Cover image of How to Money
(1430)

Rank #16 in Investing category

Business
Investing

How to Money

Updated 5 days ago

Rank #16 in Investing category

Business
Investing
Read more

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.

Read more

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.

iTunes Ratings

1430 Ratings
Average Ratings
1168
100
46
44
72

Relatable and relevant personal finance podcast

By audrey.so. - Oct 03 2019
Read more
Down to earth, relatable hosts that share knowledge about personal finance in a digestible and approachable way.

Awesome

By steveBoner - Oct 02 2019
Read more
These guys are great. Very informative. Recommended!

iTunes Ratings

1430 Ratings
Average Ratings
1168
100
46
44
72

Relatable and relevant personal finance podcast

By audrey.so. - Oct 03 2019
Read more
Down to earth, relatable hosts that share knowledge about personal finance in a digestible and approachable way.

Awesome

By steveBoner - Oct 02 2019
Read more
These guys are great. Very informative. Recommended!

The Best Episodes of:

Cover image of How to Money

How to Money

Updated 5 days ago

Read more

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.

Rank #1: Cutting Your Grocery Bill Like Crazy #034

Podcast cover
Read more

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!

Best friends out!

Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

Aug 29 2018

55mins

Play

Rank #2: Recession Proofing Your Finances (Bestie) #125

Podcast cover
Read more

We have some really exciting news to share before introducing this Wednesday episode (and ironically enough, we discussed the cost of diapers at the beginning of this one)!

Are we ready for a recession!? The economy has been roaring for close to a decade and corrections are inevitable. We’re not saying to pay uber close attention to the news cycle and the different predictions of the market tanking, but it is good to be prepared. And even if an actual recession never occurs, getting our personal finances in shape will allow us to be prepared for short-term bumps in the road- whether they’re market related, or purely personal. Give this episode a listen to hear our top tips on how you should recession proof your finances.

During this episode we both enjoyed a Resilience IPA by Sierra Nevada which you can find and learn all about on Untappd. A big thanks to Felipe in Chico CA for donating this delicious beer! 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.

Best friends out!

Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

Sep 25 2019

41mins

Play

Rank #3: Financial Habits that Determine Your Future #123

Podcast cover
Read more

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.

Best friends out!

Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

Sep 18 2019

38mins

Play

Rank #4: Ways to Cut Your Monthly Bills #013

Podcast cover
Read more

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!

Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

Apr 04 2018

54mins

Play

Rank #5: Creating a Dope Side Hustle #035

Podcast cover
Read more

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!

Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

Sep 05 2018

44mins

Play

Rank #6: Escape Living Paycheck To Paycheck #073

Podcast cover
Read more

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.

Best friends out!

Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

Mar 27 2019

36mins

Play

Rank #7: Everything You Need to Know About Emergency Funds #021

Podcast cover
Read more

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!

Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

May 30 2018

37mins

Play

Rank #8: Investment Property Basics #004

Podcast cover
Read more

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!

Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

Jan 31 2018

54mins

Play

Rank #9: Before You Buy A House #065

Podcast cover
Read more

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.

Best friends out!

Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

Feb 27 2019

43mins

Play

Rank #10: Rules for Mindful Spending #095

Podcast cover
Read more

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.

Best friends out!

Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

Jun 12 2019

41mins

Play

Rank #11: Creating a Money Roadmap #051

Podcast cover
Read more

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.

Best friends out!

Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

Jan 02 2019

39mins

Play

Rank #12: Retirement Investing is Simpler than You Think #009

Podcast cover
Read more

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!

Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

Mar 07 2018

49mins

Play

Rank #13: Massively Cut Your Tax Bill #052

Podcast cover
Read more

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.

Best friends out!

Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

Jan 09 2019

44mins

Play

Rank #14: The Beauty of the Roth IRA #083

Podcast cover
Read more

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.

Best friends out!

Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

May 01 2019

35mins

Play

Rank #15: How to Take Advantage of Free Stuff #049

Podcast cover
Read more

How amazing is it that we live in a world where there are so many ‘free’ things all around us? And how unfortunate is it, that we don’t even see these ‘free’ resources because we’re so used to purchasing and consumption- we don’t even think to make use of them. Our technology and culture steers us in the direction to spend. Chances are there are times when we're not taking advantage of this ‘free’ stuff and we're overspending because maybe we haven’t thought about it recently or there are some things you’re not even aware of yet. Putting these resources to use will make us smarter, save us money, and will overall lead to a healthier and more balanced life.

