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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 ...
 
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Caitlin wants to know if she should invest or buy a house. This is a tough decision that a lot of people grapple with especially as they become debt-free. Marcus Garrett, Financial Expert and Author of D.E.B.T. Free or Die Trying, shares some advice for Caitlin and why this decision doesn't have to be one or the other. Also, we're back with our Mor…
 
After reading "Die With Zero" by Bill Perkins, I feel like a changed man. I've gone from super saver for the last decade of my life to now maximize my life experiences as much as possible. Nicole and I discuss why I enjoyed the book so much and how she feels about the ideas in Die with Zero. The time for us to maximize our life experiences is upon …
 
How’s your “Digital Wellness” these days? As a parent, this is something I’m working on constantly. But as someone who is quite often "connected", it's difficult to find a balance that works for me as a father, husband, and small business owner. Author Mark Ostach joins me today to share how we can live with phones, laptops, and all of our other de…
 
If you get advice from your financial advisor and you don't agree, should you follow it anyway? After all, they probably have more education and experience than you. But in the end, aren't your motivations and goals more important? Nicole and I explore this topic after receiving a note from a listener about them disagreeing with the advice they rec…
 
Our family has reached Coast FIRE! After saving and investing over $500,000 before our 40th birthdays, we are pumping the breaks on investing for retirement and focusing on other goals in our lives. Find out how we did it and what those goals are in today's episode. Also, for our Be the Change segment, Ed Grocholski from Junior Achievement shares w…
 
Are you feeling like you're simply reacting to the moment right in front of your face? Yeah, we've been there (and still catch ourselves doing it). It's in our nature evidently. But how can we get out of reaction mode and into planning mode? Nicole and I explore how we've improved as parents and what we're doing to continue that improvement by thin…
 
What would it be like to win $1.2 million in Vegas? Life-changing, yes, but for good or bad? Adam & Danielle Silverstein, from the Marriage & Martinis Podcast, share how this windfall affected their marriage. They also share advice for other couples looking to communicate around finances in their relationship. SHOW RESOURCES Tello: http://www.marri…
 
The 5 Love Languages by Gary Chapman is a book that has really helped our marriage. The concept may be simple, but it can be difficult to remember when you're in the midst of work, busy young parenting, and global pandemics. When we do remember to love each other the way we like to be loved, our relationship truly grows. Nicole and I discuss what o…
 
1 in 3 Americans has a side hustle in 2021. This number has grown significantly over the recent years. So ... why the growth? What is the attraction to the side hustle? To help us answer this question and to discuss the benefits of a side hustle, I’ve invited Daniella Flores to the show today. Also known as the Side Hustle Queen, Daniella is the cr…
 
This past week, we received a lot of negative feedback for paying off our mortgage early. We're very happy with our decision and realize it's not for everyone. But we have to ask ... are we wrong for paying off our mortgage? What do you think? SHOW RESOURCES Firstly: http://www.marriagekidsandmoney.com/firstly…
 
Yolanda wants to pay extra toward her mortgage but she’s not sure if she’s doing it correctly. Holden Lewis, a Mortgage Expert from NerdWallet, joins me to help her out. We discuss how to ensure your extra mortgage payments are going toward the principal and how refinancing your mortgage may fit into the picture. Also, we hear how Mike Kenny, from …
 
Want to become a millionaire? Jeremy Schneider from Personal Finance Club thinks index funds are a great place to start with your investing journey. Here’s how to invest simply and effectively today. RESOURCES Tello: http://www.marriagekidsandmoney.com/tello Firstly: http://www.marriagekidsandmoney.com/firstly Personal Finance Club: http://www.pers…
 
Do you think "living on a budget" feels like a life of restriction? Nicole and I discuss our history with budgeting over our 10-year marriage. We share our feelings on the term "living on a budget", our pros and cons of budgeting, and our takeaways for couples considering their first budget. SHOW RESOURCES Firstly: http://www.marriagekidsandmoney.c…
 
With the “Great Resignation” in full swing, Tori Dunlap shares how to we can make the decision whether to return to work or start a business. She shares her personal experience after leaving her career to become a business owner. RESOURCES Tello: http://www.marriagekidsandmoney.com/tello Firstly: http://www.marriagekidsandmoney.com/firstly Her Firs…
 
Are you considering working with your spouse? Depending on how things are arranged, this could either be a great way to connect more or a complete disaster! Nicole and I discuss the pros and cons of working together over the past year. We explore ways for our working relationship to improve so we can have a happy marriage too. SHOW RESOURCES Firstl…
 
Brian Preston from The Money Guy Show cautions young investors not to pay off the mortgage too early. Here’s why he feels passionate about not rushing to have that paid-off house. SHOW RESOURCES Tello: http://www.marriagekidsandmoney.com/tello Firstly: http://www.marriagekidsandmoney.com/firstly The Money Guy Show: https://www.moneyguy.com/…
 
