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Welcome to Money Talks News: The Podcast, a podcast devoted to everything money: how to get it, how to grow it and how to keep it. From the creators of MoneyTalksNews.com, a leading source of personal finance news and advice since 1991.

    5 Powerful Mental Wealth Insights to Unlock Your Goals

    5 Powerful Mental Wealth Insights to Unlock Your Goals

    We've all heard the dismal statistics. Most people who set New Year's resolutions abandon them by February. What gives? Why is it so hard to follow through on our goals? And most important: What can we do to succeed?

    Let's find out.

    In this week's podcast, host Stacy Johnson is joined by financial journalist Miranda Marquit. Listening in and sometimes contributing is producer Aaron Freeman. This week's special guest is Dr. Brad Klontz, psychologist, professor and Managing Principal of Your Mental Wealth.

    Brad's is going to help us understand why we sometimes get in our own way when it comes to money and building financial health.

    Remember, even though we sometimes talk about money and specific investments on this show, don't take them as recommendations. Before investing in anything or making any other money moves, do your own research and make your own decisions.

    You can watch this episode below, or if you'd prefer to listen, you can do that with the player at the top of this article or download the episode wherever you get your podcasts:


    Listen on Apple Podcasts
    Listen on Google Podcasts
    Listen on Spotify

    Don't forget to check out our podcast page for more episodes designed to help you make the most of your money and our YouTube page for more videos.

    Also, don't forget to check out our podcast sponsor, Tellus for the opportunity to supercharge your savings with an account backed by real estate. Use the code MONEYTALK and get 6.00% APY for 7 Days with a $125 minimum deposit.

    Understanding your mental wealth and money scripts

    One of the things Dr. Brad talks about on his website is "money scripts." We cover some of the realities surrounding why it's so difficult for us to set realistic money goals and then accomplish them.

    Listen to the episode to learn how to beat your evolutionary programming and become better with your money.

    In the meantime, here are some resources about money mistakes—and how to avoid them.


    10 Embarrassing Mistakes Almost Everyone Makes
    15 Mistakes People Make With Roth IRAs
    10 Dumb Mistakes Nearly Everyone Over 40 Makes
    9 Costly Mistakes to Avoid While Grocery Shopping
    The 3 Mistakes Nearly Every Investor Makes
    5 Costly Mistakes People Make When Paying Bills
    5 Big Financial Regrets That Haunt Older Americans
    6 Things You're Wasting Your Money On– and How to Stop
    5 Medicare Mistakes to Avoid for a Healthy Retirement
    7 Mistakes Guaranteed to Ruin Your Retirement
    6 Estate Planning Mistakes to Avoid
    9 Common and Costly Tax Mistakes

    How to make the most of your money

    You don't have to set resolutions to succeed with your money. Instead, it's about figuring out what matters to you and then building a plan around that. If you're interested, Miranda has a post about how she still has a purpose for her money without setting financial new year's resolutions.

    Here are some other resources to learn about financial planning, setting money goals and building your wealth.


    15 Money Moves for a Richer New Year
    Your Top 6 Money Moves for 2023
    9 Tips to Tackle Your Financial Goals and Still Have Fun
    5 Critical Money Moves to Make Before Your 40s Are Over
    The 17 Best Retirement Investments to Achieve Your Financial Goals
    Set Financial Goals: It's the Secret to a Prosperous and Secure Future
    How to Set Retirement Goals by Age
    How to Set Smart Goals for Your Investments
    6 Competing Retirement Investing Goals and How to Balance Them
    10 Tips to Help You Keep Your New Year's Resolutions
    15 Products That Will Help You Keep New Year's Resolutions
    4 Reasons People Stuck to Their Money Resolutions in 2022

    Meet this week's guest, Dr. Brad Klontz

    Bradley T. Klontz, Psy.D., CFP® is an expert in financial psychology, financial planning, and applied behavioral finance.  He's an Associate Professor of Practice at Creighton University Heider College of Business, Co-Founder of the Financial Psychology Institute, and Managing Principal of YYMW Advisors.

    Dr. Brad is co-author/co-editor of 8 books o

    • 32 min
    Side Hustle Success: Financial Freedom from Lipstick and Bras

    Side Hustle Success: Financial Freedom from Lipstick and Bras

    Side hustles are increasingly a part of life, even if you're just trying to survive.

    In 2022, 45% of Americans said they had a side hustle, with an average monthly income of $483. While that might not seem like much, it's possible to use your side hustle as the basis for building financial freedom.

    In this podcast, we're going to meet someone who did just that.

