The His and Her Money Show (general)

There’s nothing new about student loans. They’re everywhere – in fact, most Americans leave college with student loan debt. But does that mean you have to go about your life with thousands of dollars holding you back? Of course not! Paying off your loans may not be as daunting as you think – with drive, focus, and smart money practices, the road to your total debt payoff could just be a budget away!

On today’s episode of The His & Her Money Show, Taylor from TheGroundedEngineer.com is stopping by for a chat about finding financial independence, personal finance management, and how he and his wife paid off $97,000 in student loans in 9 and a half months! Taylor is a blogger with an electrical engineering background, and he hopes to help others start their own debt free journeys and develop smart money habits.

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Most of the time, good money management doesn't come to us naturally. Knowing where your finances stand, and most importantly, how to handle them, is a learned behavior; that being said, it can also become second nature pretty fast, and the best way to form smart money habits for the long-term is to educate yourself as well and as often as possible. And we get it: sometimes that's easier said than done. Where do you start? Why are there so many numbers? But by finding a way to stay focused, motivated, and yes, interested, taking control of your financial life might turn out to be a lot easier than you think!

 

On today's episode of The His & Her Money Show, we've got a great one for you! Financial guru, educator, and motivational speaker Ash Cash is joining us for some eye-opening conversation and to get into some of the details of his latest book, The Wake-Up Call: Financial Inspiration From 4:44 + A Step By Step Guide On How To Implement Each Financial Principle. We've been fans of Ash since the very beginning of His & Her Money and bringing him on board is an incredible opportunity for all our listeners to get a taste of all that he has to offer!

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Here at His & Her Money, we love to talk about finances. But we also LOVE to talk about marriage and family life. Everything in a marriage is shared, including the finances - and everything that comes with them. Sometimes both sides come into a marriage with debt and financial baggage, and maybe it can seem easier to just let it go and carry on. But eliminating debt can be a massive weight off your shoulders, whether you're a couple or an individual, and it's never too late or too early to get the conversation started!

 

On today's episode of The His & Her Money Show, Javier Gutierrez from DreamerMoney.com is here to share his incredible journey to debt freedom. When they got married, Javier and his wife Taylor had a combined debt of over $34,000, and soon they realized that neither of them wanted to foresee carrying their debt around for much longer. Listen in to find out how they got in the zone and destroyed their debt in less than two years!

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Here at His & Her Money, we're not just a financial podcast. Not only are we avid counselors of marriage and family (and everything in between!), but we're also very conscious of faith. It's a huge part of life and can come up in all aspects, from business to everyday moments, and whether you have lifelong dedication or have just recently opened your heart to God, we're always excited to spread the conversation.

On today's episode of The His & Her Money Show, we're so lucky to have Touré Roberts joining us for a great discussion on faith, business, and prioritizing your life. Touré is a Los Angeles-born pastor and entrepreneur with a passion for helping others and promoting "wholeness": the pursuit of being complete. He's just released his brand new book, Wholeness: Winning At Life From The Inside Out, and today he's giving us a taste of what's in store. Touré is a wealth of information and wisdom and has so much to say on worship, prayer, and how to apply them to become the best version of yourself that you can be!

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Most people don't often think about getting rid of their debt as soon as they get out of college. Student loans are fast becoming the norm, but just because everyone has them, that doesn't mean you have to keep them! The thing is if your goal is to destroy your debt before it completely takes over, that often means living frugally. This might not sound like the most glamorous lifestyle, but if you can achieve financial freedom as soon as possible, it's worth it in the end!

 

On today's episode of The His & Her Money Show, Lily He-Prudhomme from The Frugal Gene is coming in to tell us all about her debt free journey. Lily is a blogger, full-time Airbnb host, and an incredible resource for learning about how to start your own debt free journey. She and her husband are also on the path to creating generational wealth, and we can't wait for you to hear all about it. At one point, Lily was splurging on a pizza from Costco; now she and her husband are putting away $100-150,000 a year in savings and living completely free of debt!

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Saving money for retirement may not be the first thing on everybody's mind. It seems pretty far down the road to be worrying about it now, but it's never too soon to start taking steps towards financial independence, now or for the future. Here at His & Her Money, one of the things we stress the most is the power of smart investing, and our favorite way to get started on the right path is through 401ks. You may not put that much thought into your employer's 401k, but we hope this episode gives you something to think about!

