"How To Money" With Joel Larsgaard

"How To Money" With Joel Larsgaard

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Retiring on the Reg w/ Jillian Johnsrud #815

Ask HTM - Roth Emergency Funds, Buying Out A Lease, & Financial Advice For Graduates #814

Let’s dive into the week with some fresh listener questions we have lined up for you! And don't just stand on the sidelines- if you have a question you’d like us to answer, toss your voice memo our way. It only takes about 90 seconds to record and you can find a step by step guide over at HowToMoney.com/ask . Regardless of how random or bizarre you might think it is, we want to hear it!

 

1 - Should or shouldn’t I prioritize paying down my student loans with the potential of forgiveness on the horizon?

2 - As a recent college grad, what is the best financial advice you have for me?

3 - Is it worth taking the additional tax hit to prioritize a Roth 401k over a traditional 401k?

4 - Using my Roth IRA as an emergency fund- is this a good idea?

5 - What is the best way to buy out my car lease and is it even a wise move?

 

Want more How To Money in your life? Here are some additional ways to get ahead with your personal finances:

  • Knowing your ‘money gear’ is a crucial part of your personal finance journey. Start here. 
  • Sign up for the weekly HTM newsletter. It’s fun, free, & practical.
  • Join a thriving community of fellow money in the HTM Facebook group.
  • Find the best credit card for you with our new credit card tool!
  • Massively reduce your cell phone bill each month by switching to a discount provider like Mint Mobile.

 

During this episode we enjoyed a Wake-n-Bake Coffee Imperial Stout by Terrapin! And please help us to spread the word by letting friends and family know about How to Money! Hit the share button, subscribe if you’re not already a regular listener, and give us a quick review in Apple Podcasts or wherever you get your podcasts. Help us to change the conversation around personal finance and get more people doing smart things with their money!

 

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Friday Flight - Last Minute Tax Tips, New Job Fever, & A Food Waste Fix #813

Time for a Friday Flight- our little sampling of the week’s financial news and what it means for your personal finances. There are a lot of headlines out there, but we boil them down to specific takeaways that will allow you to kick off the weekend informed and help you to get ahead with your money. In this episode we explain some relevant and helpful stories like: last minute tax tips, more money vs more time, new job fever, jobs of tomorrow, beware of the neobanks, car wrap scams, repair or replace that appliance, less cashierless stores, fewer discount stores, ‘use by’ dates, & nutrition labels for the internet.

 

Want more How To Money in your life? Here are some additional ways to get ahead with your personal finances:

  • Knowing your ‘money gear’ is a crucial part of your personal finance journey. Start here. 
  • Sign up for the weekly HTM newsletter. It’s fun, free, & practical.
  • Join a thriving community of fellow money in the HTM Facebook group.
  • Find the best credit card for you with our new credit card tool!
  • Massively reduce your cell phone bill each month by switching to a discount provider like Mint Mobile.

 

And please help us to spread the word by letting friends and family know about How to Money! Hit the share button, subscribe if you’re not already a regular listener, and give us a quick review in Apple Podcasts or wherever you get your podcasts. Help us to change the conversation around personal finance and get more people doing smart things with their money. Have an awesome weekend!

 

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Getting Scrappy to Save on Streaming w/ Michael Timmerman #812

There are three ways to boost your net worth: you can invest more money, but keep in mind that we’re in it for the long haul- it takes decades for compounding to really kick in. You can earn more money which is a ton of fun- who doesn’t like getting promoted or earning a fat bonus at work? But again, this can take years of grinding it out, at the very least months of hard work in order to stand out among your peers. OR, there are changes that you can literally make immediately by cutting your expenses in order to save more money. That’s what we’re discussing with our guest today, Michael Timmerman. Michael writes over at MichaelSaves.com, his YouTube channel has over 25 million views- in part because he's virtually a human guinea pig, working on our behalf to test products and services to make sure we’re getting the best deals possible. And today we have a great conversation centered around the many different scrappy ways that we can save on streaming, cell phones, and more! 

 

Want more How To Money in your life? Here are some additional ways to get ahead with your personal finances:

  • Knowing your ‘money gear’ is a crucial part of your personal finance journey. Start here. 
  • Sign up for the weekly HTM newsletter. It’s fun, free, & practical.
  • Join a thriving community of fellow money in the HTM Facebook group.
  • Find the best credit card for you with our new credit card tool!
  • Massively reduce your cell phone bill each month by switching to a discount provider like Mint Mobile.

 

During this episode we both enjoyed a Buzzfest by Infinite Ale Works! Please help us to spread the word by letting friends and family know about How to Money! Hit the share button, subscribe if you’re not already a regular listener, and give us a quick review in Apple Podcasts or wherever you get your podcasts. Help us to change the conversation around personal finance and get more people doing smart things with their money!

