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Ask HTM - Insurance You Want to Avoid, Investing in Carbon Credits, & Getting Priced Out of the Housing Market #853

Friday Flight - Cohabitating to Save, Big Bank Threats, & Longevity by Design #852

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: forever ever stamps, Costco membership price increases, personal finance 101, cohabitating to save, forgotten free streaming, ubiquitous betting, big bank threats, buh-bye paper checks, credit card disputes on the rise, longevity by design, & no dice noncompetes.

 

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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Teach and Retire Rich w/ Dan Otter #851

Teaching isn’t typically synonymous with accumulating vast quantities of wealth but our guest today, Dan Otter, is here to say otherwise. And actually, it turns out that teachers have a way to totally supercharge their retirement by investing even more money than they otherwise thought possible – that’s just one of the many topics we cover. But Dan Otter is an elementary school teacher turned 403b hero in the world higher ed and teachers. He is the founder of the much referenced site, 403bWise.org, and we’re pumped to discuss the different ways that teachers (a massively underappreciated profession BTW) can financially prepare for their futures. We discuss how to know whether your 403b is any good, why more options doesn’t necessarily mean better options, alternative paths to consider if your 403b is crummy, and plenty more 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 Blanche De Nashville by Yazoo Brewing! 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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Ask HTM - Counting Extra Mortgage Payments, Dangerous Ways to Tap Home Equity, & Losing a Chunk of Retirement Dollars #850

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 - Is it a good idea to grab some home equity using sites like HomeTap?

2 - Why did I lose a big chunk of my retirement funds when I withdrew some of my investments?

3 - Should I consider buying the house I rent from my landlord?

4 - Do I count extra mortgage payments made to the bank when calculating my savings rate?

 

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 Hammer Red by Sweetwater Brewing! 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 - The SAVE Seesaw, Brand Warmth, & Money Avoidance #849

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: the slowest workday of the summer, the SAVE seesaw, overspending own goals, a new attractive unlimited MVNO, brand warmth, exes getting millions, auto-enroll to the rescue, money avoidance, & saving like BTS.

 

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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Catching up to FI w/ Jackie Cummings Koski #848

Nobody likes to be late to a party – the good snacks and drinks are gone, you’ve missed out on some inside jokes, and other friends may have already dipped out! It’s a bummer to feel like you’re out of the loop, because once you finally do learn about something important, like investing for your future, you’re in the disadvantaged position of having to make up for lost time. And I think that’s how a lot of folks feel when they first learn about FIRE, Financial Independence Retire early, “Sure, I’d be able to retire early too if I had heard about this 30 years ago!” But we’re here to tell you that it’s not too late, and our guest Jackie Cummings Koski is living proof that you didn’t have to start investing in your 20s in order to reach FIRE. Having only woken up to handling her finances responsibly at the age of 38, it only took her around a decade to call it quits (earning less than $100k/year), proving that you can achieve financial freedom even as a late comer. Jackie is a CFP, the author of the recently published FIRE for Dummies, and she’s also the co-host of the podcast Catching Up to FI which is going to be our theme for this episode – getting caught up with your investments!

 

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 Pretty Bird by Gate City Brewing! 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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Ask HTM - Utilizing Roth Contributions in a Pinch, SAVE Plan for High Earners, & Buying a Home to Save Money #847

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 - What are some drawbacks of the SAVE Plan for high-income earners? (***note: we didn't mention the federal judge pause to certain aspects of the SAVE Plan as that news broke after we recorded this episode!)

2 - Is tax loss harvesting and sector specific investing enough of a benefit to pay for a financial advisor?

3 - How can I tap my Roth 401k in order to pay off some credit card debt?

4 - Does it make sense to purchase a home if it means paying less than my rent?

 

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 classic: Duchesse de Bourgogne by Brouwerij Verhaeghe! 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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Cheap Meal Prep For Struggling Chefs w/ Frankie Celenza (Bestie) #846

What do Michelle Obama and Novak Djokovic have in common? Well at the very least they’ve both enjoyed meals by today’s guest, Frankie Celenza. And if you think about it, whether you’ve lived in the White House, or you’re the number one tennis player in the world, or if you’re just scraping by on a meager income, there is nothing more elemental than our need to eat food. We’re all united by the fact that we get hungry! And while some folks might like to splurge when it comes to meals, the rest of us are looking for ways to cut those costs so we can reach other financial goals. Frankie is a Daytime Emmy award winning culinary host and his show, Struggle Meals, is all about getting the most bang for your buck in the kitchen, both for your wallet and time savings. He is truly a professional in the kitchen and today we talk about buying seasonally, how to be more efficient while we cook, canned vs frozen veggies, redefining what it means to ‘cook’, and of course some of his favorite meals that are affordable and easy to prepare.

 

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 Fluffy Cow Hazy IPA by Gruner Brothers- thanks for donating this one to the show Katie! 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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Car Buying with an Edge w/ Ray & Zach Shefska #845

One of the reasons we’re pumped to have our guests joining us today is because it might finally be time for you to buy a car! Supply chains were snarled during the pandemic leading to auto values actually increasing pretty much across the board. It was a terrible time to buy a car – prices weren’t depreciating, they were appreciating! But regardless of the macrotrends, cars are expensive, transportation is a massive line item on most American’s budgets, and here to talk to us about how you can spend less on that car is Ray and Zach Shefska, the founders of CarEdge. CarEdge is a customer-centric buyers agent that gets you the best deal possible, and the founders are going to share their secrets on how you can pay the least for your new ride. Combined they have over 40 years of experience in the car business and we’re going to discuss the questions to ask dealerships, the fees to push back on, and timing it just right to ensure you snag the biggest discount.

 

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 Gimme the Lup by Steady Hand Brewing! 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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Ask HTM - Max Car Rental Savings, Fun Money Convos with Partners, & Diversifying with REITs #844

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 - What’s the best way to have an impactful and fun money meeting with my partner?

2 - Mortgage rates and home prices are keeping me from diversifying my portfolio – should I invest in REITs instead?

3 - Should I pay off my mortgage or renovate my home?

4 - Is it worth letting an insurance company track my driving in order to reduce my premium?

5 - Re-shopping a rental car to save massive amounts of money!

 

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 Bike Tour, which is a Helles Lager by Creature Comforts! 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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