Episode 99 - Buying Your First Rental Unit

Okay guys get ready for one of our longest episodes ever. We’ve been landlords for a few years now and we’ve learned a lot along that way that we wanted to share with you in this episode. From how we got started in real estate to tips on marketing your property or figuring out if your property will cashflow we cover all of the basics on this episode.

Episode 97 - Learn to Entertain Yourself

When I was a kid if I complained about being bored my parents always told me to “use my imagination”. As adults it seems like we have lost our ability to use our imagination. I recently saw an article talking about how the average American spends $2,500 a year on entertainment and several people in the comments mentioned they couldn’t imagine cutting their spending in this category. So the challenge this week is to think about ways to be entertained that cost absolutely nothing (or very little). From free content you can stream on your TV to free apps that teach you how to plan an instrument and much more there is something for everybody to explore. You can have a good time, and save some extra dough!

Episode 96 - Budget with an Open Mind

This episode is a bit different than our usual so buckle in and get ready for a rant. We discuss various spending categories and why it’s important to keep an open mind when you are starting to make budget cuts. Instead of immediately thinking it would be impossible to spend a lower amount each month why not set a goal to spend 5% less in a category than the month before? All these baby steps add up and after all, a Millionaire is Made $10 at a time.

Episode 92 - Content Creators

In a world with so much free content how will the payment system change in the future? Patreon has done a lot to help smaller creators make a living but at the same time that passes the burden onto the listeners to support their favorite producers. It’s a fast-changing industry so on this weeks episode we talk about the various models and discuss why we personally haven’t tried to monetize just yet.

Episode 91 - Guilt-Free Spending

In this weeks episode we chat about the things we actually spend money on and when we do spend money we don’t have any guilt about it! We chatted last week about how we don’t follow a strict budget so while we don’t go overboard in any of these categories we’ve learned to be at peace with our spending levels.

Episode 89 - How Much Should You Save for College?

A large goal for many of our listeners is to help pay for their childs college education. With college costs increasing by 4% each year this can quickly inflate to a large amount. In this episode we tackle how much you need to save per month if you want to pitch in $20k each year for your childs education, this information can be found in the table below. We also chat about how to offset that cost with scholarships, community college programs and even exploring other options to education.

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Episode 84 - Being Rich versus Being Wealthy

When you look at the average person down the street you probably would never think they are the millionaire right? Surely that’s the person driving a fancy car and living in the bigger house right? Well typically that’s wrong! Usually it’s the frugal badasses that make less but save better than become wealthy while those that make a large income but spend it all on appearing rich never see their net worth grow.

*I was thinking of Jay Leno by the way but the car example was the wrong one to use. Here’s that article: https://www.cnbc.com/2017/03/16/jay-lenos-brilliant-money-saving-strategy-is-something-anyone-can-try.html

So probably my brain merged in this article where Jay Leno is mentioned:

https://www.hotcars.com/15-filthy-rich-celebrities-who-drive-garbage-cars/

Episode 82 - The Financial Diet

We all know that the best diets in life are the ones that are sustainable for the long run, that make us feel good about ourselves, and that work for our needs and wants to make it easier to stick with it. When you apply that same practice to your finances it actually makes a lot of sense! Whenever you create a budget you need to make sure it includes indulgences every once it a while so that you can stick with it. You also will realize that at some point when you’re in the middle of your journey it doesn’t feel exciting anymore - this is when putting things on auto pilot is your best friend. Just set it, and forget it, and you’ll be amazed how quickly you can grow your savings.