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You can afford anything, but not everything. We make daily decisions about how to spend money, time, energy, focus and attention – and ultimately, our life. Every decision is a trade-off against another choice. But how deeply do we contemplate these choices? Are we settling for the default mode? Or are we ruthlessly optimizing around a deliberate life? Host Paula Pant interviews a diverse array of entrepreneurs, early retirees, millionaires, investors, artists, adventurers, scientists, psych ...
 
Are you looking to improve your family's financial wellness and create a life of true wealth and happiness? The Marriage, Kids and Money Podcast is dedicated to helping you do just that. Each week, Andy Hill interviews millionaire parents, couples who have reached financial independence, and financial industry experts like Chris Hogan, Paula Pant, JL Collins and Rachel Cruze (the daughter of Dave Ramsey). These interviews are meant to provide you with easy-to-understand information and actio ...
 
What if one answer could change the trajectory of your entire life? Welcome to the podcast that overcomes psychological barriers by asking better questions. Each episode uncovers different sticking points and explores practical ways to become "unstuck." We'll unpack questions about potential, self-worth, fear and the creative process with psychologists, authors and thought leaders. If you’re craving more substance and ready to dive deep, you’ve come to the right place.
 
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#389: Should you bother investing in real estate … especially from a distance? Is the hassle worth it? What’s the upside? Do you really want this? Or should you just stick with index funds? Isn’t it scary to invest out-of-state? How do you know if you’re ready? In today’s episode of Afford Anything Presents: Invest Anywhere, my co-host Suni Rao and…
 
"Ideas themselves are a form of artistic expression — you don't have to follow through on all of them." Laura Maya is the author of Tell Them My Name, a travel memoir that questions the stressors of "normal" life by viewing different cultures through new eyes. A self-described "multipotentialite," Laura has rejected the idea that you need one passi…
 
#388: Recessions are terrifying. Market crashes often bring out the worst in people’s anxieties and fears. This fear triggers us to act even more irrationally than usual – which can lead to making expensive mistakes in our investment portfolios. In today’s episode, Scott Nations, who spent his career studying market volatility, describes some of th…
 
Boomerang kids are a group of adult children who move back in with their parents after going out into the world. John, a concerned parent of a teen, wants to make sure his daughter doesn’t do this! Author Bobbi Rebell joins me to share how we can get adult children to launch (and stay launched). Also, in our Internet Money segment, Tiffani Higgins …
 
Andy met an engaged couple last night ... they asked "With all the complaining parents do about their kids, is parenting worth it?" After 10 years of being parents, Nicole and Andy dive into the topic. Would they do it all over again? Was becoming a parent at 30 years old worth it? Sit back, grab your favorite drink and ponder with them, parents! B…
 
#387: Lila is concerned about inflation and the risk of a recession. Should she invest in the stock market, despite the scary headlines? Or should she pay off her primary residence or her investment properties? Linda invested in a 529 for her son’s college, and he’ll be starting in the fall. But, the value of the plan dropped right before she was p…
 
With this hot real estate market, families are considering selling and downsizing to take advantage of the equity in their homes. Samantha and her husband are having this very thought. Should they sell their 3,000-square-foot home for $700,000 and downsize? I weigh the pros and cons of downsizing in this market. Also, Kristin Stones from Pennsylvan…
 
#386: We all have our secrets. We keep some secrets from bosses, colleagues and clients, like the fact that we hope to retire early, change careers, or start a business. We keep other secrets from friends and family, like our income, net worth, spending habits and investing mistakes. Research from around the world shows that we tend to keep the sam…
 
To combat work-life burnout, sabbaticals may be corporate America’s latest weapon against the Great Resignation. Rich Jones, the Founder of Find More Balance, recently took a sabbatical from his corporate career at Google and found some incredibly rewarding results. Rich joins us today on the podcast to share those benefits and how NOT setting goal…
 
You've all heard the romantic stories of when a husband and wife first met. "It was love at first sight!" But is that true? Or were there very practical reasons you got together? We explore this balance of "romantic vs. practical" in this episode of Bread & Wine, and why it might be good to have a little bit of both. BREAD & WINE RESOURCES Buy Us a…
 
#385: Anonymous (“Jennifer”) keeps hearing us say that you should “start with the end in mind” – that your investments should match your goals and timeline. But what if you don’t have any specific financial goal? What if your risk tolerance is different than you once thought? Rachel’s new employer won’t let her contribute to retirement for more tha…
 
Achieving Coast FIRE was a huge accomplishment for our family! But with the recent market downturn, is Coast FIRE even possible for us anymore? We’ll explore our Coast FIRE status and what we’re doing to combat these uncertain financial times as a family. Also, Joshua Coombes, the leader of the grassroots movement “Do Something for Nothing” shares …
 
#384: Welcome back to the third episode in our special series, Afford Anything Presents: Invest Anywhere. Invest Anywhere is a new monthly series that runs on the First Friday of each month. It lays out the information you need to invest in real estate at a distance. Many of you want to invest in real estate, but you live in a high-cost-of-living a…
 
#383: Behavioral researcher Vanessa Van Edwards, who runs the research lab Science of People, breaks down the psychological secrets behind feeling and looking more confident, competent and charismatic. She explains how to apply these techniques to critical conversations around money, whether you’re negotiating your salary, buying a home or car, or …
 
When there are uncertain financial times, investing can feel scary. JL Collins, Author of The Simple Path to Wealth, joins us today to help us remember why long-term investing with index funds can allow us to remain calm in the storm. In this BEST OF MKM episode from 2020, JL Collins breaks down the benefits of index funds, how to invest in a stock…
 
