Would you take personal finance advice from these guys?
Believe it or not, but I would.
These are the guys behind the microphone at the podcast Listen Money Matters. Andrew, on the right, knows his stuff when it comes to personal finance. His buddy Matt, on the left, is the guy we all know — the one who has great stories to tell about how he has zero idea of what he’s doing with money — but he’s learning his lessons and telling listeners all about it. Listening to the podcast is like overhearing a discussion at the water cooler between two co-workers, except this one isn’t about last night’s game; it’s about something that’s interesting and actually helpful.
Whether you’re finance wise or finance foolish, you can probably learn a thing or two from the Listen Money Matters podcast, and have a good laugh in the process. I know I have.
If you haven’t already listened, download their awesome interview of yours truly, talking about student loans. No, actually, the podcast that I found the most helpful was their discussion of how to work the credit rating system to get yourself a better score. I was riveted to the podcast in the Target parking lot on my way to scout out the toy clearance deals. Do you understand what it takes to keep me away from Target clearance deals one minute longer than necessary?! No, you probably don’t. I don’t get out much, obviously. Regardless, I learned something new about personal finance, and I feel like that’s a rare and wonderful thing.
If you’re not still convinced to go check out their podcast, how about listening to their newest addition to the personal finance blogosphere / podcast-osphere: The “All My Money” Personal Finance Rap Video. (You know I’d embed it if I could.)
Last but not least, after talking to them about student loans, they asked me to review their new book, Mastering Mint.* It’s a really quick read and helpful for the first-time Mint user but also offers some good tips for the veteran user.
I wanted to write a longer review for you all along with a love poem dedicated to Mint.com, but I haven’t gotten around to it quite yet. For now, though, I can offer you a rare coupon code on the book if you’d like to purchase it this week. If you want to buy the book, type “early bird” into the coupon code section when you check out and get $5 off.
Are you already familiar with the Listen Money Matters podcast? What do you think — would you take financial advice from those guys?
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I’m not really good at saving but I really tried my best to have a savings every month. I’m also using some mobile applications to track my expenses and income.
It’s a step in the right direction simply knowing where all your hard-earned cash is going — and an even better step to have savings every month. Awesome!
Cool about creditkarma.com. I had no idea I could get my credit score for free.
I have yet to check it out, but I plan to. It sounds like it has a lot of good info on why your credit score is the way it is.
I found your blog through your interview on the Listen Money Matters podcast. Those guys are pretty awesome! I’m not the most financial savvy guy and they break it down into something that I can easily understand.
Like you, I too, have a “sh#tload of student loan debt”, as you put it in the podcast! My wife and I have about $150,000 in student loan debt and we are slowly paying it down. I want to be a little more aggressive with it, but it’s a little harder with a family. Keep up the good work!
Welcome! Thanks for stopping by. I can understand how hard it is with a family. It feels like no Emergency Fund is big enough when you have children depending on you.