What You Need To Know About Self-Directed IRAs – MPSOS193

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Kirk Chisholm of Innovative Wealth

Many people are being lured by the attractiveness of directing their own retirement plans. The trick is to do it right and have an asset, business, or income-producing entity that makes sense for YOUR retirement planning. Today we talk about what you need to know about self-directed IRAs   Interview with Kirk Chisholm Many people are being lured by the attractiveness of directing their own retirement plans. The trick is to do it right and have an asset, business, or … [Read more...]

Splaving, and Do Employers Check Credit Scores? Interview with Kai Yaniz – MPSOS192

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Interview with Kai Yaniz from The Vault Key

Interview with Kai Yaniz Kai and I have something in common: We both left the comfort of a regular paycheck to focus on helping others with their personal finances. In our conversation we discuss: Why Americans allow themselves to become trapped in debt How much responsibility do we place on the education system to teach children and young adults about financial literacy The truth about employers pulling credit scores or credit reports The 5 Dangers of Buying Cheap and … [Read more...]

8 Summer Jobs for Teachers and Destination Debt Freedom – MPSOS191

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In this episode we talk about summer jobs for teachers, a new online accountability course called Destination Debt Freedom, and the Top 10 Financial Oxymorons.   8 Summer Jobs for Teachers  Summer is a great time for teachers to take a break. It also gives them a chance to earn extra income to  have some fun or advance their wealth building efforts. Heather van der Hoop from ThePennyHoarder.com comes on the show to offer these suggestions for creating an income - and many of … [Read more...]

Inflation Induced Debt Destruction with Jason Hartman – MPSOS190

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Jason Hartman on MoneyPlanSOS

Jason Hartman only wants mortgage debt - and he will take out as much as he possibly can. He has been investing since he was 20 years old and learned how inflation is the enemy of home equity but the golden goose of real estate income property owners (my words, not his). We first have to understand how inflation plays into this investment strategy and what "Inflation Induced Debt Destruction" is. Concepts covered in this conversation with Jason Hartman Jason says the classic definition of … [Read more...]

Which Half-Glass Investor Are You? – MPSOS189

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What kind of investor are you

Are you a half-glass opportunistic investor? Take this short quiz to find out and how you can improve your ability to invest wisely. In this episode: • Pessimists, Opportunists, and the Half-Glass Investor Quiz (print here) • How a GOOD credit score is all you need • Ponda from the Honda Full notes at http://SteveStewart.me/189 This week's resource: Create stunning email signatures with Wisestamp Upcoming webinars: Tuesday June 30th at 9pm Eastern / 6pm Pacific An inside look … [Read more...]

A Pleasant Conversation with The Angry Grad – MPSOS188

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Interview with Leah Bell, The Angry Grad

Leah Bell, The Angry Grad, did what she thought everyone does: Goes to college to get a degree. What she didn't know was her chosen major narrowed her options just before the recession of 2008.  Leah is now on a mission to educate others about education. Read more at http://SteveStewart.me/188 Show Summary: Interview with Leah Bell, The Angry Grad John Beidel, from Episode 172, wrote a really funny article about Taxes. Yes, funny. We also check in with Jason from @Phroogal on … [Read more...]

How Credit Cards Make Money – MPSOS187

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An informed consumer is a better consumer. This episode will show how Credit Cards make money from processing fees. I also give a few tips for reducing fees and a new way to send a friend money for free. Full notes at http://SteveStewart.me/187 Infographic with Credit and Debit Card Statistics http://www.dailyinfographic.com/the-hidden-plastic-economy   Save Money on Processing Fees Send money to a friend for free via your smartphone using Cash.me. Here's my … [Read more...]

Being Phroogal on the Road to Financial Wellness

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Full notes at http://SteveStewart.me/186 The Road to Financial Wellness Jason Vitug from Phroogal is leaving for a 30 day journey throughout the U.S. to promote financial wellness. Jump to this section in the podcast player 7 Reasons To Balance Your Checking Account Monthly Jump to this section in the podcast player Debit cards, auto-pay, bill-pay, and checks: There are multiple ways money can come out of our accounts. It's more important than ever to balance our checking … [Read more...]

Protected but not Immune from Card Theft – MPSOS185

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Ways to protect your ID from being stolen

Despite all the technology and steps we take to prevent our debit cards from being compromised, there is no way to prevent card fraud from happening. Jump to this section in the podcast player Recently, CreditCards.com conducted a survey of Americans who’ve had a credit or debit card transaction flagged because of suspected fraud. Roughly 7 out of 10 said at least one of those alerts was a false alarm when, in fact, more than half said the transactions were completely valid. As a … [Read more...]

What Makes ID Theft Companies Worth the Cost? – MPSOS184

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ID Theft Company comparison

Full show notes at SteveStewart.me/184 Identity theft is no joke - and it's on the rise! Keith Bunn of CavusFinancialCoaching.com compared four companies to see if their services are worth the cost. You can read Keith's original article here or read my summary notes here Also in this episode: Newly re-named 'Ponda from the Honda: My mailbox is wasting a lot of energy Upcoming webinars and recent appearances Testimony from a listener who learned risk vs reward from an engineering … [Read more...]