    As usual, host Stacy Johnson is joined by financial journalist Miranda Marquit. Listening in and sometimes contributing is producer Aaron Freeman. Today's guest is Tom Brickman, aka The Frugal Gay. He sold lipstick, bras and other stuff on eBay, used the money to buy rental properties, and retired from his traditional job at age 39. He's going to tell us how he did it—and how you can use a side hustle to boost your own future financial prospects.

    Tom Brickman AKA The Frugal Gay- 40 yo married dog dad from Dallas TX. Recently retired from 9-5 to work on Real Estate full time (21 doors) a resale business and TheFrugalGay.com Tom provides one on one coaching and covers financial literacy & real estate for building wealth.


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    Remember, even though we sometimes talk about money and specific investments on this show, don't take them as recommendations. Before investing in anything or making any other money moves, do your own research and make your own decisions.

    You can watch this episode below, or if you'd prefer to listen, you can do that with the player at the top of this article or download the episode wherever you get your podcasts:


    Listen on Apple Podcasts
    Listen on Google Podcasts
    Listen on Spotify

    Don't forget to check out our podcast page for more episodes designed to help you make the most of your money and our YouTube page for more videos.

    Also, don't forget to check out our podcast sponsor, Tellus for the opportunity to super-charge your savings with an account backed by real estate. Use the code MONEYTALK and get 6.00% APY for 7 Days with a $125 minimum deposit.

    Show webpage.

    Side hustles can help you reach your goals

    Whether you hope to pay down debt or amass enough to reach financial independence, a side hustle can be a good way to earn more money over time.

    Tom talks about how he started his side hustle by selling lipsticks, purses and bras on eBay. Listen to the episode to find out how he used the profits from his side hustle to buy his first rental property and use real estate to pursue financial independence.

    In the meantime, here are some Money Talks News articles that offer insight into side hustles:


    9 Top-Paying Side Hustles Where You Could Earn More Than Full-Time Work
    9 Senior-Centered Side Hustles to Round Out Your Retirement
    25 Side Jobs That Can Be Done From Home
    6 Classic Hobbies That Make Money as Trendy Side Gigs
    Money Tight? 4 Legit Ways to Bring in Extra Cash
    How to Earn Extra Money With Online Focus Groups
    How to Reach for Financial Freedom with House Hacking
    8 Ways to Earn Extra Income With Your Home

     

    Money tips that can help you reach your goals

    While a side hustle can be a good way to boost your income and work toward financial freedom, you don't have to use a side hustle. There are plenty of other ways to be smart with your money and grow your wealth.

    Check out these additional resources that can help you explore other ways to make more money, save more money and retire rich.


    7 Tips to Retire with a Million-Dollar Nest Egg
    14 of the Best Money Moves You Can Make in 2023
    15 Money Moves for a Richer New Year
    6 Things You're Wasting Your Money On– and How to Stop
    Your Guide to Alternative Investments
    Cut These 11 Expenses Now If You Hope to Retire Early
    3 Ways Recessions Can Make You Rich
    11 Figures You Need to Know for a Secure Retirement
    7 Actions to Take Now to Get the Life You Want
    12 Surprising Benefits of Thrift Shopping
    9 Tips for Sane and Successful Stock Investing
    The Lazy Person's Guide to Flawless Investing
    The 6 Best Investing Apps for Beginners
    6 Top Robo-Advise

    • 33 min
    5 Things You Need To Know About Paying Off Debts

    5 Things You Need To Know About Paying Off Debts

    Well, here we are: a brand new year!

    Chances are, you're one of the 81% of Americans with a financial new year's resolution. The most common financial resolution this year? Like many other years, it's paying off debt.

    But how do you make it happen? Obviously, with a plan. So, let's make one!

    As usual, host Stacy Johnson is joined by financial journalist Miranda Marquit. Listening in and sometimes contributing is producer Aaron Freeman. This week, John and David, the Debt Free Guys, join us to discuss the five things you need to know about creating a successful debt pay-down plan.

    Remember, even though we sometimes talk about money and specific investments on this show, don't take them as recommendations. Before investing in anything or making any other money moves, do your own research and make your own decisions.

    Show webpage with links.

    You can watch this episode below, or if you'd prefer to listen, you can do that with the player at the top of this article or download the episode wherever you get your podcasts:


    Listen on Apple Podcasts
    Listen on Google Podcasts
    Listen on Spotify

    Don't forget to check out our podcast page for more episodes designed to help you make the most of your money and our YouTube page for more videos.