During this episode we shared a Sticky Hands IPA by Block 15 Brewing Company which you can find and learn all about on Untappd. A special thanks to Dale in Portland for bringing down this IPA for us to have on the show (even after our Atlanta United gave his team a walloping at the MLS Cup)! 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.

Best friends out!

Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

Dec 19 2018

51mins

Play

Rank #16: Your House is an Awful Investment #030

Podcast cover
Read more

“Don’t rent, you’re just throwing away money. Buy a house instead, it’s a great investment!” - says almost everyone who purchases a home. It’s often accepted as a gospel truth that purchasing a home as a primary residence is always a great investment. This is just not true. We promise you, unless you’re house hacking, chances are your house makes an awful investment. It could possibly be a good lifestyle choice, maybe a great decision for you and your family, or perhaps you're getting a great deal, but that doesn’t mean you should consider it to be a great investment. In this episode, we cover all the different reasons why your primary residence is an awful investment, and then we also give some tips to consider to make your home a ‘less bad’ investment.

And at the beginning of this episode we enjoyed a Rueuze (2015) by Bruery Terreux which you can find and 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!

Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

Aug 01 2018

53mins

Play

Rank #17: Find the Cheapest Flights with $Pro Scott Keyes #064

Podcast cover
Read more

The fact is that everyone wants to travel, but nobody wants to pay more than they need to for airfare. Who doesn’t want a deal?! Our $Pro today is Scott of Scott’s Cheap Flights, and he’s going to explain how we’ve been going about booking our vacations all wrong. It’s time to turn the way we plan for trips completely upside down! Listen as we discuss ways to save money when booking airfare.

During this episode we enjoyed a Penguin Blonde 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.

Best friends out!

Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

Feb 25 2019

37mins

Play

Rank #18: Debt Snowball vs. Debt Avalanche Approach To Paying Down Debt #085

Podcast cover
Read more

What is the best way to pay down debt? Americans are in tremendous amounts of debt (think over 400 billion on just credit cards alone)! Not only is this debt keeping folks from reaching their financial goals, but it’s also taking a toll on the mental health of borrowers. Knowing the best strategy to get out of this debt is a big deal and could be the difference between living paycheck to paycheck or achieving financial freedom. Listen as we cover both approaches so you can decide which is better for you: the debt snowball (popularized by Dave Ramsey) and the debt avalanche (also known as debt stacking).

During this episode we enjoyed a Maple Vanilla Copra Kai by Southern Grist Brewing which you can find on Untappd. Another big thanks to Jamie and friends up there in Nashville 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, Castbox, or wherever you get your podcasts- we’d love to hear from you.

Best friends out!

Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

May 08 2019

34mins

Play

Rank #19: Debunking Conventional Financial Advice #117

Podcast cover
Read more

There’s a lot of crappy financial advice out there. Some sayings you might hear all the time and you’re not even sure where they even originated- maybe they’re more of a proverbial phrase. There are also bits of wisdom that might have been good at some point, but are now just outdated- it’s time to retire those old ways of thinking! And other phrases might just be broad blanket statements, but our financial landscape today requires a bit more nuance. We’re going to tackle some of these sayings and determine what we should and shouldn’t be doing with our money.

During this episode we enjoyed a Golden Sabbath by Big Island Brewhaus- another big thanks to Cody in Hawaii for donating these beers 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.

Best friends out!

Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

Aug 28 2019

34mins

Play

Rank #20: Should We Host an Airbnb? #003

Podcast cover
Read more

Finding a sweet place to rent and spend the night is easy enough on Airbnb, but how easy is it to be a host? What are the pros and cons of hosting our very own Airstream or apartment? Am I actually going to dig out 2 feet of dirt in my basement to make room for a private apartment? In this episode Joel and I discuss the different options we're each considering and whether or not we're cut out to be Airbnb hosts. And at the beginning of this episode we popped open a Rodenbach Alexander 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!

Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

Jan 19 2018

55mins

Play