With the cost of college rising and rising year over year, as parents, we have to ask ourselves "Is college worth it?" Nicole and I debate the topic and discuss our college plans for our children. We have some excellent contributions from the live stream audience and we share some collective takeaways on the "college vs. no college" debate. SHOW RE…
 
Are you interested in learning about investing? One of the best ways that I've grown my knowledge about the stock market and investing is through a good book. Today, I'm sharing 10 books that helped me become a better investor and ones that I’d suggest to you as you discovering more about investing. Also, we hear from Rishi Vamdatt of Easy Peasy Fi…
 
Would you want to receive an inheritance from your parents? At first glance, the answer might be "hell yeah"! Nicole and I dive deeper into the subject and discuss the ramifications of getting money after Mom and Dad pass away. We discuss the pros and cons of getting an inheritance from parents and what we want to do with our kids. SHOW RESOURCES T…
 
Nicole and I have seen some tough days in our relationship. There's been yelling, name-calling, and even marriage counseling. We’ve also had excellent days where we’ve felt appreciated, loved, and thrilled that we’ve chosen to be with each other. So the big question is … How do we get more excellent days in our marriages? Our guests today have a co…
 
In a relationship, there can be certain things that bother us about our partners. Should we try to change them? Or love them just the way they are? Nicole and I discuss a recent marriage fight we had about this very topic. We share what the argument was and our thoughts on if you should change your spouse or not. SHOW RESOURCES Firstly: http://www.…
 
Sam Dogen from Financial Samurai shares how he was able to build up enough passive income to earn over $200,000 per year. As a young father, he appreciates the opportunity to be there for his young family while still being able to provide a good life in San Francisco. This is a "BEST OF MKM" episode from January 2020! Currently our most downloaded …
 
In post-pandemic life, do you feel like you're constantly pressed for time? Lately, we're feeling like time is the new currency. Nicole and I discuss how trying to do it all has been difficult and unhealthy for us both. We discuss some takeaways on how we're trying to improve. Part of that improvement is realizing that time, just like money, is a f…
 
In this wild real estate market, house hacking has become a popular way to lower your cost of living and take advantage of the appreciating asset of real estate. But what is house hacking? How does it work? Well, our guests today are here to help us learn more. Ali & Josh are the married couple and financial educators behind The FI Couple, a platfo…
 
Taylor & Scott Rieckens started a very public journey towards FIRE (Financial Independence Retire Early) a few years ago. They developed a documentary entitled "Playing with FIRE" that received high praise from publications like the US News calling it one of the "Top 10 Best Finance Movies of the Decade". Nicole and I wanted to check in with these …
 
After taking the leap from my corporate career over a year ago, I sometimes look back and wonder… Did I make a mistake? Did the glory of “going out on my own” and “doing my own thing” get me so excited that I didn’t think long-term enough? Was this change a smart move? I share some of the disadvantages of entrepreneurship versus being an employee a…
 
As we grow up, our parents have a lot of influence on the people we eventually become. But outside of parenting, sometimes we are who we are and there's not much they can do to change it. Nicole and I discuss how we were raised by our parents and if our money beliefs were crafted by that upbringing. Or was it something completely different? Are we …
 
Generational Wealth is the type of wealth that allows your family to experience financial freedom, choice, and options for generations to come. The type of wealth that allows you to have the financial power to be the positive change you want to see in our society and our country. Our guest today, Anne-Lyse Wealth, is here to tell us more about Gene…
 
With all the services and restaurants we interact with on a daily basis, it's hard to know when you should tip and when you shouldn't. Nicole and I discuss the world of tipping and the etiquette we've developed around it. And we also chat about the areas where we have no clue! What are your go-to tipping policies? SHOW RESOURCES How Much Should I T…
 
Investing can feel intimidating and a lot of times you don't know where to start. I'm laying out how to start investing in 10 simple steps today. Also, Cassie wants to know how to handle her 529 account after leaving her financial advisor. I share some quick tips for her as she makes this transition. SHOW RESOURCES Personal Capital: http://www.pers…
 
According to the American Psychological Association, 40-50% of marriages in the United States end in divorce. With a statistic like that, one might wonder if a prenup (prenuptial agreement) is a smart move. Nicole and I discuss if we should have gotten a prenup when we got married, if we would now, how second marriages would play out and if we'd re…
 
It's our 250th episode! To commemorate this milestone, I decided to invite my parents, Cindy and Butch Hill, on the podcast. We discuss the childhood lessons that shaped their lives and how our family came to be. I hope these conversations encourage you to connect with your parents, learn more about your history and see how you can strengthen your …
 
Employers are implementing their "return to work" strategies and employees are bracing for the change. Nicole and I discuss how this change will affect her work-life and the pros and cons of working from home. What are your thoughts on the return to work news? SHOW RESOURCES Voicemail: http://www.marriagekidsandmoney.com/voicemail Twitter: HTTP://w…
 