    Get out of debt for good

    In addition to our thoughts on creating a debt paydown plan, we have many resources on the Money Talks News website for ideas on getting out of debt. You can even check out Stacy's book, Life or Debt, to help you destroy your debt and get on the path to financial freedom.


    How to Destroy Your Debt and 3 Things to Do Next
    Tips and Tricks to Help You Destroy Debt
    7 Steps to Quickly Eliminate Your Holiday Debt
    7 Great Tools to Help You Get Out of Debt
    How to Wipe Out Debt for Good
    The Best Way to Kill Off Credit Card Debt
    How to Pay Off $10,000 in Debt Without Breaking a Sweat
    10 Steps to Get Out of Debt Now and Stay Out of Debt Forever
    10 Ways to Lose Weight and Pay Down Debt — at the Same Time
    13 Ways to Get Out of Debt
    The Fastest Proven Ways to Destroy Debt

    Where to find the money to pay off debt

    Once you decide to pay off debt, there's a good chance you need to find the money to make your debt pay down plan work. This often includes a combination of strategies to save money and increase your income. Check out these resources that can help you find money to funnel into your debt freedom strategy. And don't forget to check out the debt lasso method our guests use to pay off debt.


    The Ultimate Guide on How to Save $10,000 in a Year
    15 Ways to Save Money on Prescription Drugs
    6 Ways to Save Money on Home Entertainment
    15 Ways to Save Money on Vacation
    10 Depression Era Hacks and Frugal Living Ideas to Save Money Now
    11 Ways to Save Money on Food Without Using Coupons
    4 Ways to Save Money on Kids' Sports and Activities
    10 Ways to Save Money Shopping for Clothes
    7 Smart Ways to Save Money at the Gas Pump
    9 Best Shopping Apps to Save Money
    5 Tips to Make Money Management Fun
    9 Ways to Make Money With Online Sales
    6 Classic Hobbies That Make Money as Trendy Side Gigs
    6 Effortless Ways to Make Money Whenever You Shop
    13 Ways to Make Money Delivering Food, Packages and More
    12 Easy Ways To Make Make Money Online Without Leaving Home
    How to Make Money from What's Coming: Web 3.0
    9 Top-Paying Side Hustles Where You Could Earn More Than Full-Time Work
    25 Side Jobs That Can Be Done From Home
    Money Tight? 4 Legit Ways to Bring in Extra Cash
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    • 38 min
    Top Financial Stories of 2022- Crypto, Student Loan Forgiveness, Inflation, and More

    Top Financial Stories of 2022- Crypto, Student Loan Forgiveness, Inflation, and More

    Episode 175 webpage.

    It's been a wild year. Crypto has fallen 70%. The stock market has been horrible. Bonds have had the worst year since 1700s! And we've watched inflation hit levels not seen since Reagan was in the White House.

    What does this mean as we move into a new year?

    Today, we're going to take a look at some of the biggest money stories of 2022 — and how they might impact your pocketbook as we move into 2023.

    As usual, host Stacy Johnson is joined by financial journalist Miranda Marquit. Today's guest is Craig Ferrantino, a certified financial fiduciary at Craig James Financial Services.

    We've got the scoop on the biggest financial stories of 2022

    If it was a big financial news story in 2022, we talked about it on the podcast or covered it in a post on the website. Our insights can help you figure out the impact events have on your money—and what to do about it.


    Ready to Try Cryptocurrency? Here's Everything You Need to Know
    How to Make Money from What's Coming: Web 3.0
    How to Protect Yourself From the Next Crypto Crash, According to Experts
    Stocks Are Tanking: What You Need to Know Now
    How to Invest When Both Stocks and Bonds Are Falling
    5 Things You Need to Know About This Horrible Stock Market
    7 Things You Should Know Before Investing in I Bonds
    When Inflation Meets Stagnation and What to Do About It
    Retirement, Real Estate and I Bonds: We Answer Your Questions
    Can Treasury Securities Protect You From Inflation?
    10 Sure-Fire Ways to Beat Inflation
    7 Apps I Use to Beat Inflation at the Grocery Store
    5 Things That May Cost More as Russia Invades Ukraine
    War, Inflation and Scary Markets – What Investors Should Be Doing Now
    How to Get Your Piece of the Student Loan Forgiveness Pie
    Is Forgiven Student Debt Taxable?

    Also, we have a few articles outside Money Talks News that we used to get information. Here's what you need to know:


    What's next for bonds after 10-year Treasury note's worst performance since 1788?
    Sam Bankman-Fried and the FTX bankruptcy
    Details of Biden's loan forgiveness plan
    What's the main driver of inflation?
    A look at Fed rate hikes

    How to prepare your finances for 2023

    We're not sure what's going to happen in 2023, but it's a good idea to be ready. We have plenty of resources on Money Talks News that can help you make the most of your money in the coming year.