On today's episode of The His & Her Money Show, we decided to bring in Chris Costello, a 401k expert, for an in-depth conversation on investment and saving for retirement, and how the answer to getting started could be right in front of you this whole time. Chris has been deep in the financial services community since 1995, and as the CEO and co-founder of Blooom, he's an invaluable resource of practical financial advice. Today he's breaking down investments, 401k, personal finances, and generating long-term wealth - this is one you won't want to miss!

Chris and his Blooom co-founder Kevin were working well as financial and wealth advisers when they branched out and started their own firm in 2004, but they were growing frustrated with the fact that those who needed financial advising the most weren't often able to get it - the final straw was when Chris realized his own parents, even though they were his clients, didn't even qualify for the firm that they'd created. It was time to make a real change, and ultimately that was where Blooom was born.

Blooom's goal is to help everyone and anyone to understand and utilize their 401k. They offer incredible tools and advice and, most importantly, financial peace of mind. Today Chris walks us through some big steps and gives incredible practical advice, tips, and tricks, but it's just the tip of the 401k iceberg and there's so much more to learn with Blooom. So what are YOU waiting for?

WHAT YOU WILL LEARN IN THIS EPISODE

  • What a 401k is and how to use them to generate long-term wealth
  • Investment do's and don'ts
  • Traditional 401k vs. Roth 401k
  • Debt and what to do with it before and during the investment process

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It's one thing to start the journey to debt freedom as an individual, but tackling your debt as a couple means working as a team. Like most things in marriage, showing up debt as a united front is the key to making the journey smooth. Sometimes this can be hard, and other times it's a unanimous decision, and either way, we love sitting down with smart money couples to talk about how they manage marriage, family, and finances.

On today’s episode of The His & Her Money Show, we're joined by Caleb and Rachel Mathias from Lancaster, Pennsylvania to talk about their debt free journey, and how they destroyed $45,000 of debt in just 16 months! This is an amazing feat, but coming so fresh into their marriage, it wasn't always an easy one. But once they got off the ground, Caleb and Rachel were focused and determined to reach their goals, and now they're living completely debt free!

Caleb and Rachel started their marriage off with approximately $45,000 of debt between them - mostly student loans, with car loans and consumer credit card debt. It was nothing they couldn't handle. But they both had great-paying jobs and weren't living extravagantly, so...why were they dipping into their savings to pay the bills? That was the turning point where they decided to take a good look at their finances, find out where their money was really going, and get serious about eliminating their debt and paving the road towards financial freedom.

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It's never too soon or too late to start working on your leadership skills. Being a leader or having authority skills can greatly increase productivity, and productivity can be applied to anything in your life, from business to marriage to beyond! And you can accomplish this no matter what position you're in, so why not start today?

On today's episode of The His & Her Money Show, we are featuring our special guest Jake A. Carlson. Jake is a husband, father of three, podcaster, and a thought leader, devoted to being an authority on leadership, productivity, and influence. He's just gotten back from a year-long family trip to 12 different countries, and now he's sitting down with us to share some of his invaluable lessons on leadership and becoming an authority figure. Jake started early, listening to Zig Ziglar on cassette tapes as a kid, and is passionate about helping others become more productive people!

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Student loan debt - or just debt in general - is a hurdle that many Americans face. But just because it's become the norm doesn't mean that you have to live with it forever! While your loans can hold you back from your ideal life and financial freedom, working to toward eliminating your debt is an investment well worth the time and effort for a brighter future on YOUR own terms. What would you sacrifice to be debt free?

On today's episode of The His & Her Money Show, we've got Marissa Lyda from The Budgeting Wife coming on to share her story of total debt elimination. She and her husband Jacob knew from the start that they didn't want their $87,000 student loan debt to hold them back from doing the things they wanted and accomplishing their goals, so they made sure it didn't! After two and a half years of hard work and sacrifices, now that they've obliterated their debt once and for all, this smart money couple is totally committed to keeping their debt-free lifestyle as frugal and fun as possible. We can't wait for you to hear all about it!

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