 

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Ask HTM - Alt Investment Considerations, Making the Most of Profit Sharing, & National Debt’s Impact on Your Portfolio #811

Let’s dive into the week with some fresh listener questions we have lined up for you! And don't just stand on the sidelines- if you have a question you’d like us to answer, toss your voice memo our way. It only takes about 90 seconds to record and you can find a step by step guide over at HowToMoney.com/ask . Regardless of how random or bizarre you might think it is, we want to hear it!

 

1 - Should I consider alternative investments offered by the newer fintech platforms?

2 - Do medical bills need to be directly paid for with my HSA or should I use a credit card?

3 - What should I do with over six figures from my employer's profit sharing plan?

4 - How should I account for the US national debt in my retirement portfolio allocation?

5 - Paying off a 2.5% mortgage- does it ever make sense?

 

Want more How To Money in your life? Here are some additional ways to get ahead with your personal finances:

  • Knowing your ‘money gear’ is a crucial part of your personal finance journey. Start here. 
  • Sign up for the weekly HTM newsletter. It’s fun, free, & practical.
  • Join a thriving community of fellow money in the HTM Facebook group.
  • Find the best credit card for you with our new credit card tool!
  • Massively reduce your cell phone bill each month by switching to a discount provider like Mint Mobile.

 

During this episode we enjoyed an I Choose Yuzu by Pure Project Brewing- a big thanks to Kristi for donating this one to the pod! Please help us to spread the word by letting friends and family know about How to Money! Hit the share button, subscribe if you’re not already a regular listener, and give us a quick review in Apple Podcasts or wherever you get your podcasts. Help us to change the conversation around personal finance and get more people doing smart things with their money!

 

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Is Passive Income a Myth? (Bestie) #810

Just like how we can idolize ‘finding the right one’ when looking for a partner or spouse, the same can be true of passive income as we’re talking about our personal finances. We can be tempted into thinking that if we only find the right person then it’s smooth sailing. But as anyone who has been in a long-term relationship knows- the work has only just begun! The same is often true of the different passive income opportunities that we hear pitched in social media or hawked in YouTube videos. Passive income is a legit and real concept, but the way it’s often presented doesn’t include the full story, or they leave out some crucial details. There are very few sources of 100%, purely passive income and so that’s why we are dispelling the myth that there are opportunities around every corner, but have a listen because there are ways you can begin establishing your own future streams of income, today.

 

Want more How To Money in your life? Here are some additional ways to get ahead with your personal finances:

  • Knowing your ‘money gear’ is a crucial part of your personal finance journey. Start here. 
  • Sign up for the weekly HTM newsletter. It’s fun, free, & practical.
  • Join a thriving community of fellow money in the HTM Facebook group.
  • Find the best credit card for you with our new credit card tool!
  • Massively reduce your cell phone bill each month by switching to a discount provider like Mint Mobile.

 

During this episode we enjoyed a Radix by Halfway Crooks! And please help us to spread the word by letting friends and family know about How to Money! Hit the share button, subscribe if you’re not already a regular listener, and give us a quick review in Apple Podcasts or wherever you get your podcasts. Help us to change the conversation around personal finance and get more people doing smart things with their money!

 

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The Bitcoin Episode for Normies w/ Marko from WhiteBoard Finance #809

With Bitcoin near all-time highs, maybe you’re thinking “DANG, I need to buy some… BTC is going to the moon after all!” Well not necessarily- don’t think that you’re missing out on an opportunity of a lifetime to strike it rich. But we are going to discuss how investing in Bitcoin can not only boost your overall returns, but how it can also be a balanced and healthy strategy for investors. We’re joined today by Marko from White Board Finance to have a frank and practical conversation about Bitcoin. Marko was self-taught and started investing in the market at the age of 18. But then after studying finance and working for tech startups and in banking, he launched his YouTube channel which is currently just shy of one million subscribers! He’s an expert of all things personal finance, but we’re mainly going to focus on the future of Bitcoin, the recent events responsible for it blowing up, how much Bitcoin you should own in your portfolio, and much more!

 

Want more How To Money in your life? Here are some additional ways to get ahead with your personal finances:

  • Knowing your ‘money gear’ is a crucial part of your personal finance journey. Start here. 
  • Sign up for the weekly HTM newsletter. It’s fun, free, & practical.
  • Join a thriving community of fellow money in the HTM Facebook group.
  • Find the best credit card for you with our new credit card tool!
  • Massively reduce your cell phone bill each month by switching to a discount provider like Mint Mobile.

 

During this episode we enjoyed a Diamond Dust by Pure Project- a big thanks to Kristi for donating this one to the pod! Please help us to spread the word by letting friends and family know about How to Money! Hit the share button, subscribe if you’re not already a regular listener, and give us a quick review in Apple Podcasts or wherever you get your podcasts. Help us to change the conversation around personal finance and get more people doing smart things with their money!

 

Best friends out!