#382: Joe is buying his first house hack and would like to understand if the FHA loan or the doctor loan would be better for him. Sara wants to leave her job to spend time with her children, and she needs help in calculating her FIRE number. Kat received a windfall and is wondering if she should invest it in stocks, real estate, or a combination of…
 
Is your Roth IRA losing money and you don't know why? Meghan Rabuse, aka the Family Finance Mom, joins me to discuss why your investment accounts might not be growing lately. We discuss the state of the stock market and what investors can do to stay calm in uncertain times. Also, Kevin from Indiana just paid off his mortgage in just 2 years! He sha…
 
It feels good when your partner has your back. You know that they are there for you when it matters. But should you always have your spouse's back no matter what? In this episode of Bread & Wine, we explore this question and share our takeaways on what it means to have your partner's back. BREAD & WINE RESOURCES Buy Us a Cheap Bottle of Wine: And w…
 
#381: Maybe you’re envious of your friend who bought Bitcoin in 2015 and held until it hit 7-figures. Maybe you’re anxious about rapidly rising home prices. Maybe you regret that you didn’t buy a rental property five years ago, because – at the time – you felt like prices had already risen so much (from 2012 to 2017) that you just couldn’t justify …
 
Shane and his wife are a mortgage-free millionaire couple at 36 years old! They are wondering what to do with their money now. I share 5 ideas for them to consider in this stage of their life. Also, we hear from Josh Miller from Michigan who achieved Coast FIRE in his 30's after saving and investing over $600,000. SPONSORS M1 Finance: You’ve done y…
 
#380: Matt wants to optimize his portfolio and wants to know if he should invest along the Efficient Frontier – despite the fact that the asset allocation it recommends is absolutely bonkers; it’s wild and risky and tilted like nothing he’s ever seen before. Ionnie just rolled over her Roth IRA and would like to understand how to withdraw her contr…
 
I'm sure you've heard that renting is wasting your money. But is that really true? Let’s explore the renting vs. buying a home debate and discuss some pros and cons along the way. Also, we chat with Dan Rocatto from Credible about why the housing market is so crazy right now. SPONSORS M1 Finance: You’ve done your research. Let M1 investing automati…
 
#379: Welcome to our First Friday bonus episode. Once a month, Afford Anything presents a special feature called Invest Anywhere, in which we teach our audience how to invest in real estate from thousands of miles away. We kickoff today’s episode by discussing current market conditions. Yesterday the Fed raised interest rates by another 50 basis po…
 
#378: Anonymous is 25. She has a job offer that comes with a substantial raise. Hooray! Buuut … there’s a problem. If she accepts this job offer, her new employer won’t allow her to contribute as much money to her company retirement accounts. How should she think about the trade-off between increasing income and funding her retirement? Meanwhile, D…
 
Wondering what it takes to become a millionaire in today's world? Jace Mattinson and Clark Sheffield, hosts of the Millionaires Unveiled Podcast, share what they've learned after interviewing over 200 real-life millionaires. In this BEST OF MKM episode from 2021, Jace and Clark break down millionaire habits, millionaire investing strategies and the…
 
#377: Today’s episode is sheer retirement nerd bliss. We talk to the creator of the 4 percent retirement safe withdrawal rule, Bill Bengen. If you’re new to retirement planning, you might not yet grasp the gravity of this. Let’s cut to the chase: the 4 percent rule is one of the most revolutionary, groundbreaking insights in the field of retirement…
 
If you're raising a teenager and looking at the cost of higher education, you may be asking yourself ... is college worth it? Dan Sheeks, Author of "First to a Million: A Teenager's Guide to Achieving Early Financial Independence", shares how parents and teens can make the decision to go to college or not. Also, on our Internet Money segment, we he…
 
#376: Meghan’s mom is 64 years old and suffering under a toxic boss. It’s tough to switch jobs at her age. How should she think through the next steps? Ellen has a 20-year-old son with physical and developmental disabilities. Her other child, age 21, will need to look after him for the rest of their lives. How should she handle their inheritance? J…
 
Working on paying off your mortgage early? You may be wondering if it makes sense for you to stop investing to become mortgage-free faster. I review my thoughts on the subject and why Coast FIRE may be a good goal to consider first. Also, we hear from Amber Sauer who earned a 6-month sabbatical from work after paying off her $250,000 mortgage early…
 
When I found the FIRE Movement, I really did not like my career path. I found myself saving a lot and scrutinizing every purchase my family made. Did I like FIRE or did I just dislike my career? Nicole's interest in FIRE and saving more has amplified over the past couple of years too. In this episode of Bread & Wine, we discuss this question and we…
 
#375: Here’s the deal: The majority of people who write about personal finance repeat the same tired aphorisms and cliches. “Millennials aren’t investing enough,” they’ll lament. “Millennials are amassing wealth at a slower pace than previous generations!” But when you ask for their source, they turn up blank. Each writer points to a headline, whic…
 
John Delony knows all about financial trauma. Having experienced financial trauma personally and helping others get through it, he knows the signs of it and how to manage it. In this interview, John Delony gives advice to others who’ve experienced financial trauma and are working to overcome the emotional effects of the recent pandemic. SPONSORS M1…
 
#374: Andy in Palm Springs wants to create an income stream through a taxable brokerage account. What strategy should he use to minimize the tax impact of withdrawing his gains? Jake wants investment cash flow until he’s eligible for his military pension in 10 years. Should he buy small multifamily properties right now, wait a few years and invest …
 
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