    5 Things You Must Do Before the Next Recession
    3 Ways Recessions Can Make You Rich
    How to Prepare Your Savings for a Recession
    5 Things to Do in a Recession
    How to Prepare Your Savings for a Recession
    5 Things You Must Do When Your Savings Reach $100,000
    The Pros and Cons of Dividend Stocks for Retirement Savings
    5 Fast Ways to Turbocharge Your Retirement Savings
    Cut These 11 Expenses Now If You Hope to Retire Early
    2 Costly Rewards Credit Card Mistakes — and How to Fix Them
    21 of the Best Things to Buy at the Dollar Store
    10 Tips to Help You Keep Your New Year's Resolutions
    6 Ways to Increase Your Retirement Savings in the New Year
    8 Ways to Maximize Your Job Search in the New Year
    Simple, Achievable New Year's Resolutions That Will Make You Richer
    7 Banks Now Paying 3.5% or More on Savings
    Paying Off Mortgages, Estate Planning and More: We Answer YOUR Questions
    Should You Pay Off Your Mortgage Early? Here's How
    How to Destroy Your Debt and 3 Things to Do Next
    Tips and Tricks to Help You Destroy Debt
    7 Ways to Save Without Downsizing Your Lifestyle
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    • 36 min
    15 Money Moves for a Richer New Year

    15 Money Moves for a Richer New Year

    Episode 174 webpage with links.

    Here we go again: A brand new year is right around the corner. And even if you're not among the 68% of people that make financial New Year's resolutions, you should still look ahead and plan some money moves for the new year. At least, if one of your goals is to get richer.

    As usual, host Stacy Johnson is joined by financial journalist Miranda Marquit. This week, two of our favorite financial advisors return to talk about how you can make the most of your new year. Let's welcome Pam Krueger from Wealthramp and Erik Olson from Arete Wealth Advisors in Chicago.

    Money moves for a richer new year

    No matter the time of year, you can improve your personal finances. We've got more than 15 ideas for you in the coming year. It's the perfect time to reflect on how far you've come and make adjustments for what's next. Check out our resources, articles and more about how to set yourself up for a prosperous year.


    Year-End Review: Evaluate Your Investments in 15 Minutes
    When to Pay for Financial Advice and How to Find the Right Adviser
    Is Now the Time for a Roth Conversion?
    How a Roth IRA Conversion Turns a Stock Market Plunge Into a Plus
    IRS Increases Limits for This Tax-Free Account for 2023
    Record Rise in 401(k) Contribution Limits May Be on the Way
    15 Habits of Highly Successful Investors
    How to Prepare Your Savings for a Recession
    This Is the Best Online Savings Account for 2022
    7 Things You Should Know Before Investing in I Bonds
    Tax Strategies That Save You Money
    Plus, read Miranda's article on crypto washing at Cult of Money
    Should You Pay Off Your Mortgage Early? Here's How
    Should You Pay Off Your Mortgage? Ask These 5 Questions
    4 Tips for Setting (and Sticking to) a Vacation Budget
    4 Money Conversations to Have With Your Partner When You Budget
    10 Tips to Travel Abroad on a Budget (for Weeks at a Time)
    8 Budgeting Questions to Keep Your Spending in Check
    11 Subscriptions You Might Want to Cancel Today
    Why Your Health Insurance Premiums Could Balloon in 2023
    2 Reasons Car Insurance Costs May Jump 20%
    How Inflation Puts Your Homeowners Insurance at Risk
    Drivers Who Do This Shred Their Car Insurance Costs
    10 Surprising Things That Home Insurance Covers

     
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    • 32 min
    7 Year-End Tax Tips That Could Save You Thousands

    7 Year-End Tax Tips That Could Save You Thousands

    Episode 173 webpage with all the links.

    Death and taxes. They say they are the only certain things in life. Certain or not, though, taxes are definitely stressful, which is probably why 1/3 of Americans procrastinate when tax time rolls around.

    And that can be an expensive mistake. Example: Now's the time to focus on year-end tax moves and take advantage of strategies that could save you thousands and will disappear on December 31st.

    Let's make sure that doesn't happen to you.

    As usual, host Stacy Johnson is joined by financial journalist Miranda Marquit. Listening in and sometimes contributing is producer Aaron Freeman. This week's special guest is tax attorney Kelly Phillips Erb, the founder of Taxgirl and an editor at Bloomberg Tax.
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    • 41 min

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