054 | Getting Financially Naked Before Marriage


From the expo floor of FinCon17, I’m speaking with Award Winning Personal Finance Author Erin Lowry about her new book Broke Millennial. Her goal is to help young adults to stop acting rich and get their financial life together. One of the major topics in the book is getting financially naked with your partner before marriage. Given the importance of this crucial money conversation, Erin and I intently focus on that topic during our chat today. 

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How I’m Growing My Online Business at FinCon

This week, I’m attending FinCon. This is a conference catered to personal finance bloggers, podcasters, speakers, coaches, advisors or really anyone who has something to say about money.

Given that I like to yammer on about money and my wife can only take so much of it (bless her heart), I figured I would make the trip out to Dallas, get my learn on and meet some of my “kind”. It’s four days of money and media in the Lone Star State for me!

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053 | Creating a Profitable and Fulfilling Online Business

Sometimes it feels like we have to choose between a career with a good salary or a career that’s personally gratifying. It’s rare that they two situations should ever met. But what if we could create our own business that is both profitable and fulfilling?

Today, I’m excited to speak to a man who has done it. He’s cracked the code.

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7 Simple Ways to Avoid Distraction at Work and Home

A couple of weeks ago, I had an impactful conversation with Author Curt Steinhorst about his new book Can I Have Your Attention*.  The focus of that interview was all about how distraction affects our work and home lives.

That interview with Curt really hit home for me. I think it’s because Curt and I are in a very similar spot in life. We’re both busy with our work, but we also want to be fun-loving Dads and a supportive husbands. Focus is required to be successful in all of these areas.   

I’m all about improvement and action. I’ve outlined 7 things that I’m working to improve following my conversation with Curt. These action steps will help me enhance both my work and home life.

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052 | Planning Your Family’s Financial Legacy

Increasing your savings, making more money and amassing wealth can have a huge impact on your personal finances. Your wealth can allow you to buy things that bring you joy, experience incredible vacations and create more free time for yourself. For some people, building wealth isn’t just about personal enjoyment. It is about leaving a legacy for your family.

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Dear 20-Year Old, Invest Now and Retire Early

I recently sent a letter (yes, a real letter) to my 20-year old nephew encouraging him to start saving for his retirement today. With time and compound interest on his side, his options are endless. In order for him to reach financial independence, he’ll need to invest and adopt some crucial money-smart habits early on in his life.

Cross your fingers for me that the message resonates with him!

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051 | Conquer Distraction at Work and at Home

Distraction can come in all different forms. It can be from unnecessary chit-chat with your colleagues at work, smart phone notifications or even being the “always on” parent.  The constant challenge of blocking out the “noise” and focusing on the most important task can sometimes feel impossible.

Today, we’re going to conquer distraction together. The goal for today’s episode is to help you win back your time, your attention and your focus.

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