20 episodes

The Family Money Adventure show is the money and travel podcast helping you make money moves that feel right for your family.

Join Kevin Payne as he explores ways to improve family finances so you can afford to do the things you love, like travel and spend quality time together.

Learn how to plan family trips well, save money on travel, explore destinations around the world, and find everyday adventures for your family.

New episodes drop every other Tuesday.

To find out more, visit www.familymoneyadventure.com

Follow our family's adventures on Instagram: @familymoneyadventure

Family Money Adventure Kevin Payne

    • Kids & Family
    • 5.0 • 14 Ratings

The Family Money Adventure show is the money and travel podcast helping you make money moves that feel right for your family.

Join Kevin Payne as he explores ways to improve family finances so you can afford to do the things you love, like travel and spend quality time together.

Learn how to plan family trips well, save money on travel, explore destinations around the world, and find everyday adventures for your family.

New episodes drop every other Tuesday.

To find out more, visit www.familymoneyadventure.com

Follow our family's adventures on Instagram: @familymoneyadventure

    A New Era For Your Money: Financial Lessons From Taylor Swift

    A New Era For Your Money: Financial Lessons From Taylor Swift

    I have a special treat for you Adventurers today. We are talking about Taylor Swift. Yes, you heard me correctly.  

    Put on your listening ears because class is in session as we look at some financial lessons from Taylor Swift. 

    For reference, this episode was recorded a week after Taylor Swift released 1989 (Taylor’s Version). The reimagined album has already secured the title of Taylor's biggest sales week ever, topping the original release of 1989. It's also the sixth-largest sales week ever by any artist.  

    With the success of the 1989 re-release and recent news that Tay Tay is now a billionaire, it seems like the perfect time to dive into the album to see if there's anything we can learn and apply to our finances.  

     

    In this episode, you'll: 

     

    Discover how to Clean your financial slate from past money mistakes  
    Find out why saving toward goals can keep you from Going Down in Financial Flames 
    Learn why This Love for compound interest is a relationship worth committing to and how we play the long game with our investments 
    Get the scoop on how to make your Wildest Dreams of financial success a chart-topping hit  


    Speaking of recording-breaking content, it's the perfect time to Subscribe to the "3 Things" newsletter. You can hop on the Family Money Adventure bandwagon before we're selling out stadiums. 

    Three Things is simple money and travel tips and content. It's easy for us to create and for you to consume. One email a week. 3 Things. That's it.  

     

    Download Our Free Monthly Budget Planner 

    Resources Mentioned 

    Money On The Table Episode 5 from Rich & Regular 
    Capital One 360 Performance Savings 


     

    Money Resources 

    Why You Need A High-Yield Savings Account 
    Earn High-Yield Savings With A Cit Bank Savings Connect Account 
    Best Budgeting Apps For Families In 2023 


    Values-Based Budgeting: Spending Your Money On What You Love 

    Travel Resources 

    11 Must-Have Gifts For Travel Lovers 
    Check Out Our Favorite Money & Travel Tools, Books, and Products 

     


    Connect With Us 

    Facebook: FMAdventure 

    Twitter: @TheFMadventure 

    Instagram: @familymoneyadventure 

    YouTube: @familymoneyadventure 

     

    If you enjoyed this episode, show your support by leaving us a rating and review on your favorite podcast player.  

    • 11 min
    Building A Successful Business While Prioritizing Family with Virginia Elder

    Building A Successful Business While Prioritizing Family with Virginia Elder

    Hello Adventurers, I have a treat for you! I recently attended FinCon, which is the largest conference for independent financial media. I spent the week hanging out with and learning from the best bloggers, podcasters, Youtubers, creators and entrepreneurs I know.  

    I tried something new this year at FinCon — recording live from the FinCon Podcast Booth. This episode marks the first time I've interviewed anyone on the podcast. Interviewing guests on the show is something I want to explore, so let me know if that's something you would enjoy. 

    In this special episode, I am joined by Virginia Elder. Virginia is the founder and owner of Podcast Abundance, a full-service podcast production company offering audio and video podcast editing and management services. Virginia and her incredible podcast production team help financial advisors, real estate investors, small business owners, and other entrepreneurs to create podcasts that educate, entertain, and inspire.  

    In fact, Podcast Abundance edits and helps me manage this amazing, future award-winning podcast called the Family Money Adventure Show. 

    In this episode, Virginia and I discuss: 

    Our FinCon history 
    The origin story of Podcast Abundance 
    Her connection with local businesses in the Dallas/Fort Worth area 


    How she balances family time while building a successful podcast production business 

    Want to learn more about money, travel, and building a business? 

     


    Subscribe to the "3 Things" newsletter for simple money and travel tips and content. We’ve updated our newsletter to make it easier to create and consume. One email a week. 3 Things. That's it.  

     

    And if you enjoy hearing interviews on the show and want more, hit reply on the newsletter and let me know.  