Ever wonder what it takes to become a millionaire? Clark Sheffield and Jace Mattinson, from the Millionaires Unveiled Podcast, have interviewed over 200 millionaires. Today, they are sharing the habits, investment strategies, and commonalities of these successful individuals. We also review and dispel some millionaire myths along the way. SHOW RESO…
 
In the last year, we spent $75,000 of our savings on cars, trips, house upgrades, and much more. Now, there's no money left! After this spending spree (including what we received from the Stimulus Checks), will we be able to enjoy our lives without expecting more? Nicole and I explore this lifestyle inflation conundrum and discuss how others may be…
 
Wondering if you should invest in cryptocurrency? After receiving a question on the topic, I decided to dive into the world of crypto and learn more about it. As a part of my education, I asked 13 of my friends and colleagues in the personal finance community to share their opinions as well. You'll hear from Paula Pant, Joe-Saul Sehy, Mindy Jensen …
 
Today, we’re talking about being a stay-at-home mom versus a working mom. This can be an incredibly difficult decision for mothers after they have children. Do I stay at home or do I continue working? Cat Alford, Author of "Moms Got Money", is here to help and she's going to shed some light on why it doesn’t always need to be such a black or white …
 
Will you be receiving money from the Child Tax Credit in 2021? Based on our income this year, we will be receiving the tax credit and could be upwards of $500 per month starting in July. Once again, Nicole and I completely disagree with what to do with this new money. We debate how we should use it and options for other families to figure out their…
 
Stephen and his new wife have $215,000 of student loan debt and they don't know what to do next. They are considering Income-Based Repayment (IBR) but aren't sure if that is the right thing to do. Financial expert Anthony ONeal joins me to help answer Stephen's question. We discuss all things student loans including what IBR is, how student loan re…
 
As a small business owner, negative reviews can be devastating. They can deal a major blow to your confidence and, in some cases, to your bottom line. We invited two small business owners to the show to discuss this very topic. Wendy Hill Manson, Airbnb Superhost, and David Manson, Co-Founder of Blackrocks Brewery, discuss the impact of negative re…
 
After doing this show for the last 5 years, I’ve heard from a lot of people that say they feel like a complete financial disaster. They are making good money, but they are disappointed with what they have to show for it. Our guest today has dedicated his life to fixing financial lives just like this and helping to transform them into millionaires. …
 
It's the age-old question ... Can money buy happiness? Joe Saul-Sehy, Host of the Award-Winning Stacking Benjamins Podcast, joins us to help answer this question. There may not be a right answer, but the three of us explore it anyway. What do you think? SHOW RESOURCES Stacking Benjamins Podcast: https://www.stackingbenjamins.com/ Voicemail: http://…
 
Socially Responsible Investing (SRI) has grown in popularity lately. But does it pay well to do good? I speak with Personal Capital's Brendan Erne about what Socially Responsible Investing is and why investors are flocking to it. Also, I have a conversation with Andrew Behar from As You Sow about how we can all hold corporations accountable in crea…
 
At what point do we stop climbing the corporate ladder? For the last couple of years, Nicole has jumped back into the corporate world. She's doing a great job (per usual) and there is talk of a promotion and a raise. At this point in her life, she's not sure if she wants it. We discuss this situation together and talk about the costs of taking the …
 
Author Jennifer Barrett wants women to earn more and worry less. As our nation grows with more and more female breadwinners, Jennifer is on a mission to ensure women are creating the most successful future possible. In our interview, she shares helpful tips for women who want to make more, invest more, and have the freedom to make the decisions tha…
 
Some folks say keeping score in relationships is a bad idea. We disagree. Nicole and I discuss how keeping score in our marriage helps us keep our sanity and helps each other feel loved. We discuss how this scorekeeping has changed throughout our marriage and why it may be a helpful relationship tactic for other couples. SHOW RESOURCES 5 Love Langu…
 
Samantha and her husband are trying to decide between a 15-year mortgage and a 30-year mortgage. Scott Trench and Mindy Jensen, co-hosts of the wildly popular BiggerPockets Money Podcast and the authors of the new book, "First Time Home Buyer", join to help answer her question. Also, we hear from Abby Feuer from DonorsChoose about the state of teac…
 
Is it better to be an employee or an entrepreneur? Nicole has been an employee her entire adult life and Andy is diving into year 2 of being a small business owner. They dive into the pros and cons of being an employee and the same for entrepreneurship. SHOW RESOURCES 5 Love Languages (Book): https://amzn.to/2PTkluF Voicemail: http://www.marriageki…
 
Tiffany Aliche (aka "The Budgetnista") shares how she went from being an unemployed pre-school teacher to an 8-figure business leader. And the entire process happened within 10 years' time! The Budgetnista's story is so inspiring. You won't want to miss this one. EPISODE RESOURCES Personal Capital (Sponsor): http://www.personalcapital.com/mkm Corpo…
 
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