving your money when instead you should be investing it? Or maybe you’ve been investing, but alternatively you should be saving! Folks get confused as those terms are often used interchangeably, but they are very different. For example, we call it “saving for retirement” when we are actually “investing for retirement.” Saving and investing are both important and have their place, and so the trick is knowing when you should be doing either. During this episode, we’ll cover some of the different indicators and considerations that will help you to determine whether you should be saving or investing. And it depends on your goals, but there’s a good chance you’ll need to do both!

During this episode we enjoyed a Kong Double Hazy IPA by BarrelHouse Brewing Co - a big thanks to our friend Josh for donating this beer to the show! And if you enjoyed this episode, be sure to subscribe 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!

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Feb 05 2020

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Rank #13: Financial Habits that Determine Your Future #123

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Over the course of our lives, our habits become ingrained and the small things we do day after day shape who we become. This is especially true of our money as simple routines can be life-changing, but don’t forget the door swings both ways. While positive financial habits can lead to massive wins for us down the road, negative habits can lead to some pretty grim consequences. In this episode we discuss the ‘what’ and the ‘how’- what are some great financial behaviors to begin practicing, and how to stick with it and transform those behaviors into long lasting habits.

During this episode we enjoyed a Heady Topper by the The Alchemist- a big thanks to Cameron here in Atlanta for donating this beer to the show this week! And if you enjoyed this episode, be sure to subscribe and give us a quick review in Apple Podcasts or wherever you get your podcasts- we’d love to hear from you.

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Sep 18 2019

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Rank #14: Creating a Money Roadmap #051

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Happy New Year! As we’re all looking ahead and setting goals let’s not forget about money- we need a money roadmap! Now is the time to decide what we’re doing with our money this year. When we know exactly what it is that we’re saving for, we have a clear mission to keep us pumped and on track. Listen as we cover the practical tips that help guide us when it comes to creating our own money roadmaps for 2019!

During this episode we shared a Thicc Coffee Porter by Urban Family Brewing Company which you can find and learn all about on Untappd. A special thanks to David in Seattle for sending this one to us! And if you enjoyed this episode, be sure to subscribe and give us a quick review in Apple Podcasts, Castbox, or wherever you get your podcasts- we’d love to hear from you.

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Jan 02 2019

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Rank #15: Extreme Frugality in a Culture of Excess with Liz Thames #134

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Liz Thames, better known as Mrs. Frugalwoods, is the creator of the award-winning personal finance blog, Frugalwoods.com and she’s the author of the book, Meet The Frugalwoods: Achieving Financial Independence Through Simple Living. At age 32, she reached financial independence and left a successful career in Boston to create a more meaningful, purpose-driven life on a 66-acre homestead in the woods of Vermont with her husband and their two young daughters. Liz has been featured on The Today Show, PBS, NPR, in the New York Times and more. We’re excited to hear about the frugal steps she took in order to achieve financial independence, the side benefits of frugality, as well as what her life looks like there on the homestead.

During this episode we enjoyed a Boss Tweed by Old Nation Brewing- which you can find and learn all about on Untappd! And if you enjoyed this episode, be sure to subscribe and give us a quick review in Apple Podcasts or wherever you get your podcasts- we’d love to hear from you.

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Oct 28 2019

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Rank #16: Waking Up Early and Intentional Living with 5am Joel #154

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It’s probably going to be hard, but waking up earlier this year can help you to get your personal finances in order! We’re excited to talk with our friend 5am Joel about how he got started waking up early and how this has impacted him personally. We both met Joel at a personal finance conference and immediately bonded over a mutual love of craft beer as well as talking about nerdy money things like investing in real estate and financial independence. He’s been waking up early for years now and we’re curious to hear how he does it so that we can begin implementing some of his tips into our daily routine as well.

During this episode we enjoyed a Black House by Modern Times Beer- another big thanks to our friend Craig there at the brewery for donating this one! And if you enjoyed this episode, be sure to subscribe 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!

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Jan 06 2020

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Rank #17: Getting Rich Slowly & Combating Money Anxiety with J.D. Roth #138

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Our guest on this episode is personal finance writer J.D. Roth who started his blog, Get Rich Slowly in the early days of the internet- back in 2006! It’s grown to be one of the most well-respected personal finance sites around thanks to his honesty, superb writing, and desire to serve his readers. We hear all about J.D.’s history with money, whether politics belong in personal finance, the different stages of financial freedom, as well as the intersection of depression and money. And let’s not forget- we snuck in some conversation about Taylor Swift and J.D.’s lifelong devotion to his hometown soccer team!

During this episode we enjoyed a Gold by St. Archer Brewing Co- thanks to our friends at St. Archer for donating these beers to the show! And if you enjoyed this episode, be sure to subscribe 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!

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Nov 11 2019

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Rank #18: Ask HTM - Ditching a Crappy High-Paying Job, Student Loan Refinancing, and Investing with Fundrise #196

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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/

1 - I really like investing via Fundrise, but should I be maxing out my Roth IRA first?

2 - Bad news: I’ve recently lost my job. Good news: I just sold my house and got married! What should I do with the money from the sale of my home?

3 - Should I take advantage of super low interest rates and refinance my student loans?

4 - I have a high-paying, but soul-sucking job. Should I pursue a position that pays much less but will yield many other intangible benefits?

5 - Is there a middle ground investment vehicle? I’m looking for something that isn’t too conservative, but something that is also not too risky.

During this episode we enjoyed a Fog of War by Easy Chair Brewing Garage- thanks to our friend Jess for donating this one to the show! And as we ramp 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!

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May 04 2020

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Rank #19: Massively Cut Your Tax Bill #052

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The new tax law nearly doubles the standard deduction which means even fewer folks will be itemizing deductions on their tax returns this year- however, there is still an important way to massively cut our tax bills! Regardless of whether we take the standard deduction or if we itemize deductions- we can still reduce our tax bill by ‘above the line deductions’. These are technically not actual deductions but adjustments to arrive at our adjusted gross income which we typically want as low as possible in order to pay fewer taxes! Listen as we cover some of the best ways to cut our tax bills and why you’ll likely want to do the same.

During this episode we enjoyed a Karate in the Garage by Southern Swells which you can find and learn all about on Untappd. A massive thanks to Kate from Southern Swells for sending us a bunch of their beers- we’re big fans of what they’re doing down at Jax beach! And if you enjoyed this episode, be sure to subscribe and give us a quick review in Apple Podcasts, Castbox, or wherever you get your podcasts- we’d love to hear from you.

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Jan 09 2019

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Rank #20: Money Chores to Crush During Quarantine #191

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Many of us have been stuck at home with extra time on our hands due to the quarantine. Even if your state or local government hasn’t made it an official order, it’s likely you’ve found yourself trying to figure out what to do with these free nights and weekends! And while we wouldn’t suggest that you must use all that additional time to work on your personal finances, it would helpful to use at least some of it to work on some money matters that typically get swept under the rug. So in this episode we’re talking about the chorelike, everyday money disciplines that are often skipped over. These are the kinds of money moves you may not be paying attention to, but they still have a big impact on your personal finances.

During this episode we enjoyed an Adambier by Crooked Stave- thanks to our friends at the brewery for donating this one to the show! And as we ramp 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!

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Apr 22 2020

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