     

    Resources for Family Adventurers 

    Learn More About Podcast Production Services at Podcast Abundance 
    Follow Virginia Elder on Instagram at @podcastabundance 
    Why You Need A High-Yield Savings Account 
    Earn High-Yield Savings With A Cit Bank Savings Connect Account 
    Best Budgeting Apps For Families In 2023 


    Walt Disney World Tips For Families 
    How To Visit Disney World Using Points & Miles 
    Find Discount Disney World Tickets 
    Values-Based Budgeting: Spending Your Money On What You Love 
    11 Must-Have Gifts For Travel Lovers 


    Check Out Our Favorite Money & Travel Tools, Books, and Products 

     

    Download Our Free Monthly Budget Planner 

    Download Our Free Travel Budget Planner 

    Connect With Us 


    Facebook: FMAdventure 

    Twitter: @TheFMadventure 

    Instagram: @familymoneyadventure 

    YouTube: @familymoneyadventure 

     

    If you enjoyed this episode, show your support by leaving us a rating and review on your favorite podcast player.  

    • 21 min
    How To Boost Your Credit Score

    How To Boost Your Credit Score

    Credit scores are a 3-digit number that represents your credit health. Whether you have a good score, bad score, or no score, there are actions you can take that can help improve your score, which can help you qualify for lending and credit cards and open other doors. A good credit score can also save you money. 
     
    In this episode, we'll discuss:
    What is a credit score?
    Is your credit score actually important? 
    Ways to check your score for free
    Simple steps you can take today to boost your credit score
     
    Speaking of simple…
    Subscribe to the "3 Things" newsletter for simple money and travel tips and content. We’ve updated our newsletter to make it easier to create and consume. One email a week. 3 Things. That's it. 
     
    Resources On Credit And Race U.S. News & World Report: How Race Affects Your Credit Score
    Forbes Advisor: From Inherent Racial Bias to Incorrect Data—The Problems With Current Credit Scoring Models
    Money Management International: Why Good Credit is Harder to Achieve in Communities of Color and What You Can Do About It
    Board Of Governors Of The Federal Reserve System: How Much Does Racial Bias Affect Mortgage Lending? Evidence from Human and Algorithmic Credit Decisions
    Bankrate: How race impacts credit: the history and effect on lending practices
    GOBankingRates: Black Americans Are More Likely To Be Denied Credit — Here’s Why, According to Experts
    Resources For Free Credit Score and Credit Report Access AnnualCreditReport.com
    Mint
    CreditWise from Capital One
    Credit Karma
    Credit Sesame
    Credit.Com
    Experian
    TransUnion








    Credit Boosting Programs Experian Boost 
    UltraFICO
    StellarFi
    Grow Credit
    TurboTenant (requires your landlord to also sign up for a free account)
    Resources for Family Adventurers Learn More About Credit From Michelle Lambright Black at CreditWriter.com
    National Foundation for Credit Counseling (NFCC)
    Why You Need A High-Yield Savings Account
    Earn High-Yield Savings With A Cit Bank Savings Connect Account
    Best Budgeting Apps For Families In 2023
    Values-Based Budgeting: Spending Your Money On What You Love
    11 Must-Have Gifts For Travel Lovers
    Check Out Our Favorite Money & Travel Tools, Books, and Products



    Download Our Free Monthly Budget Planner
     
    Connect With Us Facebook: FMAdventure
    Twitter: @TheFMadventure
    Instagram: @familymoneyadventure
    YouTube: @familymoneyadventure
     
    If you enjoyed this episode, show your support by leaving us a rating and review on your favorite podcast player. 
     

    • 16 min
    11 Free Things To Do At Disney World

    11 Free Things To Do At Disney World

    Join us as we wrap up our Disney World podcast series. Disney World is a wonderful place, but it's expensive, especially for families. There are ways to save money, but it can still cost more than other vacations. 
    But not everything at Walt Disney World costs money. In this episode, I share 11 free things you can do at Disney World. Our list includes fun activities at each of the four parks and the Disney World resorts. 
    I might even throw in a bonus freebie or two at the end of the episode. 
    Speaking of free… 
    Subscribe to the "3 Things" newsletter for the latest money and travel information and content. We’ve updated our newsletter to make it easier to create and consume. One email a week. 3 Things. That's it. 
    In This Episode, You'll Learn:  Where to find free keepsakes and souvenirs at Walt Disney World
    Tips for exploring Disney Resorts even if you're not a resort guest
    Exclusive character photo opportunities for select Disney World park guests
    Resources for Family Adventurers Walt Disney World Tips For Families
    How To Visit Disney World Using Points & Miles
    How To Save Money At Disney World
    Where To Stay At Disney World
    Planning A Disney Trip Without Kids
    Find Discount Disney World Tickets
    Why You Need A High-Yield Savings Account
    Earn High-Yield Savings With A Cit Bank Savings Connect Account
    Best Budgeting Apps For Families In 2023
    Values-Based Budgeting: Spending Your Money On What You Love
    11 Must-Have Gifts For Travel Lovers
    Check Out Our Favorite Money & Travel Tools, Books, and Products



    Download Our Free Travel Budget Planner
     
    Connect With Us Facebook: FMAdventure
    Twitter: @TheFMadventure
    Instagram: @familymoneyadventure
    YouTube: @familymoneyadventure

    If you enjoyed this episode, show your support by leaving us a rating and review on your favorite podcast player.