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Ask HTM - Investing Deadlines, Building Generational Wealth, & Coping With Financial Regrets #808

Let’s dive into the week with some fresh listener questions we have lined up for you! And don't just stand on the sidelines- if you have a question you’d like us to answer, toss your voice memo our way. It only takes about 90 seconds to record and you can find a step by step guide over at HowToMoney.com/ask . Regardless of how random or bizarre you might think it is, we want to hear it!

 

1 - Should I invest in the stock market if I’m planning to maximize my real estate holdings?

2 - I’d like to build generational wealth so how should I look to invest money for my son?

3 - What do I do about the individual company stock I own that I acquired via a 401k match?

4 - Is it too late to contribute to a 2023 Roth IRA?

5 - Financial regrets: how would we have invested $500, knowing what we know now?

 

Want more How To Money in your life? Here are some additional ways to get ahead with your personal finances:

  • Knowing your ‘money gear’ is a crucial part of your personal finance journey. Start here. 
  • Sign up for the weekly HTM newsletter. It’s fun, free, & practical.
  • Join a thriving community of fellow money in the HTM Facebook group.
  • Find the best credit card for you with our new credit card tool!
  • Massively reduce your cell phone bill each month by switching to a discount provider like Mint Mobile.

 

During this episode we enjoyed a Boneshaker by Moat Mountain- thanks for donating this one to the podcast Todd! And please help us to spread the word by letting friends and family know about How to Money! Hit the share button, subscribe if you’re not already a regular listener, and give us a quick review in Apple Podcasts or wherever you get your podcasts. Help us to change the conversation around personal finance and get more people doing smart things with their money!

 

Best friends out!

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Friday Flight - Passive Income Plans, Paying Points, & Rewards Rug Pull #807

Time for a Friday Flight- our little sampling of the week’s financial news and what it means for your personal finances. There are a lot of headlines out there, but we boil them down to specific takeaways that will allow you to kick off the weekend informed and help you to get ahead with your money. In this episode we explain some relevant and helpful stories like: Daniel Kahneman vs Sam Bankman-Fried, banana prices, seeking after passive income via vending machines and house flipping, paying down points, keeping the mortgage, fabulous 401(k)s, rewards rug pulls, Robinhood is golden, & an annuity in search of a problem.

 

Want more How To Money in your life? Here are some additional ways to get ahead with your personal finances:

  • Knowing your ‘money gear’ is a crucial part of your personal finance journey. Start here. 
  • Sign up for the weekly HTM newsletter. It’s fun, free, & practical.
  • Join a thriving community of fellow money in the HTM Facebook group.
  • Find the best credit card for you with our new credit card tool!
  • Massively reduce your cell phone bill each month by switching to a discount provider like Mint Mobile.

 

And please help us to spread the word by letting friends and family know about How to Money! Hit the share button, subscribe if you’re not already a regular listener, and give us a quick review in Apple Podcasts or wherever you get your podcasts. Help us to change the conversation around personal finance and get more people doing smart things with their money. Have an awesome weekend!

 

Best friends out!

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Real Estate FIRE w/ Alan Corey #806

We love real estate! Any long-time listener of the podcast knows that we’re fans of investing in real estate. We both have a handful of rentals and a decent chunk of our financial success is due to those houses! That being said, we also approach the conversation with a degree of reservation because we don’t think it’s for everyone- it’s not nearly the source of passive income like many would lead you to believe. Not to mention we happened to dip our toes in the waters at a historically great period of time. So we’re nuanced, but our guest today is NOT! Here to preach the real estate gospel is Alan Corey who is all-in: he’s a realtor, author of A Million Bucks By 30 as well as House FIRE, which we’ll be discussing today, and of course an investor himself. Alan is a self-proclaimed ‘real estate maximalist’ here in our wonderful city of Atlanta, and we’re going to talk about all things real estate- the current state of the market, why first time home buyers shouldn’t wait, why he doesn’t care about interest rates as an investor, the role of leverage when investing in real estate, if umbrella insurance is enough to mitigate risk, how to think about investing in an Airbnb, vacation rentals, and more!

 

Want more How To Money in your life? Here are some additional ways to get ahead with your personal finances:

  • Knowing your ‘money gear’ is a crucial part of your personal finance journey. Start here. 
  • Sign up for the weekly HTM newsletter. It’s fun, free, & practical.
  • Join a thriving community of fellow money in the HTM Facebook group.
  • Find the best credit card for you with our new credit card tool!
  • Massively reduce your cell phone bill each month by switching to a discount provider like Mint Mobile.

 

During this episode we enjoyed an Oost by HighGrain Brewing- a big thanks to Mike and Kristy for donating this one to the pod! Please help us to spread the word by letting friends and family know about How to Money! Hit the share button, subscribe if you’re not already a regular listener, and give us a quick review in Apple Podcasts or wherever you get your podcasts. Help us to change the conversation around personal finance and get more people doing smart things with their money!

 

Best friends out!

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