    • 16 min
    Walt Disney World Tips For Families

    Walt Disney World Tips For Families

    Join us as we continue our Disney World series. In this episode, I share some of our favorite tips for families visiting Walt Disney World. We're squeezing a ton of info into this episode. Stick around for the full episode to hear all of the valuable tips and tricks to plan and implement the very best Disney World vacation for your family. 
     
    As a bonus, the episode blog post will contain even more tips for planning your next Disney World trip that we couldn't fit into this episode. 
     
    Whether it’s your first Disney World vacation or you’re a seasoned pro, these tips will help you plan an enjoyable experience for your entire family. 
     
    Subscribe to "3 Things," our revamped newsletter, for the latest money and travel information and content. We’ve updated our newsletter to make it easier to create and consume. One email a week. 3 Things. That's it. 
    In This Episode, You'll Learn:   
    Free tools available to navigate Disney parks like an expert
    Resources for families of individuals with disabilities 
    Why "The Pickle" is my favorite travel tip ever
    Essentials to pack to stay happy and healthy at the parks
    An alternative for scoring dining reservations at Disney Springs restaurants
    Resources for Family Adventurers Walt Disney World Disability Access Service
    Walt Disney World Resource Guide for Guests with Cognitive Disabilities
    How To Visit Disney World Using Points & Miles
    How To Save Money At Disney World
    Where To Stay At Disney World
    Planning A Disney Trip Without Kids
    Find Discount Disney World Tickets
    Why You Need A High-Yield Savings Account
    Earn High-Yield Savings With A Cit Bank Savings Connect Account
    Best Budgeting Apps For Families In 2023
    Values-Based Budgeting: Spending Your Money On What You Love
    11 Must-Have Gifts For Travel Lovers
    Check Out Our Favorite Money & Travel Tools, Books, and Products



    Download Our Free Travel Budget Planner
     
    Connect With Us Facebook: FMAdventure
    Twitter: @TheFMadventure
    Instagram: @familymoneyadventure
    YouTube: @familymoneyadventure
     
    If you enjoyed this episode, show your support by leaving us a rating and review on your favorite podcast player. 
     

    • 19 min
    How To Visit Disney World Using Points & Miles

    How To Visit Disney World Using Points & Miles

    Our Disney World podcast series continues, but unfortunately, not from my room at the Disney Swan Resort. My recent Disney adventure had to end, but we're not finished discussing how to plan the best Disney World vacation for your family.   
    We discuss how to visit Disney World for cheap using travel rewards. We discovered the world of credit card rewards several years ago and have been earning and redeeming points and miles for free or discounted travel ever since. We want to show you how to do the same.
     
    You'll Learn: 
    The basics of how travel rewards work, including the different types of travel rewards credit cards
    How earning credit-card sign-up bonuses is the key to building up your rewards balance quickly
    Where to buy Disney tickets so they code as a travel expense you can redeem rewards to cover. 
     
    Catch These Must-Listen Moments From The Episode
    [00:05:01] Flexible travel rewards cards vs. co-branded credit cards
    [00:08:22] How to stay on Disney World property using travel rewards
    [00:16:47] Our favorite airline for award travel
    [00:20:31] Best practices for using rewards credit cards
      Resources to Check Out How To Save Money At Disney World
    Where To Stay At Disney World
    Planning A Disney Trip Without Kids
    Are Travel Discount Sites Worth It? 
    How Sinking Funds Can Help You Reach Your Savings Goals 
    Why You Need A High-Yield Savings Account
    Earn High-Yield Savings With A Cit Bank Savings Connect Account
    Best Budgeting Apps For Families In 2023
    Values-Based Budgeting: Spending Your Money On What You Love
    11 Must-Have Gifts For Travel Lovers
    Check Out Our Favorite Money & Travel Tools, Books, and Products



    Download Our Free Travel Budget Planner
     
    Connect With Us Facebook: FMAdventure
    Twitter: @TheFMadventure
    Instagram: @familymoneyadventure
    YouTube: @familymoneyadventure
     
    If you enjoyed this episode, show your support by leaving us a rating and review on your favorite podcast player. 
     

    • 26 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
14 Ratings

14 Ratings

Danielle C.D. ,

Love the Disney Series!

Kevin is very knowledgeable and shares perspectives of how large families can achieve their financial and travel goals. I really enjoy all the Disney tips and tricks, very helpful as we plan our annual trip! As Kevin says, take the advice that best works for you and ditch the rest. Love this travel and money show!

Coachjb4364 ,

Great info and insight!

As a young parent that is relatively new to the various aspects of personal finance, this podcast came around at the right time. I love that it is clear and gives practical info in each episode. I’m not sitting through “podcast chat” without any actual value. I feel like I get something tangible from each episode. Great stuff!

brittany flammer ,

Love it!!

I just found your podcast and love all the videos!

I’m a financial coach and we love traveling with our family if 7.

I 100% agree with everything!!

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